Middle Tennessee at Florida International

Middle Tennessee 34, FIU 30


MIAMI (AP) - Reggie Whatley scored on a 7-yard TD rush with 36 seconds to go as Middle Tennessee rallied to defeat FIU 34-30 on Saturday night.

Jake Medlock had just thrown a 30-yard TD pass to Willis Wright to put the Golden Panthers up 30-27 with one minute left in the game when the Blue Raiders (4-2, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) answered 24 seconds later on Watley's score.

Whatley helped set up his own game-winning score after FIU (1-6, 0-3) had taken the lead, returning the ensuing kickoff 43 yards to set up Middle Tennessee at the FIU 40-yard line in the game's final minute.

Benny Cunningham scored two touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 232 yards on 36 carries for the Blue Raiders, while Logan Kilgore threw for 267 yards and a touchdown.

Medlock was 24 of 38 for 380 yards with two touchdowns to lead the Golden Panthers.

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Scoring Summary
MTSUCarlos Lopez 33 yd FG
FIUGlenn Coleman 25 yd pass from Jake Medlock (missed kick)
FIUDe'Andre Jasper 26 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)
FIUDarian Mallary 1 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)
MTSUAnthony Amos 20 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)
MTSUBenny Cunningham 1 yd run (Carlos Lopez kick)
FIUJack Griffin 45 yd FG
MTSUCarlos Lopez 31 yd FG
MTSUBenny Cunningham 24 yd run (Carlos Lopez kick)
FIUWillis Wright 30 yd pass from Jake Medlock (Jack Griffin kick)
MTSUReggie Whatley 7 yd run (Carlos Lopez kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2927
Third Down Efficiency6-1411-17
Fourth Down Efficiency1-21-1
Plays-Net Yards83-52381-522
Passing Yds267380
Kick Return Yds88115
Punt Return Yds011
Time of Poss.32:3227:28
Individual Stats
MTSU: Benny Cunningham 36-230, Reggie Whatley 5-28, Jordan Parker 6-14, Kyle Griswould 1-5, Logan Kilgore 5--21
FIU: Darian Mallary 14-51, Kedrick Rhodes 19-47, De'Andre Jasper 1-26, Shane Coleman 3-18, Jake Medlock 3-1, Team 1--1
MTSU: Logan Kilgore 17-30-267-0
FIU: Jake Medlock 24-38-380-0, Team 0-1-0-0, Wayne Times 0-1-0-0
MTSU: Anthony Amos 8-148, Benny Cunningham 4-55, Harold Turner 2-7, Christian Collis 1-28, Kyle Griswould 1-26, Jacob Corbaley 1-3
FIU: Glenn Coleman 5-115, Wayne Times 5-71, Darian Mallary 4-21, Willis Wright 3-109, Kedrick Rhodes 3-28, Jacob Younger 3-28, Ya'keem Griner 1-8
Middle Tennessee3rd Conference USA East5-38-5
Florida International4th Conference USA East4-44-8

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