Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 35

(0-3, 0-1 C-USA)

Troy 38

(1-2, 1-0 Sun Belt)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:30 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL), Troy, AL

1 2 3 4 T
MTU 7 14 7 735
TROY 0 14 17 738

Top Performers

Passing: L. Kilgore (MTU) - 415 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Cunningham (MTU) - 19 CAR, 117 YDS

Receiving: E. Thomas (TROY) - 4 REC, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Troy 38, Middle Tennessee 35

Associated Press

TROY, Ala. -- Corey Robinson threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns as Troy defeated Middle Tennessee 38-35 in both teams' Sun Belt Conference opener Saturday.

It was the Trojans' sixth straight victory over the Blue Raiders on the same day that the field at Veterans Memorial Stadium was named Larry Blakeney Field in honor of the Trojans' head coach.

Middle Tennessee never trailed until late in the third quarter when Robinson threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Chandler Worthy to give the Trojans a 31-28 lead.

Chris Anderson added an 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Robinson also threw touchdown passes of 8 yards to Jaquon Robinson and 46 yards to Eric Thomas. Chris Pickett had a 67-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

MTSU's Logan Kilgore threw for a career-high 415 yards and five touchdowns, but his fourth-down pass with 1:37 left was intercepted by Troy's Brannon Bryan.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
TROY
1st Downs2623
Total Yards582479
Passing415347
Rushing167132
Penalties6-507-51
3rd Down Conversions9-207-18
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers22
Possession31:2028:40

Passing Leaders

Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kilgore28/484158.651
TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson24/383489.231

Rushing Leaders

Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cunningham191176.2020
Pratcher7253.606
TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Southward13947.2023
Taylor8364.5014

Receiving Leaders

Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Amos38428.0134
McDonald58316.6150
TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas410827.0146
Robinson68914.8122

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTUTROY
TD05:46Reggie Whatley 82 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Alan Gendreau Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERMTUTROY
TD14:04Chris Pickett 63 Yd Fumble Return (Michael Taylor Kick) 77
TD08:19Sancho McDonald 50 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Alan Gendreau Kick) 147
TD04:31Jaquon Robinson 8 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor Kick) 1414
TD00:55Benjamin Cunningham 37 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Alan Gendreau Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERMTUTROY
TD14:15Eric Thomas 46 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor Kick) 2121
TD10:19Malcolm Beyah 30 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Alan Gendreau Kick) 2821
FG07:17Michael Taylor 28 Yd 2824
TD01:11Chandler Worthy 75 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor Kick) 2831
FOURTH QUARTERMTUTROY
TD10:25Chris Anderson 8 Yd Run (Michael Taylor Kick) 2838
TD03:18Anthony Amos 34 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Alan Gendreau Kick) 3538