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WMOT Fall Football Preview: MTSU Blue Raiders

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD)  --  WMOT previews the fall football season this week with a look at the prospects of several mid-state teams. First up, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders.

MTSU football will look to rebound from last year’s tough season when they take the field at Floyd Stadium Aug. 30.

The Blue Raiders finished the 2011 season with a 2-10 record, giving up an average of 37 points a game.

Head coach Rick Stockstill shook things up in the spring when he brought in former SEC defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix to lend a hand.

Despite the defensive changes, starting quarterback Logan Kilgore says the offensive scheme will remain much the same.

“We’re going to have a much more down-hill running game scheme, things like that, but overall, passing wise and everything else, is going to be pretty similar.”

Kilgore passed for more than 2,200 yards and had 18 touchdowns last season. This year he’ll lead a mix of both veteran and young receivers.

MTSU will host McNeese State to kick off the season on Aug. 30.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our thanks to Alex Hubbard, News Editor at our reporting partner Sidelines, for preparing this series for WMOT.