McNeese State at Middle Tennessee

McNeese St. 27, Middle Tennessee 21


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Cody Stroud recorded two touchdowns and McNeese State racked up 298 rushing yards as the Cowboys defeated Middle Tennessee 27-21 on the road Thursday night.

Marcus Wiltz led the ground attack with 105 yards on 20 carries for McNeese State (1-0), which recorded its first win against an FBS school since 2001.

Middle Tennessee (0-1) opened up a 6-0 lead behind field goals from Carlos Lopez.

However, Tyler Bolfing, who entered the game after Stroud was sidelined briefly following a quarterback sneak, connected with Josh Jordan from 2-yards out to tie the game at 6-6.

Stroud returned late in the second quarter to lead McNeese State on an 87-yard scoring drive before halftime and his 1-yard rushing touchdown gave the Cowboys a 23-6 lead late in the third quarter.

Logan Kilgore's two second half touchdown's help cut the deficit to 27-21 but the Blue Raiders could not complete the rally.

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Scoring Summary
MTSUCarlos Lopez 20 yd FG
MTSUCarlos Lopez 28 yd FG
MCNJosh Jordan 2 yd pass from Tyler Bolfing (Josh Lewis kick)
MCNChamplain Babin 8 yd pass from Cody Stroud (Josh Lewis kick)
MCNJosh Lewis 46 yd FG
MCNCody Stroud 1 yd run (Josh Lewis kick)
MTSUAnthony Amos 6 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Jordan Parker 2pt pass from Logan Kilgore)
MCNJosh Lewis 33 yd FG
MTSUKyle Griswould 15 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2420
Third Down Efficiency3-116-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-02-2
Plays-Net Yards70-45068-343
Passing Yds152240
Kick Return Yds86241
Punt Return Yds4226
Time of Poss.36:523:55
Individual Stats
MCN: Marcus Wiltz 20-105, Champlain Babin 11-64, Javaris Murray 7-50, Ernest Celestie 3-42, Darius Carey 4-31, Cody Stroud 5-5, Diontae Spencer 1-1
MTSU: Jordan Parker 9-39, Benny Cunningham 9-34, Drayton Calhoun 8-27, Jeremiah Bryson 1-3
MCN: Cody Stroud 10-17-139-0, Tyler Bolfing 2-2-13-0
MTSU: Logan Kilgore 27-41-240-1
MCN: Champlain Babin 4-32, Diontae Spencer 2-35, Javaris Murray 2-20, Ernest Celestie 1-30, Darius Carey 1-24, Marcus Wiltz 1-9, Josh Jordan 1-2
MTSU: Anthony Amos 8-70, Kyle Griswould 5-63, Tavarres Jefferson 4-24, Christian Collis 3-41, Marcus Henry 2-24, Harold Turner 2-22, Reggie Whatley 1-4, Drayton Calhoun 1-3, Jordan Parker 1--2, Logan Kilgore 0--9

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