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Middle Tennessee 24, Charlotte 14

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Frank Peasant ran 17 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns and Middle Tennessee scored the final 17 points to beat Charlotte 24-14.

Elijah Metcalf caught eight passes for 84 yards for Middle Tennessee (5-5, 2-4 Conference USA).

The Blue Raiders won for just the second time since a road win over then-No. 25 Miami on Sept. 24.

Chris Reynolds completed 28 of 49 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns with an interception for Charlotte (2-9, 1-6). The 49ers have lost back-to-back games and six of their last seven.

Marley Cook blocked a Charlotte punt early in the third quarter and Jordan Ferguson scooped it up and scored for the Blue Raiders to make it 14-all, Peasant capped an eight-play, 79-yard drive with a 13-yard TD run early in the fourth and Zeke Rankin added a 21-yard field goal that capped the scoring with about 2 minutes to play.

November 12, 2022


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter CharMiddTn
Char TD 13:02 Elijah Spencer 1 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 7 0
MiddTn TD 8:23 Frank Peasant 1 yd run (Zeke Rankin kick) 7 7
Char TD 4:11 Grant DuBose 24 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 14 7
Third Quarter CharMiddTn
MiddTn TD 11:50 Jordan Ferguson 1 yd punt return (Zeke Rankin kick) 14 14
Fourth Quarter CharMiddTn
MiddTn TD 14:21 Frank Peasant 13 yd run (Zeke Rankin kick) 14 21
MiddTn FG 2:53 Zeke Rankin 21 yd FG 14 24
Team Stats
  Charlotte Middle Tennessee
First downs 23 16
  Rushing 6 5
  Passing 14 9
  Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Efficiency 6-16, 38% 3-12, 25%
4th down efficiency 1-4, 25% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 30-106 34-103
Passing Yards 277 203
Return Yards 83 32
Completions-Attempts-Int 28-49-1 22-29-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-0 4--23
Punts 5 6
Punts-Average 26.6 41.3
Fumbles Lost 1-1 4-1
Penalties - Yards 7-55 5-45
Time of Possession 32:44 27:16
Charlotte Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Reynolds 28 49 277 2 1
Middle Tennessee Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
N. Vattiato 22 29 203 0 1
Charlotte Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Byrd 14 50 3.6 0
C. Reynolds 7 29 4.1 0
H. Rutledge 4 24 6.0 0
J. Martin III 2 3 1.5 0
X. Williams 2 2 1.0 0
Middle Tennessee Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
F. Peasant 17 84 4.9 2
N. Vattiato 14 13 0.9 0
K. Rutledge 0 6 0
T. Wilkins 1 2 2.0 0
D. Bracy 1 0 0.0 0
Charlotte Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. DuBose 9 112 12.4 1
E. Spencer 6 55 9.2 1
T. Thompson 3 33 11.0 0
Q. Patten 4 30 7.5 0
H. Rutledge 3 27 9.0 0
S. Byrd 1 9 9.0 0
J. Clemons 1 6 6.0 0
T. Blount 1 5 5.0 0
Middle Tennessee Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
E. Metcalf 8 83 10.4 0
Q. Tolbert 3 40 13.3 0
D. England-Chisolm 2 31 15.5 0
F. Peasant 2 13 6.5 0
B. Bailey 1 12 12.0 0
J. Tate Jr 2 10 5.0 0
T. Wilkins 1 9 9.0 0
T. Sudderth 1 4 4.0 0
Y. Ali 2 1 .5 0
Charlotte Interceptions
Player Int Yards
S. Rogers 1 0
Middle Tennessee Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Thomas 1 0
Charlotte Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Rice 4 133 33.3
Middle Tennessee Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Ulbrich 6 248 41.3
Charlotte Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
G. DuBose 2 11 5.5
Middle Tennessee Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Cook 1 31 31.0
J. Ferguson 0 1
Charlotte Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Byrd 4 70 17.5
R. Williford 1 2 2.0
Middle Tennessee Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Charlotte Missed FG
Player Length
A. Zita 29
Middle Tennessee Missed FG
Player Length




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