Justin Beasley


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  It was a one-game playoff between Middle Tennessee and UTEP in the Sun Bowl to see who would get their seventh win and the final bowl bid from the five automatic bowl tie-ins allotted to C-USA schools.

after Saturday's 24-21 loss, Middle Tennessee HASonly six wins on the season, and could wind up not getting invited to a bowl game.

Running back Shane Tucker led the way with with two touchdowns and 101 yards on the ground for MT.

Be sure to stay tuned to 89.5 WMOT for the latest on Middle Tennessee's bowl picture.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  Down 13 points in the fourth quarter to FAU, Middle Tennessee scored 14-unanswered after a fourth and goal touchdown pass from Austin Grammar to Marcus Henry inside Floyd Stadium on Saturday. 

That was the play of the game, but the player of the game was running back Reggie Whatley, accounting for 321 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.

All together, MT racked up 470 yards, with 310 coming on the ground.

This win gives MT six wins with a chance to make it seven this Saturday at UTEP. 


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee led 21-3 in the second quarter, but then fell short in Miami and will have to wait another week to become bowl eligible.

The Blue Raiders lost to FIU Saturday 38-28 at Alfonso Field after a come-from-behind win by the Panthers.

Middle led 21-3 early in the second quarter, but went into halftime up 21-17. Later, the Panthers took their first lead after scoring 28 unanswered points to gain a 31-21 lead in the third quarter.

FIU scored 21 points off five turnovers resulting in a season-high 38 points.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  After their last out of conference game versus BYU two weeks ago, Middle Tennessee gets back to conference play this weekend.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders travel to Miami Saturday to take on FIU Panthers inside Alfonso Field.

MT leads this series 6-to-3, and won last year’s matchup 48-0 over the Panthers.

The Blue Raiders have won five straight games in the state of Florida, and if they make it six straight on Saturday, MT will become bowl eligible for the third straight year under head coach Rick Stockstill.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --   It was one of the most anticipated games in school history for Middle Tennessee State.

The MTSU Blue Raiders (5-4, 4-1) fell to the BYU Cougars (5-4) Saturday by the score of 27-7 in Floyd Stadium after only gaining 228 yards on offense.

The Blue Raiders have another bye week upcoming, the last of its two this season, before they travel to Miami to take on Florida International.

Following the game against FIU, MT will return home against Florida Atlantic and then travel to south to play UTEP for the regular season finale.