Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

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Middle Tennessee RB I'Tavius Mathers will play in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound former Ole Miss Rebel really only contributed in a significant at the FBS level for one season, but boy did he make it count. In 2016, Mathers became the first RB in NCAA history to rush for more than 1,500 yards, catch 60 passes and record more than 500 yards receiving in the same season.
Jan 18 - 12:33 PM

Middle Tennessee will not retain DC Tyrone Nix or WR coach Kez McCorvey.

Nix had been on staff with the Blue Raiders since 2012. His defense proved exceedingly porous in 2016, surrendering 35.77 points on average. The poison cherry on top of this sludge sundae came when MTSU surrendered 52 points to Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve. For his part, McCorvey joined Middle Tennessee last winter.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 03:52:00 PM

Middle Tennessee freshman WR Ty Lee caught 10 passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 52-35 loss to Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl.

Lee turned in a lovely freshman campaign for the Blue Raiders. The 5-foot-9, 155-pounder's work against Hawaii represented his second 100-yard receiving effort of the season. Also, his second game with two touchdown grabs. For the season as a whole, Lee caught 63 passes for 699 yards and nine scores. He figures to form one half of a lethal receiving duo with stud wideout Richie James in 2017.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 11:38:00 AM

Middle Tennessee sophomore WR Richie James caught eight passes for 162 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 52-35 loss to Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl.

James found the end zone from 51 yards out early in the first quarter to boost the Blue Raiders to a 14-0 advantage, but Hawaii would come back to tie the contest by the close of the quarter before taking the lead on a two-yard run by QB Dru Brown with 11:43 remaining in the first half. The Warriors would not trail again. For his part, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound James has developed into one of the most statistically prolific wideouts in the country, finishing off his 2016 campaign with a sweet 105-1625-12 receiving line across 13 games played. He has topped 1,300 yards in each of his first two collegiate seasons.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 11:19:00 AM

Middle Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Brent Stockstill (collarbone) completed 30-of-51 passes for 432 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 52-35 loss to Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl.

Stockstill made a successful recovery from a broken collarbone which sidelined him for three contests in November, but his statistical light wasn't enough to earn the Blue Raiders a win on Christmas Eve. Loss aside, the 6-foot, 192-pounder notched his fourth game this season of at least four passing touchdowns. He may well have challenged 40 touchdown passes for the year as a whole had he not suffered the collarbone injury, but as is, finishes the 2016 campaign having thrown for 3,233 yards with a 31/7 TD/INT ratio across 10 games played.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 11:09:00 AM

Middle Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Brent Stockstill (collarbone) has been medically-cleared to play in Saturday's Hawaii Bowl.

An early Christmas gift for Blue Raider fans the whole world wide. Stockstill missed the final three games of the regular season after breaking his collarbone against UTSA on November 5. The 6-foot, 192-pound redshirt sophomore has aced his recovery, though, and his return to action greatly boosts Middle Tennessee's potential for offensive glory come their Christmas Eve showdown with Hawaii later on Saturday.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 12:52:00 PM

Middle Tennessee HC Rick Stockstill said that redshirt sophomore QB Brent Stockstill (collarbone) is a game-time decision for Saturday's Hawaii Bowl.

While his father/coach would only deem him a game-time decision, Stockstill the Younger has already deemed himself ready to rock and/or roll. Said the 6-foot, 192-pounder, "First of all I am going to play. So that is exciting and it's been a good week of preparation." Stockstill was initially sidelined by a broken collarbone sustained against UTSA on November 5. The Hawaii Bowl (fittingly, to be played against Hawaii) will kick off at 8:00 EST on Christmas Eve.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Middle Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Brent Stockstill (collarbone) underwent a bone scan on Thursday.

