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Middle Tennessee edges Florida Atlantic 27-20

Oct 31, 2009 - 11:50 PM FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.(AP) -- Dwight Dasher ran for a 74-yard touchdown on a quarterback draw to give Middle Tennessee a 27-20 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

D.D. Kyles also scored a touchdown for the Blue Raiders (5-3, 3-1 Sun Belt Conference) and Sherman Neal returned a blocked punt for a score.

On Florida Atlantic's final drive, a fourth-down pass to the Middle Tennessee 8-yard line was ruled out of bounds with 59 seconds left.

Dasher was only 7-for-21 for 90 yards passing but rushed for 108 yards.

Rusty Smith went 23-for-45 for 304 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions for Florida Atlantic (2-5, 2-2). He left the game with five minutes to go with a shoulder injury in his non-throwing arm.

After Ross Gornall's 42-yard field goal stretched Florida Atlantic's lead to 20-13, the Blue Raiders tied it on an 80-yard drive capped by Kyles' 8-yard touchdown run.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 7 6 0 14 27
    FLA ATLANTIC 10 7 0 3 20 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: FLA ATLANTIC - FG, ROSS GORNALL 37 YD,
    6:28. FLA ATLANTIC 3-0
    FLA ATLANTIC - TD, AVERY HOLLEY 2 YD PASS
    FROM RUSTY SMITH (ROSS
    GORNALL KICK), 11:30. FLA
    ATLANTIC 10-0
    MIDDLE TENN - TD, BARRY CUNNINGHAM 29

    Oct 31 7:03 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    D.D. KYLES 74 YD RUN
    (ALAN GENDREAU KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 27
    FLA ATLANTIC 20 6:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Middle Tennessee 27, Florida Atlantic 20  4th - 6:00Oct 31 7:03 PM
  • 51
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 51 roots (Close Finish)

    Middle Tennessee 27, Florida Atlantic 20  4th - 6:00Oct 31 7:03 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    D.D. KYLES 8 YD RUN
    (ALAN GENDREAU KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 20
    FLA ATLANTIC 20 13:43 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Middle Tennessee 20, Florida Atlantic 20  4th - 13:43Oct 31 6:43 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG FLA ATLANTIC
    ROSS GORNALL 42 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 13
    FLA ATLANTIC 20 14:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Middle Tennessee 13, Florida Atlantic 20  4th - 14:55Oct 31 6:38 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 7 6 0 13
    FLA ATLANTIC 10 7 0 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: FLA ATLANTIC - FG, ROSS GORNALL 37 YD,
    6:28. FLA ATLANTIC 3-0
    FLA ATLANTIC - TD, AVERY HOLLEY 2 YD PASS
    FROM RUSTY SMITH (ROSS
    GORNALL KICK), 11:30. FLA
    ATLANTIC 10-0
    MIDDLE TENN - TD, BARRY

    Oct 31 6:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG MIDDLE TENN
    ALAN GENDREAU 23 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 13
    FLA ATLANTIC 17 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee 13, Florida Atlantic 17  HalfOct 31 5:33 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FLA ATLANTIC
    CORTEZ GENT 18 YD PASS FROM RUSTY SMITH
    (ROSS GORNALL KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 10
    FLA ATLANTIC 17 8:53 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee 10, Florida Atlantic 17  2nd - 8:53Oct 31 5:02 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 10
    FLA ATLANTIC 10 12:15 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee 10, Florida Atlantic 10  2nd - 12:15Oct 31 4:52 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 7 7
    FLA ATLANTIC 10 10 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: FLA ATLANTIC - FG, ROSS GORNALL 37 YD,
    6:28. FLA ATLANTIC 3-0
    FLA ATLANTIC - TD, AVERY HOLLEY 2 YD PASS
    FROM RUSTY SMITH (ROSS
    GORNALL KICK), 11:30. FLA
    ATLANTIC 10-0
    MIDDLE TENN - TD, BARRY

    Middle Tennessee 7, Florida Atlantic 10  End of 1stOct 31 4:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG MIDDLE TENN
    ALAN GENDREAU 46 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 10
    FLA ATLANTIC 10 12:15 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee 10, Florida Atlantic 10  2nd - 12:15Oct 31 4:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    BARRY CUNNINGHAM 29 YD PUNT RETURN
    (ALAN GENDREAU KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    FLA ATLANTIC 10 0:43 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee 7, Florida Atlantic 10  1st - 0:43Oct 31 4:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FLA ATLANTIC
    AVERY HOLLEY 2 YD PASS FROM RUSTY SMITH
    (ROSS GORNALL KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    FLA ATLANTIC 10 3:30 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee 0, Florida Atlantic 10  1st - 3:30Oct 31 4:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG FLA ATLANTIC
    ROSS GORNALL 37 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    FLA ATLANTIC 3 8:32 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee 0, Florida Atlantic 3  1st - 8:32Oct 31 4:22 PM