Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 34

(4-2, 2-1 C-USA)

FIU 30

(1-6, 0-3 C-USA)

6:00 PM ET, October 13, 2012

FIU Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 T
MTU 3 7 7 1734
FIU 6 14 3 730

Top Performers

Passing: J. Medlock (FIU) - 380 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Cunningham (MTU) - 36 CAR, 230 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Amos (MTU) - 8 REC, 148 YDS, 1 TD

Middle Tennessee 34, FIU 30

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Reggie Whatley scored on a 7-yard TD rush with 36 seconds to go as Middle Tennessee rallied to defeat FIU 34-30 on Saturday night.

Jake Medlock had just thrown a 30-yard TD pass to Willis Wright to put the Golden Panthers up 30-27 with one minute left in the game when the Blue Raiders (4-2, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) answered 24 seconds later on Watley's score.

Whatley helped set up his own game-winning score after FIU (1-6, 0-3) had taken the lead, returning the ensuing kickoff 43 yards to set up Middle Tennessee at the FIU 40-yard line in the game's final minute.

Benny Cunningham scored two touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 232 yards on 36 carries for the Blue Raiders, while Logan Kilgore threw for 267 yards and a touchdown.

Medlock was 24 of 38 for 380 yards with two touchdowns to lead the Golden Panthers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
FIU
1st Downs2927
Total Yards523522
Passing267380
Rushing256142
Penalties7-576-55
3rd Down Conversions6-1411-17
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers01
Possession32:3227:28

Passing Leaders

Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kilgore17/302678.910
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Medlock24/3838010.020

Rushing Leaders

Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cunningham362306.4232
Whatley5285.619
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mallary14513.619
Rhodes19472.5011

Receiving Leaders

Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Amos814818.5133
Cunningham45513.8033
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Coleman511523.0132
Wright310936.3149

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTUFIU
FG04:20Carlos Lopez 33 Yd 30
TD02:28Glenn Coleman 25 Yd Pass From Jake Medlock (Pat Failed) 36
SECOND QUARTERMTUFIU
TD13:01De'Andre Jasper 26 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 313
TD01:39Darian Mallary 1 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 320
TD00:08Anthony Amos 20 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez Kick) 1020
THIRD QUARTERMTUFIU
TD12:24Benny Cunningham 1 Yd Run (Carlos Lopez Kick) 1720
FG10:10Jack Griffin 45 Yd 1723
FOURTH QUARTERMTUFIU
FG14:18Carlos Lopez 31 Yd 2023
TD06:51Benny Cunningham 24 Yd Run (Carlos Lopez Kick) 2723
TD01:00Willis Wright 30 Yd Pass From Jake Medlock (Jack Griffin Kick) 2730
TD00:36Reggie Whatley 7 Yd Run (Carlos Lopez Kick) 3430