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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-6, 3-4) traveled to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-5, 4-3) in the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry. Both teams came into the contest with identical records and a lot on the line, but the Blue Raiders …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by David Chamberlain / Assistant Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-5, 2-3) hosted the University of Texas-El Paso Miners Saturday night for the annual Salute to Service game. The Blue Raiders defeated the Miners 30-3 in Brent Stockstill’s return to the turf since his …

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, …

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Photo by Gregory French / Staff Photographer After recording a signature win at Missouri, the Middle Tennessee received more recognition on Monday when running back I’Tavius Mathers and placekicker Canon Rooker were named Conference USA players of the week for offense and special teams, respectively. For Mathers, this marks the third time in his last five …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders fell to Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 44-43 in a thrilling, double-overtime game at Floyd Stadium on Saturday. This marks the second consecutive year that WKU has defeated MTSU in the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry game and the third consecutive game  in Murfreesboro between …