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.

While Middle Tennessee ranks 85th in total defense with 373.5 yards allowed per game, the team's offensive unit has been a little worse, ranking sixth-worst (248.0 yards per game). Murray State is compiling 20.5 points per contest on offense this season (64th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 33.0 points per game (76th-ranked) on defense.

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Middle Tennessee vs. Murray State 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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Middle Tennessee vs. Murray State Key Statistics

Middle Tennessee Murray State
248.0 (127th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 325.0 (70th)
373.5 (76th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 443.0 (84th)
74.5 (119th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 162.5 (41st)
173.5 (111th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 162.5 (83rd)
2 (34th) Turnovers (Rank) 3 (106th)
0 (121st) Takeaways (Rank) 2 (14th)

Middle Tennessee Stats Leaders

  • Nicholas Vattiato leads Middle Tennessee with 341 yards (170.5 ypg) on 43-of-68 passing with three touchdowns and one interception this season. He also has 50 rushing yards on 19 carries.
  • Frank Peasant has collected 45 yards on 16 attempts.
  • Elijah Metcalf's leads his squad with 82 yards as a receiver. He's racked up that yardage on eight catches (out of nine targets).
  • Justin Olson has hauled in five receptions totaling 57 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
  • Jeremy Tate Jr. has hauled in six grabs for 50 yards, an average of 25.0 yards per game.

Murray State Stats Leaders

  • DJ Williams has compiled 172 yards on 46.9% passing while recording one touchdown pass with zero interceptions this season. He's also rushed for 33 yards .
  • Kywon Morgan has run for 59 yards on 19 carries so far this year.
  • Q'Darryius Jennings has been given 11 carries and totaled 57 yards 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 three receptions (on five targets) for a total of 59 yards (29.5 yards per game) this year.
  • Cole Rusk's four targets have resulted in three grabs for 55 yards.

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