Breaking down Middle Tennessee State, BYU's week 5 opponent

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25 2013 2:05 p.m. MDT

After a disappointing 20-13 loss to Utah last week, it's time to take a look at Middle Tennessee State. The Blue Raiders will travel to Provo to face the Cougars for the first time on Friday. So, now's a good time to get to know Middle Tennessee and how it matches up with BYU.

The Blue Raiders are 3-1 after a 42-35 overtime barn-burner against Florida Atlantic. Their only loss so far came at North Carolina, 40-20.

From running back Jordan Parker to head coach Rick Stockstill, here's what you need to know about Middle Tennessee State.

Lafe Peavler is a national college football featured columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @MasterPeavler

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Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Byu against Middle Tennessee, with nothing on the line and no one paying attention outside of provo, lds wards elsewhere, and whatever city middle Tennessee is from.

Utah against top 15 national powerhouse UCLA, with the Pac 12 South title and Pac 12 title game very likely on the line

Good luck to everyone

west jordan , UT

Christopher B

Since your big brother now why dont you go play with you cool friends in the pac 12 and leave little brother alone to play on TV with is friends from around the nation and let us enjoy football?

Since you cant stop beating the pac 12 drum to BYU fans that just means that you know that even if BYU loses to Utah, BYU is still a good football team and program and that BYU's best football days are ahead no matter what happens with Utah.


You'd think Ute fans would know that they don't play UCLA until next week. Learn to read a calendar.

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Middle Tennessee State! Why didn't BYU schedule East High and give them the money to be a punching bag game. Even with BYU's stepsisters of the poor offence they should win by at least forty points. Four in a row and three years to go.

Mission Viejo, CA

@Silent Lurker:

East Tennessee State would probably beat Weber State.

Wake me up when Utah or USU beats a ranked team this year.

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