Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 43

(5-5, 4-1 C-USA)

UL Monroe 40

(3-6, 3-3 Sun Belt)

7:00 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA

1 2 3 4 T
MTU 10 14 6 1343
ULM 7 19 7 740

Top Performers

Passing: J. Craddock (MTU) - 401 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: C. Dawson (ULM) - 17 CAR, 180 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Gee (MTU) - 4 REC, 139 YDS, 2 TD

Middle Tennessee 43, Louisiana-Monroe 40

Associated Press

MONROE, La. (AP) -- Bradley Robinson returned a kickoff 89 yards to lift Middle Tennessee over Louisiana-Monroe 43-40 Saturday night.

Joe Craddock completed 22-of-29 passes and threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns to help Middle Tennessee (5-5, 4-1 Sun Belt Conference) capture its fourth straight win. He also rushed for 70 yards and ran for a touchdown.

Kinsmon Lancaster completed 24-of-38 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns. His second strike, a 6-yard pass to Zeek Zacharie, gave ULM (3-6, 3-3) a 40-37 lead with a minute left.

In the third quarter, Craddock threw a 94-yard TD pass to Jonathan Grigsby to make it 30-26 after ULM pinned Middle Tennessee at the 1.

Calvin Dawson then scored on a 62-yard run to give ULM a 33-30 lead one possession later.

Craddock made it 37-33 on a fourth-and-1 sneak with 2:36 left.

Louisiana-Monroe led 26-24 at the half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
ULM
1st Downs2330
Total Yards499624
Passing401264
Rushing98360
Penalties9-6315-131
3rd Down Conversions4-117-14
4th Down Conversions1-13-3
Turnovers04
Possession28:5931:01

Passing Leaders

Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Craddock22/2940113.840
Louisiana-MonroeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lancaster24/382646.922

Rushing Leaders

Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Craddock11706.4115
McNair16352.208
Louisiana-MonroeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dawson1718010.6362
Lancaster161388.6027

Receiving Leaders

Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gee413934.8266
Grigsby210954.5194
Louisiana-MonroeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sapp69015.0126
Dawson36722.3018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTUULM
FG10:25David Defatta 47 Yd
Drive: 11 plays, 50 yds, 4:35
30
TD06:46Calvin Dawson 17 Yd Run (Cole Wilson Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 90 yds, 3:39
37
TD00:28Desmond Gee 42 Yd Pass From Joe Craddock (Matt King Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 61 yds, 2:57
107
SECOND QUARTERMTUULM
TD12:38Calvin Dawson 7 Yd Run (Cole Wilson Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 80 yds, 2:50
1014
TD09:32Alvin Ingle 11 Yd Pass From Joe Craddock (Matt King Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 58 yds, 3:06
1714
FG03:53Cole Wilson 20 Yd
Drive: 13 plays, 57 yds, 5:39
1717
TD02:14Desmond Gee 66 Yd Pass From Joe Craddock (Matt King Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 91 yds, 1:39
2417
SF01:14Desmond Gee Tackled By Alaric Coleman In End Zone 2419
TD00:40Lagregory Sapp 4 Yd Pass From Kinsmon Lancaster (Cole Wilson Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 27 yds, :34
2426
THIRD QUARTERMTUULM
TD11:53Jonathan Grigsby 94 Yd Pass From Joe Craddock (Pat Blocked)
Drive: 1 plays, 99 yds, :33
3026
TD10:33Calvin Dawson 62 Yd Run (Cole Wilson Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 75 yds, 1:20
3033
FOURTH QUARTERMTUULM
TD02:36Joe Craddock 1 Yd Run (Matt King Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 81 yds, 4:38
3733
TD00:57Zeek Zacharie 6 Yd Pass From Kinsmon Lancaster (Cole Wilson Kick)
Drive: 12 plays, 65 yds, 1:39
3740
TD00:45Bradley Robinson 89 Yd Kickoff Return (Pat Failed) 4340