The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders football team has a long and storied history. The Blue Raiders have been playing football for over a century, tracing the roots of the program back to 1911. Middle Tennessee competes in college footballs’ highest divisions and has been a member of Conference-USA since 2013. Over the years the Blue Raiders have won over 500 games, and are consistently in the mix for conference championships. Middle Tennessee has played in half a dozen bowl games, including trips in 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2013. All of this success has brought the program alive and has made it one of the best times to be a Blue Raiders fan in the schools history. Game days at Johnny Floyd Stadium are packed, and the atmosphere at the stadium rivals any in C-USA. As the Blue Raiders continue to grow into the C-USA, look for them to move up the standings and vie for that first C-USA East division, and conference championship. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders football tickets.
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Football at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium Address: 1500 Greenland Dr Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37130
The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders football team plays their home games at Johnny Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Johnny Floyd Stadium has been home to the Blue Raiders since 1933, and can seat over 30,000 fans. The stadium is named after Johnny Floyd, who is one of the legendary coaches in the Blue Raiders history. The stadium has undergone numerous renovations since opening in 1933 and is one of the premier facilities in Conference USA. Johnny Floyd Stadium is also home to the TSSAA State high school football championships, turning the stadium into one of the most iconic locations for young players in the State of Tennessee. The Blue Raiders have been exceptionally tough to beat at home, and the atmosphere at Floyd Stadium is among the best in C-USA. Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium parking information is covered in our Cavaliers event guide.
Middle Tennessee State vs. Troy
Known as the Battle for the Palladium, this matchup is one of the traditional rivalries for the Blue Raiders. MTSU and Troy first met on the football field in 1936 and the schools played 20 times between then and 2012. The winner of the game is awarded the Palladium Trophy, which draws its name from Greek Mythology and both teams desperately want to bring home. With the Blue Raiders leaving the SBC for C-USA, the future of the rivalry has been put in question.
Middle Tennessee State vs. North Texas
One of the Blue Raiders growing rivalries, this game promises to continue to grow in importance and traditions in the coming years. The series was taken to the next level when both schools joined C-USA. The Blue Raiders and Mean Green have met over a dozen times, with both teams able to win in the other schools backyard. As MTSU and UNT continue to establish themselves in C-USA, look for this matchup to heat up and possibly be in the Conference-USA championship game in the near future.
Middle Tennessee State vs. Western Kentucky
To say that the Blue Raiders and Hilltoppers are familiar with each other would be an understatement. These archrivals have played over 60 times since first meeting in 1914. The overall series is narrowly separated, with the Blue Raiders currently sitting on top after dominating the last 2 decades of the rivalry. With MTSU moving to C-USA there was some fear that this rivalry would no longer be played. But with WKU also joining the conference in 2014, this rivalry will continue to highlight MTSU’s schedule for the foreseeable future.
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TicketCity offers a big selection of Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Middle Tennessee State tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee C-USA opponents like Southern Miss, Rice, and Louisiana Tech can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Middle Tennessee State tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders football schedule?
The Blue Raiders 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the C-USA. Middle Tennessee State plays in the C-USA’s East Division, which means games against FIU, FAU, Marshall, UAB, Old Dominion, and WKU. Game times are announced by the C-USA as soon as the TV schedule is set. Middle Tennessee State’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Troy in the Battle for the Palladium. If you are looking for Blue Raiders news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders team roster.
Can I buy Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders football season tickets?
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Middle Tennessee State football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium.
What is the best Middle Tennessee State rivalry game during the season?
For some time the biggest game on the Blue Raiders schedule has been with Western Kentucky. The two programs have been battling it out for conference supremacy, regional bragging rights, and the areas top talent for decades. The game is always circled on each other schedules and motivational fodder in the off-season. With the Hilltoppers joining C-USA’s East Division in 2014, look for this matchup to continue to grow in importance and national prestige.
What is the best game day tradition at a Blue Raiders home game?
In the middle of MTSU’s campus in Walnut Grove is the Blue Horseshoe Statue. The Blue Horseshoe is a symbol of the tradition and good fortune for the university. In the hours and day before big games, fans and players will make their way to the Statue to touch the Horseshoe for good luck. This tradition has taken a life of its own, and getting a picture next to the Blue Horseshoe before game day at Floyd Stadium is a right of passage for Blue Raiders fans, and may just be the luck the team needs to pull out another victory.