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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines In August, Middle Tennessee fans had plenty to be optimistic about. Offensively, they returned three of their four biggest weapons from a season ago in quarterback Brent Stockstill and the receiving tandem of Richie James and Ty Lee. Defensively, the revamping of the defensive staff with the likes …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archives Since the first meeting in 1914, the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry has proven to be one of the best in all of college football. In fact, Underdog Dynasty ranked it as the top rivalry in Conference USA this past June. Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky have …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-5, 2-3) defeated the University of Texas-El Paso Miners (0-9, 0-5) by a score of 30-3 on Salute to Armed Forces night at Floyd Stadium. Middle Tennessee welcomed prolific quarterback Brent Stockstill back to the lineup for the first time since …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee State quarterback Brent Stockstill and kicker Cannon Rooker have been named semifinalists for postseason awards they were nominated for in the preseason. Stockstill has been named one of 11 semifinalists for the Wuerffel trophy. The Blue Raider signal caller is the lone quarterback and Conference …

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 The MTSU Blue Raiders (3-3, 1-1) achieved their first conference victory of the season against the Florida International Panthers (3-2, 2-1) by a score of 37-17 on Saturday. The Blue Raiders welcomed the return of Mike Minter, Walter Brady, Shane Tucker, Isaiah Upton and Terelle West, who added depth to …