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Photo by Gregory French // Staff Photographer By: Caleb Luketic //Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee (2-3, 1-0 C-USA) hosted Vanderbilt (2-3, 0-2 SEC) Saturday in the annual Homecoming game. The game was the Blue Raiders third and final non-conference game of the season.  The Blue Raiders controlled Vanderbilt for most of Saturdays’ contest, leading for the …

Just a few days from the last non-conference game of the 2015 season, the Blue Raiders opened the week making their final preparations for Homecoming against in-state opponent Vanderbilt. Sidelines spoke with Vanderbilt’s publication, the “Vanderbilt Hustler” Tuesday to talk about the SEC foe. Ben Weinreb, the Sports Editor for the Vanderbilt Hustler, spoke about …

By: David Chamberlain// Contributing Writer After a tough loss against Illinois, the Blue Raider football team set their sights on another non-conference opponent, Vanderbilt. Coach Stockstill tried not to focus on the loss, but rather the challenge ahead of the team this week as the Commodores come to town. “We’re looking forward to this challenge. It’s …

By David Chamberlain // Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders (2-2, 1-0) traveled to Champaign, Illinois, for a big non-conference test against Illinois (3-1, 0-0). The two teams came into Saturday at different ends of the spectrum after week three. The Fighting Illini were blitzed last weekend in Chapel Hill for their first loss of the year, after only …

Contributing Writer // Caleb Luketic Photos by Meagan White // Editor-in-Chief MURFREESBORO – The Charlotte 49ers (2-1) traveled to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to make their Conference USA debut against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-1) on Saturday evening. The Blue Raiders spoiled the 49ers chances of starting 3-0 for the second straight season by putting on …

Middle Tennessee faced one of the toughest teams in the country on Saturday, No. 2 Alabama, and they were out to prove something to anyone who doubted their will. Offensively, the Blue Raiders started sluggish. On the first play of the half Christian Collis fumbled, giving Alabama great field position, ultimately leading to the first touchdown …