Scores

Final

Austin Peay 33

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Middle Tennessee 56

(1-1, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 T
PEAY 3 14 16 033
MTU 14 21 7 1456

Top Performers

Passing: J. Ryan (PEAY) - 224 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: P. Tanner (MTU) - 18 CAR, 127 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Stark (PEAY) - 4 REC, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Middle Tennessee 56, Austin Peay 33

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Phillip Tanner rushed for three touchdowns and Middle Tennessee rolled up 654 yards total offense to beat Austin Peay 56-33 on Saturday night.

Tanner had 127 of the Blue Raiders' 353 yards on the ground as the teams played for the first time since 1997. Quarterback Jeff Murphy was 23-for-36 for 301 yards passing, but scored his only touchdown on an 11-yard run.

The Blue Raiders' defense also contributed to the scoring, with Darin Davis' touchdown on a 38-yard interception return.

Middle Tennessee (1-1), coming off a 24-17 loss to Minnesota, took a 35-17 halftime lead.

The Governors made it 42-33 with 2:51 left in the third quarter on a 16-yard fumble return by Jeremy Ross, but the two-point conversion failed.

D.D. Kyles scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to seal the win.

Jake Ryan was 16-for-40 for 224 yards and two touchdowns for Austin Peay (1-1).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PEAY
MTU
1st Downs1932
Total Yards348654
Passing224301
Rushing124353
Penalties8-558-95
3rd Down Conversions8-1712-18
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers24
Possession31:4728:13

Passing Leaders

Austin PeayC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ryan16/402245.622
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Murphy23/363018.401

Rushing Leaders

Austin PeayCARYDSAVGTDLG
White11928.4055
Holt14282.018
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tanner181277.1356
Cunningham14866.1116

Receiving Leaders

Austin PeayRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stark46817.0128
Thomas46215.5024
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews49724.3035
Turner Jr.34314.3026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPEAYMTU
TD11:52Phillip Tanner 1 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 07
TD11:02Darin Davis 38 Yd Interception Return (Alan Gendreau Kick) 014
FG05:08Stephen Stansell 28 Yd 314
SECOND QUARTERPEAYMTU
TD11:18Jeff Murphy 11 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 321
TD07:49Phillip Tanner 3 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 328
TD05:11Devin Stark 28 Yd Pass From Jake Ryan (Stephen Stansell Kick) 1028
TD02:47Benjamin Cunningham 5 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 1035
TD00:03Adrian Mines 19 Yd Pass From Jake Ryan (Stephen Stansell Kick) 1735
THIRD QUARTERPEAYMTU
FG09:21Stephen Stansell 20 Yd 2035
TD06:55Terrence Holt 5 Yd Run (Stephen Stansell Kick) 2735
TD04:32Phillip Tanner 1 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 2742
TD02:51Jeremy Ross 16 Yd Fumble Return (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3342
FOURTH QUARTERPEAYMTU
TD12:08D.D. Kyles 3 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 3349
TD05:52D.D. Kyles 7 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 3356