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ARNESS IKNER BRANDON McLEROY

ALAN GENDREAU DWIGHT SMITH

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-SUN BELT

MALCOLM BEYAH

KEVIN BROWN

GARRETT ANDREWS

PRESTON BAILEY

2009 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL

WES CALDWELL


GARY TUCKER

TYLER MASON

JOSH DAVIS CHRIS HAWKINS

OMAR McCLENDON

EMMANUEL PEREZ

ANTWAN DAVIS

TAVARRES JEFFERSON JARRETT CRITTENTON

2006 MOTOR CITY BOWL

EVON LETTSOME


ERIC RUSSELL

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-SUN BELT

ROD ISSAC

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SUN BELT

DARIN DAVIS

DWIGHT DASHER

BENNY CUNNINGHAM COLIN BOSS

DERRICK CRUMPTON

MIKE WILLIAMS


Table of Contents

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CONTENTS Quick Facts..................................................2 Media Information......................................2 Bowl Practice Schedule...............................2 Bowl Headquarters.....................................3 Contacts......................................................3

2010 Season/Players

2010 Notebook....................................... 4-7 Records Watch......................................... 8-9 All-Star Blue Raiders.................................10 Numerical Roster.......................................11 Alphabetical Roster/Two-Deep Lineups....12 Player Profile Updates......................... 13-26 Pronunciation Guide.................................26

Football Staff

Head Coach Rick Stockstill................... 27-29 David Bibee...............................................31 Brent Brock...............................................32 Steve Ellis..................................................33 Randall McCray.........................................34 John Palermo............................................35 Mike Schultz..............................................36

Willie Simmons.........................................37 Jimmy Ray Stephens.................................38 Justin Watts..............................................39 Matusek/Vaughn/Patterson/Stewart........40 Football Support.......................................41

The University

Middle Tennessee......................................42 President Sidney McPhee..........................43 Athletic Director Chris Massaro..................44

2010 Season

Game-by-Game Review...................... 45-50 2010 Statistics..................................... 51-53 Game-by-Game Offense...........................54 Game-by-Game Defense...........................55 Start Chart/Game Summaries...................56 Scoring Drives...........................................57 Long Plays.................................................58 Superlatives..............................................59 The Last Time............................................60 Participation.............................................61 Bowl Recaps..............................................62 Bowl Superlatives.....................................63 Bowl Team Marks......................................64

2011 Middle Tennessee Football Bowl Guide Credits

Editorial: The 2011 Middle Tennessee Football Bowl Guide is a publication of the Athletic Communications Office and is intended to serve all

media and followers of Blue Raider football. The guide was written, designed, and edited by Mark Owens, associate athletic director/communications. A special thanks also goes to Bradley Lambert for his services and to MTSU Creative and Visual Services for their assistance in proofreading. Cover design and layout was done by David Lowery of DGL Graphics. Questions, comments, or corrections should be directed in writing to Associate AD/ Communications Mark Owens at owens@goblueraiders.com.

Photography: Photography provided by Bradley Lambert, Betsy Johns, Joe Robbins, Katie Thompson, and MTSU Photographic Services. Printing: The 2010 Middle Tennessee Bowl Guide was printed by Interstate Printing in Mobile, Ala. SP022-1210 A Tennessee Board of Regents University Middle Tennessee State University is an equal opportunity, nonracially identifiable, educational institution that does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities.

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Mission Statement The MT Athletic Program promotes excellence in athletics and provides academic and athletic opportunities for every student-athlete, the University, and the community. Building on tradition, the program advances the University’s regional and national stature and creates opportunities for innovative partnerships throughout the region. Middle Tennessee State University continually works to maximize human, financial, and physical resources to create and heighten the quality of its sports programs.

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Media Information

Quick Facts

University Information

Location..................................Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Founded................................................................1911 Enrollment.........................................................26,432 Conference...................................................... Sun Belt Nickname..................................................Blue Raiders Colors.......................................... Royal Blue and White President......Dr. Sidney A. McPhee (Prairie View, 1976) AD.................Chris Massaro (Northern Colorado, 1983) Faculty Representative.................... Dr. Terry Whiteside NCAA Division.......................... I-A (17 sports; 8M/9W) Football Information

First Year of Football..............................................1911 Overall Record (Years)........................ 526-381-28 (95) Bowl Game Record.................................................. 3-3 Last Postseason Appearance.................................2009 Stadium......... Johnny “Red” Floyd (Horace Jones Field) Capacity.............................................................30,788 Playing Surface:..............Sportexe Synthetic Turf, 2006 2010 Record......................................6-6 (5-3 SBC/3rd) Offense............................................................ Multiple Defense..................................................... 4-3 Multiple Web site.........................................GoBlueRaiders.com

Travel Plans

GoDaddy.com Bowl Practice Schedule Coach Rick Stockstill will be available to the media at the beginning of practice at the South Alabama facility or Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Once dressed, Middle Tennessee players will be available for an interview period prior to each practice except the practice on January 5. All times listed are CT. Media members are encouraged to arrive at the practice facility early because the schedule may change. The first three periods of practice (approximately 15 minutes) will be open to the media, including still photographers and videographers. Media members must remain on the sidelines once practice begins. Following the first three periods, practice will be CLOSED. Members of the Middle Tennessee team will not be available for interviews at the team hotel.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Sunday, January 2 Team arrives in Mobile at 2:00 PM NO Practice Monday, January 3 Team arrives 3:20 PM Player interviews approximately 3:20 PM Coach Stockstill interview approximately 3:30 PM Practice begins 3:30 PM Tuesday, January 4 Team arrives 12:50 PM Player interviews approximately 12:50 PM Coach Stockstill interview approximately 1:00 PM Practice begins 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 5 Practice is TBD NO PLAYER INTERVIEWS THIS DAY

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The Middle Tennessee football team and official party

will travel by charter bus and will arrive in Mobile at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 2. While in Mobile, the Blue Raiders will be headquartered at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza (504.553.5570) and will practice at South Alabama’s facility. The team will return home immediately following the game on January 6. Middle Tennessee Athletic Communications staff in attendance will be Mark Owens, Associate AD/Communications; Jessica Stauffacher, assistant, and Bradley Lambert, director of internet services. For information regarding Coach Rick Stockstill or to gain interviews with players, please contact Mark Owens. If you need images from the bowl week or the past season emailed, contact Lambert at blambert@ goblueraiders.com.

MARK OWENS Associate AD/ Athletic Communications

TRAVIS WOODS Assistant Director

JESSICA STAUFFACHER Assistant Director

woods@goblueraiders.com

stauffacher@goblueraiders.com

CHRISTIAN LEMON Intern

CLAY TRAINUM Intern

owens@goblueraiders.com

BRADLEY LAMBERT Director of Internet Services

lemon@goblueraiders.com

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Media Information 2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl Directory BOWL HEADQUARTERS

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MIDDLE TENNESSEE HEADQUARTERS Renaissance Riverview Plaza 64 South Water Street Mobile, AL 36602 Phone: 251.438.4000 OPPONENT HEADQUARTERS Mobile Marriott 3101 Airport Boulevard Mobile, AL 36606 Phone: 251.476.9600

GoDaddy.com Bowl Schedule All times listed are Central January 2, 2011 Middle Tennessee arrives in Mobile approximately 2:00 PM 6:30 PM: Press Conference at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (AD & Head Coach only) 7:00 PM: Southern Style Shrimp Boil Dinner at Ladd-Peebles Stadium January 3, 2011 3:30 PM: Team Practice at South Alabama Practice Facility 7:00 PM: Mobile Greyhound Park Media Night January 4, 2011 1:00 PM: Team Practice at South Alabama Practice Facility 4:30 PM: Players visit USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital 8:00 PM: AMF Florida Bowl Challenge January 5, 2011 10:00 AM: Press Conference at Mobile Convention Center 12:00 PM: GoDaddy.com Bowl Mayor’s Luncheon (Mobile Convention Center) 6:30 PM: Greer’s/Press-Register Mardi Gras Parade

MEDIA HEADQUARTERS Radisson Admiral Semmes 251 Government Street Mobile, AL 36602 Phone: 251.432.8000 GODADDY.COM BOWL HEADQUARTERS 1000 Hillcrest Road, Suite 115 Mobile, AL 36695 Phone: 251.635.0011

KEY PHONE NUMBERS

Julie Jeter Director of Marketing and Media Relations Office: 251.635.0011 Ladd-Peebles Stadium Press Box: 251.208.2677 Cell: 251.554.1697 Mark Owens, Associate AD/Communications for Middle Tennessee Renaissance Riverview Plaza (504.581.1000) Cell: 615.631.9520; owens@goblueraiders.com Web site: GoBlueRaiders.com Mike Pearson, Football Contact for Miami (Ohio) Mobile Marriott (251.476.9600) Cell: 513.330.2068; pearsomg@muohio.edu Web site: muredhawks.com

January 6, 2011 5:00 PM: Middle Tennessee arrives at Ladd-Peebles Stadium 5:30 PM: Ladd-Peebles Gates Open 7:00 PM: ESPN Coverage Begins 7:07 PM: GoDaddy.com Bowl Game (Middle Tennessee vs Miami, Ohio) 10:30 PM: Postgame Press Conference (time is approximate)

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personal-best 64 tackles, 14 of them for losses, a school record tying 11.5 sacks, 10 hurries, two blocked kicks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. The Miami, Fla., native led the league in sacks and was second overall in tackles for loss. He currently ranks fifth nationally in sacks and needs just one more to set a new single-season record at Middle Tennessee and for the Sun Belt Conference.

SEASON CHANGER

BACK-TO-BACK BOWLS

Middle Tennessee is going to back-to-back bowl games for the first time in its history and to its third bowl in five years. The Blue Raiders won the 2009 New Orleans Bowl and will be competing in this year’s GoDaddy.com Bowl.

They always say a game can turn on a single play but it can also turn an entire season around, and the Blue Raiders are a prime example. With just over 10 minutes to play at WKU and the Blue Raiders trailing, 26-13, the Hilltoppers had it 4th-and-G from the 1-yard line and poised to go up by three scores. On the 4th-down play, WKU fumbled and cornerback Rod Issac picked up the loose ball 2 yards deep in the endzone and went 100

the game against North Texas. The Folkston, Ga., product became the 15th all-time member of the 5,000-2,000 club and the only one from the Sun Belt Conference. Dasher now has exactly 5,481 career passing yards to go along with 2,329 rushing yards.

DAVIS SETS MARK

Linebacker Darin Davis set a new Sun Belt Conference record for interception return yards with 101 in the win over FAU. Davis tallied a career-best two picks, returning one 49 yards and the second 52 yards. His two picks set up two Blue Raider touchdowns, and the 101 yards went down as the second-most in school history. For the year, he has three interceptions for 139 yards, which ranks 2nd all-time on the single-season list and is currently 8th on the career list.

DISRUPTIVE DEFENSE

Under Rick Stockstill, the Blue Raider defense is all about being disruptive, pressuring the quarterback, and putting the offense behind the chains. Entering the Miami game, the Blue Raiders rank 14th nationally in quarterback sacks and 15th nationally in tackles for loss. The Blue Raiders’ 33 sacks this season rank third-most in a single season and just five off the school record of 38 set last year. Their 85 tackles for loss is tied for third. Here is a look at the national rankings in sacks and tackles for loss under Stockstill:

BLUE RAIDERS BOWL HISTORY

The GoDaddy.com Bowl marks the seventh bowl Middle Tennessee has participated in during its football history but just the third in the FBS era. The Blue Raiders faced Central Michigan in the 2006 Motor City Bowl (lost 31-14), then defeated Southern Miss (42-32) in the 2009 New Orleans Bowl to cap a 10-3 season. Prior to the FBS era, the Blue Raiders competed in the 1956 Refrigerator Bowl, the 1960 and 1961 Tangerine Bowls, and the 1964 Grantland Rice Bowl.

Year Sacks TFLs 2010 14 15 2009 T6 2 2008 T50 14

Year Sacks TFLs 2007 36 T53 2006 T20 3

30 IS KEY

Under Rick Stockstill, the Blue Raiders are virtually a lock for victory if they put up 30 points or more. MT is

LARGE BOWL CROWDS

In both of Middle Tennessee’s FBS bowl games, the Blue Raiders have been part of record crowds. A Motor yards for a touchdown. The Blue Raiders scored again to City Bowl record crowd of 54,113 saw the Blue Raiders come away with the 27-26 win and have not lost since. and Central Michigan in 2006, and a New Orleans Bowl record crowd of 30,228 witnessed MT’s win over South- KELLEM SETS STANDARD Jeremy Kellem was named to the 2010 ESPN Acaern Miss last season. demic All-America Football Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America PERMANENT CAPTAINS Prior to the final regular season game, Blue Raider (CoSIDA). Kellem is the fourth Academic All-American players voted on this year’s permanent captains. Head in school history and the first since Bryan Faulkner was Coach Rick Stockstill announced that RB Phillip Tanner, honored in 1991. The Organizational Communication S Jeremy Kellem, OL Mark Fisher, and DL Dwight Smith major carries a 3.58 grade point average and is the first would serve as the 2010 permanent captains. This is the player in school history to be an Academic All-American and a first team All-Conference performer. football program’s highest honor.

LATTIMORE GETS TOP HONOR

DASHER JOINS ELITE CLUB

Senior Jamari Lattimore was named the Sun Belt Quarterback Dwight Dasher, who earlier this year Conference Defensive Player of the Year following a became just the 19th player in FBS history to join the breakout season for the Blue Raiders. Lattimore had a 4,000-2,000 club, jumped up to another level following

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RARE DISTINCTION

SCORING ON THE GROUND

Middle Tennessee has 38 offensive touchdowns this season after 12 games, and 29 of the scores have come on the ground. The 29 scores are the most in the Rick Stockstill era and the most by the Blue Raiders since they registered 30 in 2002. Phillip Tanner, D.D. Kyles, 23-1 under Stockstill when scoring 30 points, including a and Dwight Dasher have combined for 22 ground scores perfect 9-0 mark in 2009. The lone loss came at Louisville this season. in 2007, when the Blue Raiders fell 58-52.

SCORING MACHINES

TOTAL OFFENSE RECORD IN REACH

TEAM Total Plays: 3rd (848) Kickoff Returns: T-5th (48) Kickoff Return Yards: 2nd (1,216) Most Yards Per Kickoff Return: 3rd (25.3) Interception Return Yards: 5th (286) Quarterback Sacks: 3rd (33.0) Most Yards from Sacks: 3rd (207) Tackles for Loss: T-3rd (85) Tackle for Loss Yards: 5th (321) Passes had Intercepted: 4th (20)

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The GoDaddy.com Bowl will mark the third bowl for the Blue Raiders in their FBS era, and four players have the honor of being associated with all three. Phillip Tanner, Chris Hawkins, Evon Lettsome, and Gary Tucker have been on the roster for each bowl game the Blue Raiders have played since joining FBS ranks. Only Tanner and Tucker have seen action in any of the games. Tanner played on defense in the 2006 Motor City Bowl and Tucker saw time in last year’s New Orleans Bowl.

