Middle Tennessee, off to its best start since 2001 at 4-1, returns home to face longtime rival WKU on Homecoming. This will be the 66th meeting with the Blue Raiders owning a slim 34-30-1 advantage.
The Blue Raiders and Hilltoppers have a knack of playing exciting football inside Floyd Stadium. The last two meetings, in 2011 and 2014, both went to overtime. Expect more of the same on Saturday.
Kickoff is set for 1:30 PM and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.
(FULL GAME NOTES)
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Game Captains: QB Brent Stockstill, DE Chris Hale, PK Canon Rooker
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
Time: 1:30 PM
Teams: Middle Tennessee (4-1; 2-0) vs WKU (3-3; 1-1)
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Stadium: Floyd Stadium (30,788)
Raider Walk: 11:15 a.m.
Raider Town Opens: 11:30 a.m. (Gate 3)
Lightning’s Locker Room Opens: 12:00 p.m.
Gates Open: 12:00 p.m.
Weather Forecast: AM Clouds/PM Sun, 81
Radio: WMOT-FM (89.5), WGNS (1450 AM/100.5 FM/101.9 FM), Game 2 (102.5/94.9/95.1)
Play-by-Play: Chip Walters
Analysis: Wes Counts
Homecoming Parade: 9:30 AM
Conference USA Food Drive: Items eligible for donation include canned fruit and vegetables, canned, boxed, and bottled juices, bottled water, canned tuna, pop-tarts, raisins, canned or dried beans, fruit cups, soups, canned chili, canned meats, snack packs/pouches, granola bars, rice, nuts, pudding, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, crackers, macaroni and cheese, pasta mixes, muffins, and popcorn.
Overall: MT leads 34-30-1
At Middle Tennessee: MT leads 20-13-1
At Bowling Green: WKU leads 17-14
At Neutral Site: 0-0
Rick Stockstill vs WKU: 5-3
Jeff Brohm vs MT: 1-1
Last MT Win: 2014 (50-47 (OT) in Murfreesboro)
Last WKU Win: 2015 (58-28 in Bowling Green)