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Story by Ayanna Bronner / Contributing Writer After three games into the season Bailey Hockman, a transfer from North Carolina State, decided to step down as quarterback on Sunday, although he will remain enrolled at MTSU as he is expected to graduate after fall semester. After the UTSA loss, Coach Stockstill, Coach Dearman, and Hockman personally …

Story by Britton Barnette / Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders play under the Friday night lights this week as they travel to Charlotte for their second Conference USA matchup of the season. After falling to UTSA at the Alamodome last week, MTSU is looking to secure their first in-conference victory this year.   The Blue Raiders will be featuring a new face at …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University (1-2, 0-1 Conference USA) and its offense could not find any breathing room in the Alamodome against the University of Texas at San Antonio (3-0, 1-0 C-USA), who neary left their opponents scoreless for the second week in a row (27-13). MTSU’s defense put …

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 …