2018 Football Preview – C-USA – Blue Raiders
Looking for 2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders predictions? The Blue Raiders have been hyped up for the last few years, and still haven’t had a ton of success to show for it. They have a tough schedule this year, but the expectations are that this team can still have a lot of success, and help take the program to the next step.
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2018-18 College Football Preview – Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
Head Coach: Rick Stockstill
2017 Record: 7-6
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Odds to win the 2018 FBS Championship: +50000
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So will this team take that step forward, or will there be some big changes at seasons end?
2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Predictions: Team Strengths
Offensive Explosion: Last year would have been a lot of different if it wasn’t for all the injuries.
This year Brett Stockstill is healthy under center, and he is probably the best quarterback in Conference USA. Wide receiver Richie James also missed most of the year with injury, but he is back.
This is going to be an offense that airs it out, and tries to score a ton of points every night, and I think they should have no issues reaching the goal.
If you like a ton of offense, this is a team that you are going to want to tune into.
Strong defense: Last year the defense was one of the best in the conference, even after playing a tough schedule.
Eight of the starters are back from last year, and the expectations are even higher. It’s not just the offense that is going to carry this team.
2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Blocking: As good as the offense is, there is one thing that could hold them back, the offensive line.
They let whole teams behind the line at times, and that can’t happen again this year. The offense has high expectations and it might depend on how well the line does.
If the line keeps letting people through, it could cause some issue.
Consistency: As good as the defense was last year, the consistency wasn’t there a lot of the times, and when they struggled, they really struggled.
They were 1-6 in games last year when they allowed more than 24 points. The defense needs to make sure to play well for a full four quarters.
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Prediction: 7-5
The Blue Raiders have a chance to have a special season but they are playing in a really tough conference USA and that is going to hurt.
They also didn’t do them any favors in the non conference schedule having to play Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Georgia. I think they will finish this season with seven wins which will be good enough to make another bowl game.
2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Schedule
- Sept. 1 at Vanderbilt
- Sept. 8 UT-Martin
- Sept. 15 at Georgia
- Sept. 22 OPEN DATE
- Sept. 29 Florida Atlantic
- Oct. 6 at Marshall
- Oct. 13 at FIU
- Oct. 20 Charlotte
- Oct. 27 at Old Dominion
- Nov. 3 WKU
- Nov. 10 at UTEP
- Nov. 17 at Kentucky
- Nov. 24 UAB
What do you think about our 2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders predictions? Please leave us a comment below telling us how you think they’ll do in 2018!
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