MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE BLUE RAIDERS NEWS

Middle Tennessee scores 9 TDs to rout Savannah St.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Jeremiah Bryson and Shane Tucker each scored two touchdowns and Middle Tennessee routed Savannah State of the FCS 61-7 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. Bryson had just four carries, but scored from the 3 and 7 in the second quarter and the Blue Raiders led 34-0 at half. Tucker ran for a 13-yard score and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Whatley, Middle Tennessee beat UAB 34-22

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Reggie Whatley ran for 100 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Middle Tennessee beat UAB 34-22 on Saturday. Middle Tennessee (5-3, 4-1 Conference USA) entered the fourth quarter trailing 22-21 but Whatley's 67-yard touchdown gave the Blue Raiders the lead for good. Austin Grammer, who came into the game completing 72.7 percent...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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Via Athlon Sports
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee cruises over Ohio Valley, 77-60

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Reggie Upshaw Jr. scored six of his team's first nine points, finishing with 17 as Middle Tennessee jumped away from Ohio Valley early en route to a 77-60 victory in the season opener for both teams on Friday night. Marcus Tarrance added 11 points and Jaqawn Raymond nine points and nine rebounds for the Blue Raiders, who shot 43 percent from the field and...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee edges South Alabama 68-67 in OT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Jacquez Rozier scored 12 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 42 seconds left in overtime, lifting Middle Tennessee over South Alabama 68-67 on Saturday. The Blue Raiders (4-4) were trailing late in regulation when Edward Simpson Jr. and Jaqawn Raymond each hit 3-pointers in the final two minutes to force overtime. Ken Williams hit a 3-pointer in overtime for...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 8 Kentucky tops Middle Tennessee State 78-62

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Jennifer O'Neill scored 22 points to help No. 8 Kentucky cruise past Middle Tennessee State 78-62 on Friday night. The Wildcats (9-1) followed up Sunday's victory over Louisville by shooting 48 percent from the field, including 5 of 8 from long range. Kentucky also outrebounded the Blue Raiders 47-31, the third time in five games it has had at least 40. Makayla...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee beats Tennessee State 65-47

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Jacquez Rozier scored a career-high 18 points, and Middle Tennessee sealed a 65-47 victory over Tennessee State with a late run on Sunday. Reggie Upshaw's dunk put Middle Tennessee (7-5) up 53-42 with 4:45 left, sparking a 10-2 Blue Raiders run while halting Tennessee State's 10-1 run to get within nine. Upshaw made all three of his field goal attempts and...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach Stockstill signs 24 for Middle Tennessee's 2015 class

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee has signed 24 players as part of the Blue Raiders' attempt to get back to a bowl game. The Blue Raiders went 6-6 last season after winning eight games in 2013 and playing in the Armed Forces Bowl, and coach Rick Stockstill signed 12 defensive players and 11 on offense along with a punter Wednesday trying to improve. Stockstill says they...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee handles Southern Miss 61-51

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Tarrance drained three 3-pointers and sank all six of his shots from the free throw line to lead Middle Tennessee to a 61-51 win over Southern Miss on Thursday night. Tarrance finished with 15 points and got help from Giddy Potts, who added 14 as Middle Tennessee (13-10, 6-4 Conference USA) snapped a two-game skid. Edward Simpson Jr. hit a 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

MTSU Blue Raiders 2015 Preview and Prediction

Middle Tennessee won enough games to be bowl-eligible last season, but the Blue Raiders didn't get an invite. Rick Stockstill's team...
Via Athlon Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State Football Coach Opts to Delay Salary Raise

Starting in 2015-16, a new NCAA rule will allow colleges to provide athletes with extra compensation to address the cost of attendance, so there will be a slightly larger financial burden on athletic departments around the nation. One coach, Rick Stockstill of Middle Tennessee State, has elected to delay a scheduled $100,000 raise by signing a new, amended contract, per Will Borthick...
Via Sportsnaut
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

G DJ Jones dismissed from Middle Tennessee State

Middle Tennessee State University has dismissed guard DJ Jones from its basketball program, per the Associated Press. The university athletic department announced that Jones had been dismissed “for violating department policy,” and Blue Raiders head coach Kermit Jones stated that “we were all pushing for DJ to do well” and “we wish DJ all the best.” Based on Coach Jones’...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis dismisses 2 players

The Middle Tennessee State basketball program has had a rough off-season. Last week, senior guard DJ Jones was released for violating department policy and now two more players will join him. According to the Associated Press, head coach Kermit Davis confirmed today the dismissal of Justin Coleman and Jalen Perry. The exact rules that were broken have yet to be specified. The 6-foot...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee coach names his son starting QB for opener