TOP 10 SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS SET IN 2010

INDIVIDUAL Most Interceptions: Dwight Dasher (T-5th/14) Consecutive Made FGs: Alan Gendreau (T-8th/6) Extra Points: Alan Gendreau (5th/41) Points Scored by Kicking: Alan Gendreau (T-9th/71) Kickoff Returns: Eric Russell (T-3rd/29) Kickoff Return Yards: Eric Russell (2nd/778) Tackles for Loss: Jamari Lattimore (T-10th/14.0) Quarterback Sacks: Jamari Lattimore (T-1st/11.5) Yards from Sacks: Jamari Lattimore (2nd/66) Yards from Sacks: Jarrett Crittenton (9th/39) Interception Return Yards: Darin Davis (2nd/139) Interception Return Yards: Rod Issac (T-8th/100)

Senior Dwight Dasher is within striking distance In a rarity, Middle Tennessee currently has two playof breaking total offense records for career plays and ers on its roster ranked in the top 10 all-time in scoring. yards at Middle Tennessee. Dasher will enter the bowl Placekicker Alan Gendreau is 8th with 237 points, and game with 7,810 yards and 1,343 total plays. He needs running back Phillip Tanner is 10th with 198 points. 372 yards of total offense to break the record of 8,181 yards set by Wes Counts (1998-2001) and just 10 more LONG PLAYS CRITTENTON STEPPING UP Senior Jarrett Crittenton has picked a good time to plays to surpass Counts’ record of 1,352. In the Sun Belt Fumble Return: Rod Issac vs WKU (1st/100) play the best football of his career. Over the past three Conference, Dasher ranks fifth all-time in plays and Kickoff Return: Eric Russell vs WKU (T-3rd/97) Punt: Josh Davis vs Memphis (T-3rd/78) games, all wins, the Fayetteville, Ga., native has 12 fourth in total yards. tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, and two hurries. Prior to the last three games, Crittenton owned just 24 KELLEM ON TACKLE LIST Safety Jeremy Kellem has enjoyed a career year in the tackle department to jump into the Blue Raiders’ career total tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, and no sacks. all-time tackle list. The senior ranks eighth on the alltime list with 279 total stops and needs six more to tie BLOCK PARTY James Griffin for seventh place. Kellem enters the bowl Over the past two seasons, not many teams have game leading the Blue Raiders with 101 tackles and is done as well at blocking kicks as Middle Tennessee. Durjust the fourth player in Middle Tennessee’s FBS era to ing the last 25 games, the Blue Raiders own 13 blocks, reach triple digits in stops. including five this season. In 2009, MT set its FBS record with eight rejections, then tied for the second most GENDREAU IS MODEL OF CONSISTENCY this year. Overall, the Blue Raiders have 19 blocks in 62 Junior Alan Gendreau is inching toward becoming the games under Rick Stockstill. best kicker in school history. The Apopka, Fla., product ranks third all-time in field goals made with 38, fourth in TANNER HAS BIG YEAR points scored by a kicker, and 8th in overall scoring. Gen Senior Phillip Tanner has enjoyed his best season dreau, who hit a career-long 55-yard field goal against as a Blue Raider in 2010. The Dallas, Texas, native has Louisiana this year, is 38 for 48 from three-point range rushed for a career-best 841 yards on 149 attempts to and his current percentage of 79.1 would make him the go with a team-high 11 rushing touchdowns. Tanner, most accurate kicker in school history. Gendreau needs who also owns 10 plays of 20 or more yards, has the two more field goals to tie Brian Kelly for second place opportunity to top the 2,000-yard mark for his career and 14 more to tie Kelly Potter for the all-time record. with a good showing in the bowl game. Tanner has 1,937 career rushing yards and needs just 63 more to

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MT IN SBC/NCAA STATISTICS

Jeremy Kellem, S......................................................................................49 Mark Fisher, OL.........................................................................................48 Emmanuel Perez, DE................................................................................48 Phillip Tanner, RB.....................................................................................48 Antwan Davis, LB.....................................................................................47 Gary Tucker, DT.........................................................................................47 Dwight Smith, DT.....................................................................................47 Kevin Brown, S.........................................................................................46 Rod Issac, CB............................................................................................45 Wes Caldwell, WR.....................................................................................42 Dwight Dasher, QB...................................................................................40 Derrick Crumpton, S.................................................................................37 Alan Gendreau, PK...................................................................................37 Jamari Lattimore, DE................................................................................37 Sancho McDonald, WR.............................................................................37 Mike Williams, OL.....................................................................................37 Brandon McLeroy, OL...............................................................................36 Gorby Loreus, LB......................................................................................34 Malcolm Beyah, WR.................................................................................34 Darin Davis, LB.........................................................................................34 Colin Boss, OL...........................................................................................33 Norman Washington, LB..........................................................................33 SaCoby Carter, DT.....................................................................................32 Chris Hawkins, OL.....................................................................................29 D.D. Kyles, RB...........................................................................................26 Garrett Andrews, WR................................................................................25 Shane Blissard, WR...................................................................................25 Denzell Guerra, S......................................................................................25 Juno Prudhomm, S...................................................................................24 Andrew Banks, WR...................................................................................24 Justin Jones, LB........................................................................................24 Benjamin Cunningham, RB......................................................................23 Omar McLendon, DE.................................................................................23 Harold Turner, WR....................................................................................21 Alex Stuart, OL.........................................................................................20 Marquise Branton, RB..............................................................................20 Byron McLeod, WR...................................................................................20 Jarrett Crittenton, DT................................................................................20 Evon Lettsome, OL....................................................................................19 Tavarres Jefferson, WR.............................................................................18 Phillip Tinsley, DE.....................................................................................14 Kendall Dangerfield, DT...........................................................................13 Antonio Hill, DL........................................................................................12 Craig Allen, LB..........................................................................................12 Zeke Anderson, DS...................................................................................12 Preston Bailey, OL....................................................................................12 T.L. Edwards, CB.......................................................................................12 Arness Ikner, DB.......................................................................................12 David Jones, LB........................................................................................12 Tyler Mason, WR.......................................................................................12 Jimmy Staten, DT.....................................................................................12 Josh Davis, P.............................................................................................12 Eric Russell, CB.........................................................................................12 Josh Walker, OL........................................................................................12 Nathaniel Toulson, P.................................................................................11 Derek Upshaw, DL....................................................................................11 Arthur Williams, WR.................................................................................11 Kenneth Gilstrap, CB................................................................................11 Jared Bamber, WR....................................................................................10 Dearco Nolan, DE......................................................................................10 Corey Carmichael, LB................................................................................10 Jadareius Hamlin, OL..................................................................................9 William Pratcher, RB...................................................................................9 Richard Drake, WR......................................................................................9 Jamar Brown, WR.......................................................................................8 Sammy Seamster, S....................................................................................8 Marcus Thurmond, WR...............................................................................8 Jesse Grisham, OL.......................................................................................7 Roderic Blunt, LB.......................................................................................5 Jeff Murphy, QB..........................................................................................3 Logan Kilgore, QB.......................................................................................3 Jordan Johnson, OL....................................................................................3 Patrick McNeil, DT......................................................................................2 Vincent Van Horne, WR...............................................................................2 Eric Davis, LB..............................................................................................2

TEAM Pct. or No. SBC NCAA Rushing Offense 178.5 3rd 32nd Passing Offense 193.6 7th 80th Total Offense 372.1 5th 70th Scoring Offense 26.9 4th 62nd Rushing Defense 193.8 7th 99th Pass Efficiency Defense 122.2 2nd 46th Total Defense 384.5 4th 71st Scoring Defense 27.5 2nd 66th Net Punting 37.4 4th 46th Punt Returns 6.7 4th 82nd Kickoff Returns 25.3 1st 12th Turnover Margin -1.33 9th 120th Pass Defense 190.8 1st 24th Passing Efficiency 110.7 8th 106th Sacks 2.75 2nd 14th Tackles for Loss 7.1 1st 15th Sacks Allowed 1.67 2nd 43rd

WHERE ARE THE COACHES?

Sideline Rick Stockstill, Head Coach Brent Brock, Inside Receivers Steve Ellis, Cornerbacks Randall McCray, Defensive Coordinator John Palermo, Defensive Line Willie Simmons, Running Backs Jimmy Ray Stephens, Offensive Line Justin Watts, Wide Receivers Press Box David Bibee, Safeties Mike Schultz, Offensive Coordinator

Russell’s 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that tied for the fifth longest in Sun Belt history and went down tied for the third longest in Blue Raider history. It was Russell’s first score as a Blue Raider. The turning point of the game occurred on Rod Issac’s 100-yard fumble return for a touchdown that went down as the longest in school history. It was the senior’s second touchdown of the season and the third of his career.

ONE-POINT MAGIC

Head Coach Rick Stockstill seems to have a little magic going in tight games. In his five years at the helm, the Blue Raiders are an impressive 5-1 in games decided by one point. 2006 MT 7, FIU 6 2006 Troy 21, MT 20 2008 MT 14, FAU 13

2009 MT 32, Maryland 31 2010 MT 27, WKU 26 2010 MT 28, FIU 27

against Memphis. The freshman from Dayton, Tenn., averaged a school and SBC record 59.8 yards on four LATTIMORE TIES SACK RECORD punts against the Tigers and placed three of those kicks Jamari Lattimore completed the regular season with inside the 20-yard line. One of his four punts went 78 11.5 quarterback sacks to lead the Sun Belt Conference yards which went down as the third longest punt in Blue and tie Middle Tennessee’s single-season record set by Raider history and was the fourth longest in SBC history. Erik Walden in 2006. Lattimore, who has 20.5 career sacks, is also chasing Walden’s SBC career record of DASHER LIKES BOWLS 24.0 he set from 2004 to 2007. His 20.5 sacks ranks 7th Middle Tennessee quarterback Dwight Dasher can’t all-time in SBC history and one more would move him wait to play in another bowl game. Last year, Dasher led into a tie for 5th. MT to a victory in the New Orleans Bowl over Southern Miss by breaking the New Orleans Bowl rushing record WALK-ON SETS MARK with 201 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns. The Middle Tennessee walk-on punter Josh Davis turned rushing mark also went down as the most by a quarter- in a record performance in just his third collegiate game back in NCAA bowl history. For good measure, Dasher also completed 15 of 25 passes for 162 yards and two STOCKSTILL YEAR-BY-YEAR scores. The Folkston, Ga., native went on to win MVP Year School W-L Pct. SBC Note honors. 2006 Middle Tennessee 7-6 .538 6-1 Shared Sun Belt Championship; Motor City Bowl

TWO BIG PLAYS

The two longest plays in the Rick Stockstill era keyed the Raiders’ comeback win over WKU. First, it was Eric

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2007 Middle Tennessee 5-7 .416 4-3 2008 Middle Tennessee 5-7 .416 3-4 Upset Maryland at home 2009 Middle Tennessee 10-3 .769 7-1 Won New Orleans Bowl; 1st SBC team to win 10 games 2010 Middle Tennessee 6-6 .500 5-3 GoDaddy.com Bowl Total 33-29 .532 25-12

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}BLUE ON WHITE 9-2 }BLACK ON BLACK 2-1 }BLUE ON SILVER 2-1 }BLACK ON SILVER 1-0 }WHITE ON BLUE 13-10 }BLUE ON BLUE 3-7 }WHITE ON WHITE 2-6 }WHITE ON BLACK 0-1 }WHITE ON GRAY 1-1 TOTAL 33-29

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NATIONAL EXPOSURE

Middle Tennessee’s game against Miami (Ohio) in the GoDaddy.com Bowl will mark the fourth nationally televised game of the season for the Blue Raiders which will go down as a new school record. The previous record was three set in 2006 and again in 2009. Under Rick Stockstill, the Blue Raiders will be making their 14th national television appearance and that is more than any other Sun Belt Conference team during that span.

Seniors Kevin Brown, Rod Issac, and Jeremy Kellem form the most experienced unit for MT. The threesome has 113 career starts which is more than any other unit on the defensive side of the ball. The group owns 20 total interceptions and has started together 29 times in the last 30 games.

CAREER GAMES STARTED (consecutive) Mark Fisher, OL....................................................................................46 (8) Jeremy Kellem, S...............................................................................42 (37) Rod Issac, CB.......................................................................................36 (3) Mike Williams, OL................................................................................35 (3) Kevin Brown, S..................................................................................35 (35) Dwight Smith, DT..............................................................................34 (20) Brandon McLeroy, OL..........................................................................28 (3) Dwight Dasher, QB..............................................................................28 (8) Jamari Lattimore, DE...........................................................................25 (8) Garrett Andrews, WR.........................................................................24 (13) Emmanuel Perez, DE.........................................................................23 (12) Antwan Davis, LB................................................................................20 (0) Phillip Tanner, RB..............................................................................19 (12) Malcolm Beyah, WR............................................................................18 (1) Wes Caldwell, WR................................................................................16 (0) Colin Boss, OL......................................................................................16 (3) Sancho McDonald, WR........................................................................13 (5) Darin Davis, LB..................................................................................13 (12) Preston Bailey, OL...............................................................................11 (3) Arness Ikner, CB...................................................................................11 (1) Shane Blissard, WR..............................................................................10 (0) Gary Tucker, DT....................................................................................10 (0) Derrick Crumpton, S..............................................................................9 (0) Tavarres Jefferson, WR..........................................................................9 (5) Alex Stuart, OL......................................................................................8 (0) Justin Jones, LB.....................................................................................7 (4) D.D. Kyles, RB........................................................................................5 (0) Logan Kilgore, QB..................................................................................3 (0) Chris Hawkins, OL..................................................................................3 (0) Jared Bamber, WR.................................................................................3 (1) Jarrett Crittenton, DT.............................................................................3 (2) Byron McLeod, WR................................................................................2 (0) Harold Turner, WR.................................................................................2 (0) Tyler Mason, WR....................................................................................2 (0) Evon Lettsome, OL.................................................................................2 (0) Jadareius Hamlin, OL.............................................................................2 (0) Corey Carmichael, LB.............................................................................2 (2) Benjamin Cunningham, RB...................................................................1 (0) Richard Drake, WR.................................................................................1 (0) Jeff Murphy, QB.....................................................................................1 (0) Kenneth Gilstrap, CB.............................................................................1 (0) Marquise Branton, RB...........................................................................1 (0)

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TEAM WINS LOSSES Scoring Per Game 36.8 17.0 Rushing Yards Per Game 225.8 131.2 Passing Yards Per Game 201.3 185.8 Total Offense Per Game 427.2 317.0 Total Defense Per Game 337.2 431.8 Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game 139.2 248.3 Turnovers Committed 9 24 Scoring Defense 20.7 34.3 Quarterback Sacks 23 10 Tackles for Loss 50 35 4th Quarter Points 56 20 4th Quarter Points Allowed 21 48 Dwight Dasher Efficiency Rating 142.53 84.24 Phillip Tanner Rushing Yards 567 274 Jamari Lattimore Sacks 9.0 2.5

UNIFORM COMBOS UNDER STOCKSTILL

TANNER CHASING 3,000

Senior Phillip Tanner enters the GoDaddy.com Bowl needing just 33 more all-purpose yards to become the 12th player in school history to reach the 3,000-yard mark. Tanner has 2,967 all-purpose yards that breaks down with 1,937 rushing yards, 447 receiving yards, and 583 return yards.

