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Photo by Meagan White / Sidelines Archive The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday in the biggest rivalry game of the season. The 100 Miles of Hate Rivalry dates back all the way to 1914 and takes its name due to the universities being just 100 miles apart from …

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Photo by Gregory French/MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-1) head into the bye week with their best start since 2001. Fresh off a 30-13 win over North Texas, the Blue Raiders have two weeks to prepare for Western Kentucky in the annual “100 Miles of Hate” matchup. They sit atop of the …

Photo by Devon Arnold / Contributing Photographer For the first time since 2001, the Blue Raiders open up the season 4-1 and are off to their best start in the Rick Stockstill era. Middle Tennessee traveled to North Texas Saturday night, capturing their fourth victory of the season and their first ever at Apogee Stadium. …

Photo by Gregory French//MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee (3-1) faced off against Louisiana Tech (1-3) Saturday night at Floyd Stadium in the annual Blackout game. The Blue Raiders shined in the second half, storming back for the win 38-34. The Blue Raiders victory was fueled by I’Tavius Mathers career high 164 yards rushing and a near flawless …

Photo by Devon Arnold/MTSU Sidelines The pouring rain in Bowling Green, Ohio, wasn’t enough to stop the offensive fireworks from Middle Tennessee Saturday afternoon. The Blue Raiders (2-1) traveled to Ohio to take on the Bowling Green State Falcons (1-2) in very sloppy field conditions. The first half was tight but Middle Tennessee pulled away …

Photo by Devon Arnold/MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee football team is hungry and ready for redemption this Saturday. After committing costly mistakes which led to a 47-24 loss at Vanderbilt last Saturday, it would be easy for many to assume the Blue Raiders morale has taken a hit. However, fans who believe that couldn’t be …