MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Nicholas Vattiato threw for 275 yards and four touchdowns and Middle Tennessee beat Florida International 40-6 on Saturday night.
Vattiato threw a 24-yard touchdown to Elijah Metcalf for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. He connected from 32 yards out to Holden Willis and 72 yards to DJ England-Chisolm in the second quarter for a 31-6 halftime lead.
Defensively, the Blue Raiders (3-7, 2-4 Conference USA) added to the scoring cause when Richard Kinley returned a fumble 23 yard for a touchdown to make it 17-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Vattiato closed the scoring with a 20-yard scoring pass to Jeremy Tate Jr. with 10:22 left to play.
Keyone Jenkins completed 22 of 35 passes for 226 yards for FIU (4-6, 1-6).
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