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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-5, 1-3)  fell behind early and never recovered, falling to Marshall (6-1, 3-0) on Friday night by a score of 38-10. The Blue Raiders defense got off to a solid start against the Marshall rushing attack but couldn’t sustain is, as they …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Rusty Ellis / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-5, 1-3) couldn’t muster the offense to defeat the Marshall Thundering Herd and fell in their annual Blackout game by a final score of 38-10 in Murfreesboro. The loss was not the only negative part …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives The kicking unit of most football programs is often the most overlooked part of the team, typically the offense and defense gets highlighted on television. However, a strong kicking unit can help sway the tide of a game, such as a punter not giving up good field position, …

Photo by Darwin Moore/ MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee freshman running back Brad Anderson was named to Pro Football Focus-College’s National Offensive Team of the Week for week seven’s performance against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers. Pro Football Focus’ college football section names an offensive and defensive team each week for every Football Bowl Subdivision conference, …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-4, 1-2) have a short time to prepare for their next game, as the Marshall Thundering Herd will come into town for a primetime match-up on ESPN. The Blue Raiders are coming off of a tough loss to the University of Alabama-Birmingham …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines In a game that saw six lead changes, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-4, 1-2) lost in a shootout to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers (4-2, 2-1) by a score of 25-23. It was MTSU’s first trip to Legion Field since 2014. After forcing a UAB three-and-out on …