MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)Elijah Davis and Blake Watson scored touchdowns three minutes apart and Old Dominion rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Middle Tennessee 24-17 on Saturday.
The Monarchs (5-6, 4-3 Conference USA) entered the final quarter tied at 10-10 with Middle Tennessee (5-6, 3-4) driving to a first-and-goal. The Monarchs stopped the threat with R’Tarriun Johnson’s fourth-down tackle for an 11-yard loss.
Six plays later, Davis broke free for a 45-yard touchdown run and, after holding Middle Tennessee to a three-and-out, Watson scored from the 4. The big play in that drive was Hayden Wolff’s 60-yard pass to Ali Jennings on first down.
The Blue Raiders cut the gap to 24-17 when Jaylin Lane caught a 26-yard TD pass from Nicholas Vattiato with four minutes left, and had one more chance but Brad Anderson fumbled with 2:23 remaining.
Jason Henderson forced the fumble, Devin Brandt-Epps recovered and ODU ran out the clock.
More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25.
Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25