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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines “Let’s dance,” a gleeful head coach Rick Stockstill said following his team’s 21-13 victory over Charlotte on Saturday. “We won. There ain’t nothing to be mad about.” The win is something to be excited about, as all conference wins are valuable wins, but offensive frivolousness usually keeps …

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 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 Story by David Chamberlain / Assistant Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-5, 2-3) hosted the University of Texas-El Paso Miners Saturday night for the annual Salute to Service game. The Blue Raiders defeated the Miners 30-3 in Brent Stockstill’s return to the turf since his …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives The kicking unit of most football programs is often the most overlooked part of the team, typically the offense and defense gets highlighted on television. However, a strong kicking unit can help sway the tide of a game, such as a punter not giving up good field position, …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives The injury-stricken offense of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-2) struggled to get anything going Saturday afternoon when they fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-0) by a score of 34-3 at TCF Bank Field. Hours before kickoff, the Blue Raiders announced that starting quarterback Brent Stockstill would …