2013 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team

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2013 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football
Middle Tennessee Athletics logo.svg
Armed Forces Bowl, L 6–24 vs. Navy
Conference Conference USA
Division East Division
2013 record 8–5 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coach Rick Stockstill (8th season)
Offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner
Co-defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix
Co-defensive coordinator Steve Ellis
Home stadium Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
(Capacity: 30,788)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall x   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina   6 2         10 3  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 5  
Florida Atlantic   4 4         6 6  
UAB   1 7         2 10  
Southern Miss   1 7         1 11  
FIU   1 7         1 11  
West Division
Rice x$   7 1         10 4  
UTSA   6 2         7 5  
North Texas   6 2         9 4  
Tulane   5 3         7 6  
Louisiana Tech   3 5         4 8  
Tulsa   2 6         3 9  
UTEP   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Rice 41, Marshall 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team represented Middle Tennessee State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by eighth-year head coach Rick Stockstill and played their home games at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium. They were first year members of Conference USA (C-USA) in the East Division. They finished the season 8–5, 6–2 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for second place in the East Division. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they lost to Navy.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 6:30 PM Western Carolina* Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN W 45–24   20,011
September 7 11:30 AM at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ACCN L 20–40   48,000
September 14 6:00 PM Memphis* Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN CSS W 17–15   23,992
September 21 11:00 AM at Florida Atlantic FAU StadiumBoca Raton, FL CSS W 42–35 OT  13,911
September 27 8:00 PM at BYU* LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT ESPNU L 10–37   58,763
October 5 2:30 PM East Carolinadagger Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN FSN L 17–24   23,108
October 12 6:00 PM at North Texas Apogee StadiumDenton, TX L 7–34   21,171
October 24 6:30 PM Marshall Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN FS1 W 51–49   19,898
November 2 12:00 PM at UAB Legion FieldBirmingham, AL FSN W 24–21   20,483
November 9 3:00 PM FIU Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN FCS W 48–0   16,717
November 23 2:30 PM at Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS CSS W 42–21   22,134
November 30 2:45 PM UTEP Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN WUXP W 48–17   11,560
December 30 10:45 AM vs. Navy* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Armed Forces Bowl) ESPN L 6–24   39,246
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summaries[edit]

Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Catamounts 0 18 0 6 24
Blue Raiders 21 10 7 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 1981 MTSU, 23–10

at North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 0 7 13 20
Tar Heels 13 10 3 14 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 6 3 6 15
Blue Raiders 7 7 0 3 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–8–1 2012 MTSU, 48–30

at Florida Atlantic[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Blue Raiders 7 7 7 14 7 42
Owls 0 7 14 14 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–3 2012 MTSU, 31–17

at BYU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 10 0 0 0 10
Cougars 7 16 14 0 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

East Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 7 3 7 24
Blue Raiders 10 0 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 7 0 0 7
Mean Green 7 17 0 10 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–7 2012 MTSU, 38–21

Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 7 14 14 14 49
Blue Raiders 14 7 17 13 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1994 MARSH, 49–14

at UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 0 7 17 24
Blazers 7 0 3 11 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2000 UAB, 14–9

FIU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 0 0 0 0
Blue Raiders 14 10 24 0 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2012 MTSU, 34–30

at Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 21 0 14 42
Golden Eagles 7 0 7 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2009 MTSU, 42–32

UTEP[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 7 10 0 17
Blue Raiders 17 17 14 0 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Navy–Armed Forces Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 3 3 0 0 6
Midshipmen 7 3 0 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Football Schedule". FBS Schedules. Retrieved April 8, 2013.