Middle Tennessee sprints past Western Kentucky 91-76

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) JaCorey Williams was 12 of 19 from the floor for 27 points as Middle Tennessee sprinted to an early lead and coasted to a 91-76 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night. Reggie Upshaw added 19 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and Tyrik Dixon nailed all five attempts from distance for 17 points while dishing out eight assists for Middle Tennessee (15...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Potts scores 18, Middle Tennessee rolls over North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) Giddy Potts had 18 points and JaCorey Williams added 16 as Middle Tennessee rolled over North Texas 79-68 on Saturday to remain perfect in Conference USA. Potts was 5 of 9 from the floor, making 3 of 6 from distance. Williams, who hit double digits for the 15th time this season, also pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked two shots. Reggie Upshaw added 14 points...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Upshaw scores 20, leads Middle Tennessee past Rice, 80-77

HOUSTON (AP) Reggie Upshaw scored 20 points and Giddy Potts hit two free throws with a second left to polish off Middle Tennessee's 80-77 victory to spoil Rice's Conference USA home opener Thursday night. Connor Cashaw's jumper with 2:32 left pulled Rice even, 69-69, but Upshaw hit two free throws to give the Blue Raiders the lead for good with two minutes left. Middle Tennessee...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Upshaw hits 4 3s, scores 24 as Middle Tennessee beats UAB

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Reggie Upshaw made four 3-pointers and finished with 34 points, both career highs, and Middle Tennessee never trailed in its 60-49 win over UAB on Sunday night. Upshaw made 11 of 16 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds. JaCorey Williams added 10 points and seven boards for Middle Tennessee (11-3, 1-0 Conference USA), which snapped a five game skid...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee dismisses 2 assistant football coaches

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee has fired defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix and wide receivers coach Kez McCorvey. Blue Raiders coach Rick Stockstill announced Wednesday that neither Nix nor McCorvey would be back on his staff in 2017. Stockstill said that he was ''appreciative'' of Nix and ''grateful'' to McCorvey and added that, ''I want to wish them both the best in...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawaii fools everyone on wild fake punt against Middle Tennessee State

There are a lot of bowl games and not many of them are compelling. It is just the nature of bowl season. You’ll get yourself some duds but if teams prepare correctly or try to use it as a learning experience, it can make for great football. When Hawaii faced off against Middle Tennessee State, not many people outside rabid college football fans were going to be tuning in. Forâ€...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawaii Bowl win would give Hawaii best record since 2010

Middle Tennessee (8-4, Conference USA) vs. Hawaii (6-7, Mountain West), 8 p.m. EST (ESPN) Line: Middle Tennessee by 6. Series Record: Second meeting. Hawaii leads, 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE A Middle Tennessee win would give it nine wins for just the second time as an FBS program, but would mark the 13th time in program history it has done so. The Blue Raiders are trying for the most...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Richie James leads Blue Raiders into Hawaii Bowl vs Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) In his last college football game, Nick Rolovich threw eight touchdown passes and led Hawaii to an upset of then-No. 9 BYU 72-45. That was in 2001, when the Rainbow Warriors finished with a 9-4 record, but had nowhere to go for the postseason. The next year the Hawaii Bowl was born. Fast-forward 15 years and Rolovich finds himself leading Hawaii into its first bowl...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Hawaii Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. Pregame rituals are a staple of...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis scores 20, VCU holds off Middle Tennessee 80-77

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) JeQuan Lewis scored 20 points and Virginia Commonwealth snapped Middle Tennessee State's eight-game winning streak 80-77 on Saturday night. Mo Allie-Cox had 15 points for the Rams (8-3) and Samir Doughty added 14 off the bench. VCU shot 65 percent (15 of 23) in the second half to offset going 11 of 18 from the line, which gave the Blue Raiders a chance until...
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December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Potential 2017 breakout players to watch this bowl season

Bowl season begins Saturday, and I know you’ll be glued to the tube for the UCF-Arkansas State Cure Bowl. Or if not that, certainly the Central Michigan-Tulsa Miami Beach Bowl a couple of days later.I very much enjoy bowl season, but I also acknowledge that most games below the New Year’s Six level are seen less as a culmination of teams’ current seasons and more as a springboard...
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December 14, 2016

Middle Tennessee hopes quarterback will be cleared for bowl

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill is optimistic the Blue Raiders will have their starting quarterback cleared to return from a broken collarbone when they play Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl. Brent Stockstill broke his right collarbone in the second quarter Nov. 5 in a 45-25 loss to UTSA, knocking the lefthander out of the final three games of the season...
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December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

MTSU continues winning ways over SEC, beats Vanderbilt 71-48

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Giddy Potts scored 27 points and Middle Tennessee won its third straight over an SEC opponent with a 71-48 win over Vanderbilt on Thursday night. MTSU (9-1) has won seven of its last 12 against the SEC, including a 77-62 win at Ole Miss on Nov. 30. Potts made four 3-pointers and grabbed nine rebounds in the Blue Raiders' seventh straight win. Reggie...
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December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee beats South Alabama 67-55

