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Photo by Chandler Shrode / Contributing Photographer Middle Tennessee has one of the most dynamic offenses in college football. Over the offseason, the Blue Raiders added offensive coordinator Tony Franklin, and the offense is thriving thus far with a combined 158 points through the first four games and an average of 39.5 points per game. However, …

Photo by Meagan White/Sidelines archive  Saturday, Middle Tennessee and North Texas played their respective opponents over 814 miles apart. Conversely, the poor starts, the resiliency shown and the game’s outcomes were nearly identical. The Blue Raiders and the Mean Greens were each down three scores during their respective games last weekend. With all odds against …

Story by Rusty Ellis // Contributing Writer | Photo by Gregory French/MTSU Sidelines For the second straight week, Middle Tennessee running back I’Tavius Mathers has won the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week award. In a thrilling 38-34 win over Louisiana Tech, Mathers carried the ball 21 times for a career-high 163 yards and three …

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 …