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.
Looking ahead to this coming Saturday’s contest, Middle Tennessee faces off against regional rival Western Kentucky in Conference U-S-A play. It will be Western Kentucky's first game inside the C-USA league.
This will be MT’s blackout game and it’s scheduled to kickoff at 6 p.m. As always, you can be hear the game right here on 89.5-FM, WMOT.