2010 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team

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2010 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football
Middle Tennessee MT Wordmark.png
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2010 record 6–7 (5–3 SBC)
Head coach Rick Stockstill (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Schultz (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Randall McCray (1st year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium (Capacity: 30,708, Synthetic Turf)
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
FIU §   6 2         7 6  
Troy §   6 2         8 5  
Middle Tennessee   5 3         6 7  
Arkansas State   4 4         4 8  
Louisiana–Monroe   4 4         5 7  
Florida Atlantic   3 5         4 8  
Louisiana–Lafayette   3 5         3 9  
North Texas   3 5         3 9  
WKU   2 6         2 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team represented Middle Tennessee State University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Middle Tennessee competed as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. The team was led by head coach Rick Stockstill. The Blue Raiders played their home games at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium.

The Blue Raiders finished the season 6–7, 5–3 in Sun Belt play and were invited to the GoDaddy.com Bowl where they were defeated by Miami (OH) 21–35.

During the off season[edit]

In January 2010, 4-year defensive coordinator, Manny Diaz, left Middle Tennessee and accepted the defensive coordinator job at Mississippi State. Weeks later, Wisconsin assistant Randall McCray was hired to lead the defense.[1]

In February 2010, offense coordinator Tony Franklin left Middle Tennessee to accept the vacant position of offensive coordinator at Louisiana Tech.[2] On March 3, Mike Schultz, former TCU and Illinois offensive coordinator, was hired to coach the Blue Raider offense.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
April 10 1:00 PM Blue-White Spring Game Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN  White 56–42   3,110
Regular Season
September 2 6:30 PM Minnesota* Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN ESPNU L 17–24   25,908
September 11 6:00 PM Austin Peay* Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN W 56–33   16,806
September 18 6:00 PM at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 17–24   27,965
September 25 6:00 PM at Louisiana-Lafayette Cajun FieldLafayette, LA W 34–14   17,249
October 5 7:00 PM Troy Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN (Battle for the Palladium) ESPN2 L 13–42   28,010
October 16 2:30 PM at Georgia Tech* Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN3 L 14–42   40,652
October 23 3:30 PM Louisiana-Monroedagger Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN W 38–10   19,052
November 2 6:00 PM at Arkansas State ASU StadiumJonesboro, AR ESPN2 L 24–51   13,589
November 13 2:30 PM North Texas Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN L 17–23   14,227
November 20 3:30 PM at Western Kentucky Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY (100 Miles of Hate) CSS W 27–26   12,322
November 27 2:30 PM Florida Atlantic Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN W 38–14   10,140
December 4 5:00 PM at Florida International FIU StadiumMiami, FL ESPN3 W 28–27   16,628
Post Season
January 6 7:00 PM vs. Miami (OH)* Ladd Peebles StadiumMobile, AL (GoDaddy.com Bowl) ESPN L 21–35   38,168
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

Minnesota Golden Gophers[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Minnesota 1-0

Pregame Line: Minnesota -3.0

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 7 7 0 10 24
Blue Raiders 0 14 3 0 17
Phillip Tanner carries the ball late in the second quarter.

Austin Peay Governors[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Middle Tennessee 39-12-2

Pregame Line: N/A

1 2 3 4 Total
Governors 3 14 16 0 33
Blue Raiders 14 21 7 14 56

Memphis Tigers[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Middle Tennessee 14-8-1

Pregame Line: Middle Tennessee -4.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 3 7 7 0 17
Tigers 3 14 7 0 24

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Tied 6-6

Pregame Line: Middle Tennessee -2.0

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 3 17 14 0 34
Ragin' Cajuns 0 14 0 0 14

Troy Trojans - Battle for the Palladium[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Middle Tennessee 11-7

Pregame Line: Middle Tennessee -3.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 14 7 7 14 42
Blue Raiders 0 7 0 6 13

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Georgia Tech 1-0

Pregame Line: Georgia Tech -18.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 7 0 7 14
Yellow Jackets 7 7 21 7 42

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Middle Tennessee 9-2

Pregame Line: Middle Tennessee -12

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 3 0 0 7 10
Blue Raiders 7 21 3 7 38

Arkansas State Red Wolves[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Middle Tennessee 9-3

Pregame Line: Middle Tennessee -1.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 10 7 0 7 24
Red Wolves 13 10 14 14 51

North Texas Mean Green[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: North Texas 6-4

Pregame Line: Middle Tennessee -10.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 14 3 3 3 23
Blue Raiders 0 10 7 0 17

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers - 100 Miles of Hate[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Middle Tennessee 32-28-1

Pregame Line: Middle Tennessee -4.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 3 3 14 27
Hilltoppers 13 6 7 0 26

Florida Atlantic Owls[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Middle Tennessee 5-3

Pregame Line: Middle Tennessee -5.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 0 0 7 14
Blue Raiders 7 7 10 14 38

Florida International Golden Panthers[edit]

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Middle Tennessee 4-2

Pregame Line: Florida International -5.0

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 7 7 7 28
Golden Panthers 14 3 3 7 27

Miami RedHawks - GoDaddy.com Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 14 0 7 0 21
RedHawks 7 7 14 7 35

Series Record After 2010 Meeting: Miami 1-0

Pregame Line: Middle Tennessee -2

Coaching Personnel[edit]

  • Head Coach: Rick Stockstill
  • Defensive Line: John Palermo
  • Offensive Coordinator/QB: Mike Schultz
  • Offensive Line: Jimmy Ray Stephens
  • Wide Receivers: Justin Watts
  • Inside Receivers: Brent Brock
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers: Randall McCray
  • Running Backs: Willie Simmons
  • Safeties: David Bibee
  • Cornerbacks: Steve Ellis
  • Strength: Russell Patterson

NFL Draft[edit]

5th Round, 147th Overall Pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars—Sr. CB Rod Issac

References[edit]