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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-6)


Sat. 11/20 Sat. 11/27 Fri. 12/17
vs. ODU
L 17-24
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@ FlaAtl
W 27-17
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@ Toledo
W 31-24
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Middle Tennessee tops Toledo in Bahamas to begin bowl season

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Freshman Nick Vattiato threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns, including a 59-yard scoring pass to Jarrin Pierce with 6:24 left, and Middle Tennessee beat Toledo 31-24 on Friday in the Bahamas Bowl.

Two plays after Toledo's 32-yard punt, Vattiato connected with a wide-open Pierce along the right side for a 28-17 lead. The 59-yard play was the longest completion in Middle Tennessee's bowl history.

On Toledo's next possession, quarterback Dequan Finn was pressured by Jordan Ferguson and defensive lineman Zaylin Wood intercepted a tipped pass, leading to a 35-yard field goal for a 31-17 lead.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Cunningham1318
Passing TDs: C. Cunningham16
Rushing Yards: M. Pettaway372
Rushing TDs: M. DiLiello6
Receiving Yards: J. Pierce523
Receiving TDs: J. Marshall6
Interceptions: Q. Riley5
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Monmouth W 50 - 15
9/11 at 19 Virginia Tech L 14 - 35
9/18 at UTSA L 13 - 27
9/24 at Charlotte L 39 - 42
10/2 vs. Marshall W 34 - 28
10/9 at Liberty L 13 - 41
10/22 at Connecticut W 44 - 13
10/30 vs. Southern Miss W 35 - 10
11/6 at Western Kentucky L 21 - 48
11/13 vs. FIU W 50 - 10
11/20 vs. Old Dominion L 17 - 24
11/27 at Florida Atlantic W 27 - 17
12/17 at Toledo W 31 - 24
Conference USA
East
  Conference Overall
Western Kentucky 7-1 9-5
Marshall 5-3 7-6
Old Dominion 5-3 6-7
Middle Tennessee 4-4 7-6
Florida Atlantic 3-5 5-7
Charlotte 3-5 5-7
Florida International 0-8 1-11
West
  Conference Overall
Texas-San Antonio 7-1 12-2
UAB 6-2 9-4
North Texas 5-3 6-7
UTEP 4-4 7-6
Rice 3-5 4-8
Southern Miss 2-6 3-9
Louisiana Tech 2-6 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4701 (88)
Passing Yards: 3100 (61)
Rushing Yards: 1601 (100)
Points per game: 29.8 (55)
Yards per game: 361.6 (102)
Touchdowns: 43 (64)
Field Goals: 10 (110)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4856 (71)
Passing Yards: 3075 (91)
Rushing Yards: 1781 (49)
Points per game: 25.7 (61)
Yards per game: 373.5 (64)
Touchdowns: 40 (76)
Field Goals: 12 (41)
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