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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 …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines If you were at the Middle Tennessee game this past Saturday, chances are you may have overlooked defensive tackle Jordan Ferguson. In the fourth quarter with the Panthers on the ropes, the big man stepped up and put the icing on the cake for the Blue Raiders. …