BOCA RATON (CBSMiami/AP) – A tough loss for Florida Atlantic University’s Owls on Saturday as they fell to Middle Tennessee 38-14.
This was the tenth consecutive loss for FAU (0-7, 0-4 Sun Belt Conference) dating back to last season.
The Blue Raider’s Logan Kilgore started the game by completing 19 straight passes, including three touchdowns, to eclipse the previous school record of 15 set by Wes Counts in 2001. Kilgore tossed touchdown passes to Malcolm Beyah, Shane Blissard, and Andrew Banks to give the team a 21-0 lead with 3:17 left in the first quarter.
The Owls, who fumbled eight times and lost five, scored their first points in their new stadium in the second quarter on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Graham Wilbert to Darian Williams. Florida Atlantic was shut out in its inaugural home game last week by Western Kentucky 20-0.
The Blue Raiders (2-4, 1-2) added a 32-yard field goal by Alan Gendreau and a 29-yard touchdown run by William Pratcher in the third.
Kilgore finished 28 for 39 for 218 yards and threw two interceptions. Middle Tennessee’s fast-paced offense had the Owls’ defense on their heels in the first quarter as the Blue Raiders scored on their first three possessions.
Kilgore’s first touchdown was a 20-yard pass to Beyah less than 3 minutes into the game. Blissard caught a 5-yard touchdown pass later in the first, then Kilgore tossed a 23-yard TD to Banks.
Kyle Griswould scored on a 1-yard touchdown run for Middle Tennessee in the fourth.
Wilbert was 10 for 24 for 104 yards and an interception for Florida Atlantic. Stephen Curtis also scored a touchdown for the Owls, and Alfred Morris rushed for 154 yards.
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