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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 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 Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archive When you break it down, a train is a lot like a running game. The locomotive (running back) powers the whole thing, and without that engine, you aren’t going anywhere. The tracks (offensive lineman) lay the groundwork on which the locomotive can travel, guiding it through peaks and …

Photo by Greg French / Sidelines Archives After a year that saw I’Tavius Mothers break several single-season rushing records at Middle Tennessee, the Blue Raiders are hard at work trying to find the man to replace him. One such candidate is redshirt senior Shane Tucker. The Memphis, TN native missed all of last season after an …

Photo by Chandler Shrode / Staff Photographer  When the season began, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders prepared for their year knowing they were without some of their primary weapons. Players like Terry Pettis, Shane Tucker and Jocquez Bruce all suffered injuries and expected to be lost for most of, if not the entire, season. This …

Photo by Devon Arnold/MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee (1-0) opened the 2016 season Saturday night, taking on SWAC opponent Alabama A&M (0-1) at Floyd Stadium. New Blue Raiders and seasoned Blue Raiders combined in a dominant effort on both sides of the ball, shutting out the Bulldogs 55-0. “I was really impressed with our offense, especially in the …