MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Tyrell Hayden rushed for a career-high 144 yards and scored a touchdown Thursday night to help Western Kentucky beat Middle Tennessee 20-17.
Trailing 13-10 late in the third quarter, the Blue Raiders (0-4) took the lead when DeMarco McNair scored the second of his two touchdowns on a 4-yard run.
The Blue Raiders had a chance to tie when they got possession with 39 seconds left in the game after forcing a Western Kentucky punt.
Dwight Dasher, starting his first game at quarterback for injured Joe Craddock, led Middle Tennessee on a 49-yard drive to the Western Kentucky 17. But with four seconds remaining, Matt King missed a 34-yard field goal on the final play of the game.
The Hilltoppers, in their first transition season to the Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly Division I-A, rolled up 234 yards on the ground.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
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Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
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What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.