MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Logan Kilgore threw three touchdowns as Middle Tennessee defeated North Texas 38-21 Saturday, snapping a two-game skid against the Mean Green.
Kilgore threw touchdown passes of 18 and 72 yards in the first quarter. His 49-yarder to Kyle Griswould in the second quarter gave the Green Wave (5-3, 3-1 Sun Belt Conference) a 24-0 lead at halftime.
Griswould finished with 140 yards and two touchdowns on three catches. Middle Tennessee's Anthony Amos led all receivers with 121 yards and a touchdown on eight catches. It was Amos' fourth 100-yard receiving game this season.
Kilgore, who threw for 349 yards and added a 45-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, has topped 200 passing yards in all but two games this season.
Derek Thompson paced North Texas (3-5, 2-2) with 179 passing yards and Antoinne Jimmerson rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns but the Mean Green had three turnovers.
|MTSU||Anthony Amos 18 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|MTSU||Kyle Griswould 72 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|MTSU||Carlos Lopez 21 yd FG|
|MTSU||Kyle Griswould 49 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|MTSU||Jordan Parker 4 yd run (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|NTEXAS||Antoinne Jimmerson 2 yd run (Zach Olen kick)|
|MTSU||Logan Kilgore 45 yd run (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|NTEXAS||Carlos Harris 13 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Olen kick)|
|NTEXAS||Antoinne Jimmerson 15 yd run (Zach Olen kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||3-12||5-13|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-3||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||93||60|
|Punt Return Yds||5||9|
|Time of Poss.||32:46||27:14|
|NTEXAS: Brandin Byrd 18-87, Antoinne Jimmerson 16-85, Jeremy Brown 6-50, Team 1--4, Derek Thompson 2--7|
|MTSU: Jordan Parker 18-55, Logan Kilgore 1-45, Drayton Calhoun 8-18, Jeremiah Bryson 4-14, Reggie Whatley 5-9, Team 1--2|
|NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 17-29-221-3|
|MTSU: Logan Kilgore 20-30-349-0|
|NTEXAS: Christopher Bynes 4-50, Andrew Power 3-58, Darnell Smith 2-76, Drew Miller 2-4, Jeremy Brown 2-4, Lynrick Pleasant 1-14, Carlos Harris 1-13, Brelan Chancellor 1-7, Antoinne Jimmerson 1--5|
|MTSU: Anthony Amos 8-121, Kyle Griswould 3-140, Jeremiah Bryson 3-10, Vincent Van Horne 2-44, Christian Collis 2-16, Harold Turner 1-11, Drayton Calhoun 1-7|
|North Texas||2nd Conference USA West||6-2||8-4|
|Middle Tennessee||2nd Conference USA East||6-2||8-4|