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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Brent Stockstill threw a career-high five touchdown passes, Jordan Parker ran for three scores and Middle Tennessee raced to an early lead in a 73-14 win over Charlotte Saturday night.

Stockstill hit on 23 of 27 attempts for 369 yards. Parker ran for 142, including a 62-yarder early in a first quarter in which Middle Tennessee (2-1, 1-0 Conference USA) scored 42 points. Desmond Anderson also went over the century mark, rushing for 102 yards and a score.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee Vintage base ball will wrap up its season this weekend with a tournament that will crown the league champion.

There are now 10 vintage base ball teams in Tennessee. The game is played by rules from the 1860s when base ball was in its infancy.

League Vice President Jeff “Skeeter” Davis says this is the game you played as a child, but there are significant differences.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee will dedicate a statue honoring former coach and athletic director Boots Donnelly on Oct. 3 before the Blue Raiders host Vanderbilt for homecoming.

Athletic director Chris Massaro says Donnelly is one of the pillars of the Middle Tennessee department.

MURFREESBURO, Tenn. (AP) — Brent Stockstill threw four touchdowns to help Middle Tennessee to a 70-14 win over Jackson State in a season opener on Saturday.

Stockstill was 23 of 29 for 336 yards for the Blue Raiders. Jeremiah Bryson rushed for two scores and Jordan Parker and Ruben Garnett each ran for a touchdown. A blocked Jackson State field goal resulting in a touchdown return by Jamarcus Howard and a 75-yard interception return by D.J. Sanders closed out the scoring for Middle Tennessee.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill has named his son, redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill, his starting quarterback for the Blue Raiders' season opener against Jackson State.

Stockstill made the announcement Monday.

Brent Stockstill redshirted last season after he was 2 of 3 for 41 yards in the season opener. Austin Grammer threw for 2,557 yards and 17 touchdowns with 12 interceptions, and he also ran for 442 yards and six more TDs as Middle Tennessee went 6-6.