ACADEMICS: TOP PRIORITY AT MT

Academic success at Middle Tennessee has been a high priority for fifth year coach Rick Stockstill. Under his reign, the Blue Raiders have seen 75 of 78 studentathletes earn their degree entering the 2010 season. Middle Tennessee, who also owns an impressive APR score of 990, has won the Sun Belt Conference Team Academic Award twice. Also under Stockstill, the Blue Raiders have taken home five Academic All-District honors and produced an Academic All-American. MISCELLANEOUS Opponent Captain Captain Captain Minnesota M. Fisher P. Tanner E. Perez Austin Peay R. Issac B. Cunningham A. Gendreau at Memphis A. Gendreau E. Russell J. Lattimore at ULL M. Williams D. Smith J. Davis Troy E. Perez B. McLeroy A. Gendreau at Ga. Tech W. Caldwell J. Kellem D. Smith ULM A. Gendreau M. Fisher J. Lattimore at ASU B. Cunningham G. Tucker R. Issac North Texas T. Jefferson D. Crumpton D. Jones at WKU G. Andrews D. Smith A. Gendreau FAU M. Fisher D. Smith E. Russell at FIU Fisher Smith Tanner, Kellem

Coin Kickoff/ First Toss Receive Possession Lost Kickoff Punt Lost Receive TD Lost Receive FG Lost Receive Punt Lost Receive Punt Lost Receive INT Lost Receive MFG Lost Receive INT Lost Receive Punt Lost Receive Punt Won Kickoff Punt Won Kickoff Punt

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Game Length 3:03 3:35 3:10 3:05 3:15 2:55 2:59 3:36 3:03 3:05 2:34 3:07

Jersey Blue Blue White White Black Blue Blue White Blue White Blue White

Pants Gray White Gray Blue Black White White Blue White White White Gray

Result L, 24-17 W, 56-33 L, 24-17 W, 34-14 L, 42-13 L, 42-14 W, 38-10 L, 51-24 L, 17-23 W, 27-26 W, 38-14 W, 28-27

Blue Raider Network The 2010 football season marks the fifth year of the Blue Raider Network under the umbrella of a joint venture between Middle Tennessee athletics and Nelligan Sports Marketing. For the second year, sports radio 560 AM (WNSR) in Nashville will carry all Blue Raider games along with sister station, WNTC FM (103.9) in Bowling Green, Ky. Middle Tennessee fans throughout the southeast region also can follow the Blue Raiders on WMOT FM 89.5 (100,000 watts), which reaches a three-state coverage area. The WGNS (1450 AM) family of stations (1450 AM, 100.5 FM, 101.9 FM and TV 11) carry all Blue Raider football games along with the Rick Stockstill radio show. The combination of these three stations provides coverage to Middle Tennessee football fans in a 100-mile radius of Murfreesboro. Chip Walters is in his 19th season in the booth and his second as the “Voice of the Blue Raiders”. Providing color analysis for the third straight season is former Blue Raider and NFL quarterback Kelly Holcomb. Also making up the broadcast team in Mobile for the GoDaddy.com Bowl will be Wayne Groce and Bob Saunders. Groce is in his 30th season as the networks spotter, while Saunders is the engineer.

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Records Watch Back-to-Back Bowl Games

„„PASSING RECORDS (TEAM) Most Attempts - Season 1. 436 (238-436-15) 2. 414 (256-414-11) 3. 4. 5.

404 (282-404-16) 397 (254-397-14) 366 (224-366-8) 366 (218-366-10) 355 (208-355-20)

Most Completions - Season 1. 282 (282-404-16) 2. 3. 4. 5.

256 (256-414-11) 254 (254-397-14) 238 (238-436-15) 224 (224-366-8) 208 (208-355-20)

2009 2008 2004 1999 2003 2000 2010 2004 2008 1999 2009 2003 2010

„„TOTAL OFFENSE (TEAM) Most Plays - Season 1. 955 2009 2. 860 2003 3. 848 2010 4. 826 2008 5. 794 1972

Most Yards - Season 1. 5482 (955-5482) 2. 3. 4. 5.

5295 (781-5295) 5155 (774-5155) 4769 (770-4769) 4523 (706-4523) 4465 (848-4465)

2009 2001 1990 2000 1991 2010

„„SACK RECORDS (TEAM) 2009 2006 2010 2007 2004

Most Yards from Quarterback Sacks - Season 1. 253 (38.0-253) 2009 2006 2010 2007 2004

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„„PASSING RECORDS 1998-2001 2. 1012 Clint Marks (668-1012-33) 2003-2006 3. 861 Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) 1991-94 4. 824 Dwight Dasher (452-824-34) 2007-Present 5. 675 Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26) 1995-97 6. 594 Marvin Collier (292-594-26) 1985-88 7. 587 Teddy Morris (326-587-34) 1962-65 8. 549 Billy Walker (286-549-32) 1964-67 9. 546 Joe Craddock (342-546-13) 2004-08 10. 537 Mike Robinson (228-537-46) 1974-77

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

668 501 452 346 342 326 295 292 286

1998-2001 Clint Marks (668-1012-33) 2003-2006 Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) 1991-94 Dwight Dasher (452-824-34) 2007-Present Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26) 1995-97 Joe Craddock (342-546-13) 2004-08 Teddy Morris (326-587-34) 1962-65 Andrico Hines (295-496-10) 2002-03 Marvin Collier (292-594-26) 1985-88 Billy Walker (286-549-32) 1964-67

7342 7064 5481 4864 4799 4234 4011 3664 3533

1998-2001 Clint Marks (668-1012-33) 2003-2006 Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) 1991-94 Dwight Dasher (452-824-34) 2007-Present Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26) 1995-97 Teddy Morris (326-587-34) 1962-65 Marvin Collier (292-594-26) 1985-88 Joe Craddock (342-546-13) 2004-08 Billy Walker (286-549-32) 1964-67 Phil Ironside (258-447-11) 1988-90

Most Touchdowns - Career 1. 50 Wes Counts 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

41 40 37 36 33 30 29 28 27

1998-2001 Teddy Morris 1962-65 Dwight Dasher 2007-Present Clint Marks 2003-2006 Kelly Holcomb 1991-94 Mickey Corwin 1983-84 Billy Walker 1964-67 Marvin Collier 1985-88 Jonathan Quinn 1995-97 Joe Craddock 2004-08

„„RUSHING RECORDS

„„TFL RECORDS (TEAM) Most Tackles For Loss - Season 1. 112 (112-439)

2009 2006 1982 2007 2010

Most Attempts - Career 1. 1079 Wes Counts (706-1079-24)

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2. 6960 1994 3. 6318 2001 4. 6185 1990 5. 6174 2000 6141 2010

2. 247 (36.0-247) 3. 207 (33.0-207) 4. 205 (30.0-205) 5. 172 (28.0-172)

2. 436 (105-436) 436 (83-436) 4. 333 (78-333) 5. 321 (85-321)

Most Yards - Career 1. 8007 Wes Counts (706-1079-24)

Most Yards - Season 1. 7067 2009

2. 36.0 (36.0-247) 3. 33.0 (33.0-207) 4. 30.0 (30.0-205) 5. 28.0 (28.0-172)

Most Tackles for Loss Yards - Season 1. 439 (112-439)

2006 2010 2008 1982

Most Completions - Career 1. 706 Wes Counts (706-1079-24)

„„ALL-PURPOSE (TEAM)

Most Sacks - Season 1. 38.0 (38.0-253)

2. 105 (105-436) 3. 85 (85-321) 85 (85-314) 5. 83 (83-436)

2009

Most Yards - Career 1. 3823 Joe Campbell (638 carries) 2. 3678 Mike Moore (807 carries)

1988-91 1974-77

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

3613 3286 3075 2862 2753 2524 2329 2250

Dwone Hicks (600 carries) 1999-2002 Kippy Bayless (599 carries) 1991-94 Vince Hall (533 carries) 1981-84 Gerald Anderson (545 carries) 1984-87 Eugene Gross (676 carries) 2003-2006 Bobby Young (186 carries) 1951-53 Dwight Dasher (519 carries) 2007-Present Brigham Lyons (419 carries) 1992-95

Most Touchdowns - Career 1. 53 Dwone Hicks 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 10.

44 41 38 31 27 27 26 26 24 23

1999-2002 Joe Campbell 1988-91 Eugene Gross 2003-2006 Kippy Bayless 1991-94 Phillip Tanner 2006-Pre. Walter Dunson 1990-92 Gerald Anderson 1984-87 Dwight Stone 1985-86 Brigham Lyons 1992-95 Mike Moore 1974-77 Dwight Dasher 2007-Present

„„TOTAL OFFENSE RECORDS Most Plays - Season

1. 623 Dwight Dasher 2. 481 Wes Counts 3. 450 Joe Craddock 4. 441 Clint Marks 5. 393 Andrico Hines 6. 389 Billy Walker 7. 367 Clint Marks 8. 365 Dickie Thomas 9. 360 Andrico Hines 10. 359 Jonathan Quinn 347 Dwight Dasher

2009 1999 2008 2004 2002 1967 2005 1968 2003 1997 2010

Most Plays - Career 1. 1352 Wes Counts

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1343 1229 1085 918 888 809 753 714

1998-2001 Dwight Dasher 2007-Present Clint Marks (1229-(-)107) 2003-2006 Marvin Collier 1985-88 Teddy Morris 1962-65 Mike Robinson 1974-77 Mike Moore 1974-77 Andrico Hines 2002-03 Kelly Holcomb 1991-94

Most Yards - Season 1. 3580 Dwight Dasher (572-953) 2009 2. 2862 Clint Marks (441 plays - 113 rushing) 2004 3. 2795 Joe Craddock (450-118) 4. 2684 Wes Counts (481-81) 5. 2471 Wes Counts (326-67) 6. 2379 J onathan Quinn (359-170) 7. 2251 Kelly Holcomb (312-97) 8. 2239 Andrico Hines (393-150) 9. 2057 Andrico Hines (360-315) 10. 1960 Billy Walker (389-104) 1841 Dwight Dasher (347-1841)

2008 1999 2001 1997 1994 2002 2003 1967 2010

Most Yards - Career 1. 8181 Wes Counts (1352-165)

2. 7810 3. 7235 4. 6998 5. 5886

1998-2001 Dwight Dasher (1343-7810) 2007-Pre. Clint Marks (1229-(-)107) 2003-2006 Kelly Holcomb (1074-66) 1991-94 Marvin Collier (1085-1652) 1985-88

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Records Watch 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

5566 5026 4296 4284 3915

Teddy Morris (918-767) Jonathan Quinn (826-162) Andrico Hines (753-801) Joe Craddock (697-273) Joe Campbell (642-3823)

1962-65 1995-97 2002-03 2006-2008 1988-91

1999-2002 2. 280 Garth Petrilli (166 PAT) 1991-94 3. 273 Brian Kelly (40 FG, 2PT PAT) 2000-2003 4. 272 Joe Campbell (45 TD) 1988-91 5. 261 Kelly Potter (52 FG) 1981-84 6. 260 Kippy Bayless (43 TD) 1991-94 7. 252 Eugene Gross (42 TD) 2003-2006 8. 237 Alan Gendreau (123 PAT, 38 FG) 2008-Pre. 9. 214 Keegan Ray (109 PAT, 14 FG) 1996-99 10. 198 Phillip Tanner (33 TD) 2006-Pre.

Most Touchdowns Scored - Career 1. 59 Dwone Hicks (53 rush, 6 rec) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

45 43 42 33 30 29 27 26 25 23

1999-2002 Joe Campbell (44 rush, 1 rec) 1988-91 Kippy Bayless (38 rush, 5 rec) 1991-94 Eugene Gross (41 rush, 1 rec) 2003-2006 Phillip Tanner (31 rush, 1 KR, 1 rec) 2006-Pre. Gerald Anderson (27 rush, 3 rec) 1984-87 Walter Dunson (27 rush, 2 ret) 1990-92 Brigham Lyons (26 rush, 1 ret) 1992-95 Dwight Stone (26 rush) 1985-86 Mike Moore (24 rush, 1 rec) 1974-77 Dwight Dasher (23 rush) 2007-Pre.

Most Extra Point Kicks Made - Season 1. 50 Alan Gendreau (50-51) 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9.

50 45 44 41 40 39 39 38 38

Garth Petrilli (50-50) Dick Martin (45-49) Brian Kelly (44-46) Alan Gendreau (41-42) Garth Petrilli (40-42) Brian Kelly (39-44) Garth Petrilli (39-40) Colby Smith (38-39) Matt Crews (38-40)

2009 1992 1985 2001 2010 1994 2000 1991 2006 1990

Most Extra Point Kicks Made - Career 1. 166 Garth Petrilli (166-170) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

151 123 109 105 96 75 71 64 55

Brian Kelly (151-162) Alan Gendreau (123-125) Keegan Ray (109-119) Kelly Potter (105-109) Colby Smith (96-97) Dick Martin (75-80) Joe Lisle (71-74) Paul Barnett (64-72) Archie Arrington (55-58)

Most Field Goals Made - Career 1. 52 Kelly Potter (52-78) 2. 3. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

40 38 38 35 35 30 22 19 17

Brian Kelly (40-51) Alan Gendreau (38-48) Garth Petrilli (38-60) Joe Lisle (35-52) Keegan Ray (35-57) Colby Smith (30-46) Archie Arrington (22-40) Matt Crews (19-31) Kenny Nolan (17-29)

1991-94 2000-2003 2008-Present 1996-99 1981-84 2003-2006 1985-86 1987-89 1965-67 1970, 72-74

1981-84 2000-2003 2008-Present 1991-94 1987-89 1996-99 2003-2006 1970, 72-74 1988-90 1971-72

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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

271 261 237 214 186 176 121 117 110

1991-94 Brian Kelly (40 FG) 2000-2003 Kelly Potter (52 FG) 1981-84 Alan Gendreau (38 FG) 2008-Present Keegan Ray (109 PAT, 14 FG) 1996-99 Colby Smith (30 FG) 2003-2006 Joe Lisle (35 FG) 1987-89 Archie Arrington (55 PAT) 1970, 72-74 Dick Martin (14 FG) 1985-86 Matt Crews (19 FG) 1988-90

„„KICKOFF RETURNS Most Returns - Season 1. 41 2. 36 3. 29 29 5. 28 28 7. 26 26 9. 25 10. 24

Desmond Gee (41-910) Desmond Gee (36-722) Eric Russell (29-778) Jamison Palmer (29-572) Demetric Mostiller (28-744) Desmond Gee (28-544) Eugene Gross (26-467) Brigham Lyons (26-541) Walter Dunson (25-608) Orlando Crenshaw (24-513)

Most Returns - Career 1. 108 Desmond Gee (108-2241) 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

53 53 43 42 35 34 32 31 30 29

Orlando Crenshaw (53-1042) Brigham Lyons (53-1178) Walter Dunson (43-1068) Robert Alford (42-1067) Damon Nickson (35-846) Jamison Palmer (34-689) Demetric Mostiller (32-814) Dwaine Copeland (31-618) Cory Simpson (30-643) Eric Russell (29-778)

Most Return Yards - Season 1. 910 Desmond Gee (41-910) 2. 778 3. 744 4. 722 5. 608 6. 605 7. 572 8. 544 9. 541 10. 533

Eric Russell (29-778) Demetric Mostiller (28-744) Desmond Gee (36-722) Walter Dunson (25-608) Damon Nickson (21-605) Jamison Palmer (29-572) Desmond Gee (28-544) Brigham Lyons (26-541) Brigham Lyons (21-533)

Most Return Yards - Career 1. 2241 Desmond Gee (108-2241) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1178 1068 1067 1042 846 814 778 715 689

Brigham Lyons (53-1178) Walter Dunson (43-1068) Robert Alford (42-1067) Orlando Crenshaw (53-1042) Damon Nickson (35-846) Demetric Mostiller (32-814) Eric Russell (29-778) Reuben Justice (26-715) Jamison Palmer (34-689)

2009 2007 2010 1999 1996 2008 2003 1995 1991 1989 2006-2009 1988-91 1992-95 1990-92 1984-87 2004-2007 1999-2001 1993-96 1973-74 1992-94 2010-Pre. 2009 2010 1996 2007 1991 2006 1999 2008 1995 1994 2006-2009 1992-95 1990-92 1984-87 1988-91 2004-07 1993-96 2010-Pre. 1969-71 1999-2001

„„TACKLES FOR LOSS Season 1. 22 Reggie Bell (22-136)

2. 3. 4. 7. 8. 10.

