Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic

Middle Tennessee tops Florida Atlantic 42-35 in OT


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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Reggie Whatley posted a career-high 154 yards rushing and three touchdowns as Middle Tennessee edged Florida Atlantic 42-35 in overtime on Saturday.

The Blue Raiders opened overtime with a Logan Kilgore 19-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Griswould and the Middle Tennessee defense intercepted Jaquez Johnson on fourth down to end the game.

A 64-yard scoring burst from Whatley following an FAU turnover gave Middle Tennessee a 35-28 lead with 1:32 remaining. But Johnson found Lucky Whitehead for a 21-yard touchdown on fourth down with three seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.

Middle Tennessee's Jordan Parker added 115 yards rushing and a score, eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the sixth time in his last eight games.

The Blue Raiders (3-1, 1-0 C-USA) won their Conference USA debut over the Owls (1-3, 0-2 C-USA). Both schools are in their first seasons as members of C-USA after leaving the Sun Belt.

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Scoring Summary
MTSUJordan Parker 10 yard TD run (Cody Clark Extra Point)
FAUWilliam Dukes 8 yard TD pass from Jaquez Johnson (Mitch Anderson Extra Point)
MTSUReggie Whatley 15 yard TD run (Cody Clark Extra Point)
FAUJaquez Johnson 7 yard TD run (Mitch Anderson Extra Point)
MTSUCorey Carmichael 2 yard TD pass from Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark Extra Point)
FAUJaquez Johnson 3 yard TD run (Mitch Anderson Extra Point)
MTSUReggie Whatley 19 yard TD run (Cody Clark Extra Point)
FAUDaniel McKinney 7 yard TD pass from Jaquez Johnson (Mitch Anderson Extra Point)
MTSUReggie Whatley 64 yard TD run (Cody Clark Extra Point)
FAULucky Whitehead 21 yard TD pass from Jaquez Johnson (Mitch Anderson Extra Point)
MTSUKyle Griswould 19 yard TD pass from Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark Extra Point)
 
Team Stats
 MTSUFAU
First Downs2128
Third Down Efficiency8-1513-20
Fourth Down Efficiency1-12-3
Plays-Net Yards69-44695-503
Rushes-Yds45-29645-182
Passing Yds150321
Kick Return Yds8096
Punt Return Yds08
Passes13-24-231-50-2
Punts5-2364-149
Fumbles-Lost0-05-3
Penalties-Yds1-74-25
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
MTSU: Reggie Whatley 10-154, Jordan Parker 28-115, Logan Kilgore 3-19, Austin Grammer 3-10
FAU: Jonathan Wallace 20-85, Tony Moore 4-36, Jaquez Johnson 15-34, Jay Warren 6-27
PASSING
MTSU: Logan Kilgore 13-23-150-1, Austin Grammer 0-1-0-1
FAU: Jaquez Johnson 31-50-321-2
RECEIVING
MTSU: Tavarres Jefferson 5-66, Kyle Griswould 2-31, Devin Clarke 2-26, Jordan Parker 2-8, Marcus Henry 1-17, Corey Carmichael 1-2
FAU: Daniel McKinney 9-82, Darion Howard 5-40, William Dukes 4-73, DeAndre Richardson 4-43, Jenson Stoshak 4-38, Jonathan Wallace 3-10, Lucky Whitehead 1-21, Nexon Dorvilus 1-14
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Middle Tennessee2nd Conference USA East5-36-6
Florida Atlantic7th Conference USA East2-63-9