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.
|SALA||Michel Chapuseaux 19 yd FG|
|MTSU||Jeremiah Bryson 49 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|MTSU||Carlos Lopez 26 yd FG|
|SALA||Michel Chapuseaux 45 yd FG|
|MTSU||Anthony Amos 6 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez kick)|
|SALA||Corey Besteda 18 yd pass from Ross Metheny (failed 2pt rush)|
|MTSU||Carlos Lopez 19 yd FG|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-14||7-17|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||23||45|
|Punt Return Yds||1||12|
|Time of Poss.||33:31||26:29|
|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 Tennessee||2nd Sun Belt||6-2||8-4|
|South Alabama||10th Sun Belt||1-7||2-11|