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Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer The Liberty University Flames (5-1) brought the heat against an outclassed but defiant Middle Tennessee State University (2-4, 1-2 Conference USA) on Saturday in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a final score of 41-13. The Flames’ offense ran up and down the field almost without interruption, led by Joshua Mack …

Story by Will Carter / Sports Editor Everything the players worked for was gone in the blink of an eye. The thought of a shutdown was in the back of everyone’s head, but no one expected it to come to fruition. The following season wasn’t any easier. Players were required to be tested every few …

Story by Britton Barnette / Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders (2-3-0) will have yet another tough test this week as they travel to Lynchburg, Virgina to face Hugh Freeze and the Liberty Flames (4-1-0), as well as their superstar quarterback Malik Willis. Saturday will mark Middle Tennessee’s first ever game at Williams Stadium, with the last meeting being a 27-7 victory for the Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University (2-3, 1-2 Conference USA) came out of Floyd Stadium on Saturday night with their first in-conference win (34-28) in an upset against Marshall University (2-3, 0-1 Conference USA). The Raiders started off strong against the Thundering Herd, not giving an inch to the Marshall …

Story by Britton Barnette / Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders continue Conference USA play this Saturday where they will host the Marshall Thundering Herd for the 14th installment of the blackout game. Following a winless three game road trip, MTSU will be looking to turn things around in their first game at Floyd Stadium in 29 days.   Since joining C-USA in 2013, the two teams have …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Friday night, Middle Tennessee State University (1-3, 0-2 Conference USA) had the fight of their lives against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (3-1, 1-0 C-USA), ending in a tragic 42-39 loss away from home. After the departure of former starting QB Bailey Hockman, Chase Cunningham rose …