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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Blue Raiders are headed to Honolulu to take on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the 15th annual Hawaii Bowl. The MTSU football team finished their regular season in a shootout win at home over Florida Atlantic 77-56. The victory pushed them to an 8-4 overall and solidified …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Blue Raider fans said farewell to 22 seniors on Saturday night inside Floyd Stadium. Highlighted by Steven Rhodes, Jeremy Cutrer and I’Tavius Mathers, each individual of the senior class was given their own spotlight before the game. The 2016 class is one that has been bowl eligible five …

Photo and video by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee (8-4, 5-3 C-USA) shattered the record books Saturday night at Floyd Stadium in their 77-56 Senior Day victory over Florida Atlantic University (3-9, 2-6 C-USA) without a quarterback. The 77 points are the most MTSU has put up since 1927 and the 133 combined points …

Photo by Meagan White / Staff Photographer The Middle Tennessee defense was faced with an offense trying to convert on fourth down twice in under five minutes to go against Charlotte at Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday. After poor performances in recent games, defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix’s group stuffed both attempts, the second of which sealed …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor In their first game without quarterback Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee (6-4, 3-3 C-USA) could not muster up enough firepower to beat Marshall University. The Blue Raiders held their own for a half, but fell eventually on the road 42-17 to the Thundering Herd (3-7, 2-4 C-USA). The breakdown …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief  Middle Tennessee (6-2, 3-1) beat Florida International University (3-6, 3-2 C-USA) Saturday night in thrilling fashion. The back-and-forth battle ended with a defensive score in the final minutes by MTSU that not only give them the win and made them bowl eligible, but put them in prime position in the …