Middle Tennessee at South Alabama

Middle Tennessee 20, South Alabama 12


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Jordan Parker ran for 154 yards on 24 carries and Logan Kilgore tossed a pair of touchdown passes as Middle Tennessee held off South Alabama 20-12 Saturday.

Kilgore's 49-yard touchdown pass to Jeremiah Bryson put the Blue Raiders (7-3, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference) up 7-3 with 5:14 left in the first quarter, and Middle Tennessee maintained the lead over the Jaguars (2-9, 1-6) the rest of the way.

Carlos Lopez kicked field goals of 26 and 19 yards for the Blue Raiders, and Anthony Amos caught a 6-yard TD pass from Kilgore, who finished with 233 yards on 16-of-29 passing.

Jajuan Harley intercepted a Ross Metheny pass on the first play of South Alabama's final drive to ensure a Middle Tennessee victory. The pick was Harley's second in the game, and the third and final pick for Metheny.

Harley also forced and recovered a fumble early in the third quarter.

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Scoring Summary
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 19 yd FG
MTSUJeremiah Bryson 49 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)
MTSUCarlos Lopez 26 yd FG
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 45 yd FG
MTSUAnthony Amos 6 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)
SALACorey Besteda 18 yd pass from Ross Metheny (failed 2pt rush)
MTSUCarlos Lopez 19 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2117
Third Down Efficiency4-147-17
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-1
Plays-Net Yards70-44570-338
Passing Yds233189
Kick Return Yds2345
Punt Return Yds112
Time of Poss.33:3126:29
Individual Stats
MTSU: Jordan Parker 24-154, Logan Kilgore 3-29, Reggie Whatley 5-22, Drayton Calhoun 7-9, Team 2--2
SALA: Terrance Timmons 18-76, Ross Metheny 11-32, Kendall Houston 7-22, T.J. Glover 4-19
MTSU: Logan Kilgore 16-29-233-0
SALA: Ross Metheny 17-30-189-3
MTSU: Jeremiah Bryson 6-90, Anthony Amos 5-69, Kyle Griswould 3-28, Christian Collis 1-37, Jordan Parker 1-9
SALA: Jereme Jones 6-53, Bryant Lavender 3-41, Corey Besteda 2-29, Terrance Timmons 2--1, Gabe Loper 1-45, Wes Saxton 1-11, T.J. Glover 1-8, Kendall Houston 1-3
Middle Tennessee3rd Conference USA East5-38-5
South Alabama8th Sun Belt 2-66-7

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