The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (0-2) face an FCS opponent, the Murray State Racers (1-1) on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium.

With 13 points per game (ninth-worst) and 39.5 points allowed per game on defense (13th-worst), Middle Tennessee has been playing poorly on both sides of the ball this season. In terms of total offense, Murray State ranks 65th in the FCS (325 total yards per game) and 92nd defensively (443 total yards allowed per game).

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Murray State vs. Middle Tennessee Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Venue: Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium

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Murray State vs. Middle Tennessee Key Statistics

Murray State Middle Tennessee
325 (70th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 248 (127th)
443 (84th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 373.5 (76th)
162.5 (41st) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 74.5 (119th)
162.5 (83rd) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 173.5 (111th)
3 (106th) Turnovers (Rank) 2 (34th)
2 (14th) Takeaways (Rank) 0 (121st)

Murray State Stats Leaders

  • DJ Williams has compiled 172 yards (86 ypg) while completing 46.9% of his passes and recording one touchdown pass this season. He's also run for 33 yards .
  • Kywon Morgan has rushed for 59 yards on 19 carries so far this year.
  • Q'Darryius Jennings has racked up 57 yards (on 11 attempts) with one touchdown.
  • Taylor Shields has totaled two catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 69 (34.5 yards per game). He's been targeted three times and has two touchdowns.
  • Golden Eke has caught three passes and compiled 59 receiving yards (29.5 per game).
  • Cole Rusk has racked up 55 reciving yards (27.5 ypg) this season.

Middle Tennessee Stats Leaders

  • Nicholas Vattiato has thrown for 341 yards, completing 63.2% of his passes and recording three touchdowns and one interception this season. He's also run for 50 yards (25 ypg) on 19 carries.
  • Frank Peasant has collected 45 yards on 16 attempts.
  • Elijah Metcalf has hauled in eight receptions for 82 yards (41 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. .
  • Justin Olson has caught five passes for 57 yards (28.5 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • Jeremy Tate Jr. has been the target of 10 passes and hauled in six catches for 50 yards, an average of 25 yards per contest.

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