Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 21

(4-6, 2-3 C-USA)

W Kentucky 10

(2-9, 0-0 C-USA)

Coverage: GamePlan

1:00 PM ET, November 15, 2008

L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

1 2 3 4 T
MTU 7 7 0 721
WKU 0 3 0 710

Top Performers

Passing: J. Craddock (MTU) - 212 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: P. Tanner (MTU) - 27 CAR, 92 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Gaebler (WKU) - 11 REC, 125 YDS, 1 TD

Middle Tennessee 21, W. Kentucky 10

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Joe Craddock threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns as Middle Tennessee State defeated Western Kentucky 21-10 on Saturday.

Phillip Tanner rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown, helping Middle Tennessee (4-6) to 313 total yards. Sancho McDonald had four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Western Kentucky (2-9) was paced by Jake Gaebler's season-high 125 yards receiving and a touchdown. David Wolke went 18 of 30 for 213 yards and a touchdown. Marell Booker led the Hilltoppers with 53 yards on 11 carries.

The Blue Raiders led throughout, taking a 7-0 lead five minutes into the game on Craddock's 9-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Beyah.

The game looked to be headed for a tight finish after Western Kentucky recovered a fumble at Middle Tennessee's 45-yard line early in the fourth quarter.

The Hilltoppers drove to the Blue Raiders' 35-yard line before losing a fumble.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
WKU
1st Downs1817
Total Yards313281
Passing212213
Rushing10168
Penalties3-354-34
3rd Down Conversions9-173-12
4th Down Conversions1-21-3
Turnovers22
Possession32:2027:40

Passing Leaders

Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Craddock19/292127.320
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wolke18/302137.111

Rushing Leaders

Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tanner27923.4129
Gee7162.307
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Booker11534.8021
Hayden6264.309

Receiving Leaders

Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDonald45614.0133
Beyah35518.3133
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gaebler1112511.4131
Graves26130.5058

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTUWKU
TD10:02Malcolm Beyah 9 Yd Pass From Joe Craddock (Alan Gendreau Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERMTUWKU
FG05:02Tanner Siewert 22 Yd 73
TD01:23Phillip Tanner 29 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 143
FOURTH QUARTERMTUWKU
TD13:59Sancho McDonald 33 Yd Pass From Joe Craddock (Alan Gendreau Kick) 213
TD11:45Jake Gaebler 27 Yd Pass From David Wolke (Tanner Siewert Kick) 2110