Recap - Blue Raiders Defeat Memphis 17-15
|Recap - Blue Raiders Defeat Memphis 17-15|
The Blue Raiders grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday, winning 17-15 at Floyd Stadium.
The Blue Raiders earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 8-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 50.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Logan Kilgore completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 224 yards for the Blue Raiders in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Tigers defense.
Brandon Hayes rushed for 81 yards for Memphis, while Marquis Warford added 58 yards. Paxton Lynch threw for 164 yards for the Tigers, while receivers Joe Craig and Tevin Jones had 65 and 55 yards respectively.
Middle Tennessee was outgained by Memphis 350-284 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-17 by the Blue Raiders.
The time of possession battle favored Memphis as their offense was on the field for 34:41, longer than the 25:19 of their opponents.
Middle Tennessee looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Florida Atlantic. Memphis will aim to get back on the winning track vs Arkansas State.