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Middle Tennessee's Kyle Griswould (9) catches the game-winning touchdown pass as Florida Altantic's Jeremy McKnight (26) defends during the overtime period of a NCAA football game in Boca Raton, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Middle Tennessee won 42-35 in overtime.

Following a bitter home loss to Utah, BYU looks to bounce back with a win in a showdown against the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. MDT at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

This will be the first meeting between these two teams. BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall enters Friday’s game with a 4-1 record against Conference USA opponents.

Meanwhile, the Blue Raiders currently lead the East Division of Conference USA, with a 1-0 conference record and a 3-1 overall record.

As BYU and Middle Tennessee State prepare for the game, here are 10 must-know facts and stats.

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