Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Football Schedule
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders of Conference USA have a lot
of hope and excitement heading into the 2014 football season, after a very successful 2013 campaign that led them all the
way to Armed Forces Bowl. Formerly a member of the Sun Belt Conference from 2000-2013, the Blue Raiders joined Conference-USA
at the beginning of the 2013 season and made an immediate impression. The Blue Raiders finished the 2013 campaign with a 8-5
record, 6-2 in Conference USA play, before losing to Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl. There is a lot of optimism inMurfreesboro
heading into the 2014 season and its easy to see why.
One game on the Blue Raiders schedule that always stands above
the rest is the matchup with their rivals, Western Kentucky, and this season's installment takes place on September 13 at
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium. Nicknamed "100 Miles of Hate", the rivalry between these two schools is as intense and passionate
as any you'll find. This is one game on the calendar that all Blue Raiders schedule that you won't want to miss.
November 1, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders welcome the BYU Cougars, who are also coming off of a nice season, finishing
2013 with a 8-5 record, losing to Washington in the Fight Hunger Bowl last December. BYU is an excellent rushing football
team, and the Blue Raiders defense will have their hands full with a team that rushed for 267 yards per game last season,
good for 10th in all of college football. BYU's defense was also in the Top 25 in points against, giving up a measly 22 points
per game, so the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders will need to pick up the pace on offense in order to put points on the
board. The Blue Raiders have the advantage, though, with the game being played in the comfortable confines of their home stadium,
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium, inMurfreesboro, Tennessee. The Blue Raiders fans have madeJohnny "Red" Floyd Stadium a very tough
place for opponents to play, so make sure you get your tickets to see any of the exciting games on the Blue Raiders' schedule
today and be a part of all the action.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Football Conference
just their second season as a member of Conference USA in 2014, the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee are looking to continue
their success in the new conference. Middle Tennessee has made a few conference moves over the last few decades. They were
a member of the Ohio Valley Conference from 1953 until 2000 when they joined the Sun Belt Conference. Making the move from
the Sun Belt Conference to Conference USA in 2013 has put them up against a different level of competition, with foes like
Marshall University, Florida International University, Rice University, Old Dominion, University of Texas at El Paso, and
their old foes, Western Kentucky University. Finishing just one game back of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
in the Conference USA East Division in 2013, the Blue Raiders are looking to make a move for the top spot in just their second
year in the conference.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Football Experience
There has never been a better
time to be a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders fans, as the team is coming off a very successful first season in their new conference
and a bowl game appearance in 2013. The Blue Raiders have been on a run as of late, making bowl appearances in 4 of the last
8 years after appearing in just 2 bowl game since the team was created in 1911. Now playing in Conference USA, the Blue Raiders
are competing on a new stage and their fans have risen to the occasion. Gameday inMurfreesboro, Tennessee is a sight to behold,
with 31,000 passionate Blue Raiders fans clad in blue and white descend upon Johnny "Red"Floyd Stadium, ready to stand and
cheer from kick off to the final whistle. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this electric atmosphere by getting your
Blue Raiders tickets only at StubHub and get off the couch and be a part of the action.
Middle Tennessee Blue
Raiders Football Rivalries
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have made many foes over their 103 year history, but none
stronger than the 100 Miles of Hate, their rivalry with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. This rivalry has deep roots, with
the teams competing against each other in the Ohio Valley Conference, Sun Belt Conference and now in Conference USA. Though
the Blue Raiders hold the advantage in the series with a 39-29-1 record, the rivalry game is rekindling in 2014 for the next
installment of this storied and intense rivalry.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Football Trivia
the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders' last bowl game victory?
The Blue Raiders are 2-4 all time in bowl games, with their
last victory coming in 2009, when they defeated Southern Mississippi in the New Orleans Bowl.