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Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Before the opening kickoff, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders won the coin toss … and that is all they would win on Saturday. The defending SEC champs walloped MTSU in Sanford Stadium 49-7 in a game that was essentially over before it started. However, that was to …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (1-2) fell to the Georgia Bulldogs (3-0) in Athens on Saturday. The Blue Raiders came in as underdogs to the number three ranked team in the nation, and Saturday’s contest showed why. The Blue Raiders were outmatched by Georgia’s size, speed …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines A win is a win. They all count the same. Every win is a big win. There is a plethora of clich├ęs one could toss out when a team wins ugly. Middle Tennessee State head coach Rick Stockstill took the same approach as he stood at the …

Photos by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Nathan Vaughan / Staff Writer The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders won their first game of the 2018 season over UT-Martin 61-37 in Floyd Stadium on Saturday in a game dominated by the offenses. It wasn’t pretty, but winning isn’t easy, according to MTSU head …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-6, 3-4) traveled to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-5, 4-3) in the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry. Both teams came into the contest with identical records and a lot on the line, but the Blue Raiders …

Photo and story by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-5, 3-3) walked out of Jerry Richardson Stadium with a convincing 35-21 victory against the Charlotte 49ers (1-9, 1-5). The Blue Raiders entered the game with confidence as Brent Stockstill was starting in his second straight game since he suffered …