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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee State quarterback Brent Stockstill and kicker Cannon Rooker have been named semifinalists for postseason awards they were nominated for in the preseason. Stockstill has been named one of 11 semifinalists for the Wuerffel trophy. The Blue Raider signal caller is the lone quarterback and Conference …

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 Coming off of a 38-10 loss to Marshall, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-5, 1-3) are preparing to take on the University of Texas-El Paso Miners (0-8, 0-4). After back-to-back losses, the team is looking for answers and are still three wins away from bowl eligibility. “I think …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines If you were at the Middle Tennessee game this past Saturday, chances are you may have overlooked defensive tackle Jordan Ferguson. In the fourth quarter with the Panthers on the ropes, the big man stepped up and put the icing on the cake for the Blue Raiders. …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Scoring three touchdowns in one game is a feat that most offensive players only accomplish a handful of times in their career. For a 6-foot 238-pound linebacker to do it, that’s a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Middle Tennessee State Blue Raider linebacker Tavares Thomas did just that in MTSU’s …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee State outside linebacker Khalil Brooks was named October’s first Conference USA Player of the Week after his performance against the Florida International Panthers. Brooks tied J.K. Sabb’s 2005 school record of five tackles for loss against the Panthers and added three sacks on the day, …