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Photo by Gregory French/MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee will take on Vanderbilt for the second consecutive year on Saturday. Altogether, the two teams have met 16 times with Vanderbilt dominating the series with a 13-3 record. However, recently the Blue Raiders have found success against the Commodores going 3-1 in their last four meetings. These in-state …

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 …

Photo by Meagan White/MTSU Sidelines The offseason is now over and we are days away from kicking off the 2016 college football season. The Blue Raiders look to improve their 7-6 record from last season that ended in a Bahamas Bowl loss to Western Michigan. Coming into this season, the Blue Raiders are expected to …

Photo by Gregory French/Sidelines Archive Four MTSU football players were selected to be on the Conference USA Preseason Football team, as chosen by the league’s head coaches. The league office announced the team on Wednesday, including MTSU quarterback Brent Stockstill, offensive lineman Maurquice Shakir, wide receiver Richie James and defensive back Jeremy Cutrer. Athlon Sports honored Stockstill …