Nick Vogel drilled a 33-yard field goal to give UAB the lead and a 25-23 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday night.
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Tavares Thomas had just six carries but punched in three of them for touchdowns Saturday to lift Middle Tennessee to a 37-17 win over Florida International.
Devin Singletary ran for 133 yards and a school record-tying four touchdowns and Florida Atlantic beat Middle Tennessee 38-20 in a Conference USA opener Saturday night.
John Urzua threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns, including a 64-yard scoring pass to Brad Anderson, to lead Middle Tennessee to a 24-13 win over Bowling Green on Saturday night.
Kobe McCrary rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns and Jacob Huff returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown to lead Minnesota to a 34-3 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.
Middle Tennessee State quarterback Brent Stockstill has been scratched from Saturday's game against Minnesota with an injured left shoulder.
Brent Stockstill threw touchdown passes on three consecutive drives, Middle Tennessee capitalized on a big Syracuse miscue and overcame more than 100 yards in penalties to defeat Syracuse 30-23 Saturday in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
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Syracuse plays Middle Tennessee and former coach Scott Shafer, now defensive coordinator for the Blue Radiers. About controlling his players' emotions, current Syracuse coach Dino Babers said, "Coach Shafer recruited and coached most of the guys on this football team. Those guys want to go out and prove themselves."
Kyle Shurmur threw for 296 yards and tied his career-high with three touchdowns as the Vanderbilt Commodores beat Middle Tennessee 28-6 Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.