Scores

Final

McNeese State 27

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Middle Tennessee 21

(0-1, 0-1 home)

7:30 PM ET, August 30, 2012

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 T
MCNS 0 14 10 327
MTU 3 3 0 1521

Top Performers

Passing: L. Kilgore (MTU) - 240 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Wiltz (MCNS) - 20 CAR, 105 YDS

Receiving: A. Amos (MTU) - 8 REC, 70 YDS, 1 TD

FCS team McNeese State upsets Middle Tennessee

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Cody Stroud recorded two touchdowns and McNeese State racked up 298 rushing yards as the Cowboys defeated Middle Tennessee 27-21 on the road Thursday night.

Marcus Wiltz led the ground attack with 105 yards on 20 carries for McNeese State (1-0), which recorded its first win against an FBS school since 2001.

Middle Tennessee (0-1) opened up a 6-0 lead behind field goals from Carlos Lopez.

However, Tyler Bolfing, who entered the game after Stroud was sidelined briefly following a quarterback sneak, connected with Josh Jordan from 2-yards out to tie the game at 6-6.

Stroud returned late in the second quarter to lead McNeese State on an 87-yard scoring drive before halftime and his 1-yard rushing touchdown gave the Cowboys a 23-6 lead late in the third quarter.

Logan Kilgore's two second half touchdown's help cut the deficit to 27-21 but the Blue Raiders could not complete the rally.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
MTU
1st Downs2420
Total Yards450343
Passing152240
Rushing298103
Penalties9-696-50
3rd Down Conversions3-116-14
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers03
Possession36:0523:55

Passing Leaders

McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stroud10/171398.210
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kilgore27/412405.921

Rushing Leaders

McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wiltz201055.3022
Babin11645.8019
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Parker9394.3012
Cunningham9343.807

Receiving Leaders

McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spencer23517.5025
Babin4328.0120
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Amos8708.8112
Griswould56312.6117

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMCNSMTU
FG12:40Carlos Lopez 20 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERMCNSMTU
FG14:53Carlos Lopez 28 Yd 06
TD09:20Josh Jordan 2 Yd Pass From Tyler Bolfing (Josh Lewis Kick) 76
TD00:33Champlain Babin 8 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Josh Lewis Kick) 146
THIRD QUARTERMCNSMTU
FG12:00Josh Lewis 46 Yd 176
TD01:20Cody Stroud 1 Yd Run (Josh Lewis Kick) 246
FOURTH QUARTERMCNSMTU
TD06:58Anthony Amos 6 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Logan Kilgore Pass To Jordan Parker For Two-Point Conversion) 2414
FG05:21Josh Lewis 33 Yd 2714
TD05:01Kyle Griswould 15 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez Kick) 2721