MTSU's First C-USA Game an Overtime Thriller

Sep 23, 2013


BOCA RATON, Fla.  (WMOT)  --  The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders pulled out a roller-coaster, down to the wire win on Saturday, beating Florida Atlantic 42-35 in overtime

This was Middle Tennessee’s first game and first win as a member of Conference USA. The Raiders are now 3 and 1 on the season.

Middle Tennessee was never behind, but the game was tied five times. Florida Atlantic kept clawing back to even in a wild final few minutes of regulation play.

Reggie Whatley's 64-yard rushing touchdown put MT up 35-28 with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Owls then marched 54 yards and passed for another 20 to tie the game with just three seconds left.

In overtime, MT-QB Logan Kilgore found Kyle Griswould for a 19-yard game-winning touchdown.

Middle Tennessee stays on the road this week, traveling to BYU on Friday. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CT in an ESPNU televised broadcast.

As always, you can listen to the game right here on WMOT.