20.0 18 17 17 17 15 14.5 14.5 14 14

Chris McCoy (20.0-74) Bryan DeGraffenreid (18-68) Dennis Mix (17-86) Anthony Hicks (17-77) Dennis Mix (17-89) Anthony McCord (15-67) Erik Walden (14.5-90) J.K. Sabb (14.5-69) Jamari Lattimore (14.0-70) James McClellan (14-78)

2009 1996 1982 1996 1981 1995 2006 2006 2010 1978

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„„SCORING/KICKING Most Points - Career 1. 358 Dwone Hicks (59 TD, 2 PAT)

Points Scored by Kicking - Career 1. 280 Garth Petrilli (166 PAT)

Career 1. 46 Dennis Mix (46-244) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

40 36 33 32.5 29 28 27.5 26.5 26

1979-82 Erik Walden (40-177) 2004-07 Anthony Hicks (36-136) 1992-96 Anthony McCord (33-148) 1993-96 Danny Carmichael (32.5-128) 2006-2009 Jamari Lattimore (29.0-143) 2008-Pre. Reggie Bell (28-156) 1976-77, 79 J.K. Sabb (27.5-118) 2005-2006 Chris McCoy (26.5-103) 2006-Pre. Emanuel Toles (26-110) 1979-82

„„QUARTERBACK SACKS Season 1. 11.5 Jamari Lattimore (11.5-66) 3. 6. 7. 10.

11.5 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.5

Erik Walden (11.5-83) Chris McCoy (7.0-42) Tavares Jones (7.0-57) Anthony Hicks (7.0-51) Danny Carmichael (6.5-44) Erik Walden (6-26) Scotty Brown (6.0-37) Anthony McCord (6.0-38) Jamari Lattimore (5.5-40) Tavares Jones (5.5-38)

Career 1. 24.0 Erik Walden (24.0-136) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10.

20.5 15.0 14.0 12.5 12.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.0

Jamari Lattimore (20.5-129) Anthony McCord (15.0-81) Tavares Jones (14.0-95) Danny Carmichael (12.5-88) Devarick Scandrett (12.0-68) Chris McCoy (11.0-67) Bryan Faulkner (11.0-67) Anthony Hicks (11.0-78) Thomas Johnson (10.0-60)

2010 2006 2009 2007 1996 2009 2004 2001 1995 2009 2006 2004-2007 2008-Pre. 1993-96 2004-2007 2006-2009 2002-2005 2005-2009 1988-91 1992-96 2001-2004

„„TOTAL TACKLES Most Tackles - Career 1. 344 Roosevelt Colvard (179-165) 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

331 331 313 303 289 285 279 272 270 270 270 270

1983-86 Robbie Ridings (191-140) 1979-82 Stan Wright (249-82) 1976-79 Dennis Mix (196-117) 1979-82 Melvin Boyd (204-99) 1973-75 Anthony Hicks (160-129) 1992-96 James Griffin (186-99) 1979-82 Jeremy Kellem (169-110) 2007-Pre. Anthony Coleman (161-111) 1987-90 Tony Buck (195-75) 1974-77 Nathaniel Claybrooks (116-154) 1993-95 Andra Bullock (184-86) 1974-77 Reggie Bell (187-83) 1976-77, 79

1977

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Back-to-Back Bowl Games

All-Star Blue Raiders

PRESTON BAILEY

 Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SBC First Team  Named Third Team All-SBC by Phil Steele

COREY CARMICHAEL

 Named to SBC All-Freshman Team by league beat writers

DWIGHT DASHER

 Named the Preseason SBC Offensive Player of the Year  Named Preseason All-SBC  Named to the Walter Camp National Player of the Year Watch List  Named to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List  Named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List  Named to the Manning Award Watch List, Named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List

DARIN DAVIS

 Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SBC First Team  Named Third Team All-SBC by Phil Steele  Named the SBC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 29

JOSH DAVIS

 Named Second Team All-SBC by the league’s coaches and media  Named the SBC Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 20  Named the National Punter of the Week by CollegeFootballPerformances.com  Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SBC First Team  Named Second Team All-SBC by Phil Steele  Named to SBC All-Freshman Team by league beat writers

MARK FISHER

 Named Second Team All-SBC by the league’s coaches and media  Named Preseason All-SBC  Named Second Team All-SBC by Phil Steele  Voted a Permanent Team Captain

ALAN GENDREAU

 Named First Team All-SBC by the league’s coaches and media  Named Preseason All-SBC  Named to the Lou Groza Award Watch List  Named the SBC Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 27  Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SBC Second Team  Named Third Team All-SBC by Phil Steele

JADAREIUS HAMLIN

 Named to SBC All-Freshman Team by league beat writers

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ROD ISSAC

 Named First Team All-SBC by the league’s coaches and media  Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SBC Third Team  Voted the SBC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 22  Named Second Team All-SBC by Phil Steele

JEREMY KELLEM

 Named Second Team ESPN Academic All-American  Named First Team All-SBC by the league’s coaches and media  Named Preseason All-SBC, Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SBC Second Team  Named First Team ESPN Academic All-District  Named First Team All-SBC by Phil Steele  Named a candidate for the Rudy Award  Voted a Permanent Team Captain

JAMARI LATTIMORE

 Voted the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches and

media  Named First Team All-SBC by the league’s coaches and media  Named Preseason All-SBC  Named the SBC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 27 and Dec. 6  Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SBC First Team  Named First Team All-SBC by Phil Steele

ERIC RUSSELL

 Voted Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media  Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SBC First Team (punt returner)  Named Second Team All-SBC by Phil Steele

DWIGHT SMITH

 Voted Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media  Named First Team All-SBC by Phil Steele  Voted a Permanent Team Captain

PHILLIP TANNER

 Named Second Team All-SBC by the league’s coaches and media  Named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List  Named a semifinalist to the 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy  Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SBC Third Team  Named First Team ESPN Academic All-District  Named Second Team All-SBC by Phil Steele  Voted a Permanent Team Captain

MIKE WILLIAMS

 Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SBC First Team

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Middle Tennessee Roster HT 5-11 5-10 5-9 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-0 5-7 6-3 6-1 6-5 6-2 5-10 5-9 5-10 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-11 5-7 5-10 5-10 5-10 6-1 5-7 6-3 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-8 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-6 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-9 6-2 5-11 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-0

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RED HAWKS 67 John Anevski.....................OL 72 Brad Bednar.......................OL When MT Has the Ball 1 Orne Bey............................. RB MT Offense (multiple) Miami Defense (4-3) 16 Austin Boucher.................QB 44 Collin Boucher...................LB QB 9 Dwight Dasher (5-10, 202, Sr.) LE 57 Wes Williams (6-3, 240, So.) 29 Justin Bowers....................DB 12 Jeff Murphy (6-0, 195, Jr.) 85 Morris Council (6-3, 253, Jr.) 60 Steve Bray..........................OL TB 21 Phillip Tanner (6-0, 208, r-Sr.) LT 90 Austin Brown (6-2, 285, So.) 56 Brandon Brooks.............. OL 2 Benjamin Cunningham (5-10, 200, So.) 54 Kelvin Jackson (6-3, 265, Fr.) 90 Austin Brown.................... DL 77 Cory Brown........................OL X 15 Sanco McDonald (6-3, 205, Jr.) RT 79 Jordain Brown (6-0, 292, Jr.) 6 David “D.J.” Brown ...........DB 84 Richard Drake (6-2, 200, r-Fr.) 94 Mike Johns (6-4, 283, So.) 79 Jordain Brown.................. DL Y 4 Malcolm Beyah (5-11, 191, Jr.) RE 93 Jason Semmes (6-3, 254, So.) 82 Kendrick Bruton ...............TE 13 Tyler Mason (5-7, 168, Jr.) 69 Will Diaz (6-3, 245, Sr.) 19 Trevor Cook....................... PK 85 Morris Council.................. DL Z 80 Garrett Andrews (6-3, 206, Sr.) SLB 10 C.J. Marck (6-1, 243, So.) 15 Andy Cruse.......................WR 81 Wes Caldwell (6-1, 198, Sr.) 5 Ryan Kennedy (6-1, 235, Jr.) 12 Willie Culpepper.............. RB H 3 Tavarres Jefferson (5-9, 181, So.) MLB 43 Jerrell Wedge (5-9, 223, Jr.) 69 Will Diaz.............................. 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6-2 . 218 . r-Fr. Carrollton, GA (Villa Rica HS)

6-3 . 206 . Sr. Tracy, CA (Merrill F. West HS)

CRAIG ALLEN

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Honors: 2010 – Earned the most improved strength training award for linebackers following spring drills.

Honors: 2010 – Earned the most improved strength training award for wide receivers following spring drills.

2010: Has played in all 12 games and earned 13 winning grades from the coaches … … Seen action in 285 total plays, including a season-high 45 against North Texas … Ranked 11th on the team with 32 stops, including 27 solos (6 tackles came on special teams) … Also had two sacks and a pass breakup … Had four tackles in his first collegiate game against Minnesota, then had three solo stops in win over APSU in just 20 plays … Turned in four solo tackles, a sack, and TFL in win over Louisiana … Collected three tackles and a sack against North Texas … Had five unassisted tackles and a pass breakup at WKU, then followed that with five stops against FAU.

2010: Started all 12 games and led the team in receptions with 30 for 341 yards and two touchdowns … Led all receivers with 490 snaps played with a season-high 54 coming against Austin Peay … Played 45 or more snaps five times … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches … Had four or more receptions four times … Led the Blue Raiders with four receptions against Minnesota … Had four grabs for a career-high 97 yards against APSU and also had four catches at Memphis … Turned in three receptions against Troy … Had an 18-yard touchdown grab against ULM for his first of the season … Reeled in three receptions and a 14-yard touchdown pass at ASU … Led MT with four catches for 41 yards against North Texas.

Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT Statistics 2010 12 27 5 32 2.0-8 2.0-8 0-0 0-0 Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2009 13 35 530 15.1 46 4 2010 12 30 341 11.4 35 2 Total 25 65 871 13.4 46 6

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ISAIAH ANDERSON 6-4 . 280 . Fr. Franklin, TN (Franklin HS)

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2010: Took a redshirt year. High School: Named to the Tennessean’s Dream Team in 2009 as one of the best players in the state ... Was all-state, all-midstate, and all-region his senior year ... Versatile lineman for Franklin High School who helped them advance to Class AAA quarterfinals ... Known for his good footwork and blocking with tenacity ... Had 69 knockdown blocks in 2009 ... Lettered in football and wrestling ... Played for Coach Craig Clayton.

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ZEKE ANDERSON

5-9 . 191 . r-So. Murfreesboro, TN (Siegel HS)

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2010: Played in all 12 games as the Blue Raiders primary snapper on field goals, PATs, and punts … Earned four winning grades from the coaches … Had 124 total chances on the season and displayed consistency throughout the year.

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PRESTON BAILEY

6-5 . 300 . r-So. Nashville, TN (MBA)

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Honors: 2010 – Earned the team’s Donald Craig Sophomore Academic Award. 2010: Saw action in all 12 games and earned 11 starts … His 769 snaps played was second among linemen … Was in on 60 or more snaps nine times … Earned eight winning grades from the coaches … Played all 41 offensive snaps against Minnesota in his first Blue Raider game then had 82 plays in win over APSU … Was in on all 75 snaps against Troy … Played all 66 offensive snaps at WKU.

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JARED BAMBER

6-4 . 238 . Jr. Murietta, CA (Palomar CC)

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2010: Played in 10 of 12 games and earned three starts …

Statistics Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2010 10 2 23 11.5 17 0

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ANDREW BANKS

5-9 . 158 . r-Jr. Clinton, MD (Gwynn Park HS)

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2010: Has seen action in 11 of 12 games … Collected four receptions for 25 yards on the season … Played a total of 112 snaps, including a season-high 19 against WKU … Earned five winning grades from the coaches … Had two catches for 20 yards in win at Louisiana … Had one snap at quarterback against Georgia Tech … Turned in two receptions for five yards at WKU. Statistics Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2009 13 2 24 12.0 46 0 2010 11 4 25 6.2 13 0 Total 24 6 49 8.2 46 0

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MALCOLM BEYAH

5-11 . 191 . Jr. Covington, GA (Chamblee HS)

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Honors: 2008 - Named third team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele … Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team … Voted to the Rivals.com Sun Belt AllFreshman team. 2010: Played in all 12 games with eight starts … Second on the team with 27 receptions for 364 yards and two touchdowns … Had three or more receptions six times … Also rushed for 23 yards on six attempts … His 384 snaps is third among receivers … Earned four winning grades from the coaches … Made the move from wide receiver to cornerback during the spring but returned to receiver prior to fall camp … Had three catches for 65 yards against Minnesota … Hauled in a 52-yard touchdown catch from Logan Kilgore at Memphis … Turned in two receptions for 86 yards at Louisiana, including a career-long 62-yard touchdown

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Had two catches for 23 yards for the year but was mainly used in the running game for his blocking ability … Earned 10 winning grades from the coaches … Played 244 total snaps, including a season-high 56 against Austin Peay … Started in the season opener against Minnesota … Made his first reception as a Blue Raider against Memphis … Earned the start against Troy … Missed the North Texas and WKU games with mononucleosis … Started against FAU and played 35 snaps … Had a career-long 17-yard reception on 4th-and-5 against FIU to set up a touchdown.


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grab … Led the Blue Raiders with four catches against Troy and also had four receptions at Georgia Tech … Had three catches at ASU and also against North Texas. Statistics Rushing G Att. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2008 12 6 6 1.0 16 0 2009 10 2 22 11.0 18 0 2010 12 6 23 3.8 13 0 Total 34 14 51 3.6 18 0 Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2008 12 33 550 16.7 53 6 2009 10 8 65 8.1 27 0 2010 12 27 364 13.5 62 2 Total 34 68 979 14.4 62 2

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JEREMIAH BLACK

6-1 . 280 . Jr. Denver, CO (West Hill CC)

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2010: Took a redshirt year. West Hill Community College: A two-year starter at center for West Hill … Named NFCA all-conference in 2009 … Won the team’s Dick Woodson Academic Award … Was honorable mention all-conference his freshman year … Team captain both years at West Hill.

