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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 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 …

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 …

MTSU football

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 Brent Beerends/MT Athletics Week one is upon us, and the Blue Raiders are putting the finishing touches on prep for Saturday’s contest with Alabama A&M. Head coach Rick Stockstill, starting QB Brent Stockstill and LB DJ Sanders spoke Monday about their opponent. After sitting out last year due to transfer rules, RB I’Tavius Mathers …

Kevin Byard MTSU Pro Day

Photo by John Connor Coulston//Managing Editor On Friday night, Middle Tennessee State University safety Kevin Byard became the latest Blue Raider to be selected in the NFL Draft. The former MTSU safety was selected with the first pick in the third round (No. 64 overall) by the Tennessee Titans, one of the five teams that …