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MTSU Dynasty - Utah @ MTSU Stuck
Posted on June 12, 2010 at 11:02 PM.
Middle Tennessee State opens the year with a convincing 28-3 victory over Utah

The Defending BCS champs opened the 2021 College football season at home against Utah. Utah came into the game pre-season rank 30th, while MTSU came in as the #1 team. Utah would struggle all game on 3rd downs, only converting once in 11 tries. 4th down was not any better, finishing 1 of 5.

MTSU Senior Halfback Jarrett Denman was player of the game, getting 97 rushing yards 3 TDs on 24 carries. Senior QB, but first year starter, Jason Johnson had a decent first start and would finish 16/23 for 241 passing yards 1 TD, but 2 Ints. MTSU's defense played a great game, only allowing 3 points and 166 total offensive yards. MTSU would easily go on to win 28-3.

Next week should be a true test for the Blue Raiders, Traveling to Michigan to play the 6th ranked Wolverines. It'll be the season opener for Michigan. The Blue Raiders won the match-up last year 20-10.

NCAA Scoreboard - Utah (0-0) at Middle Tennessee State (0-0)
August 8, 20211234F
#1 Middle Tennessee State7140728
Top Performers
Utah - Stats
Antonio Gibson - 12 tackles 2 sacks
Dustin Simon - 6 tackles 2 Ints
Middle Tennessee State - Stats
Jarrett Denman - 97 rush yards 3 TDs, 37 receive yards
Darryl Thompson - 5 tackles 2 sacks
Team Stats Comparison
First Downs1018
3rd Down Efficiency1-118-13
4th Down Efficiency1-50-0
Total Yards308407
Passing Yards116241
Rushing Yards50109
Penalties-Penalty Yards0-00-0
Time of Possession11:4118:08
Scoring Summary
First QuarterUtahMTSU
Utah4:36FG: B. Mills, 23 Yd FG30
Second QuarterUtahMTSU
MTSU1:46TD: J. Denman, 4 Yd run (M. Woods kick)37
MTSU6:08TD: D. Pearson, 46 Yd pass from J. Johnson (M. Woods kick)314
MTSU0:03TD: J. Denman. 1 Yd run (M. Woods kick)321
Fourth QuarterUtahMTSU
MTSU6:21TD: J. Denman, 3 Yd run (M. Woods kick)328
Jason Johnson16/2324112
Jarrett Denman24974.03
Morris Allen7284.00
Jason Johnson4-16-4.00
Martin Miller47218.00
Jarrett Denman33712.30
Damon Pearson36321.01
Austin Joseph33311.00
Charles Bellamy22010.00
Craig McCoy9000
Thomas Morris8000
Kyle Bean7000
Rod Marshall6000
Zach MxBride5000
Darryl Thompson5200
Terrance Oliver5000
Anthony Dorsey3100
Matthew Ross3000
Derrick Bishop3000
Todd Richardson2000
Kick ReturningNO.YDSTDLONG
Tyler Hughes119019
Morris Allen129029
Punt ReturningNO.YDSTDLONG
Tyler Hughes1900
Matt Woods0/14/440
Kellen Mooney313545.00
Middle Tennessee State
Charles Neal13/2111400
Brandon Slaughter0/1000
Brandon Slaughter19643.30
Charles Neal7-18-2.50
Ray Campbell177.00
Matt Smith5306.00
Shawn Hunter34113.60
Jerome Brown22613.00
Ray Campbell22613.00
Brandon Slaughter1-7-7.00
Antonio Gibson12200
Lee Webb7000
Dustin Simon6020
Adam Whitaker6000
Chad Moore6000
Dustin Wright6000
Jim Walters6000
Johnny Mathhews5200
Wesley Williams5000
Mike Tyler3000
Brad Smith3000
Kick ReturningNO.YDSTDLONG
Shawn Hunter5126031
Punt ReturningNO.YDSTDLONG
Ben Jones216012
Beau Mills1/10/030
Beau Mills416340.72

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