MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY) -- In a short week of preparation, the Blue Raiders (2-2, 1-0 C-USA) will travel to Norfolk, Va., to play the Old Dominion Monarchs (3-1, 1-0 CUSA) this Friday.
Old Dominion, in only its sixth season of football, is hosting its first Conference USA home game in the school’s history. The Monarchs defeated C-USA defending champion Rice last week.
The Monarchs are led by quarterback Taylor Heinicke who has thrown for over 1,000 yards this season and over 13,000 in his career.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BEASLEY) -- Another rivalry game for Middle Tennessee, but the outcome was much different Saturday as the Blue Raiders fell to Memphis 36-17.
The Blue Raiders produced 328 yards of total offense, but two big turnovers were the difference as the Tigers took advantage and never looked back.
Middle moves to 2-2 on the year, and resumes Conference USA play on a short week of preparation as they travel to take on Old Dominion Friday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY) -- After a thrilling overtime win last Saturday over Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee now focuses their attention on in-state rival Memphis.
Coming off a bye week, Memphis almost upset then #12-ranked UCLA in the Tigers’ 42-35 loss.
Heading into Saturday, MT has won three straight games versus the Tigers, including last year’s 17-15 win inside Floyd Stadium.
Kickoff is slated for 6:00 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Stadium and pre-game coverage starts at 4:30 p.m. right here on 89.5 WMOT.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Following a 35-24 loss at Minnesota, Middle Tennessee returns home to Floyd Stadium to take on Western Kentucky in the team’s first Conference U-S-A game.
Western Kentucky, led by senior quarterback Brandon Doughty, is also coming off a lose to Illinois 42-34.
Doughty leads the country with eight touchdown passes, and is second in passing yards (866) and completions per game (37).
Oddly, in the last six games between the Blue Raiders and Hilltoppers, the home team is just 1-5 with the last win dating back to 2009.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY) -- A second half surge by Middle Tennessee State fell short Saturday as the Blue Raiders surrendered a 35-24 loss to Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium.
A large part of the Blue Raider attack came from senior running back Reggie Whatley, who rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns. MT scored all 24 points in the second half.
Another big spark for the Blue Raiders came from the hands of Ed'Marques Batties, who caught eight passes for 88 yards.