Scores

Final

FIU 6

(0-5, 0-1 C-USA)

Middle Tennessee 47

(1-4, 1-1 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 T
FIU 0 0 0 66
MTU 21 26 0 047

Top Performers

Passing: D. Dasher (MTU) - 240 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Dasher (MTU) - 9 CAR, 58 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. McNair (MTU) - 1 REC, 71 YDS, 1 TD

Middle Tennessee 47, Fla. International 6

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Dwight Dasher passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two touchdowns to lead Middle Tennessee to a 47-6 victory over Florida International Saturday.

Dasher, making his second career start, led the Blue Raiders (1-4, 1-1) to 47 points, all before half time.

Dasher completed 10-of-17 passes in the game for 240 yards, throwing touchdown passes of 14 yards to Bobby Williams and a 27-yard strike to Desmond Gee in the first quarter, and a 71-yard touchdown to DeMarco McNair in the second quarter.

Dasher also added touchdown runs of 22 and 1 in the first half while rushing for 58 yards.

The Blue Raiders rolled up 405 yards on offense while holding the Florida International (0-5, 0-1) to just 145.

Florida International picked up just two first downs while turning the ball over three times in the first half.

Phillip Tanner rushed for a game-high 59 yards for MTSU, which also added a safety when FIU punter Chris Cook mishandled a snap and fumbled it through the end zone.

Florida International scored its sole touchdown in the fourth quarter after MTSU punter Robert Billings mishandled the snap in the end zone. Chance Attaway recovered the fumble for the touchdown with 12:39 remaining in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
MTU
1st Downs816
Total Yards145405
Passing73258
Rushing72147
Penalties7-717-56
3rd Down Conversions1-155-15
4th Down Conversions0-40-1
Turnovers43
Possession26:1133:49

Passing Leaders

Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Younger11/22723.302
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dasher10/1724014.130

Rushing Leaders

Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ned13332.5012
Anderson11818.0018
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tanner12594.9018
Dasher9586.4222

Receiving Leaders

Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Berry5306.0010
Rucker3237.7011
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
McNair17171.0171
Gee24221.0127

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFIUMTU
TD10:17Bobby Williams 14 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Matt King Kick) 07
TD02:57Dwight Dasher 22 Yd Run (Matt King Kick) 014
TD00:03Desmond Gee 27 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Matt King Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 54 yds, 1:15
021
SECOND QUARTERFIUMTU
TD11:54Demarco Mcnair 71 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Matt King Kick) 028
SF09:41- Team Tackled By In End Zone 030
TD06:55Dwight Dasher 1 Yd Run (Matt King Kick) 037
TD03:44Demarco Mcnair 1 Yd Run (Matt King Kick) 044
FG01:01Matt King 39 Yd 047
FOURTH QUARTERFIUMTU
TD12:39Chance Attaway Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Pat Failed) 647