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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 / 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 …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Story by David Jones / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders came into the game against the Kentucky Wildcats as 15-point underdogs, but they didn’t look like it, even after falling to the Wildcats 34-23 Saturday in Lexington. It was a wild game that got off …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders eclipsed a season high in total yards and cruised past the University of Texas at El Paso Miners in a 48-32 victory Saturday at the Sun Bowl Stadium to push the team to 7-3 for the season. After a game where the Blue Raiders …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Coming into their rivalry game against Western Kentucky, the Middle Tennessee State rushing attack hadn’t exactly been setting the conference on fire. Before the Old Dominion game last week, the team’s leading rusher was quarterback Brent Stockstill. But on Friday night, the Blue Raider run game got a …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics In a game where both teams combined for over 1,000 yards of offense, it was turnovers that put MTSU (5-3, 4-1) over the top against Old Dominion (2-7, 1-5) by a score of 51-17 in Norfolk, Virginia, Saturday. ODU quarterback Blake LaRussa tossed three interceptions, two of which were returned …