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Middle Tennessee's Darius Johnson (75) and Jacob Corbaley (83) celebrate with Corey Carmichael (44) after he scored a touch down against Florida Atlantic, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Boca Raton, Fla.(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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