MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Jyruss Edwards rushed for two touchdowns, Kolton Browning threw for 285 yards and one score and Louisiana-Monroe controlled time of possession to defeat Middle Tennessee 31-17 in the Warhawks' Sun Belt Conference opener.
Louisiana-Monroe (3-2, 1-0) had the ball nearly 40 minutes while rolling up 500 yards total offense compared to 307 for the Blue Raiders (3-2, 1-1). Middle Tennessee, which trailed 24-3 early in the third quarter, had just 69 yards on the ground.
After Benny Cunningham scored his second Blue Raiders TD in the first minute of the fourth quarter, Middle Tennessee got the ball back with 11:06 remaining.
Kilgore passed for 238 yards, and Carlos Lopez kicked a career-long 44-yard field goal for Middle Tennessee.
Honoring the best of the best from Week 13 in the Big 12.
Honoring the best performances from the Pac-12 during Week 13 of the college football season.
Deshaun Watson finished with over 380 total yards for the fifth straight game, and his clutch play on third down dashed South Carolina's upset hopes.
Alabama's workhorse back ground down rival Auburn, while Alex Collins and Leonard Fournette also helped drive their teams to victory in Week 13.
Nate Sudfield's big day sends Indiana bowling, Michigan State lineman Jack Allen gets a rushing TD and Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott gets his carries.
John Saunders laments college football for its lack of minority coaches at a rate that seems more fitting in the 1960's than it does in the present.