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Photo and story by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines In a season where injuries have set back the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-5, 2-3), they find themselves only three games away from eligibility thanks to a 30-3 drubbing of the winless University of Texas-El Paso Miners. For the rest of the year, the team …

Photo by Gregory French / Sidelines Archives Former Middle Tennessee State safety and current Tennessee Titans starter Kevin Byard has been named the AFC defensive player of the week for his week-seven performance against the Cleveland Browns. The Titans defeated the Browns in a defensive battle on Sunday in overtime by a final score of …

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, …