Scores

Final/OT

Middle Tennessee 42

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

Florida Atl 35

(1-3, 0-2 C-USA)

12:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

1 2 3 4 OT T
MTU 7 7 7 14 742
FAU 0 7 14 14 035

Top Performers

Passing: J. Johnson (FAU) - 321 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: R. Whatley (MTU) - 10 CAR, 154 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. McKinney (FAU) - 9 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Middle Tennessee tops Florida Atlantic 42-35 in OT

Associated Press

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.

The Blue Raiders opened overtime with a Logan Kilgore 19-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Griswould and the Middle Tennessee defense intercepted Jaquez Johnson on fourth down to end the game.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
FAU
1st Downs2128
Total Yards446503
Passing150321
Rushing296182
Penalties1-74-25
3rd Down Conversions8-1513-20
4th Down Conversions1-12-3
Turnovers25
Possession27:4932:11

Passing Leaders

Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kilgore13/231506.521
Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson31/503216.432

Rushing Leaders

Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Whatley1015415.4364
Parker281154.1119
Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wallace20854.3017
Moore4369.0021

Receiving Leaders

Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jefferson56613.2021
Griswould23115.5119
Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
McKinney9829.1121
Dukes47318.3145

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTUFAU
TD05:28Jordan Parker 10 Yd Run. (Cody Clark Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERMTUFAU
TD11:55William Dukes 8 Yd Pass From Jaquez Johnson. (Mitch Anderson Kick) 77
TD02:53Reggie Whatley 15 Yd Run. (Cody Clark Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERMTUFAU
TD09:42Jaquez Johnson 7 Yd Run. (Mitch Anderson Kick) 1414
TD05:58Corey Carmichael 2 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore. (Cody Clark Kick) 2114
TD01:38Jaquez Johnson 3 Yd Run. (Mitch Anderson Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTERMTUFAU
TD12:07Reggie Whatley 19 Yd Run. (Cody Clark Kick) 2821
TD03:50Daniel McKinney 7 Yd Pass From Jaquez Johnson. (Mitch Anderson Kick) 2828
TD01:32Reggie Whatley 64 Yd Run. (Cody Clark Kick) 3528
TD00:03Lucky Whitehead 21 Yd Pass From Jaquez Johnson. (Mitch Anderson Kick) 3535
OVERTIMEMTUFAU
TDKyle Griswould 19 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore. (Cody Clark Kick) 4235