MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Clint Marks threw for one touchdown
and ran for another to lead Middle Tennessee State to a 34-14
victory Saturday over Idaho.
MTSU allowed fans who came to the game to stay for a free
concert afterward by hip-hop star Big Boi, an effort to meet the
NCAA's minimum attendance requirements to stay in Division I-A. The
game drew an estimated 16,718 people, below what school officials
had hoped for.
Idaho (2-6, 1-3 Sunbelt Conference) took an early 7-0 lead on
Michael Harrington's 20-yard pass to Luke Smith-Anderson.
Harrington finished the day 25-of-38 for 200 yards for the Vandals.
Middle Tennessee (3-4, 2-2) drove 70 yards to tie it on Lee
Baker's 1-yard run early in the second quarter.
The Vandals retook the lead on Jason Bird's 5-yard run with 10
minutes left in the half, but from there it was all Blue Raiders.
Marks' 5-yard TD run capped a 56-yard drive to tie it 14-all
with 58 seconds left in the half. Idaho mishandled the ensuing
kickoff and the Blue Raiders recovered, leading to a field goal
with 23 seconds left and a 17-14 MTSU lead.
Terry Jackson, who led all rushers with 77 yards, broke a
52-yard run early in the third period and scored from the 1 two
plays later to put the Blue Raiders up 24-14.
Marks' 14-yard pass to Pedro Holiday late in the third capped a
short drive set up by a poor punt and a penalty against Idaho to
made it 31-14.
Marks completed 18 of 26 passes for 194 yards on the day, and
caught a 9-yard pass from Holiday on a trick play.
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