BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Reggie Whatley posted a career-high 154 yards rushing and three touchdowns as Middle Tennessee edged Florida Atlantic 42-35 in overtime on Saturday.
A 64-yard scoring burst from Whatley following an FAU turnover gave Middle Tennessee a 35-28 lead with 1:32 remaining. But Johnson found Lucky Whitehead for a 21-yard touchdown on fourth down with three seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.
Middle Tennessee's Jordan Parker added 115 yards rushing and a score, eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the sixth time in his last eight games.
The Blue Raiders (3-1, 1-0 C-USA) won their Conference USA debut over the Owls (1-3, 0-2 C-USA). Both schools are in their first seasons as members of C-USA after leaving the Sun Belt.
Miami has lost running back Gus Edwards for the entire season because of a left foot injury.
Virginia Tech will wear a decal on its helmets against No. 1 Ohio State on Monday night to honor slain Roanoke television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston this past June.
Washington has found its starting quarterback, but coach Chris Petersen said the Huskies will keep that information under wraps until Friday's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.