Boxscore
Middle Tennessee 49, Georgia Tech 28
Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Bobby Dodd Stadium
Attendance - 39270

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Middle Tennessee 7 14 14 14 49
Georgia Tech 7 14 0 7 28

Recap


Middle Tennessee State 49, Georgia Tech 28: Benny Cunningham rushed for 217 yards and five touchdowns, leading the Blue Raiders of the Sun Belt to an upset of the host Yellow Jackets.

The beleaguered Georgia Tech defense gave up 510 yards of total offense to MTSU, one week after allowing 609 yards in an overtime loss to Miami. MTSU quarterback Logan Kilgore threw two touchdown passes and finished with 246 yards passing.

Georgia Tech (2-3) pulled within 35-28 on quarterback Tevin Washington’s fourth rushing touchdown of the game with 11:23 remaining, a 1-yard run. But the Blue Raiders (3-1) scored on Cunningham’s 4-yard run with 6:30 remaining to seal the victory.

Cunningham scored on runs of 60 and 1 yard in the second quarter, and added a 23-yard touchdown run four minutes into the second half to snap a 21-21 tie. Kilgore connected with Marcus Henry on a 75-yard touchdown pass with 1:59 left in the quarter to push MTSU’s lead to 35-21.

The Yellow Jackets committed four turnovers (three fumbles lost and one interception). Washington completed 14 of 22 passes for 146 yards. Orwin Smith rushed for 85 yards for Georgia Tech.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cunningham had rushed for just 91 yards combined in his past three games. … Georgia Tech returns to ACC play next week at No. 16 Clemson. … Georgia Tech gave up a season high in points.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:39
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 7 - Middle Tennessee 0
1st Quarter - 6:30
Middle Tennessee   TD  Georgia Tech 7 - Middle Tennessee 7
2nd Quarter - 14:50
Middle Tennessee   TD  Georgia Tech 7 - Middle Tennessee 14
2nd Quarter - 9:33
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 14 - Middle Tennessee 14
2nd Quarter - 4:49
Middle Tennessee   TD  Georgia Tech 14 - Middle Tennessee 21
2nd Quarter - 1:06
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 21 - Middle Tennessee 21
3rd Quarter - 10:49
Middle Tennessee   TD  Georgia Tech 21 - Middle Tennessee 28
3rd Quarter - 1:59
Middle Tennessee   TD  Georgia Tech 21 - Middle Tennessee 35
4th Quarter - 11:23
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 28 - Middle Tennessee 35
4th Quarter - 6:30
Middle Tennessee   TD  Georgia Tech 28 - Middle Tennessee 42
4th Quarter - 1:17
Middle Tennessee   TD  Georgia Tech 28 - Middle Tennessee 49
TEAMS

Team Records

  Middle Tennessee Georgia Tech
W/L 3 - 1 - 0 2 - 3 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 1 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Middle Tennessee Georgia Tech
Score 49 28
First Downs 24 25
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-11
64%
6-for-13
46%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
3-for-5
60%
Total Yards 510 425
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 44-264 53-238
Average/Rush 6.0 4.5
Passing
Comp-Att 17-23 18-26
Passing Yards 246 187
Average/Pass Play 10.2 6.2
Penalties-Yards 7-43 6-60
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-3
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 26:39 33:21

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Kilgore 17/23 246 2 1
K. Griswould 0/0 0 0 0
Georgia Tech (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Washington 14/22 146 0 1
V. Lee 4/4 41 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Cunningham 27 217 8.0 5
D. Calhoun 12 33 2.8 0
J. Parker 3 23 7.7 0
S. White 1 2 2.0 0
K. Griswould 1 -11 -11.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
O. Smith 7 85 12.1 0
R. Godhigh 5 35 7.0 0
Z. Laskey 10 34 3.4 0
T. Zenon 5 29 5.8 0
V. Lee 2 23 11.5 0
D. Sims 4 19 4.8 0
D. Hill 1 9 9.0 0
T. Washington 19 4 0.2 4
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Henry 1 75 75.0 1
K. Griswould 6 59 9.8 0
A. Amos 3 36 12.0 1
C. Collis 3 30 10.0 0
J. Corbaley 1 21 21.0 0
R. Whatley 2 13 6.5 0
B. Cunningham 1 12 12.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Smith 5 61 12.2 0
J. Greene 4 46 11.5 0
T. Zenon 1 24 24.0 0
A. Autry 1 19 19.0 0
J. Moore 2 17 8.5 0
D. Waller 2 13 6.5 0
R. Godhigh 1 6 6.0 0
Z. Laskey 2 1 0.5 0
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