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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  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 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 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 Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archive  With the 2017 college football season on the horizon, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will rely on a mix of incumbents and newcomers to erase their bowl misfortune of the last couple seasons and end their Conference USA Championship drought. With a third place finish in C-USA’s …

Photo by Greg French / Sidelines Archive A new and exciting year of Blue Raider football is on the horizon, and the young 2017 Blue Raider squad is ready to begin its quest for a conference title. Fans will get a glimpse at this year’s version of MTSU on Saturday at 1 p.m. during the Blue-White Spring Finale at …