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6-5 . 212 . r-Jr. Murfreesboro, TN (Oakland HS)

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6-3 . 235 . Fr. Milan, TN (Milan HS)

RODERIC BLUNT

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2010: Played in five games with most of his action coming on special teams … Was in on 35 total snaps during the year, including a season-high 13 against Austin Peay … Earned four winning grades from the coaches … Saw his first collegiate action in win over APSU. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2010 5 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0

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6-4 . 306 . r-Jr. Temple Terrace, FL (Berkeley Prep)

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Honors: 2008 – Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team. 2010: Played in all 12 games and had a career-best 11 starts … Had a personal-best 708 total snaps, including 70 or more snaps six times … Earned 12 winning grades from the coaches … Started at center against Minnesota and played all 41 offensive snaps … Was in a season-high 92 plays in win over APSU … Played 78 snaps at Memphis, including all 75 offensive plays … Played all 75 snaps against Troy … Had 60 snaps at ASU before missing most of the fourth quarter with an ankle injury … Only played three snaps on special teams against North Texas due to his ankle injury … Played all 66 offensive snaps at WKU … Had just 18 snaps at FIU after suffering a leg injury.

2010: Played in all 12 games and earned one start … Hauled in a total of 13 receptions for 132 yards with eight grabs coming in the last four games … Received 251 total snaps, including a season-high 37 against Austin Peay … Earned 13 winning grades from the coaches to lead all receivers … Had a catch for three yards in win over MARQUISE Louisiana … Made an eight-yard reception against Troy and BRANTON added another eight-yard grab at Georgia Tech … Collected 5-10 . 218 . r-Jr. a nine-yard reception against ULM and also had one catch at Seffner, FL (Armwood HS) ASU … Had two catches against North Texas … Lone catch Ru n n in g Ba c k at WKU covered 24 yards and came on third down during 2010: 2010: Suffered a knee injury during the week of the game-winning drive … Led the Blue Raiders with four Memphis game and was lost for the season. receptions for 44 yards in win over FAU.

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Statistics Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2009 13 19 283 14.9 43 3 2010 12 13 132 10.2 24 0 Total 25 32 415 13.0 43 3

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Statistics Rushing G Att. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2007 5 12 3 0.2 11 0 2009 13 11 52 4.6 11 0 Total 18 23 55 2.4 11 0

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2010: Did not play in any games but was on the travel squad as the backup snapper.

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JONATHAN BROOKS

6-2 . 202 . Fr. New Orleans, LA (Miller Grove HS) Lin e b a c k e r

2010: Took a redshirt year. High School: Named honorable mention all-state, all-region and all-county for Miller Grove High School his senior year ... Led Miller Grove in tackles, tackles for loss, fumbles caused, and forced fumbles in 2008 and 2009 ... As a senior, he registered 106 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, six caused fumbles, two interceptions, and two sacks ... Invited and played in the DeKalb County All-Star game ... Played for Coach Jasper Jewell.

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6-2 . 206 . Jr. Charleston, SC (Feather River CC)

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2010: Played in the team’s first eight games of the season and was in on 201 total snaps … Had a season-high 40 snaps against Austin Peay … Earned two winning grades from the coaches … Finished the year with 11 receptions for 94 yards with a long grab of 16 yards … Registered three receptions for 28 yards against Troy … Suffered a torn patella tendon at ASU and was lost for the season. Statistics Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2010 8 11 94 8.5 16 0

DID YOU KNOW? Over the past two seasons, Middle Tennessee has blocked a total of 13 kicks: eight field goals, three punts, and two PATs. The Blue Raiders blocked five kicks this season. Since 2002, MT is ranked 11th nationally in most blocks.

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6-1 . 198 . Sr. Lexington, KY (Catholic HS)

6-1 . 284 . r-Jr. Hawkinsville, GA (Hawkinsville HS)

KEVIN BROWN S a fet y

Honors: 2009 - Earned the most improved safety award and the most improved strength training award for safeties at the conclusion of spring drills … Named SBC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 28 … Named 2nd team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele. 2010: Started all 12 games and is second on the team in snaps with 1,011 … Played 80 or more snaps eight times, including a season-high 102 against Troy … Earned 11 winning grades from the coaches … Tied for fifth on the team with 61 tackles, while also adding a TFL and four pass breakups … Turned in six tackles, including a TFL against Minnesota … Added seven stops and two pass breakups in win over APSU … Led the Blue Raiders with a career-best 12 tackles (10 solos) against Troy … Had seven stops at ASU and ended the regular season with six tackles at FIU. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2007 9 4 4 8 0-0 0 0 1-0 2008 12 50 18 68 1.0-8 2.5-10 0-0 1-4 2009 13 37 26 63 0-0 0-0 0 4-77 2010 12 40 21 61 0-0 1.0-2 0 0-0 Total 46 131 69 200 1.0-8 3.5-12 0 6-81

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KHARI BURKE

5-10 . 165 . Fr. Plantation, FL (So. Plantation HS) Cor ner ba ck

Honors: 2010: Took a redshirt year. High School: Rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com and ranked as the 78th best cornerback ... As a senior, he registered 41 tackles, eight tackles for loss, five interceptions (returned two for touchdowns), 12 pass breakups, and two forced turnovers ... Also scored nine total touchdowns while adding 500 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving ... Earned first team all-Broward County honors and played in the North-South Broward County All-Star game and the Broward vs Dade County All-Star game.

DID YOU KNOW? Under Head Coach Rick Stockstill, the Blue Raiders have a mark of 23-1 when scoring 30 or more points in a game. The lone loss came at Louisville in 2007, 58-42.

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2010: Played in 11 of 12 games ... Received 329 total snaps and played 30 or more six times … Earned 12 winning grades from the coaches … Had nine catches for 73 yards for the season … Did not participate in spring drills while a member of the baseball team … Collected two receptions against APSU, Memphis, and Louisiana … Turned in three catches against Troy for 22 yards … Voted a game captain for Georgia Tech … Did not play at WKU due to a concussion … Came back against FAU but did not record a catch and also did not have one at FIU. Statistics Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2007 6 1 19 19.0 19 0 2008 12 27 265 9.8 28 0 2009 13 10 117 11.7 22 0 2010 11 9 73 8.1 13 0 Total 42 47 474 10.1 28 0

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COREY CARMICHAEL 5-11 . 230 . Fr. Canton, GA (Woodstock HS) Lin e b a c k e r

2010: Competed in 10 of 12 games and had two starts … Had 321 total snaps and 40 or more in a game four times (last four) … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches … Registered 31 total tackles on the season to go with 4.5 TFLs, a half sack, and a fumble recovery … Had 18 tackles over the last four games of the regular season … Played in his first collegiate game at Memphis and had one tackle … Also had a stop at Louisiana … Collected four tackles in 33 snaps against Troy and turned in four stops at Georgia Tech … Registered three tackles and a half sack against ULM … Had four stops, including a TFL against North Texas … Collected five tackles, including a TFL at WKU … In his first career start, he had five stops, including a TFL and a quarterback hurry against FAU in a season-high 55 snaps … Also started at FIU and had four tackles and a key fumble recovery late to stop a potential game-winning drive. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2010 10 18 13 31 0.5-5 4.5-10 1 0

SACOBY CARTER

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2010: Played in all 12 games and been in on 129 total snaps … Had a season-high 19 plays against Arkansas State … Earned three winning grades from the coaches … Turned in seven total tackles on the season from his defensive tackle spot … Had three tackles against Louisiana and collected two stops in win over FAU. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2009 13 7 6 13 1-4 4.5-11 0 0 2010 12 5 2 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 Total 25 12 8 20 1-4 4.5-11 0 0

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6-2 . 188 . r-Jr. Pulaski, TN (Giles County HS) Lin e b a c k e r

2010: Has not played in a game but is on the travel squad.

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6-6 . 290 . r-Sr. Fayetteville, GA (Fayette Co. HS)

D e fe n s ive Tac k le

2010: Played in all 12 games and earned three starts … Had 329 total snaps during the year but averaged 66 per game the last two outings (season-high 68 snaps at FIU) … Earned 12 winning grades from the coaches … Tallied a career-best 26 tackles on the season and was second on the team with 9.5 TFLs … Also added 4.0 sacks, three hurries, and a blocked kick … Had two tackles and a TFL in win over APSU … Registered four tackles and a TFL against Memphis … Earned first start against Louisiana … Collected four tackles in loss to North Texas … Had his first career sack and first career blocked kick (rejected a FG with 2:29 to play to preserve comeback win) … Started against FAU and tallied six tackles, 4.0 TFLs, two sacks, and two hurries … Had five tackles, including 2.5 TFLs, and a sack in win over FIU. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2009 8 7 3 10 0-0 1.0-1 0 0 2010 12 16 10 26 4.0-39 9.5-50 0 0 Total 20 23 13 36 4.0-39 10.5-51 0 0

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DERRICK CRUMPTON

5-11 . 195 . Jr. Miami, FL (Christopher Colum. HS) Sa fet y

Honors: 2010 – Earned the most improved strength training award for safeties following spring drills … 2008 – Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team.

attempts and a touchdown at ASU … Voted a game captain at ASU … Led the Blue Raiders with 59 yards rushing at WKU and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 6-yard run … Had a 2-yard touchdown run and two receptions in win over FIU. Statistics Rushing G Att. Yds. Avg. 2009 11 46 173 3.8 2010 12 77 348 4.5 Total 23 123 521 4.2

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Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2009 11 5 73 14.6 50 1 2010 12 16 96 6.0 20 0 Total 23 21 169 8.0 50 1

2010: Played in all 12 games and had five starts … Had 567 total snaps, which was third most among safeties … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches … For the Kickoff Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2010 12 11 288 26.2 38 0 year, he has 32 tackles, 4.0 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, five pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery … Credited with three unassisted tackles at Memphis and 0.5 tackles for loss … Had two tackles at Louisiana to go with a fumble recovery he returned 31 yards … Collected three tackles DWIGHT and two pass breakups in a start against Troy … Added four stops at Georgia Tech to go along with 0.5 tackles for loss DASHER … Had five tackles and a half sack against ULM … Enjoyed 5-10 . 202 . Sr. Folkston, GA (Charlton County HS) another solid game with seven tackles, a sack, and two pass breakups at ASU. Q u a r te r b a c k

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Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2008 12 15 5 20 0-0 1.0-5 1-0 0-0 2009 13 17 12 29 0-0 1.5-7 2-0 1-0 2010 12 17 15 32 1.5-12 4.0-16 1-31 0-0 Totals 25 32 17 49 0-0 2.5-12 3-0 1-0

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BENJAMIN CUNNINGHAM 5-10 . 200 . So. Nashville, TN (Goodpasture HS)

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Honors: 2010 – Named the most improved running back following spring drills … 2009 – Voted to the Honorable Mention All-SBC Freshman Team by the league’s beat writers. 2010: Played in all 12 games and earned two starts … Was second among backs with 444 snaps played … Led the team with 21 winning grades from the coaches … Was fourth on the team with 348 rushing yards on 77 attempts to go with four touchdowns … Also had 16 receptions for 96 yards and returned 11 kickoffs for 288 yards (26.2) … Was also second on the team in special teams tackles with seven … Had seven carries for 31 yards against Minnesota … Turned in a career-best 86 yards on a personal-high 14 carries to go with a touchdown in win over APSU, while also serving as a game captain … Collected three receptions against Troy … Rushed seven times for 49 yards against ULM for a 7.0 average … Had 40 yards rushing on 11

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Honors: 2009 – Voted MVP of the New Orleans Bowl … Named 2nd team All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media … Named 2nd team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele … Named 2nd team All-Sun Belt by Rivals.com … Named to the ESPN.com Nonautomatic Qualifying All-Bowl team … Earned the most improved award for quarterbacks at the conclusion of spring drills … Won the Iron Man title for the skill players following spring practice in late April … Named SBC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 14, Nov. 9, and Nov. 16 … Earned honorable mention Helmet Sticker award from ESPN.com on Sept. 13 … Earned a Helmet Sticker award from ESPN.com on Oct. 25 … 2008 - Voted the team’s most improved quarterback during the spring … 2007 - Named an honorable mention freshman All-American by the Sporting News … Named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week by Rivals.com and CollegeSportsReport. com on Oct. 15. Career Rankings: First in rushing yards by a quarterback, second in total offense, third in touchdown passes, fourth in completions, fourth in pass attempts, fourth in passing yards. 2010: Played and started eight games … Had two winning grades from the coaches … Completed 127 of 222 passes for 1,388 yards and six touchdowns but also had 14 interceptions … Was second on the team in rushing with 453 yards and seven touchdowns … Became just the 15th player in NCAA history to have 5,000 career passing yards and 2,000 career rushing yards … Sat out the Minnesota, Austin Peay, Memphis, and Louisiana games due to an NCAA suspension … Returned against Troy and completed 22 of 37 passes for 172 yards, while rushing for two touchdowns

(left Troy game in first quarter with a dislocated pinkie finger on non-throwing hand but returned in second quarter) … Had two rushing touchdowns at Georgia Tech but also threw four interceptions and fumbled once … Passed for 219 yards and two touchdowns to go with 66 rushing yards against ULM to go over the 2,000-yard rushing mark for his career … Rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown at ASU but also threw four interceptions … Completed 11 of 15 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns in win over FAU, while also adding two rushing scores … Threw for a season-high 244 yards and a touchdown against FIU to go with 57 rushing yards. Statistics Passing G A-C Pct. Yds. TD INT LG 2007 10 89-159 .560 1148 9 3 71 2008 9 17-44 .386 156 2 3 28 2009 13 219-399 .549 2789 23 14 80 2010 8 127-222 .572 1388 6 14 75 Total 40 452-824 .548 5481 40 34 80 Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2007 121 530 4.4 61 3 2008 49 192 3.9 28 0 2009 224 1154 5.2 74 13 2010 125 453 3.6 47 7 Total 519 2329 4.5 74 23 Total Off. Plays Rush Pass Tot. Avg/G 2007 280 530 1148 1678 167.8 2008 93 192 156 348 38.7 2009 623 1154 2789 3943 303.3 2010 347 453 1388 1841 230.1 Total 1343 2329 5481 7810 195.3

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ANTWAN DAVIS

6-1 . 218 . Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (St. Thom. Aqu. HS) Lin e b a c k e r

2010: Played in 11 games and earned 10 starts … His 601 snaps ranks second among linebackers … Earned 10 winning grades from the coaches … Tallied a career-high 61 tackles during the season to rank fifth on the team … Also had 2.0 TFLs, a half sack, and a pass breakup … Led the Blue Raiders with a career-high 12 tackles against Minnesota to go with a half sack … Had three stops and a pass breakup against Memphis … Credited with seven tackles against Troy … Collected eight stops in loss to Georgia Tech … Added six tackles and a TFL against ULM … Had six stops at ASU … Did not dress against FAU due to a knee injury … Did not start at FIU but had six tackles. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2007 11 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2008 12 6 0 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2009 13 29 23 52 1.0-3 3.0-8 0-0 0-0 2010 11 25 36 61 0.5-6 2.0-8 0-0 0-0 Total 47 61 59 120 1.5-9 5.0-16 0-0 0-0

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6-1 . 206 . Jr. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Dillard HS) L i neba ck er

Honors: 2010 – Named SBC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 29 … 2009 - Earned the most improved strength training award for linebackers at the conclusion of spring drills. 2010: Played and started all 12 games … Led all linebackers with 828 snaps … Earned 13 winning grades from the coaches … Second on the team with a career-high 73 tackles to go with 8.0 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions and a fumble recovery … His 139 yards on interception returns is second most in a season … Had eight tackles against Minnesota and led all linebackers with 87 snaps played … Collected his first career interception against APSU and returned it 38 yards for his first collegiate touchdown … Led the Blue Raiders with eight tackles, a sack, and 1.5 TFLs at Memphis … Had a sack and a fumble recovery against Louisiana … Registered eight tackles and 1.5 sacks in loss to Troy … Turned in a personal-best 10 tackles against ULM … Had six stops at ASU and eight at WKU … Had five tackles and two interceptions he returned for an SBC record 101 yards in the win over FAU … The 101 yards also went down as the second most in a game at MT … Added seven tackles, including 1.5 TFLs in win over FIU.