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) JaCorey Williams scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Middle Tennessee beat South Alabama 67-55 on Saturday night. Williams was 7 of 11 from the field. Reggie Upshaw and Giddy Potts added 13 points apiece for the Blue Raiders (8-1), who averaged 50 percent shooting from the field and 63.6 percent from the line. Upshaw opened the second half with a...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Potts has 22 points, Middle Tennessee beats UNC-Wilmington

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Giddy Potts scored seven of his 22 points in the final minutes to give Middle Tennessee a 68-63 victory over North Carolina-Wilmington in the third annual Challenge in Music City on Friday night. It was tied at 59 with 1:51 left when Potts hit a jump shot and followed that with a 3-pointer with 43 seconds remaining. After UNC-Wilmington pulled to 64-63, Potts...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee rolls past Toledo 80-70

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) JaCorey Williams had 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Middle Tennessee cruised in the second half to beat Toledo 80-70 on Tuesday night. The Blue Raiders (3-1) never trailed and pulled away with a 15-2 run late in the first half on their way to a 39-26 lead at the half. Middle Tennessee had its largest lead on Quavius Copeland's layup that made it 74...
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November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee wins in 1st NCAA D-I game of season 102-64

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) JaCorey Williams and Reggie Upshaw each scored 21 points to help Middle Tennessee beat Milligan 102-64 in the first NCAA Division I game of the season Friday. Williams and Upshaw combined to score 10 of Middle Tennessee's first 12 points and the Blue Raiders cruised to a 51-29 halftime lead. The duo finished 18 of 27 from the floor. Antwain Johnson added...
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November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee QB Brent Stockstill has broken collarbone

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill will miss at least the rest of the regular season with a broken collarbone. The school announced the extent of Stockstill's injury Monday on the football program's Twitter account. The Blue Raiders are hoping Stockstill could return in time for a potential bowl game matchup. Stockstill was injured Saturday...
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November 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Late pick-6 costs FIU in loss to Middle Tennessee State

MIAMI (AP) -- D.J. Sanders' 48-yard pick-6 of Alex McGough with 1:22 left sent Middle Tennessee past Florida International 42-35 on Saturday night.Middle Tennessee (6-2, 3-1 Conference USA) raced to a 21-0 lead after six minutes of play. Brent Stockstill threw scores of 26- and 19-yards to Ty Lee and I'Tavius Mathers had a 9-yard TD run.Florida International countered when McGough...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Mizzou is in dire need of a win against Blue Raiders

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri hosts Middle Tennessee State in the school's 105th homecoming game and the Tigers would dearly like it to be a celebration.Missouri (2-4, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) is coming off consecutive road losses to LSU and Florida. The Tigers allowed a combined 705 rushing yards in those games as well as seven rushing touchdowns.The Blue Raiders (4-2, 2-1 Conference...
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October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee's stingy D beats North Texas 30-13

DENTON, Texas (AP) Brent Stockstill passed for 295 yards with a pair of touchdowns and Middle Tennessee's defense clamped down during a 30-13 victory over North Texas on Saturday night. The win boosts the Blue Raiders to 4-1 (2-0 in Conference USA) for this first time since 2001 when they started 5-0. After giving up a 17-play drive and an early touchdown, Middle Tennessee's...
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October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Stockstill lifts Middle Tennessee past Louisiana Tech, 38-34

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Brent Stockstill fired a 23-yard pass to Ty Lee with 2:36 left to rally Middle Tennessee past Louisiana Tech, 38-34 in a Conference USA showdown Saturday night. Ryan Higgins threw his second TD pass to Trent Taylor early in the third quarter to give the Bulldogs a 27-7 advantage. Stockstill hit I'Tavius Mathers with a 37-yard scoring strike to start the...
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September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Stockstill, Middle Tennessee beat Alabama A&M 55-0

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Brent Stockstill passed for 329 yards and a career-high tying five touchdowns - all in the first half - and Middle Tennessee cruised to a 55-0 win over Alabama A&M in the season opener for both schools on Saturday. Stockstill, who has thrown for at least 300 yards in six of his last seven games, completed 30 of 36 passes and the sophomore moved into...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

MTSU WR Terry Pettis out for 2016 season with leg injury

The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders had a pretty good 2015 season as they went 7-6 and made the Bahamas Bowl. They look to do much of the same this year, but they will be without a big piece of their offense as wide receiver Terry Pettis will miss the entire season. Aldo Giovanni Amato of The Daily News Journal reported that Pettis suffered a right leg injury and it will likely...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee coach Davis gets raise, 8-year extension

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis has agreed to an eight-year contract extension that includes a raise after leading the Blue Raiders to an NCAA Tournament upset of Michigan State this past season. School officials announced Monday that Davis' contract runs through the 2023-24 season and that he will make a total of $565,000 annually. Middle Tennessee...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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