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Texas-El Paso at Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee overwhelms UTEP 48-17


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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Logan Kilgore threw for 325 yards, completing 19 of 27 passes, and two touchdowns as Middle Tennessee overwhelmed the University of Texas at El Paso 48-17 Saturday.

Kilgore, who completed 15 of 21 passes for 226 yards in the first half, struck quickly, hitting Marcus Henry on a 21-yard scoring pass at 10:56 in the first quarter.

Jeremiah Bryson, who rushed for 120 yards on 15 carries, scored from the 10 at the beginning of the second quarter to give Middle Tennessee (8-4, 6-2 Conference USA) a 24-0 lead. The Blue Raiders led 34-7 at the half.

Middle Tennessee amassed 629 total yards while limiting UTEP (2-10, 1-7) to 299.

This was the fifth consecutive win of the season for Middle Tennessee. They now have back-to-back seasons of eight or more victories.

Nathan Jeffery led the Miners, rushing for 140 yards on 20 carries.

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Scoring Summary
MTSUMarcus Henry 21 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark kick)
MTSUCody Clark 21 yd FG
MTSUShane Tucker 1 yd run (Cody Clark kick)
MTSUJeremiah Bryson 10 yd run (Cody Clark kick)
UTEPNathan Jeffery 3 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
MTSUTavarres Jefferson 25 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark kick)
MTSUCody Clark 26 yd FG
MTSUJeremiah Bryson 6 yd run (Cody Clark kick)
UTEPNathan Jeffery 1 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
UTEPJay Mattox 41 yd FG
MTSUJordan Parker 36 yd run (Cody Clark kick)
 
Team Stats
 UTEPMTSU
First Downs1427
Third Down Efficiency5-1411-16
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-0
Plays-Net Yards60-29975-629
Rushes-Yds36-17748-304
Passing Yds122325
Kick Return Yds12623
Punt Return Yds0-2
Passes14-24-019-27-1
Punts7-2413-101
Fumbles-Lost2-10-0
Penalties-Yds3-252-20
Time of Poss.28:4831:12
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
UTEP: Nathan Jeffery 20-140, Mack Leftwich 7-15, Blaire Sullivan 5-12, Josh Bell 3-11, Laquintus Dowell 1--1
MTSU: Jeremiah Bryson 15-120, Jordan Parker 7-85, Corey Carmichael 10-38, Austin Grammer 2-25, Drayton Calhoun 6-13, Shane Tucker 4-10, Reggie Whatley 2-9, Logan Kilgore 2-4
PASSING
UTEP: Mack Leftwich 14-24-122-0
MTSU: Logan Kilgore 19-27-325-1
RECEIVING
UTEP: Eric Tomlinson 4-42, Josh Bell 3-7, Craig Wenrick 2-50, Jordan Leslie 2-13, Ian Hamilton 2-5, Peter Carreon 1-5
MTSU: Kyle Griswould 5-101, Marcus Henry 3-68, Devin Clarke 3-48, Jeremiah Bryson 3-23, Tavarres Jefferson 2-36, Demetrius Frazier 1-20, Christian Collis 1-17, Jacob Corbaley 1-12
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Texas-El Paso2nd Conference USA West1-13-3
Middle Tennessee1st Conference USA East4-15-3

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