Scores

Final

Arkansas State 14

(2-8, 0-6 away)

Middle Tennessee 38

(8-3, 5-1 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:30 PM ET, November 21, 2009

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 0 7 0 714
MTU 17 7 14 038

Top Performers

Passing: D. Dasher (MTU) - 263 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Arnold (ARST) - 17 CAR, 55 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Andrews (MTU) - 3 REC, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Middle Tennessee 38, Arkansas St. 14

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Dwight Dasher threw four touchdown passes to lead Middle Tennessee to a 38-14 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday.

It was the fifth straight victory for the Blue Raiders (8-3, 6-1 Sun Belt Conference), who had 427 yards of offense.

Dasher threw three touchdown passes and Middle Tennessee led 24-0 before Arkansas State scored. Dasher was 15-for-26 for 263 yards and had scoring passes of 80, 32, 12 and 7 yards. He also ran for 73 yards on 18 carries.

Arkansas State (2-8, 1-5) was held to 44 yards rushing. The Red Wolves also committed 15 penalties for 118 yards.

Dasher threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to D.D. Kyles for a 7-0 lead with 12:20 left. Dasher then threw TD passes of 12 yards to Chris McClover and 32 yards to Harold Turner for a 24-0 lead with 6:20 left in the second quarter.

Ryan Aplin threw for 147 yards and a score for Arkansas State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
MTU
1st Downs1322
Total Yards220427
Passing176263
Rushing44164
Penalties15-1189-83
3rd Down Conversions3-146-15
4th Down Conversions0-21-1
Turnovers22
Possession29:3830:22

Passing Leaders

Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin10/221476.711
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dasher15/2626310.141

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Arnold17553.2117
Leonard551.009
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kyles11807.3021
Dasher18734.1017

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McLennan34916.3124
Thompkins14141.0041
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kyles18080.0180
Andrews37324.3135

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARSTMTU
TD12:20D.D. Kyles 80 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 07
FG09:07Alan Gendreau 39 Yd 010
TD04:01Chris McClover 12 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 017
SECOND QUARTERARSTMTU
TD06:20Harold Turner Jr. 32 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 024
TD02:03Reggie Arnold 2 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 724
THIRD QUARTERARSTMTU
TD07:39Garrett Andrews 7 Yd Pass From Dwight Dasher (Alan Gendreau Kick) 731
TD00:40Jeremy Kellem 11 Yd Fumble Return (Alan Gendreau Kick) 738
FOURTH QUARTERARSTMTU
TD07:08Jahbari McLennan 24 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Josh Arauco Kick) 1438