Scores

Final

W Kentucky 24

(0-7, 0-3 C-USA)

Middle Tennessee 62

(4-3, 2-1 C-USA)

3:30 PM ET, October 24, 2009

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 T
WKU 3 7 7 724
MTU 3 28 17 1462

Top Performers

Passing: D. Dasher (MTU) - 355 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Dasher (MTU) - 10 CAR, 66 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. McClover (MTU) - 6 REC, 149 YDS, 2 TD

Middle Tennessee 62, W. Kentucky 24

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Dwight Dasher threw for three touchdowns and rushed for two more scores to lead Middle Tennessee to a 62-24 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.

Dasher threw for a career-high 355 yards and led the Blue Raiders (4-3, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) in rushing with 66 yards.

Middle Tennessee tied a school record with eight touchdowns. The 62 points were the ninth most in school history and the 646 total offensive yards were the third most in school history.

Dasher threw touchdown passes of 23 and 34 yards to Chris McClover and 52 yards to Harold Turner in the second quarter as Middle Tennessee took a 24-3 lead. Dasher's 1-yard touchdown run with 1:08 left gave the Blue Raiders a 31-3 lead.

Brandon Smith led the Hilltoppers (0-7, 0-3) in rushing with 34 yards. He threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Jake Gaebler with 14:26 remaining.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WKU
MTU
1st Downs1624
Total Yards250646
Passing150417
Rushing100229
Penalties5-4910-105
3rd Down Conversions4-145-14
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Turnovers40
Possession29:1130:49

Passing Leaders

Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jakes9/201346.710
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dasher22/3535510.130

Rushing Leaders

Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith5346.8018
Rainey9202.208
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dasher10666.6225
Kyles10636.3130

Receiving Leaders

Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gaebler610016.7242
Booker13131.0031
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
McClover614924.8236
Turner Jr.611318.8252

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWKUMTU
FG08:47Casey Tinius 37 Yd 30
FG05:56Alan Gendreau 38 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERWKUMTU
TD14:40Chris McClover 23 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 310
TD12:32Harold Turner Jr. 52 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 317
TD08:09Chris McClover 34 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 324
TD01:08Dwight Dasher 1 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 331
TD00:00Jake Gaebler 42 Yd Pass From Kawaun Jakes (Casey Tinius Kick) 1031
THIRD QUARTERWKUMTU
FG13:57Alan Gendreau 29 Yd 1034
TD13:09Kenneth Gilstrap 49 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 1041
TD11:04Kawaun Jakes 4 Yd Run (Casey Tinius Kick) 1741
TD05:51D.D. Kyles 1 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 1748
FOURTH QUARTERWKUMTU
TD14:26Jake Gaebler 16 Yd Pass From Brandon Smith (Casey Tinius Kick) 2448
TD13:04Dwight Dasher 25 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 2455
TD08:57Harold Turner Jr. 10 Yd Pass From Brent Burnette (Alan Gendreau Kick) 2462