Louisiana-Monroe at Middle Tennessee

Louisiana-Monroe 31, Middle Tennessee 17


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Jyruss Edwards rushed for two touchdowns, Kolton Browning threw for 285 yards and one score and Louisiana-Monroe controlled time of possession to defeat Middle Tennessee 31-17 in the Warhawks' Sun Belt Conference opener.

Louisiana-Monroe (3-2, 1-0) had the ball nearly 40 minutes while rolling up 500 yards total offense compared to 307 for the Blue Raiders (3-2, 1-1). Middle Tennessee, which trailed 24-3 early in the third quarter, had just 69 yards on the ground.

After Benny Cunningham scored his second Blue Raiders TD in the first minute of the fourth quarter, Middle Tennessee got the ball back with 11:06 remaining.

On second-and-goal from the Louisiana Monroe 7, Logan Kilgore's pass was intercepted by Isaiah Newsome with 8:25 to go. The Warhawks then ran out the clock on a 16-play, 70-yard drive.

Kilgore passed for 238 yards, and Carlos Lopez kicked a career-long 44-yard field goal for Middle Tennessee.

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Scoring Summary
MTSUCarlos Lopez 44 yd FG
LAMONJyruss Edwards 16 yd run (Justin Manton kick)
LAMONJustin Manton 32 yd FG
LAMONJe'Ron Hamm 3 yd pass from Kolton Browning (Justin Manton kick)
LAMONJyruss Edwards 5 yd run (Justin Manton kick)
MTSUBenny Cunningham 7 yd run (Carlos Lopez kick)
LAMONCentarius Donald 1 yd run (Justin Manton kick)
MTSUBenny Cunningham 1 yd run (Carlos Lopez kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2717
Third Down Efficiency13-213-9
Fourth Down Efficiency2-20-0
Plays-Net Yards90-50053-307
Passing Yds296238
Kick Return Yds10693
Punt Return Yds01
Time of Poss.39:5420:6
Individual Stats
LAMON: Jyruss Edwards 17-87, Centarius Donald 20-71, Kolton Browning 10-44, Tavarese Maye 1-7, Team 3--5
MTSU: Benny Cunningham 14-62, Logan Kilgore 3-10, Drayton Calhoun 2--3
LAMON: Kolton Browning 26-38-285-1, Justin Manton 1-1-11-0
MTSU: Logan Kilgore 23-34-238-1
LAMON: Brent Leonard 8-73, Tavarese Maye 6-77, Keavon Milton 4-43, Jyruss Edwards 4-30, Je'Ron Hamm 3-62, Colby Harper 2-11
MTSU: Anthony Amos 7-96, Kyle Griswould 7-55, Benny Cunningham 4-42, Harold Turner 2-13, Marcus Henry 1-19, Vincent Van Horne 1-8, Christian Collis 1-5
Louisiana-Monroe7th Sun Belt 3-54-8
Middle Tennessee3rd Conference USA East5-38-5

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