Middle Tennessee at UAB

Middle Tennessee beats UAB 24-21 on late FG


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Two big plays set up Cody Clark's 18-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to give Middle Tennessee a 24-21 victory over UAB on Saturday.

Tied at 21 after a UAB touchdown, the Blue Raiders (5-4, 3-2 Conference USA) drove 75 yards with 1:50 remaining. Reggie Whatley, who rushed for 155 yards, ran 33 yards on third down, and Logan Kilgore and Marcus Henry combined on a 33-yard passing play down to the 1.

UAB had led until Kilgore hit Henry on a 93-yarder for a 14-13 lead with 9:41 left in the game. Henry had 136 yards receiving.

Stephen Roberts extended the lead to 21-13 with 6:26 left on a 40-yard interception return.

The Blazers (2-6, 1-3) then tied the game on a 70-yard drive with Jonathan Perry throwing a 21-yard scoring pass and adding a 2-point run.

Blazers Jordan Howard and Darrin Reaves rushed for over 100 yards.

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Scoring Summary
UABDarrin Reaves 21 yd run (Ty Long kick)
UABTy Long 37 yd FG
MTSUKyle Griswould 3 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark kick)
UABTy Long 50 yd FG
MTSUMarcus Henry 93 yd pass from Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark kick)
MTSUStephen Roberts 40 yd interception return (Cody Clark kick)
UABJamarcus Nelson 21 yd pass from Jonathan Perry (JONATHAN PERRY 2pt run)
MTSUCody Clark 18 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1619
Third Down Efficiency4-122-12
Fourth Down Efficiency0-12-2
Plays-Net Yards57-42965-356
Passing Yds17057
Kick Return Yds3723
Punt Return Yds289
Time of Poss.21:2138:39
Individual Stats
MTSU: Reggie Whatley 15-155, Jeremiah Bryson 10-57, Kenneth Gilstrap 1-23, Shane Tucker 6-18, Drayton Calhoun 2-6
UAB: Jordan Howard 23-154, Darrin Reaves 27-111, Jonathan Perry 6-34
MTSU: Logan Kilgore 11-22-160-1, Marcus Henry 1-1-10-0
UAB: Jonathan Perry 6-9-57-1
MTSU: Marcus Henry 5-136, Reggie Whatley 2-9, Logan Kilgore 1-10, Tavarres Jefferson 1-5, Shane Tucker 1-4, Jacob Corbaley 1-3, Kyle Griswould 1-3
UAB: Kennard Backman 2-27, Santonio Jones 2-5, Jamarcus Nelson 1-21, Darrin Reaves 1-4
Middle Tennessee3rd Conference USA East5-38-5

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