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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 …

Photo by Chandler Shrode / Staff Photographer  When the season began, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders prepared for their year knowing they were without some of their primary weapons. Players like Terry Pettis, Shane Tucker and Jocquez Bruce all suffered injuries and expected to be lost for most of, if not the entire, season. This …

Photo by Gregory French/MTSU Sidelines This Saturday, the Blue Raiders will travel less than 40 miles to Nashville when they take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. There are many reasons as to why this matchup is so special. For starters, the small trek is exciting because it’s a chance for Middle Tennessee to face an instate …

Photo by Meagan White/MTSU Sidelines After a week one beatdown against Alabama A&M, the Blue Raiders set their sights on Vanderbilt in week two. Coming into last week, people were unsure of how well the wide receiver core would look. After losing Shane Tucker, Terry Pettis, and Jocquez Bruce, it was hard to believe in …

Photo by Devon Arnold/MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee (1-0) opened the 2016 season Saturday night, taking on SWAC opponent Alabama A&M (0-1) at Floyd Stadium. New Blue Raiders and seasoned Blue Raiders combined in a dominant effort on both sides of the ball, shutting out the Bulldogs 55-0. “I was really impressed with our offense, especially in the …

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Photo by Gregory French As MTSU football prepares for their matchup against Alabama A&M, running back I’Tavius Mathers and wide receiver Ty Lee are set to make their Blue Raider debuts. Mathers’ college football journey is coming to a close just as Lee’s is about to begin. Mathers has experienced recent adversity, while Lee has …