Florida International at Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee pounds FIU in 48-0 win


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Shane Tucker rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns, including a 48-yard breakaway sprint, to help drive Middle Tennessee to a 48-0 rout over Florida International on Saturday.

The Blue Raiders (6-4, 4-2 Conference USA) hit hard and fast, reaching the end zone in their first two possessions and piling up all of their points in the first three quarters. Logan Kilgore passed for 269 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for a second. Corey Carmichael had 65 yards on 13 carries, including a TD punched in from the 1-yard line.

Florida International (1-8, 1-4) had four turnovers, which the Blue Raiders converted into 17 points, including a 51-yard interception return by Kevin Byard. The Golden Panthers were held to just 91 yards rushing and 233 total yards, while Middle Tennessee racked up 556 total yards.

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Scoring Summary
MTSUShane Tucker 48 yd run (Cody Clark kick)
MTSUShane Tucker 17 yd run (Cody Clark kick)
MTSUCody Clark 22 yd FG
MTSULogan Kilgore 4 yd run (Cody Clark kick)
MTSUKevin Byard 51 yd interception return (Cody Clark kick)
MTSUTavarres Jefferson 7 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark kick)
MTSUCody Clark 32 yd FG
MTSUCorey Carmichael 1 yd run (Cody Clark kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1028
Third Down Efficiency3-117-11
Fourth Down Efficiency0-20-1
Plays-Net Yards51-23374-556
Passing Yds142307
Kick Return Yds8018
Punt Return Yds09
Time of Poss.28:5431:6
Individual Stats
FIU: Lamarq Caldwell 14-48, Talir Satterfield-Rowe 4-18, De'Andre Jasper 5-17, Silas Spearman 3-9, Jake Medlock 2-4, E.J. Hilliard 4--5
MTSU: Shane Tucker 11-95, Corey Carmichael 13-65, Drayton Calhoun 16-62, Reggie Whatley 3-20, Logan Kilgore 2-16, Team 2--2, Austin Grammer 2--7
FIU: E.J. Hilliard 10-15-133-1, Jake Medlock 2-4-9-0
MTSU: Logan Kilgore 17-20-269-0, Austin Grammer 2-4-38-0, Kyle Griswould 0-1-0-0
FIU: Jonnu Smith 4-19, Clinton Taylor 2-79, Dominique Rhymes 2-18, Ya'keem Griner 1-10, T.J. Lowder 1-9, Lamarq Caldwell 1-6, Vontarius West 1-1
MTSU: Marcus Henry 5-54, Tavarres Jefferson 4-44, Christian Collis 3-71, Devin Clarke 2-47, Chris Perkins 1-31, Demetrius Frazier 1-31, Jacob Corbaley 1-21, Terry Pettis 1-8, Kyle Griswould 1-0
Florida International4th Conference USA East4-44-8
Middle Tennessee3rd Conference USA East5-38-5

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