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Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University (5-6, 3-4 C-USA) dropped their final game at home to Old Dominion (5-6, 4-3 C-USA) on Saturday after their late-game effort was stopped short. Freshman quarterback Nicholas Vattiato started once again for the injured Chase Cunningham, with the Blue Raiders offense looking to capitalize …

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders are a step away from their first bowl appearance since 2018, and on Saturday they could make that happen with a win over Old Dominion in its final home game. After the Monarch’s newfound success with QB Hayden Wolff with wins over Florida International (47-24) …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University (5-5, 3-3 Conference USA) made a strong showing against Florida International University (1-9, 0-6 C-USA) in a 50-10 blowout at home Saturday afternoon in the annual “Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces” game. The Blue Raiders are bouncing back late in the season after …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University (4-5, 2-3 Conference USA) fell to Western Kentucky University (5-4, 4-1 C-USA) in the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry game on Saturday at Bowling Green. The final score was 48-21. To the surprise of some, Blue Raider Head Coach Rick Stockstill started true freshman …

By Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer “We’ve faced good quarterbacks, but this guy’s special,” Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill said on Monday at the team’s weekly press conference. Stockstill was referring to Western Kentucky phenom Bailey Zappe, whom the Blue Raiders will face on the gridiron this Saturday after traveling the “100 Miles of …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University (4-4, 2-2 Conference USA) overwhelmed the University of Southern Mississippi (1-7, 0-4 C-USA) for another turnover-filled victory for the Raiders’ homecoming game, 35-10. The Golden Eagles tossed one into the endzone for an early lead after a failed first drive from Middle Tennessee, but …