DIXON

5-10 . 172 . r-Fr. Cocoa, FL (Cocoa HS) Co r n e r b a c k

Honors: 2010 – Named the most improved cornerback and earned the most improved strength training award for cornerbacks following spring drills. 2010: Saw action in nine games and had one start … Had 176 total snaps, including a season-high 39 at Georgia Tech … Earned six winning grades from the coaches … Registered eight tackles on the season to go with two sacks, two TFLs, and a fumble recovery … Played in his first collegiate game at Memphis … Had a solo stop at Louisiana … Recorded his first career fumble recovery at Georgia Tech … Turned in two tackles, both sacks, against ULM … Also had two tackles against North Texas in his first career start at left corner.

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5-10 . 190 . r-Fr. Dayton, TN (Rhea County HS)

6-2 . 200 . r-Fr. Atlanta, GA (Stephenson HS)

RICHARD DRAKE

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2010: Played in nine games and earned one start … Earned three winning grades from the coaches while playing 145 snaps … Recorded six receptions for 70 yards on the season … Made his first collegiate reception against Minnesota in his first game … Missed the APSU, Memphis, 2010: Played in all 12 games … Earned nine winning and Louisiana games with an ankle injury … Turned in two grades from the coaches … Had 52 punts for a 43.0-yard average for the season while putting 18 of those kicks inside receptions for 29 yards at Georgia Tech … Earned the start against ULM but did not record a catch … Collected two the opponent 20-yard line … Added 15 punts of 50 or more yards … Also served as the holder on field goals ... In catches for 15 yards at ASU. his first college game against Minnesota he had two punts Statistics for a 38.5-yard average … Set the school and Sun Belt Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD Conference record with a 59.8-yard average on four punts 2010 9 6 70 11.7 21 0 at Memphis, including a 78 yarder that went down as the Honors: 2010 – Voted Second Team All-Sun Belt by the leagues coaches and media … Named the Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 20.

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6-1 . 180 . Jr. Riverside, CA (Temescal Canyon HS)

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T.L. EDWARDS

Co r n e r b a c k Statistics Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long TB FC +50 In-20 2010: Played in all 12 games and had one start … Regis2010 52 2234 43.0 78 3 12 15 18 tered 317 total snaps … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches … Tallied nine total tackles and a pass breakup on the season … Also plays on special teams … Had one tackle at Memphis and added two stops against Louisiana and Troy … Earned his first career start against FAU and had MARQUISE three tackles and a pass breakup.

Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2008 9 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Statistics 2009 13 19 19 38 0-0 2.5-5 1-0 0-0 2010 12 35 38 73 3.5-19 8.0-32 1-0 3-139 Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT Total 34 56 59 115 3.5-19 10.5-37 2-0 3-139 2010 9 5 3 8 2.0-11 2.0-11 1-0 0-0

JOSH DAVIS

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JIAJUAN FENNELL

6-3 . 215 . Fr. So. Pittsburg, TN (So. Pittsburg HS)

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2010: Took a redshirt year. High School: Named a Class A Mr. Football Lineman Award finalist in 2009 ... Was all-state, all-region, all-district, and was tabbed the district defensive player of the year ... During his senior year he collected 84 tackles, 12 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, and three pass breakups ... Also added a blocked kick, fumble recovery, and two caused fumbles ... As a junior, he registered 107 tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions, and nine tackles for loss ... Also had 20 receptions for 350 yards and three touchdowns on offense ... South Pittsburg went 43-5 during his four years and were state champs in 2007 and state runner up in 2009 ... Lettered in football and basketball ... Played for Coach Vic Grider.

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MARK FISHER

6-3 . 290 . Sr. Nashville, TN (Goodpasture HS)

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Honors: 2010 – Voted Second Team All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media … Earned the Dr. James E. Walker Junior Academic Award … 2009 – Named 2nd team All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media … Voted 2nd team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele … Named 1st team All-Sun Belt by Rivals.com … Earned the most improved strength training award for offensive linemen at the conclusion of spring drills … 2008 - Named third team

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third longest kick in school history and fourth longest in conference history … Put three of his four punts inside the 20-yard line against the Tigers … Served as a game captain against Louisiana … Had a career-high 10 punts for a 46.8yard average against Troy and put five of those inside the 20-yard line … Booted three punts for a 51.7-yard average and put two inside the 20-yard line against ULM.


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LEIGHTON GASQUE

6-2 . 200 . Fr. Hiram, GA (Hiram HS) L i neba ck er

2010: Took a redshirt year.

Scoring TD FG PAT Saf Points 2008 0 10 32 0 62 2009 0 18 50 0 104 2010 0 10 41 0 71 Total 0 38 123 0 237

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KENNETH

High School: Earned GSWA honorable mention all-state GILSTRAP honors as a senior at Hiram High School, along with first 5-10 . 175 . So. team 7-AAAA all-region accolades ... Had two blocked punts, Lithonia, GA (Miller Grove HS) one blocked PAT, one fumble return for a touchdown, and Co r n e r b a c k a school record 17 tackles in one game in 2009 ... Garnered the Hiram Hornets’ team weightlifting award. Honors: 2009 – Voted to the SBC All-Freshman team by the league’s beat writers … Named a high school track All-American by Track and Field News in November in the 100 and 200 meters.

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ALAN GENDREAU

2010: Played just three games and was in on 89 total plays … Earned two winning grades from the coaches … Had three tackles in season opener against Minnesota … Only 5-10 . 175 . Jr. Apopka, FL (Orangewood Christ. HS) played on special teams at Memphis … Missed the rest of the season after the Memphis game due to his lingering Pl a cek i ck er knee injury. Honors: 2010 – Voted First Team All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media … Earned the most improved Statistics specialist award … 2009 – Named 1st team All-Sun Belt Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT by the league’s coaches and media … Named 1st team 2009 8 13 7 20 0-0 1.0-3 2-0 0 All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele … Voted 1st team All-Sun Belt 2010 3 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 by Rivals.com … Earned the most improved award and the Total 11 17 7 24 0-0 1.0-3 2-0 0 most improved strength training award for specialists at the conclusion of spring drills … Named Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 21 … Named a semifinalist for the 2009 Lou Groza Award … 2008 - Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team … JESSE Voted to the Rivals.com Sun Belt All-Freshman team. GRISHAM

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Career Rankings: Third in extra points made, third in field goals made, fourth in points scored by a kicker, and eighth in overall scoring. 2010: Played in all 12 games as the Blue Raiders’ placekicker and kickoff specialist … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches … Made 10 of 12 field goals on the

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6-3 . 278 . r-Fr. Pelham, AL (Spain Park HS)

before suffering an ankle injury that sidelined him the remainder of the game … Missed the North Texas game due to his ankle injury … Came back against FAU and was in on five plays.

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DENZELL GUERRA

6-0 . 200 . r-So. Loganville, GA (Grayson HS) S a fe t y

Honors: 2010 – Earned the most improved safety award. 2010: Played in all 12 games … Registered 200 total snaps, including a season-high 29 at Georgia Tech … Earned 10 winning grades from the coaches … Tallied 15 total tackles and a forced fumble for the year … Was also second on the team in special teams tackles with seven … Turned in two tackles at Louisiana and had one stop against Troy … Credited with six tackles and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech … Added two stops against ULM. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks 2009 13 8 5 13 0-0 2010 12 10 5 15 0-0 Total 25 18 10 28 0-0

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JADAREIUS HAMLIN

6-2 . 282 . r-Fr. Forsyth, GA (Mary Person HS)

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2010: Played in nine games and had two starts … Played a total of 191 snaps … Earned three winning grades from the coaches … Made the move from defensive line to offensive line during the spring … Played 51 snaps at Memphis following injury to Mark Fisher … Made his first collegiate start at Louisiana and played a season-high 69 snaps … Was in on 26 plays against North Texas.

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CHRIS HAWKINS

6-3 . 285 . r-Sr. Lexington, KY (Henry Clay HS)

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2010: Played in eight games and collected one start … 2010: Played in seven games and had one start … Had 119 Had 195 total snaps on the season … Missed the Minnesota game due to an injury … Had 13 snaps against APSU in his total snaps played … Earned one winning grade from the coaches … Played a season-high 58 snaps in win over ULM return … Saw late action in win over Louisiana … Played … Earned his first career start at ASU and played 41 snaps 39 snaps at center against ASU following injury to Colin O f fe n s ive

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5-9 . 170 . Jr. Pasadena, CA (Pasadena HS)

CHRISTIAN HENRY

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6-1 . 217 . Fr. Dania,FL (Hollywood Hills HS) L i neba ck er

2010: Took a redshirt year. High School: Named first team all-Broward County his senior year at Hollywood Hills High School ... Registered 103 tackles his senior year to go with eight sacks, 12 pass breakups, five forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries ... Invited to and played in the inaugural Public vs Private All-Star Game in south Florida.

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ANTONIO HILL

6-0 . 250 . r-Jr. Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith HS)

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6-4 . 275 . Fr. Oneonta, AL (Oneonta HS)

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2010: Took a redshirt year. High School: Earned Class 4A all-state honors in 2009 and participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game ... Credited with an average grade of 84 percent his senior year and only allowed two sacks ... Averaged three pancake blocks per game ... Lettered in football, basketball, and track for Oneonta High School ... Played for Coach Gardner Gilliland.

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2010: Played in all 12 games and earned 11 starts … Led all cornerbacks with 949 snaps played, including a seasonhigh 91 against North Texas … Earned 15 winning grades from the coaches to lead all corners … Was seventh on the team with 53 tackles to go with 1.5 TFLs, an interception, and four pass breakups … Registered four tackles in his first game as a Blue Raider against Minnesota … Had three stops and a pass breakup at Memphis and also had three tackles at Louisiana … Turned in four tackles against Troy … Recorded a pass breakup against ULM and added five tackles against ASU … Had a career-high 12 tackles (11 solos) to go along with his first career interception against North Texas … Collected nine stops in win at WKU … Had five tackles and a pass breakup against FAU and added four stops and a pass deflection at FIU. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2010 12 37 16 53 0-0 1.5-2 0-0 1-30

Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2007 11 17 14 31 0-0 0-0 1-42 1-24 2008 10 27 5 32 0-0 2.0-6 1-0 1-0 2009 13 53 19 72 0-0 5.5-11 0-0 0-0 2010 11 35 14 49 0-0 4.5-19 1-100 3-100 Total 45 132 52 184 0-0 12.0-36 3-142 5-124

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TAVARRES JEFFERSON

5-9 . 181 . So. Nashville, TN (The Ensworth School)

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Honors: 2010 – Earned the Jeanne Massaquoi Freshman Academic award.

2010: Played in all 12 games and had six starts … Had 321 total snaps, including a season-high 42 against FAU … Earned seven winning grades from the coaches … Was third on the team with 19 receptions for 247 yards and two touchdowns … Also rushed three times for 19 yards … ROD Made his first two catches of the season at Louisiana … Led ISSAC the Blue Raiders with five receptions against Georgia Tech, 5-11 . 182 . Sr. including a 20-yard catch … Paced all Blue Raider receivers Miami, FL (Miami-Dade Central HS) with five catches for 27 yards at ASU … Had two receptions Co r n e r b a c k for 51 yards and a touchdown against FAU … Led the Blue Raiders with three catches for 84 yards and a touchdown Honors: 2010 – Voted First Team All-Sun Belt by the leagues coaches and media … Voted the Sun Belt Defensive at FIU. Player of the Week on Nov. 22 … 2008 - Voted the most Statistics improved cornerback in strength and conditioning during Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD the spring. 2009 6 11 104 9.5 35 1 2010 12 19 247 13.0 44 2 2010: Played and started 11 games … Second among Total 18 30 351 11.7 44 3 cornerbacks with 791 snaps played … Earned 14 winning grades from the coaches … Eighth on the team with 49 total tackles while also adding 4.5 TFLs, three interceptions, five pass breakups, a fumble recovery, and two forced fumbles … Had 200 yards in returns with 100 yards on JORDAN interceptions and 100 yards on a fumble … Was in on 92 JOHNSON snaps against Minnesota and posted three tackles … Had 6-4 . 248 . r-Fr. an interception and two pass breakups against APSU … Buford, GA (Mill Creek HS) Registered seven stops at Memphis … Enjoyed a big game O f fe n s ive Lin em an at Louisiana with five tackles, two TFLs, a forced fumble, and a blocked field goal … Had nine tackles (7 solos) in 2010: Played in three games and was in on 14 snaps … loss to Troy … Had a pass breakup against Georgia Tech Earned one winning grade from the coaches … Played in but left game in second quarter with a slight concussion his first collegiate game at Louisiana … Had seven snaps and did not return … Returned an interception 70 yards against FAU. for a touchdown against ULM to go along with a TFL … Had three tackles at ASU before suffering a concussion that

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DAVID JONES

5-11 . 206 . r-Fr. Memphis, TN (South Pittsburg HS) L i neba ck er

2010: Played in all 12 games with nearly all of his time coming on special teams … Has played 154 total snaps, including a season-high 19 against Austin Peay … Registered three total tackles on the season … Made the move from running back to linebacker during the spring … Played in his first collegiate game against Minnesota … Had one stop against Troy and ULM … Also had a stop against FAU.

Middle Tennessee is one of just 51 teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision to go to back-to-back bowl games. It is the first time in school history MT has made back-to-back bowls.

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JEREMY KELLEM

5-10 . 190 . Sr. N. Lauderdale, FL (Deer. Beach HS) S a fe t y

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JUSTIN JONES

5-11 . 210 . So. Tallahassee, FL (Godby HS) L i neba ck er

Honors: 2009 – Named to the Sun Belt All-Freshman team by Rivals.com … Named to the SBC All-Freshman team by the SBC beat writers. 2010: Played 12 games and earned seven starts … Third among linebackers with 432 snaps played, including a season-high 88 at WKU … Earned eight winning grades from the coaches … Fourth on the team with 62 tackles, while also adding 5.0 TFLs, 1.0 sacks, two pass breakups, one hurry, and one forced fumble … Turned in 10 tackles against Minnesota and added six stops in win over APSU … Had four tackles and a TFL at Memphis, then recorded five stops against Troy … Registered seven tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, a sack, and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech … Had a pass breakup and a hurry against ULM … Turned in nine tackles in win at WKU … Led the Blue Raiders with seven stops and a pass breakup against FAU … Had six tackles and 1.5 TFLs at FIU. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR 2009 12 14 12 26 1.0-8 3.0-19 1-0 2010 12 32 30 62 1.0-2 5.0-11 0-0 Total 24 46 42 88 2.0-10 8.0-30 1-0

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LOGAN KILGORE

6-3 . 178 . So. Rocklin, CA (Bakersfield College)

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Honors: 2010 – Earned the most improved quarterback award. 2010: Played and started three games … Earned two winning grades from the coaches … Finished the year completing 50 of 80 passes for 540 yards and three touchdowns … In his first Blue Raider game, Kilgore completed 10 of 13 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown against Minnesota … Sat out the Austin Peay game with a foot injury … Completed 16 of 26 passes for 162 yards against Memphis but had three interceptions … Completed a career-high 21 passes in 36 attempts for a personal-best 207 yards and a touchdown in win over Louisiana … Did not play following the Louisiana game due to a toe injury.

