Cunningham helps MTSU upset Georgia Tech 49-28 - WKRN News 2

Cunningham helps MTSU upset Georgia Tech 49-28


Benny Cunningham rushed for 217 yards and five touchdowns Saturday to lead Middle Tennessee State to a 49-28 win at Georgia Tech.

MTSU came into the game as 27.5 point underdogs and gave Tech their first loss to a non-BCS school since 1996.

MTSU's Logan Kilgore passed for 246 yards as the Blue Raiders dominated the Yellow Jackets at home.

Tech quarterback Tevin Washington utilized the triple option, tying a school record with four rushing touchdowns, but the Yellow Jackets continued to struggle on defense.

A week earlier, Tech surrendered 609 yards of total offense, including 436 passing, as Miami came from behind in for a 42-36 overtime win. Saturday, the Blue Raiders had 510 yards of total offense.

The loss was Georgia Tech's first loss to a non-Bowl Championship Series school since 1996. The Yellow Jackets have also lost consecutive home games for the first time since 1988.

The Blue Raider win brings the team to 3-1 on the season. 

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