Scores

Final

FIU 21

(2-7, 2-4 C-USA)

Middle Tennessee 48

(6-3, 4-1 C-USA)

4:30 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Floyd Stadium, MURFREESBORO, TN

1 2 3 4 T
FIU 0 7 14 021
MTU 17 17 0 1448

Top Performers

Passing: D. Dasher (MTU) - 182 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: D. Dasher (MTU) - 18 CAR, 178 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: S. McDonald (MTU) - 3 REC, 50 YDS, 1 TD

Middle Tennessee 48, Fla. International 21

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Dwight Dasher ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more as Middle Tennessee beat Florida International 48-21 on Saturday.

Dasher ran for 178 yards and scored on runs of 1, 70 and 68 yards for the Blue Raiders (6-3, 4-1 Sun Belt Conference). He also went 13-for-28 for 178 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted three times.

Dasher threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Sancho McDonald and a 9-yarder to Patrick Honeycutt.

The Blue Raiders led 34-0 before the Panthers (2-7, 2-4) scored three straight touchdowns to trim the lead to 34-21. Kendall Berry scored on runs of 2, 5 and 4 yards and ended with 103 yards rushing.

Panthers quarterback Wayne Younger threw for 178 yards and was intercepted three times.

The Blue Raiders are bowl eligible and remain one game behind Troy for first place in the conference.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
MTU
1st Downs1723
Total Yards324587
Passing178202
Rushing146385
Penalties9-654-35
3rd Down Conversions6-1710-20
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers43
Possession29:3130:29

Passing Leaders

Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Younger14/381784.703
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dasher13/281826.523

Rushing Leaders

Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Berry191035.4338
Younger11171.5031
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dasher181789.9370
Kyles221105.0025

Receiving Leaders

Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Frierson37324.3047
Hilton23316.5028
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDonald35016.7127
Honeycutt33210.7112

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFIUMTU
TD11:35Dwight Dasher 70 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 07
TD10:03Sancho McDonald 27 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 014
FG04:00Alan Gendreau 33 Yd 017
SECOND QUARTERFIUMTU
TD13:50Dwight Dasher 67 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 024
TD08:34Patrick Honeycutt 9 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 031
FG03:21Alan Gendreau 21 Yd 034
TD00:24Kendall Berry 2 Yd Run (Dustin Rivest Kick) 734
THIRD QUARTERFIUMTU
TD13:35Kendall Berry 5 Yd Run (Dustin Rivest Kick) 1434
TD03:51Kendall Berry 4 Yd Run (Dustin Rivest Kick) 2134
FOURTH QUARTERFIUMTU
TD14:10Dwight Dasher 1 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 2141
TD01:39Benjamin Cunningham 42 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 2148