Memphis at Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee beats Memphis 17-15


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Cody Clark hit a 40-yard field goal with 1:49 left to lift Middle Tennessee over Memphis 17-15 on Saturday night.

The win improves Middle Tennessee's record to 2-1 and drops Memphis to 0-2.

Middle Tennessee led until early in the fourth quarter, when Paxton Lynch hit Alan Cross for a 1-yard TD and a 15-14 Memphis lead.

Clark's game-winning kick capped an 8-play, 42-yard drive keyed by a 25-yard pass from Logan Kilgore to Tavarres Jefferson. Memphis drove to the Middle Tennessee 37 before consecutive sacks of Lynch on the game's final two plays.

The Blue Raiders opened the scoring in the first quarter on a 7-yard pass from Kilgore to Kyle Griswould. After a 21-yard field goal by Memphis' Jake Elliot, Middle Tennessee took advantage of Memphis blunders to extend its lead.

Middle Tennessee led 14-6 at the half, thanks in large part to 11 Memphis penalties.

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Scoring Summary
MTSUKyle Griswould 7 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark kick)
MEMPJake Elliott 21 yd FG
MTSUJordan Parker 1 yd run (Cody Clark kick)
MEMPJake Elliott 41 yd FG
MEMPJake Elliott 27 yd FG
MEMPAlan Cross 1 yd pass from Paxton Lynch (failed 2pt pass)
MTSUCody Clark 40 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1720
Third Down Efficiency8-206-14
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-0
Plays-Net Yards76-35064-284
Passing Yds170224
Kick Return Yds8750
Punt Return Yds23-4
Time of Poss.34:4125:19
Individual Stats
MEMP: Brandon Hayes 15-81, Marquis Warford 6-58, Jai Steib 9-30, Sam Craft 2-6, Tevin Jones 1-4, Paxton Lynch 13-1
MTSU: Jordan Parker 14-55, Reggie Whatley 7-20, William Pratcher 2--1, Logan Kilgore 5--14
MEMP: Paxton Lynch 18-26-164-2, Team 1-3-6-0, Joe Craig 0-1-0-0
MTSU: Logan Kilgore 22-36-224-1
MEMP: Tevin Jones 5-55, Joe Craig 4-65, Sam Craft 2-18, Alan Cross 2-7, Marquis Warford 2-7, Jesse Milleson 2-7, Brandon Hayes 1-8, Jai Steib 1-3
MTSU: Tavarres Jefferson 7-78, Marcus Henry 3-36, Christian Collis 2-27, Jeremiah Bryson 2-10, Kyle Griswould 2-8, Jordan Parker 2-5, Devin Clarke 1-42, Terry Pettis 1-14, Chris Perkins 1-3, Corey Carmichael 1-1
Memphis3rd American Athletic West5-38-5
Middle Tennessee3rd Conference USA East5-38-5

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