Scores

Final

UL Monroe 31

(3-2, 3-1 away)

Middle Tennessee 17

(3-2, 1-2 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, October 6, 2012

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 T
ULM 7 10 14 031
MTU 3 0 7 717

Top Performers

Passing: K. Browning (ULM) - 285 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Edwards (ULM) - 17 CAR, 87 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Amos (MTU) - 7 REC, 96 YDS

Louisiana-Monroe 31, Middle Tennessee 17

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Jyruss Edwards rushed for two touchdowns, Kolton Browning threw for 285 yards and one score and Louisiana-Monroe controlled time of possession to defeat Middle Tennessee 31-17 in the Warhawks' Sun Belt Conference opener.

Louisiana-Monroe (3-2, 1-0) had the ball nearly 40 minutes while rolling up 500 yards total offense compared to 307 for the Blue Raiders (3-2, 1-1). Middle Tennessee, which trailed 24-3 early in the third quarter, had just 69 yards on the ground.

After Benny Cunningham scored his second Blue Raiders TD in the first minute of the fourth quarter, Middle Tennessee got the ball back with 11:06 remaining.

On second-and-goal from the Louisiana Monroe 7, Logan Kilgore's pass was intercepted by Isaiah Newsome with 8:25 to go. The Warhawks then ran out the clock on a 16-play, 70-yard drive.

Kilgore passed for 238 yards, and Carlos Lopez kicked a career-long 44-yard field goal for Middle Tennessee.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULM
MTU
1st Downs2717
Total Yards500307
Passing296238
Rushing20469
Penalties8-8010-70
3rd Down Conversions13-213-9
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers13
Possession39:5420:06

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Browning26/382857.511
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kilgore23/342387.001

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards17875.1216
Donald20713.6122
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cunningham14624.4213
Kilgore3103.305

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Maye67712.8028
Leonard8739.1023
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Amos79613.7037
Griswould7557.9021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULMMTU
FG08:36Carlos Lopez 44 Yd 03
TD04:59Jyruss Edwards 16 Yd Run (Justin Manton Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERULMMTU
FG11:42Justin Manton 32 Yd 103
TD03:40Je'Ron Hamm 3 Yd Pass From Kolton Browning (Justin Manton Kick) 173
THIRD QUARTERULMMTU
TD10:33Jyruss Edwards 5 Yd Run (Justin Manton Kick) 243
TD05:29Benny Cunningham 7 Yd Run (Carlos Lopez Kick) 2410
TD01:04Centarius Donald 1 Yd Run (Justin Manton Kick) 3110
FOURTH QUARTERULMMTU
TD14:31Benny Cunningham 1 Yd Run (Carlos Lopez Kick) 3117