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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders have shot out of the gates in the Conference USA race. The Blue Raiders struggled early to begin the season, starting just 1-2. However, the Blue Raiders welcomed an early bye week following that rough start, and things have been trending …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics  The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (3-2, 2-0) traveled to Marshall to take on the Thundering Herd Friday night. The Blue Raiders came in on a short week after defeating the Florida Atlantic Owls last Saturday. It was a tightly contested game until the Blue Raiders offense exploded in the …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines When running back Tavares Thomas’ one-yard rushing touchdown put the Blue Raiders within one point of the defending C-USA champion Florida Atlantic Owls with 38 seconds remaining, a game-altering decision loomed. Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill made that decision well before Thomas’ six-foot, 245-pound frame pushed …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Lane Kiffin, the second year head coach of Florida Atlantic, had not lost to a Conference USA opponent during his tenure with the Owls. That changed Saturday night in Floyd Stadium. “That’s the best win I’ve been a part of here,” said quarterback Brent Stockstill. Brent Stockstill’s …

Photo and story by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are four weeks into the season, and there has been no appearance on the field from senior safety Jovante Moffatt. Moffatt has spent this season sidelined with an injury that occurred at the beginning of the 2017 season. The …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders have reached the bye week. Only three weeks into the season, one could say it’s a bit early for a bye week. However, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for MTSU. The Blue Raiders have piled up the injuries. The …