MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Logan Kilgore threw two touchdown passes to Anthony Amos and Middle Tennessee dominated the ground game in a 31-17 Sun Belt Conference win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night.
The Blue Raiders (1-1, 1-0) had two 100-yard rushers in a game for the first time since 2009. Freshman Jordan Parker finished with 117 yards on 17 carries and Drayton Calhoun rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown on 14 attempts.
Middle Tennessee amassed 302 of its 480 yards on the ground while the Owls (1-1, 0-1) finished with 96 yards rushing.
Kilgore hit Amos with a 38-yard TD with 16 seconds elapsed in the second quarter, then found him again for a 26-yard score to make it 24-3 with 29 seconds left in the third. Amos finished with a career-high 102 yards on four catches.
Florida Atlantic's Graham Wilbert was 25 of 32 for 260 yards and two touchdowns.
|MTSU||Anthony Amos 38 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|MTSU||Kyle Griswould 3 yd run (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|FAU||Vinny Zaccario 39 yd FG|
|MTSU||Carlos Lopez 36 yd FG|
|MTSU||Anthony Amos 26 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|FAU||Damian Fortner 4 yd pass from Graham Wilbert (Vinny Zaccario kick)|
|MTSU||Drayton Calhoun 29 yd run (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|FAU||Byron Hankerson 8 yd pass from Graham Wilbert (Vinny Zaccario kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-11||6-13|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||2-2|
|Kick Return Yds||116||91|
|Punt Return Yds||-10||9|
|Time of Poss.||28:3||31:57|
|FAU: Damian Fortner 13-42, Jonathan Wallace 4-27, Graham Wilbert 8-19, Travis Jones 2-6, Stephen Curtis 1-2|
|MTSU: Jordan Parker 17-117, Drayton Calhoun 14-104, Jeremiah Bryson 10-56, Reggie Whatley 5-17, Logan Kilgore 3-13, Shaun White 2-1, Kyle Griswould 2-0, Team 2--6|
|FAU: Graham Wilbert 25-32-260-0|
|MTSU: Logan Kilgore 10-14-178-0|
|FAU: William Dukes 6-60, Travis Jones 6-55, Daniel McKinney 5-75, Byron Hankerson 3-48, Damian Fortner 3-21, Jonathan Wallace 2-1|
|MTSU: Anthony Amos 4-102, Kyle Griswould 2-24, Marcus Henry 2-18, Drayton Calhoun 1-24, Vincent Van Horne 1-10|
|Florida Atlantic||4th Conference USA East||4-4||6-6|
|Middle Tennessee||2nd Conference USA East||6-2||8-4|