Stockstill will find out the results of the bone scan over the weekend. That exam should help shed some light on his status for Christmas Eve's Hawaii Bowl against, well, Hawaii. The 6-foot, 192-pounder was sidelined in early November due to a broken collarbone suffered against UTSA. He underwent surgery to repair that injury and has been ramping up his practice efforts of late. On Friday, he indicated that he has been practicing in pads.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 06:01:00 PM

Middle Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Brent Stockstill (collarbone) indicated that he has been practicing as though he will start in the Hawaii Bowl.

Stockstill suffered a broken collarbone against UTSA at the beginning of November and subsequently underwent surgery. Somewhat remarkably, he said that he began throwing again just a week after that surgery. The 6-foot, 192-pound gunslinger participated in the team's first pre-bowl practice, too. All of these are positive signs for a return against Hawaii on Christmas Eve, but until Stockstill receives medical clearance, his status should be considered up-in-the-air.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Middle Tennessee sophomore WR Richie James totaled 403 yards between receiving, rushing and passing, plus four touchdowns, in Saturday's 77-56 win over FAU.

James turned in one of the truly remarkable efforts of the 2016 campaign on Saturday. Not only did he catch four passes for 120 yards and a score -- his eighth 100-yard showing of the year -- he also rushed the ball 22 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. But wait, there's more. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound sophomore also completed 5-of-6 passes for 76 yards. Egads, egads to all of this. Through 12 games, James is working to a 97-1463-11 receiving line, though apparently the wideout can do anything he feels like.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 10:39:00 PM

Middle Tennessee sophomore WR Richie James caught 12 passes for 122 yards in Saturday's 42-17 loss to Marshall.

James was without quarterback friend Brent Stockstill, out for the year with a broken collarbone. In Stockstill's place, John Urzua. Urzua was picked off twice and threw for just 220 yards and a touchdown, but that mattered not to the 5-foot-9, 170-pound James, who has now registered six consecutive games of at least 100 yards receiving.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 10:28:00 PM

Middle Tennessee redshirt freshman QB John Urzua will start in place of Brent Stockstill (collarbone) in Saturday's game against Marshall.

If Urzua plays respectably against Marshall, he will likely also start against Charlotte and FAU to close out the regular season. He came on for Brent Stockstill in Saturday's loss to UTSA after the latter broke his collarbone early in the game. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound redshirt freshman was predictably scattered in emergency relief, completing 14-of-27 passes for 161 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. Despite the three picks, Urzua makes for a fine speculative fantasy flier given the elite pedigree of the offense he plays in (40.5 points on average, 347 passing yards on average).
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 12:44:00 PM

Middle Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Brent Stockstill will miss the remainder of the 2016 regular season due to a broken collarbone.

Stockstill broke his collarbone in the first quarter of Saturday's loss to UTSA. While he has already been ruled out for the rest of the regular season, the Blue Raiders are hoping that the 6-foot, 192-pounder might be able to return for Middle Tennessee's yet-to-be-determined bowl in December. In the short term, redshirt freshman John Urzua is expected to start against Marshall this coming weekend. Stockstill finishes his truncated 2016 regular season having thrown for 2,765 yards with a 27/5 TD/INT ratio.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 12:29:00 PM

Middle Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Brent Stockstill was forced out in the first quarter of Saturday's game against UTSA due to an apparent right shoulder injury.

Stockstill was knocked out of action near the end of the first quarter. After heading to the locker room, the 6-foot, 192-pounder returned to the sideline sporting a sling and wearing street clothes. John Urzua has replaced him as signal-caller. As if it needs to be stated, Stockstill will not be returning to Saturday's game. UTSA holds a 28-10 lead at the half.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Middle Tennessee sophomore WR Richie James caught six passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 42-35 win over Florida International.

As tends to be the norm, James came through in beautiful fashion on Saturday. He would score from 15 yards out with 3:53 remaining in the first half -- just a warm-up for his 52-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound sophomore has surpassed 125 yards receiving in each of his last four games and has compiled a 68-1032-8 receiving line in helping Middle Tennessee to a 6-2 record. Polish the pins and break out the nachos: The Blue Raiders are going bowling.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 10:26:00 PM


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