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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 Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Brent Stockstill, Richie James, Brad Anderson, Terelle West, Chandler Brewer, Robert Behanen and Lucas Hamilton. These names are synonymous with Blue Raider faithfuls as the biggest weapon on one of the most talented offenses in Conference USA. Like so many others however, these players haven’t been able …

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 According to a USA Today report on Tuesday night, the Blue Raiders will have to do without quarterback John Urzua and wide receiver Richie James for the rest of the season due to injuries they suffered in the loss to Marshall. Unfortunately for Urzua, the young signal caller …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes/ MTSU Sidelines¬† The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-5, 1-3) postseason hopes are slowly, but surely slipping away. In order to become bowl eligible, Middle Tennessee State University has to win three of their last four games. Luckily for them, the task isn’t quite as daunting as it seems with their …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-5, 1-3) ¬†fell behind early and never recovered, falling to Marshall (6-1, 3-0) on Friday night by a score of 38-10. The Blue Raiders defense got off to a solid start against the Marshall rushing attack but couldn’t sustain is, as they …