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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 …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Chase Cunningham and Middle Tennessee State University (3-4) ran right over the University of Connecticut (1-8) for their first road win of the season Friday night 44-13. Cunningham once again proved his ability as the Raiders’ quarterback, making it look like he’s always been the starter. Though he …

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 …