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Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer “One of your goals is to win the conference,” said Blue Raiders head football coach Rick Stockstill at a press conference on Monday. “There’s nothing more important than conference play.” For Stockstill and his players, the goal is clear and very optimistic. Last season, Stockstill and MTSU went …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University’s (1-1, 0-0 Conference USA) second outing of the season was a devastating but predictable tale of two halves. The Raiders put up a good fight early on but fell 35-14 to the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) as the game clock …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer A crowded, roaring stadium. An upset against a top-10 team. A swift ascent to the top of the Coastal division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.   Virginia Tech (1-0) stole the show last week in Blacksburg as college football teams across the country made their season debuts. Can Middle …

Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Blue Raider football returned on Saturday, and started off the season off strong at Floyd Stadium with a blowout win against the Monmouth University Hawks, 50-15.  After an excellent 2019 season (11-3, 6-0 Big South) but not playing a single game last year due to the introduction of a global …

Story by Ayanna Bronner / Contributing Writer “Top to bottom this may be the best group of guys,” said Coach Stockstill. They have decent size and quickness, as well as competition since they are constantly fighting for their spots.  Although the defensive players are smaller, they have great running ability, while the offensive line has a lot of depth.  …

Sometimes in tough seasons, you need a few strokes of luck to get a win. And for MTSU Saturday night in Houston, they didn’t get just one…or two, or three but four. A couple of dinks of the crossbar and a collapse from the Rice (0-1) special teams unit handed a golden ticket to Asher …