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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 Darwin Moore/ MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee freshman running back Brad Anderson was named to Pro Football Focus-College’s National Offensive Team of the Week for week seven’s performance against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers. Pro Football Focus’ college football section names an offensive and defensive team each week for every Football Bowl Subdivision conference, …

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 Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Coming off the heels of a 37-17 win against the Florida International Panthers, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (3-3, 1-1) will hit the road Saturday to take on the University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers. The biggest takeaway from the FIU game was the Blue Raiders winning …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes The MTSU Blue Raiders (3-3, 1-1) achieved their first conference victory of the season against the Florida International Panthers (3-2, 2-1) by a score of 37-17 on Saturday. The Blue Raiders welcomed the return of Mike Minter, Walter Brady, Shane Tucker, Isaiah Upton and Terelle West, who added depth to …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines After a disappointing 38-20 loss at Florida Atlantic, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-3, 0-1) find themselves at a crucial junction in the season. With quarterback Brent Stockstill and receiver Richie James both still sidelined with nagging injuries, they’ve relied on players like John Urzua, Ty Lee and …