MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)—DuJuan Harris ran for 148 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Troy to a 31-17 victory over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night.
Harris scored on a 5-yard pass from Jamie Hampton to cap a 9-play, 70-yard drive with 11:40 left in the second quarter.
The Trojans (1-0, 1-0 Sun Belt Conference) capitalized off two Blue Raider turnovers to build a 17-3 advantage in the first half. Harris scored on runs of 5, 33 and 13 yards.
Joe Craddock, who completed 20 of 32 passes, threw for 200 yards and a 46-yard touchdown to Malcolm Beyah in the fourth quarter for Middle Tennessee (0-1, 0-1).