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NCAA Game Summary - Memphis at Middle Tennessee



(Saturday, September 12th)

Final Score: Middle Tennessee 31, Memphis 14

Murfreesboro, TN (Sports Network) - Dwight Dasher completed 18-of-26 pass attempts for 231 yards and two scores to lead the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders to a 31-14 win over the Memphis Tigers in a non-league bout at Floyd Stadium.

Dasher also carried the ball 17 times for 89 yards for the Blue Raiders (1-1). Patrick Honeycutt served as Dasher's favorite target, hauling in five passes for 71 yards and a score.

Curtis Steele led the Tigers (0-2), who managed only 219 total yards, with 29 rushing yards and a touchdown on five carries.

MT took a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, when Philip Tanner pounded his way in from four yards out for the score.

Memphis answered on its ensuing drive with a 12 yard-touchdown run from Steele.

The Blue Raiders took control of the contest in the second quarter, as Dasher hooked up with Shane Blissard for a 40-yard touchdown strike.

MT extended its lead minutes later, when Alan Gendreau drilled a 28-yard field goal to give the Blue Raiders a 17-7 lead at the half.

Dasher stuck again late in the third quarter, finding Honeycutt for a 24-yard touchdown pass.

The Blue Raiders put the game away in the opening minute of the final quarter, as D.D. Kyles scored on a seven-yard run to give MT a 31-7 lead.

Lance Smith added a late score for the Tigers on a three-yard rush, but it was all for not, as the Blue Raiders earned a 31-14 victory.

MT tallied 18 first downs and 436 yards of total offense in the victory.

09/13 00:11:24 ET


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