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Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Despite the poor weather outside, it was a bright day for the MTSU football coaching staff as the Blue Raiders finalized nine signees on Wednesday’s National Signing Day to add to a 23-man class. The Blue Raiders finished in the top half of the conference in recruiting rankings, …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (8-5, 7-1) took on the Appalachian State Mountaineers (10-2, 7-1) in the 2018 New Orleans Bowl inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday night, where they struggled all night to get into any kind of rhythm. The defense stepped up early, but the …

Photo by David Chamberlain / Sidelines Brent Stockstill was standing on the sideline as he watched his defense take the field. His offense was fresh off of a turnover on downs with only 1:27 left in the game and with UAB up by two points in the biggest game of his life and in the …

Photo by David Chamberlain / Sidelines In a rematch for an elusive conference title, Middle Tennessee State fell short because of their own errors. The MTSU Blue Raiders (8-5) found it near impossible to convert on third down, score in the red zone, or stop mental errors in a nail-biting loss to the University of …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines When Middle Tennessee lost to Florida International in early October, it was easy to feel as if the Blue Raiders’ chance of winning a conference title slipped through their fingertips. In the two weeks prior, this team snapped FAU’s conference winning streak and avenged their blowout loss to …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines It was an uneasy kickoff in Floyd Stadium ahead of the Blue Raiders regular-season finale versus the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Saturday. The team needed a Florida International loss to Marshall in order to win the C-USA East division title. Otherwise, the game meant nothing. The …