Tavares Thomas ran for a touchdown with seconds to play and Brent Stockstill connected with Gatlin Casey for the 2-point conversion, giving Middle Tennessee a 25-24 edge over Florida Atlantic Saturday night.
The Blue Raiders (2-2, 1-0 Conference USA) trailed 24-17 with 38 seconds to go when Thomas ran it in from the 1 after a 42-yard drive. Stockstill's 2-point conversion pass to Casey gave Middle Tennessee the 25-24 edge. FAU's final drive was snuffed by an interception by Jovante Moffatt.
Florida Atlantic took an early lead and it held it until the final score by Middle Tennessee. The Blue raiders closed the gap on a Stockstill scoring pass to Thomas and on a 29-yard touchdown run by Brad Anderson that made it 24-17.
Stockstill finished with 259 passing yards.
Devin Singletary ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns for the Owls (2-3, 0-1). Chris Robinson threw for 154 yards and ran for a score.