Middle Tennessee got a 103-yard performance from Shane Tucker as a key part of its 42-21 victory over the Golden Eagles on Saturday at MM Roberts Stadium.
The Blue Raiders earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 23-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 54.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Logan Kilgore completed 11 of 25 pass attempts for 172 yards for the Blue Raiders in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Jalen Richard rushed for 69 yards for Southern Miss, while Kendrick Hardy added 53 yards. Nick Mullens threw for 289 yards for the Golden Eagles, while receivers Markese Triplett and Dominique Sullivan had 101 and 56 yards respectively.
Southern Miss was outgained by Middle Tennessee 418-371 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-22 by the Blue Raiders.
The time of possession battle favored Southern Miss as their offense was on the field for 33:40, longer than the 26:20 of their opponents.
Middle Tennessee looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Texas El Paso. Southern Miss will aim to get back on the winning track at UAB.