35th Annual Salute to the Troops & Armed Forces Highlights Game


MT Thanks America’s Hero’s

The Blue Raiders held their annual ‘Salute to the Troops’ game on Saturday. A day when the Blue Raider community honors active members and Veterans of the armed forces. During halftime all five branches of the military were honored consisting of the Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. For more information on all that MTSU does in return for the inimitable services that the brave men and women do our country click HERE.

Roadrunners Run Wild

MTSU hosted their first opponent in two weeks today. In those two weeks the Blue Raiders picked up a key C-USA win at FIU and a dominant victory against a SEC team in Missouri. After today, the Raiders probably wished they were still on the road as they welcomed in a 4-4 UTSA team. U of Texas at San Antonio came out of the gates quick and really never looked back.

On a day that saw back up red-shirt freshmen, John Urzua play due to Brent Stockstill being knocked out of the game, nothing went the Raiders way. Urzua entered the game already in a deficit, down 21-7, a tall order for any quarterback. The Raiders would never rally as the Roadrunners did just that, run. Amassing 270 rush yards against Tyrone Nix’s defense. The finale score would be 45-25. With the loss the Raider drop to 6-3 on the season and 3-2 in conference play.

The Raiders are back on the road (perhaps where they are a bit more comfortable) next week as they travel to meet the Thundering Herd of Marshal.


Total Yds





Rush Yds 270 110
Pass Yds 108 259
Penalties 3-25 4-32
1st Downs 24 19
3rd Downs 11-19 2-12
4th Downs 2-2 0-2
Total Plays 80 66
Avg Yds/Play 4.7 5.6
Red Zone 5-6 3-3
Time of Poss 37:50 22:10
Turnovers 2 4
Pts Off Turns 7 0
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Sacks 5 0
TFL 6 5

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