Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 17

(5-5, 2-4 away)

Middle Tennessee 34

(7-3, 4-1 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:15 PM ET, November 14, 2009

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 T
ULL 7 10 0 017
MTU 7 7 10 1034

Top Performers

Passing: D. Dasher (MTU) - 219 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Kyles (MTU) - 20 CAR, 177 YDS

Receiving: G. Andrews (MTU) - 4 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Middle Tennessee 34, Louisiana-Lafayette 17

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Dwight Dasher threw for two touchdowns and 219 yards to spark Middle Tennessee to a 34-17 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday after trailing by three points at halftime.

The Blue Raiders (7-3, 5-1 Sun Belt) sacked Chris Masson five times, one more sack than the Ragin' Cajuns (5-5, 3-3) had allowed in their first nine games.

Dasher, who completed 16 of 25 passes, led Middle Tennessee to scores on four of their seven drives in the second half. He ran his season total to 2,248 yards to set a school record for a junior.

D.D. Kyles rushed 20 times for 177 of the Blue Raiders' 287 rushing yards.

Louisiana-Lafayette took a 17-14 lead 9 seconds before halftime when Masson connected with Vernon Wolfe in the back of the end zone for a 7-yard score, capping a nine-play, 72-yard drive that took 1:03.

Masson was 25-for-43 for 220 yards and a touchdown.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
ULL
MTU
1st Downs2021
Total Yards293506
Passing220219
Rushing73287
Penalties2-199-89
3rd Down Conversions7-179-19
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers20
Possession31:2428:36

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Masson25/432205.111
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dasher16/252198.820

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker10222.207
Miller3175.7010
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kyles201778.9053
Dasher17895.2046

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Falgout67612.7019
Aubrey34715.7029
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews48020.0146
Honeycutt34214.0118

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULLMTU
TD09:19Chris Masson 3 Yd Run (Tyler Albrecht Kick) 70
TD07:30Patrick Honeycutt 18 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERULLMTU
FG09:56Tyler Albrecht 24 Yd 107
TD06:24Jamari Lattimore 20 Yd Interception Return (Alan Gendreau Kick) 1014
TD00:09Vernon Wolfe 7 Yd Pass From Chris Masson (Tyler Albrecht Kick) 1714
THIRD QUARTERULLMTU
TD14:05Garrett Andrews 19 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 1721
FG01:29Alan Gendreau 30 Yd 1724
FOURTH QUARTERULLMTU
TD13:16Desmond Gee 7 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 1731
FG09:16Alan Gendreau 30 Yd 1734