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill has named his son, redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill, his starting quarterback for the Blue Raiders' season opener against Jackson State. Stockstill made the announcement Monday. Brent Stockstill redshirted last season after he was 2 of 3 for 41 yards in the season opener. Austin Grammer threw for 2,557 yards and 17...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee names coach’s son starting QB

Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill announced Monday that his son, redshirt freshman Brent Stockhill, will start for the Blue Raiders against Jackson State, according to the American Press. After only completing two passes for 41 yards in the season opener last year, Brent Stockhill was redshirted. Last year’s starter Austin Grammer, a redshirt junior, threw for 2,557 yards...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

MTSU coach names son starting QB over returning starter

Whenever a son plays underneath his father on any team, there is obviously going to be some controversy when the player sees significant playing time. The case at Middle Tennessee State, however, is a lot more controversial. According to the Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro, Brent Stockstill, son of head coach Rick Stockstill, will make his first career start on Saturday against...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Stockstill shines as Middle Tennessee tops Charlotte 73-14

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Brent Stockstill threw a career-high five touchdown passes, Jordan Parker ran for three scores and Middle Tennessee raced to an early lead in a 73-14 win over Charlotte Saturday night. Stockstill hit on 23 of 27 attempts for 369 yards. Parker ran for 142, including a 62-yarder early in a first quarter in which Middle Tennessee (2-1, 1-0 Conference USA) scored...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

MTSU RB Jeremiah Bryson charged with assault

Middle Tennessee State running back Jeremiah Bryson turned himself in to authorities Sunday after being charged with simple assault over the weekend. The charge stems from at altercation between Bryson, his girlfriend Briana Cooper, and his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child Hannah Mabry. According to The Daily News Journal, the Symrna Police Department issued a warrant detailing...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee stuffs Florida Atlantic late in 24-17 win

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Brent Stockstill threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns as Middle Tennessee beat Florida Atlantic 24-17 on Saturday. Stockstill has thrown for more than 300 yards in six games this season and is one shy of tying the school record held by Wes Counts who had seven his entire career. The Middle Tennessee (5-5, 4-2 Conference USA) defense forced Florida Atlantic...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic stuffed late in home loss to Middle Tennessee

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Brent Stockstill threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns as Middle Tennessee beat Florida Atlantic 24-17 on Saturday. Stockstill has thrown for more than 300 yards in six games this season and is one shy of tying the school record held by Wes Counts who had seven his entire career. The Middle Tennessee (5-5, 4-2 Conference USA) defense forced Florida Atlantic...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Stockstill leads Middle Tennessee over North Texas 41-7

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Brent Stockstill passed for 322 yards and three touchdowns, and Middle Tennessee overwhelmed North Texas in a 41-7 win on Saturday. Austin Grammer scored from 19 yards out on Middle Tennessee's opening drive, capping a 10-play, 75-yard effort. The Blue Raiders (6-5, 4-2 Conference USA) scored TDs on each of their first four possessions, totaling 294 yards...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee edges D-II Alaska-Anchorage 75-72

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Perrin Buford scored 18 on 7-of-14 shooting and Giddy Potts added 16 points, including a pair of free throws with three seconds left, to help Middle Tennessee escape with a 75-72 win over Division II Alaska-Anchorage in the Great Alaska Shootout on Thursday night. Joshua Phillips scored six in a row for Middle Tennessee (2-1) to extend its lead to 15 with...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Harris hits key 3, Middle Tennessee tops UNC-Asheville 63-61

SEATTLE (AP) Darnell Harris made a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left that pushed Middle Tennessee to a 63-61 victory over UNC-Asheville in the Great Alaska Shootout on Friday night. After Harris' 3 put the Blue Raiders (3-1) up 63-59, Dylan Smith answered with a jumper for Asheville (2-4) with 22 seconds left. But Middle Tennessee avoided a clock-stopping foul until the final second...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee tops Texas San Antonio 42-7

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Brent Stockstill passed for 257 yards and a touchdown, and Middle Tennessee rolled to a 42-7 win over Texas San Antonio on Saturday. Stockstill, who finished his redshirt freshman season with 3,678 yards passing and 27 TDs, found Terry Pettis for a 7-yard score late in the first half to give Middle Tennessee (7-5, 6-2 Conference USA) a 21-0 advantage. Shane Tucker...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State accepts early invite to Bahamas Bowl

If you missed the 2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, then I feel very bad for you. It was a classic that saw Central Michigan erase a 28-point halftime deficit against Western Kentucky and ended on crazy four-lateral Hail Mary play. This year, fans can only hope that the game will be as entertaining. We now know one of the teams that will be playing in the game this year and it is another...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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