Sun Belt football had a good weekend, with two wins over C-USA opponents.

Blue Raiders Stage Thrilling Comeback over Memphis 
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Redshirt sophomore quarterback Logan Kilgore hit a wide-open Anthony Amos, a redshirt junior, with 11 seconds left in regulation to secure a Middle Tennessee come-from-behind victory over Memphis Saturday, 38-31, on Homecoming in front of 20,098 at Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Kilgore finished 27-of-41 for 277 yards and three touchdowns. D.D. Kyles finished as the game’s leader on the ground, netting 105 yards on 15 carries, as MT reached the 200-yard rushing plateau. Malcolm Beyah hauled in a team-best six receptions for 82 yards and a pair of scores, while Benny Cunningham, Reggie Whatley and Tavarres Jefferson each registered three catches.

Craig Allen led the Blue Raider defense with 10 tackles, all solo stops, while Arness Ikner and Eric Russell each posted seven tackles to aid the cause.

Middle Tennessee returns to action in just five days, playing host to Western Kentucky at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in a nationally-televised contest on ESPNU.

Cajuns Overcome Sloppy Game to Defeat Owls 
Brett Baer's 26-yard field goal as time expired lifted Louisiana to its first 4-1 start since 1988 as the Ragin' Cajuns fended off a late Florida Atlantic rally posting a 37-34 victory at Cajun Field. The Cajuns turned the ball over twice and lost over 100 yards on 10 penalties, many of them at critical points in the game.

Seven minutes earlier it seemed as though the Cajuns (4-1, 2-0 Sun Belt) wouldn't need such a frantic march to for the winning tally.  Baer notched his second field goal of 40-plus yards at the 7:43 mark when he drilled a 46-yard attempt to give Louisiana a 14-point cushion.

Blaine Gautier completed 26-of-33 passes for 329 yards, career-bests for the senior from Paulina, La.

Harry Peoples accumulated 176 yards receiving marking the first 100-yard receiver for the Cajuns this season. His 12 receptions tied Brandon Stokley (11/4/95 vs. La. Tech) for the most by a UL receiver at Cajun Field.

Baer tied a career-high with three field goal makes and notched his first game with two from 40-plus.

After 14 consecutive field goals made to begin his career, Baer missed a pair of kicks in the third quarter, but redeemed himself on a 47-yard attempt to increase the UL advantage to 24-20 at the 6:35 mark in the third quarter.

The Cajuns continue their three-game homestand next Saturday hosting Troy at 6 p.m.

FAU 4th-Quarter Rally Falls Short in Football's SBC Opener 
Lafayette, LA - The Florida Atlantic University football team lost its Sun Belt Conference opener on a game-ending 26-yard field goal 37-34 at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday evening. The Owls battled from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to tie the game with 1:48 remaining.

The Ragin' Cajuns drove 65 yards on 10 plays to set up Brett Baer's game-winning kick. FAU falls to 0-4 on the season and 0-1 in conference play while Louisiana-Lafayette improved to 2-0 in SBC play and 4-1 overall.

The Owls trailed 34-20 in the fourth quarter before redshirt junior quarterback Graham Wilbert connected with redshirt sophomore tight end Nexon Dorvilus for a five-yard touchdown pass. The pass was one of three on the evening and brought FAU within seven with 5:41 remaining.

Wilbert ended the game 20-of-38 with a career-best three touchdown passes. He also threw for 219 yards in the loss. Dorvilus and Stinson each had four catches to led the team while redshirt freshman wide out Marcus Cunningham had a team-high 65 yards receiving.

On the ground, Alfred Morris ended the night with 80 yards and one score on 19 carries.

The defense forced two first-half turnovers that led to 10 points. Freshman linebacker Andrae Kirk and Treon Howard each had 10 tackles. Howard's fumble recovery in the second quarter led to the first touchdown for FAU.

FAU continues its road swing against next Saturday against the University of North Texas. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. and can be heard on ESPN760AM or at fausports.com. The game will be televised on CSS as part of the Sun Belt Network.

The Owls will christen their new on-campus football stadium on October 15th against Western Kentucky University at 4 p.m.

NT Owns Clock In 41-24 Loss At Tulsa 
TULSA, Okla. – North Texas controlled the clock and the line of scrimmage, but a battle-tested Tulsa squad owned the air and ultimately the scoreboard in a 41-24 loss at H.A. Chapman Stadium on Saturday.

Mean Green (1-4, 0-1 Sun Belt) running back Lance Dunbar recorded his 18th career 100-yard rushing game against Tulsa (2-3, 1-0 C-USA), which helped North Texas control 40:53 of the game’s 60 minutes as it racked up 391 yards of total offense.

The senior, who ranks third in school history in career yards, piled up 127 yards on a career-high 40 carries, which are the third most in school history for a single game.

The Mean Green returns home to face Sun Belt foe Florida Atlantic next Saturday at 6:30 p.m.