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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 Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Since Rick Stockstill took over as head coach in 2006, Middle Tennessee State University has boasted a 26-15 record in the month of November. Out of the their last 35 games in November, MTSU has a 24-11 mark and has taken 15 of their last 20 games. Coming …

Photo by Austin Lewis, MTSU Sidelines It was one of those games for Middle Tennessee (6-5, 5-2 C-USA), with multiple players hitting new highs and a team effort sealing bowl eligibility with a 41-7 win over North Texas (1-10, 1-5 C-USA). The key for the Blue Raiders was starting early and moving methodically down the …

Photo by Gregory French // Staff Photographer By: Caleb Luketic //Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee (2-3, 1-0 C-USA) hosted Vanderbilt (2-3, 0-2 SEC) Saturday in the annual Homecoming game. The game was the Blue Raiders third and final non-conference game of the season.  The Blue Raiders controlled Vanderbilt for most of Saturdays’ contest, leading for the …

By David Chamberlain // Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders (2-2, 1-0) traveled to Champaign, Illinois, for a big non-conference test against Illinois (3-1, 0-0). The two teams came into Saturday at different ends of the spectrum after week three. The Fighting Illini were blitzed last weekend in Chapel Hill for their first loss of the year, after only …