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Fri August 30, 2013
Sports

Blue Raiders Open Season with a Win Over Catamounts

Sophomore Jordan Parker ran for a career-high 156 yards in Middle Tennessee's 45-24 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday.
Sophomore Jordan Parker ran for a career-high 156 yards in Middle Tennessee's 45-24 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  - The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders launched their move to Conference USA with a decisive win Thursday night.

The Raiders thumped the Western Carolina Catamounts 45-24 in front of just over 20,000 fans at Floyd Stadium.

The season opening victory was marred by a troubling injury. Third year Quarterback Logan Kilgore left the game early with a shoulder injury. The team isn’t saying yet whether Kilgore will be ready for next week’s contest.

Before he left the game, Kilgore completed 12-of-18 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown. Backup QB Austin Grammer finished out the game.

Middle Tennessee returns to action next Saturday with a visit to North Carolina. The game is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning and will air on the ACC Network.

You can also hear the game right here on WMOT.