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Middle Tennessee Rushes Past Florida Atlantic 31-17

Updated: Sep 08, 2012 10:15 PM CDT
Drayton Clahoun rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown as Middle Tennessee picked up a 31-17 victory over FAU on Saturday evening. (MT Athletic Communications) Drayton Clahoun rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown as Middle Tennessee picked up a 31-17 victory over FAU on Saturday evening. (MT Athletic Communications)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Logan Kilgore threw two touchdown passes to Anthony Amos and Middle Tennessee dominated the ground game in a 31-17 Sun Belt Conference win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night.

The Blue Raiders (1-1, 1-0) had two 100-yard rushers in a game for the first time since 2009. Freshman Jordan Parker finished with 117 yards on 17 carries and Drayton Calhoun rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown on 14 attempts.

Middle Tennessee amassed 302 of its 480 yards on the ground while the Owls (1-1, 0-1) finished with 96 yards rushing.

Kilgore hit Amos with a 38-yard TD with 16 seconds elapsed in the second quarter, then found him again for a 26-yard score to make it 24-3 with 29 seconds left in the third. Amos finished with a career-high 102 yards on four catches.

Florida Atlantic's Graham Wilbert was 25 of 32 for 260 yards and two touchdowns.

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