Honors: 2010 – Voted First Team All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media … Voted Second Team ESPN Academic All-American … Named to the ESPN Academic All-District First Team … Presented the Terry Whiteside Award (excellence in academics, football, strength training, community service and campus activities) following spring drills … Inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society Statistics … 2009 – Voted first team All-Sun Belt by the league’s Passing G A-C Pct. Yds. TD INT LG coaches and media … Named first team All-Sun Belt by 2010 3 50-80 .625 540 3 5 62 Rivals.com … Named Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media … Earned the Donald Craig sophomore academic award at the conclusion of spring drills … Voted the Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Nov. 9 … Nominated for the Rudy Award … JESSE Named to the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society … Voted the KIRKLAND Outstanding Junior Male Athlete at MT … 2008 - Named 6-0 . 280 . Jr. Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference by the league’s Chino Hills, CA (Chino Hills HS) coaches and media.

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2010: Played and started all 12 games … Selected one of four permanent captains … Leads team with 1,049 snaps played, including five games with 90 or more … Earned a team-high 16 winning grades from the coaches … Leading tackler on the team with 101 stops to go with 1.5 TFLs, two interceptions, five pass breakups, and a hurry … Recorded eight tackles and led the team with 97 snaps played against Minnesota … Shared the team lead with seven stops against APSU to go with two pass breakups … Led the Blue Raiders with eight solo stops and a pass breakup at Louisiana … Set his career-high with 13 tackles at Georgia Tech … Had a game-high 11 tackles, including a TFL, and an interception against ULM … Led the Blue Raiders with 10 tackles, a pass breakup, and an interception at ASU … Paced all tacklers with 13 stops against North Texas … Had a team-high 11 tackles in win at WKU … Shared team lead with seven tackles in win over FIU.

2010: Took a redshirt year.

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Honors: 2009 – Named third team All-Sun Belt by Rivals. com … Earned the most improved award for running backs at the conclusion of spring drills … Earned a Helmet Sticker award from ESPN.com on Nov. 1.

Citrus College: Earned all-conference honors as a freshman and sophomore at Citrus College … Turned in 32 tackles, including five for loss of yards in 2009 … Also added a sack, a pass breakup, forced fumble, fumble recovery, and a quarterback hurry … Played in eight games as a freshman and registered 21 tackles and two tackles for loss.

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6-1 . 200 . r-Jr. Tampa, FL (Armwood HS)

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JAMARI LATTIMORE

6-3 . 231 . Sr. Miami, FL (Miami Lakes HS)

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tackles and a sack against North Texas … Had four tackles, a sack, and a blocked PAT at WKU … Registered seven tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a hurry at FIU.

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EVON LETTSOME 6-4 . 260 . r-Sr. Apopka, FL (Apopka HS)

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2010: Played in 10 games and had two starts … Played a career-best 206 total snaps … Earned 10 winning grades from the coaches … Made his first collegiate start at Memphis and played 52 snaps … Had 37 snaps against ULM and 34 snaps at ASU … Started against North Texas and played 21 snaps.

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5-11 . 222 . Jr. Tampa, FL (Thomas Jefferson HS)

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2010: Saw action in all 12 games and earned two starts … Fourth among receivers with 352 total snaps … Earned four winning grades from the coaches … Fifth on the team with 17 catches for 263 yards and two touchdowns … Also had two punt returns for 11 yards … Turned in one reception in his first Blue Raider game against Minnesota … Added two grabs against APSU and at Memphis … Had three catches for 34 yards against Troy … Collected three receptions for 93 yards and his first career touchdown against ULM … Had two catches against North Texas … Hauled in a 29-yard touchdown reception in the win over FAU. Statistics Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2010 12 17 263 15.5 53 2

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SANCHO MCDONALD

6-3 . 205 . Jr. Miami, FL (Booker T. Wash. HS)

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Honors: 2010 – Earned the most improved wide receiver award … 2009 - Earned the most improved strength train2010: Played in 11 of 12 games and had 219 total snaps, including a season-high 42 against Minnesota … Earned six ing award for wide receivers at the conclusion of spring drills winning grades from the coaches … Turned in a career-best … 2008 - Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt 28 total tackles while also adding 3.5 TFLs and a half sack for Freshman Team. the year … Registered five tackles and a half sack in opener 2010: Played in 12 games and earned 11 starts … Second Career Rankings: Second in quarterback sacks and sixth in against Minnesota … Had two tackles, including a TFL tackles for loss. against APSU … Also had two stops at Louisiana … Turned among receivers with 472 total snaps … Earned six winin three tackles against ULM … Had three tackles and a TFL ning grades from the coaches … Fourth on the team in 2010: Played in all 12 games and earned 11 starts … against North Texas … Recorded six tackles and a TFL in win receptions with 18 for 278 yards and a touchdown … Had a 22-yard touchdown reception against Minnesota …Turned Second among defensive linemen with 792 total snaps, at WKU … Had three stops at FIU. in four receptions for 39 yards against APSU … Reeled in including 60 or more in seven games … Earned 15 winning two receptions each against Memphis and Louisiana … Had grades from the coaches … Recorded a personal-best 64 Statistics total tackles during the season, including 14.0 TFLs, 11.5 Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT a 43-yard reception for his only catch against North Texas … Hauled in three receptions for 64 yards at FIU. sacks, 10 hurries, two forced fumbles, two blocked kicks, 2008 11 8 1 9 0-0 0-0 0 0 2009 12 11 13 24 0.5-3 0.5-3 0 0 and a fumble recovery … The 14 TFLs tied for the 10th most Statistics 2010 11 18 10 28 0.5-6 3.5-13 0 0 in a season, and the 11.5 sacks tied for the single-season Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD record … Had four stops and a hurry against Minnesota in Total 34 37 24 61 1.0-9 4.0-16 0 0 2008 12 26 308 11.8 36 3 68 snaps … Turned in four stops, a pass breakup, and two 2009 13 24 255 10.6 35 2 hurries against APSU … Registered seven tackles, a sack, 2010 12 18 278 15.4 53 1 and two TFLs at Memphis while serving as a game captain Total 37 68 841 12.4 53 6 … Set the school record and tied the SBC mark with four DID YOU KNOW? sacks at Louisiana to go with eight tackles, 4.5 TFLs, a forced The GoDaddy.com Bowl will be the 14th national fumble, and two hurries … Had four tackles, a half sack, a broadcast for the Blue Raiders under Rick Stockstill, hurry, and his first career blocked kick (field goal) against which works out to nearly three nationally televised Troy … Collected seven tackles at Georgia Tech … Had five tackles, 3.0 sacks, and a hurry against ULM … Turned in six games per year.

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backs with 207 total snaps … Earned five winning grades from the coaches … Was third on the team in rushing with 390 yards on 74 attempts and four touchdowns … Also had five receptions for 29 yards … Had three carries for 32 yards against Minnesota … Registered 12 carries for 76 yards and a career-best two touchdowns in win over APSU … Had five carries for 84 yards and two touchdowns (went 74 yards for one score) in win over Louisiana … Rushed six times for 44 yards at Georgia Tech … Had four carries for 16 yards at FIU.


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OMAR MCLENDON 6-4 . 236 . So. Temple, GA (Villa Rica HS)

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BYRON MCLEOD

6-2 . 230 . r-Jr. Tampa, FL (Jefferson HS)

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BRANDON MCLEROY

6-3 . 300 . Jr. Spring City, TN (Rhea County HS)

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among linemen with 709 total snaps … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches … Played all 41 snaps against Minnesota … Turned in a season-high 90 snaps against APSU … Missed the Memphis game with a neck injury … Came back to start at Louisiana … Was in on all 75 offensive snaps against Troy and was selected a game captain … Did not start against North Texas due to an injury but played 48 snaps … Played all 66 offensive snaps in win at WKU.

against APSU and responded with 301 yards passing on 23 of 36 throwing, while also adding 59 rushing yards and a score … Came in late against Memphis and completed 6 of 13 passes for 87 yards … Had 12 snaps against Troy and completed 2 of 4 passes. Statistics Passing G A-C Pct. Yds. TD INT LG 2010 3 31-53 .585 395 0 1 53

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6-2 . 249 . r-Fr. Atlanta, GA (Westlake HS)

PATRICK MCNEIL

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2010: Saw action in two games and was in on a total of 46 snaps … Played in his first collegiate game against Minnesota and responded with three stops (played 24 snaps) … Did not play the rest of the season after the Austin Peay game due to an injury.

2010: Played in 10 games and was in on 105 plays … Earned three winning grades from the coaches … For the year, registered four tackles and a hurry … Had one stop against APSU and WKU … Registered a hurry in 20 snaps against ULM … Tallied two tackles in win at FIU.

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6-4 . 270 . Fr. W. Palm Beach, FL (P. Beach Lakes)

6-1 . 226 . Sr. Miramar, FL (Everglades HS)

MORRIS MOORE

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2010: Took a redshirt year. High School: Earned all-county and all-area honors in 2009 for Palm Beach Lakes High School ... Turned in 78 total tackles, 18.5 quarterback sacks, and a total of 32 tackles for loss his senior year in leading a defense that allowed just 15 points a game ... Was invited to the 2010 Outback Bowl All-Star game ... Lettered in football and track ... Played for Coach Alonzo Jefferson.

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JEFF MURPHY

6-0 . 195 . Jr. Alameda, CA (Alameda HS)

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2010: Played in three games and had one start … In the three games, he played 145 total snaps including 97 in win over APSU … Earned one winning grade from the coaches … Completed 31 of 53 passes for 395 yards for the year with only one interception … Made his first collegiate start

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5-10 . 170 . Fr. Stone Mtn., GA (Stephenson HS)

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JUNO PRUDHOMM 6-0 . 207 . So. Naples, FL (Naples HS) S a fet y

2010: Played in 11 games and received 102 total snaps … Was in on a season-high 18 plays at Georgia Tech … Mainly used on special teams, where all three of his tackles occurred on the kickoff team. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks 2009 13 8 6 14 0-0 2010 11 2 1 3 0-0 Total 24 10 7 17 0-0

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STEPHEN ROBERTS

6-3 . 229 . r-Fr. Rex, GA (Starr’s Mill HS) L i neba ck er

Honors: 2010 – Earned the most improved linebacker award. 2010: Suffered a knee injury the last week of fall camp and was lost for the year.

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5-11 . 181 . Jr. Cerritos, CA (Cerritos College) S a fe t y

Honors: 2010 – Named honorable mention All-Sun Belt by the leagues coaches and media. 2010: Played in all 12 games as the primary kickoff and punt returner … Also saw action in the nickel package on defense … Had 331 total snaps during the season … Earned 12 winning grades from the coaches … Defensively, had 12 tackles and a fumble recovery for the year … Led the Blue Raiders in punt returns with 23 for 163 yards (7.1) … Also had 29 kickoff returns for 778 yards (second-most in a season at MT) and one touchdown … Against APSU he had two tackles, two punt returns for 28 yards, and three kickoff returns for 77 yards with a long of 41 yards … Had four kickoff returns for 109 yards at Memphis and served as a game captain … Recovered a fumble and returned it eight yards against Georgia Tech … Added two stops against ULM … Averaged 27.5 yards on six kickoff returns at ASU … Returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown at WKU. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2010 12 7 5 12 0-0 0-0 1-8 0 Punt Ret. G Att. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2010 12 23 163 7.1 26 0 Kickoff Ret. G Att. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2010 12 29 778 26.8 97 1

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SAMMY SEAMSTER

6-2 . 200 . So. Ooltewah, TN (Ooltewah HS)

2010: Took a redshirt year. High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com and a twostar by Scout.com ... Helped lead Stephenson High School to an 11-1 record and a Region 2-AAAAA championship in 2009 ... Earned honorable mention all-state honors while also being tabbed all-region and all-county ... Tallied 40 tackles, 12 pass breakups, two interceptions, three tackles for loss, and one sack his senior year.

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DWIGHT SMITH

6-2 . 272 . Sr. Swainsboro, GA (Swainsboro HS)

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Honors: 2010 – Voted honorable mention All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media. 2010: Voted one of the team’s four permanent captains … Started all 12 games … Third among defensive linemen with 723 total snaps … Earned 11 winning grades from the coaches … Enjoyed a career year with a personal-best 36 tackles, including 6.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, three pass breakups, three hurries, and a blocked kick … Led all defensive linemen with 69 snaps against Minnesota and added three stops … Turned in four tackles and a TFL in win over APSU … Collected six stops at Memphis … Voted a game captain against Louisiana … Had four tackles at Georgia Tech … Turned in a TFL and two hurries against ULM … Blocked a PAT against ASU … Had three tackles and two pass breakups against North Texas … Recorded four stops, including two sacks in win over FAU … Had five tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and a half sack at FIU. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR 2007 10 10 5 15 1-1 2-4 0 2008 12 17 13 30 1-10 7.5-26 0 2009 13 12 10 22 0-0 2.0-8 1-0 2010 12 18 18 36 2.5-12 6.5-21 0 Total 47 57 46 103 4.5-23 18.0-59 1-0

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Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. LG 2007 6 119 19.8 40 2008 13 135 10.4 39 2009 2 33 16.5 28 2010 16 160 10.0 75 Total 37 447 12.1 75

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6-1 . 225 . r-Jr. W. Palm Beach, FL (Kings Academy) Pu n te r

Honors: 2010 – Earned the most improved strength training award for specialists. 2010: Played in 10 games … Earned seven winning grades from the coaches … Had 16 punts on the year for a 39.2yard average and placed eight of those kicks inside the opponent 20-yard line … Two of his punts went for more than 50 yards … Punted three times for a 44.3-yard average against Minnesota to go with a 53 yarder (had one downed at 1-yard line) … His only punt against APSU was downed at the 1-yard line … Had two punts at Memphis with one being downed at the 1-yard line and the other at the 2-yard line … Averaged 40.0 yards on two punts at Louisiana and one was downed at the 5-yard line … Had a career-long 54-yard punt at Georgia Tech … Both punts against North

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GARY TUCKER

6-2 . 268 . r-Sr. Maryville, TN (Maryville HS)

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2010: Played in 11 games and had 10 starts … Had 481 total snaps, including a season-high 58 against APSU … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches … Collected a career-best 29 tackles for the year to go with 4.5 TFLs, a half sack, a pass breakup, and a hurry … Made his first collegiate start against Minnesota … Had a career best eight tackles to go with three TFLs at Memphis … Turned in three stops at Georgia Tech … Registered four tackles, a TFL, pass breakup, and a hurry in win over ULM … Voted a game captain at ASU … Sat out the FAU game with a concussion … Had a half sack in win at FIU. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2007 11 4 5 9 1-8 2-9 0 0 2008 11 5 4 9 0-0 1.5-11 0 0 2009 13 7 8 15 0-0 2.0-4 0 0 2010 11 13 16 29 0.5-2 4.5-7 0 0 Total 46 29 33 62 1.5-10 10.0-31 0 0

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6-4 . 230 . Fr. Antioch, TN (Hillwood HS)

6-4 . 312 . r-Fr. Spring City, TN (Rhea County HS)

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2010: Played in all 12 games and earned one start … Also plays on the field goal and PAT teams … Had 191 total High School: Lettered in football, basketball, and track snaps … Earned seven winning grades from the coaches at Hillwood High School ... Earned all-city and all-region … Started against North Texas and played 21 snaps … honors in football his senior year ... Collected 62 tackles and Played a season-high 38 snaps in win over FAU … Played 20 nine sacks in 2009 to go with 36 hurries, nine pass breakups, or more snaps five times. and nine tackles for loss ... Also had six receptions for 53 yards ... Received the William Hume Award in 2009 for academic excellence ... Played for Coach Mose Phillips.

