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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Blue Raiders are headed to Honolulu to take on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the 15th annual Hawaii Bowl. The MTSU football team finished their regular season in a shootout win at home over Florida Atlantic 77-56. The victory pushed them to an 8-4 overall and solidified …

Photo and video by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee (8-4, 5-3 C-USA) shattered the record books Saturday night at Floyd Stadium in their 77-56 Senior Day victory over Florida Atlantic University (3-9, 2-6 C-USA) without a quarterback. The 77 points are the most MTSU has put up since 1927 and the 133 combined points …

Photo by Meagan White / Staff Photographer The Middle Tennessee defense was faced with an offense trying to convert on fourth down twice in under five minutes to go against Charlotte at Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday. After poor performances in recent games, defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix’s group stuffed both attempts, the second of which sealed …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor In their first game without quarterback Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee (6-4, 3-3 C-USA) could not muster up enough firepower to beat Marshall University. The Blue Raiders held their own for a half, but fell eventually on the road 42-17 to the Thundering Herd (3-7, 2-4 C-USA). The breakdown …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders lost more than a game against the University of Texas-San Antonio last Saturday, when quarterback Brent Stockstill went down with a broken collarbone. Just days later, the offense is functioning smoothly behind the play of backup John Urzua. A redshirt freshman, Urzua, was …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders trail the University of Texas-San Antonio today in a Conference USA East-West battle 28-10. This is in part because quarterback Brent Stockstill was injured early in the second quarter on a UTSA sack. He returned to sideline late in the second quarter with …