Blue Raiders Down Austin Peay 56-33 - Match Report
|Blue Raiders Down Austin Peay 56-33 - Match Report|
Jeff Murphy's 301-yard performance through the air was the key in Middle Tennessee's 56-33 win over Austin Peay on Saturday at Floyd Stadium.
Middle Tennessee did not, however, defeat the Governors against the spread, which closed at 29 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 56.5.
Phillip Tanner rushed for 127 yards, while Benny Cunningham added 86 yards in the win. Garrett Andrews and Harold Turner added 97 and 43 receiving yards respectively.
Ryan White rushed for 92 yards for Austin Peay, while Terrence Holt added 28 yards. Jake Ryan threw for 224 yards for the Governors, while receivers Devin Stark and Scott Thomas had 68 and 62 yards respectively.
Austin Peay was outgained by Middle Tennessee 654-348 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 32-19 by the Blue Raiders.
Middle Tennessee lost the time of possession battle 31:47/28:13, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Middle Tennessee looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Memphis. Austin Peay will aim to get back on the winning track at Wisconsin.