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6-3 . 290 . r-Fr. Darien, GA (McIntosh Academy)

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2010: Played in 10 games and was in on 124 total snaps … Had a season-high 21 snaps at Louisiana … Earned three winning grades from the coaches … Had eight total tackles on the season to go with 2.5 TFLs, a forced fumble, and a blocked kick … Missed the Minnesota game due to a violation of team rules … Had two tackles and a TFL in his first collegiate game against APSU … Also had two tackles at Memphis to go with 0.5 TFLs … Collected two stops at Louisiana … Had a tackle for loss and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT 2010 10 4 4 8 0-0 2.5-8 0 0

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2010: Played in all 12 games and earned two starts … Was 5-11 . 190 . Jr. in on 267 total snaps, including a season-high 31 against Bakersfield, CA (Bakersfield HS) Louisiana … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches Wid e R e c e ive r … Turned in a personal-best 15 receptions on the season 2010: Played in two games and was in on six total snaps … for 128 yards … Made his first collegiate start against APSU and responded with three receptions for 43 yards …Shared Did not have a reception. the team lead with three catches at Louisiana … Had three receptions against ULM.

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6-2 . 234 . r-Jr. Swainsboro, GA (Swainsboro HS)

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NORMAN WASHINGTON 5-11 . 233 . r-Jr. Columbia, SC (Spring Valley HS) Lin e b a c k e r

2010: Played in all 12 games … Was in on 182 total snaps, including a season-high 32 against FAU … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches … Had eight total tackles and a fumble recovery for the season … Registered two stops against Minnesota … Had one tackle against North Texas and added two stops in win over FAU … Collected two tackles and recovered a fumble against FIU. Statistics Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks 2008 8 2 1 3 0-0 2009 13 7 5 12 0-0 2010 12 6 2 8 0-0 Total 33 15 8 23 0-0

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Statistics Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2009 9 14 223 15.9 52 3 2010 12 15 128 8.5 26 0 Total 21 29 351 12.1 52 3

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5-7 . 170 . Fr. Rome, GA (Rome HS)

6-2 . 188 . r-Fr. Seale, AL (Glenwood HS)

6-2 . 265 . r-Jr. Tampa, FL (Jefferson HS)

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Anthony Amos 6-0, 180, r-So. Wide Receiver Fayetteville, NC

Bryan Armstrong 5-10, 181, r-So. Cornerback Memphis, TN

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Robert Hogg 5-9, 185, r-So. Cornerback Kingsport, TN

Middle Tennessee had five players earn their degrees on December 18. Pictured from left to right are: Jeremy Kellem, Rod Issac, Gary Tucker, Jarrett Crittenton, and Colin Boss. Patrick Hubbard 5-6, 150, Fr. Wide Receiver Chattanooga, TN

Zach Lopez 5-11, 180, Fr. Punter Fayetteville, GA

Spencer Wise 5-11, 193, r-Fr. Quarterback Nashville, TN

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RICK STOCKSTILL

5TH SEASON AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE ALMA MATER: FLORIDA STATE, 1982

TWO-TIME SUN BELT CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR

In five seasons at the helm of the Middle Tennessee program, Rick Stockstill has elevated the Blue Raiders to an unprecedented level. During his short tenure, the Blue Raiders have captured a league title, won the 2009 New Orleans Bowl, made three bowl games in five years, appeared on national television a record and Sun Belt Conference-best 13 times, and produced six of the top ten crowds in Floyd Stadium history. In 2010, Stockstill’s team battled back from a tough start and came up with clutch plays down the stretch to make back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history. The coach also had an Academic All-American in Jeremy Kellem, the SBC Defensive Player of the Year in Jamari Lattimore, and a total of nine players who were recognized on the all-conference team. The 2009 season was one for the record books as that squad accomplished what few believed possible with an FBS-record 10 wins, a final ranking of 33rd nationally in the ESPN/ USA Today Coaches poll, a bowl victory, a sevengame winning streak, the most Sun Belt victories in school history, five road victories, and a second straight undefeated month of November. It all resulted in Stockstill being named Sun Belt Conference Co-Coach of the Year and 11 players earning all-conference honors, including co-Defensive Player of the Year Chris McCoy, who was taken in the 7th round of the NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. To top things off, quarterback Dwight

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Dasher earned New Orleans Bowl MVP honors and became just the fourth player in NCAA history to pass for more than 2,500 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. Stockstill has also shown a commitment to academics during his tenure. The Blue Raiders have gone from an APR score of 892 to a very impressive 990, the biggest increase of any program in the country. The Blue Raiders have also been crowned with the Sun Belt Conference Academic Award on two occasions (2006-07, 2007-08). For his efforts, Stockstill was inducted as an honorary member into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in April 2010. After 24 years as an assistant, Stockstill was given the chance to run his own program, and all he did was lead the Blue Raiders to a 2006 Sun Belt Conference championship, help set a new single-season attendance record, and take the program to its first postseason bowl game in the I-A era. Taking a Middle Tennessee team predicted to finish sixth in the Sun Belt during the preseason to a league title, Stockstill ended up as the 2006 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year while also garnering that honor from ESPN.com. Stockstill’s teams have amassed the top four tackles for loss and quarterback sack totals in school history and have produced the Sun Belt’s top touchdown scorer twice. Individual players have 39 all-conference honors and two Player of the Year Awards, and there have been three different Na-

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2-Time SBC Coach of the Year tional Player of the Week winners. The Blue Raiders have won 25 of 37 conference games since 2006 and pulled upsets of ACC member Maryland in 2008 and 2009. In 2008, defensive end Erik Walden was taken in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, and offensive lineman Franklin Dunbar and defensive lineman Trevor Jenkins signed as free agents with the Philadelphia Eagles. During the 2006 championship run, Stockstill and his staff developed an All-American, 11 all-conference players, 11 SBC Player of the Week winners, a consensus National Defensive Player of the Week (Damon Nickson won the Walter Camp and the Bronco Nagurski awards), and the school’s all-time sacks leader (Erik Walden). Much of the team’s success was attributed to their play on the road that year; the Blue Raiders won four conference road games. Only 10 other teams nationally could stake that claim. It is said you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with, and Stockstill assembled a championship staff well before he coached his first game. Stockstill’s current staff sports two national championships, 102 bowl rings, and 230 years of coaching experience.

Along with his extensive background in collegiate coaching circles, the driven and determined Stockstill has had the advantage of working alongside some of the greatest minds in college football history. Stockstill, who made his way to Murfreesboro after spending the previous two years at South Carolina, has worked with legendary coaches Lou Holtz, Steve Spurrier, Danny Ford, Tommy Bowden, Ken Hatfield, and Tommy West. Stockstill demonstrated the ability to develop and coach big-time players throughout his career as an assistant. He joined the Gamecock staff in December 2003 and immediately made an impact in

recruiting. Stockstill coached the Gamecock tight ends and served as recruiting coordinator in 2005 and was the wide receivers coach in 2004. Before joining Holtz’s staff at South Carolina, Stockstill was the offensive coordinator at East Carolina in 2003. In his first year at South Carolina, Stockstill coached Troy Williamson to one of the best seasons ever for a Gamecock receiver. Williamson made 43 receptions for 835 yards (75.9 per game average) and seven touchdowns. Williamson’s 835 receiving yards put him among the single-season leaders at USC, along with his seven touchdowns. Williamson was taken as the seventh

„„ ACCOMPLISHMENTS UNDER STOCKSTILL  2010 - Led team to GoDaddy.com Bowl for third bowl in five years  2010 - Coached the SBC Defensive Player of the Year (Jamari Lattimore)  2010 - Inducted as honorary member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society  2009 Sun Belt Conference Co-Coach of the Year  2009 TSWA Coach of the Year  2009 team became first in Sun Belt history to win 10 games  2009 - Led team to New Orleans Bowl Championship  2009 - Team had school-record 7 Sun Belt Conference wins  2009 - Coached the SBC Defensive Player of the Year (Chris McCoy)  2009 - Coached the New Orleans Bowl MVP (Dwight Dasher)  2009 - New single-game home attendance record set against Memphis  2009 - Team set new single-season records in quarterback sacks and tackles for loss  2008 - Set new single-season Floyd Stadium attendance record  2008 - Coached a Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week winner  2008 - Quarterback was given the National ESPN Helmet Sticker Award  2006 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year (first conference COY at MTSU since 1989)  2006 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year by ESPN.com  2006 TSWA Coach of the Year  2006 Rutherford County Reader Gridiron Glacier Award  2007, 2008 and 2010 Intercultural and Diversity Coach of the Year  2006 Sun Belt Conference Championship  2006 - Led school to first-ever bowl game in the I-A era (Motor City)  2006 - One of just 10 teams in the country to win four road conference games  2006 - Coached a Walter Camp and Bronco Nagurski National Player of the Week winner  2006 - Seven wins were most by a first-year coach at MTSU since 1947  2006- Coached the ESPN.com SBC Defensive Player of the Year  2006 - Set new single-season attendance record  Improved team’s APR dramatically from 892 to 990  Team won 2006-07 and 2007-08 Sun Belt Conference Academic Award  21 First Team All-Conference selections in five years  A record-tying 11 SBC Player of the Week winners in 2006 and 40 during his tenure  A school-record 13 national television games during his tenure  Program’s 161.5 quarterback sacks in last four years rank second in SBC (Troy:168)  Blue Raiders named National Team of the Week by CollegeSportsReport.com on 10/14/07

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2-Time SBC Coach of the Year MEET RICK STOCKSTILL

PERSONAL Birthdate: December 23, 1957 Hometown: Fernandina Beach, FL Spouse: the former Sara Fleischman Children: Brent and Emily Parents: Joel Stockstill and Kris Stockstill EDUCATION High School: Fernandina Beach, 1977 College: Florida State, B.S. Physical Ed., 1982 PLAYING EXPERIENCE Quarterback at Florida State, 1977-82 (honorable mention All-American; played in three bowl games and the East-West Shrine Bowl and the Japan Bowl) COACHING EXPERIENCE 1983-84: Bethune-Cookman (Off. Coord./QB) 1985-88: UCF (Asst. Head Coach/WR) 1989-92: Clemson (Quarterbacks) 1993: Clemson (QBs/Passing Game Coordinator) 1994-95: Clemson (Co-Offensive Coord./WR) 1996-98: Clemson (Wide Receivers) 1999-2002: Clemson (WR/Recruiting Coord.) 2003: East Carolina (Offensive Coordinator) 2004: South Carolina (WR/Recruiting Coord.) 2005: South Carolina (TE/Recruiting Coord.) 2006-Present: MT (Head Coach) HONORS 2004: Named a Top 25 recruiter by Rivals.com 2006: Named Sun Belt Conference Coach of Year 2006: Named TSWA Coach of Year 2006: ESPN.com’s Sun Belt Coach of Year 2009: Named Sun Belt Conference Coach of Year NOTEWORTHY Has coached or played under the likes of Bobby Bowden, Tommy Bowden, Danny Ford, Ken Hatfield, Lou .Holtz, Steve Spurrier, Tommy West ... Became only the eighth head coach in school history to win his opening game when MTSU defeated FIU in 2006, 7-6. It marked the first time since 1970 that a Blue Raider first year coach was successful in his opening game ... The 7 wins in his first year were the most by a first-year MTSU coach since 1947.

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pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. In addition to his on-field coaching at Carolina, Stockstill coordinated the signing of a top-20 recruiting class for the Gamecocks in his first season and was recognized as one of the top 25 recruiters in the nation by Rivals.com. From 1989 to 2002, Stockstill was on the coaching staff at Clemson, where he helped lead the Tigers to some of their most proficient offensive performances in school history. He served in a variety of capacities during his tenure with Clemson, working as recruiting coordinator, wide receivers coach, co-offensive coordinator, passing game coordinator, and quarterbacks coach. One of his prize pupils was All-America wide receiver Rod Gardner, who was the number 15 pick of the 2001 NFL Draft. Stockstill played an integral role in Clemson’s offense, which set more than 100 school records from 1998 to 2002. Stockstill is credited with recruiting Clemson’s all-time leading rusher (Raymond Priester), second all-time leading passer (Woodrow Dantzler), and second all-time leading receivers (Derrick Hamilton and Rod Gardner). As a coach, Stockstill has been a part of 15 bowl games, including three as a head coach. Stockstill also has coaching experience at the University of Central Florida (1985-88), where he tutored wide receiver Shawn Jefferson, who went on to a 13-year career in the NFL, and at Bethune-Cookman College (1983-84).

Born Dec. 23 in Sidney, Ohio, Stockstill grew up in Georgetown, Ky., and then moved to Fernandina Beach, Fla., where he was inducted into the Fernandina Beach Hall of Fame in 2006. He was a three-year letterman at Florida State as a quarterback, where he was team captain and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in 1981 under Coach Bobby Bowden. During his career at FSU, the Seminoles had two top-10 final

Associated Press rankings and had wins over powers Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, and Nebraska. Stockstill, who received his bachelor’s degree from FSU in 1982, made three bowl trips with the Seminoles. Stockstill and his wife, the former Sara Fleischman, have a son, Brent, and a daughter, Emily.

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In just five years as head coach, Rick Stockstill has produced 27 different all-conference players who have won 37 honors. Two players have also garnered All-American recognition. All-Sun Belt Selections Germayle Franklin, OL, 2006 (2nd) Desmond Gee, All-Purpose, 2006, 2007 (1st) Eugene Gross, RB, 2006 (2nd) Tavares Jones, DE, 2006 (1st) Clint Marks, QB, 2006 (2nd) Damon Nickson, DB, 2006 (1st) Justin Rainey, LB, 2006 (2nd) Damon Nickson, KR, 2006 (1st) Bradley Robinson, DB, 2007 (2nd) J.K. Sabb, LB, 2006 (1st) Trevor Jenkins, DL, 2008 (2nd) Colby Smith, P, 2006 (1st) Jeremy Kellem, S, 2008 (2nd) Erik Walden, DE, 2006 (1st) Danny Carmichael, LB, 2009 (2nd) Franklin Dunbar, OL, 2007 (1st) Dwight Dasher, QB, 2009 (2nd) Tavares Jones, DE, 2007 (1st) Mark Fisher, OL, 2009, 2010 (2nd) Erik Walden, DE, 2007 (1st) Jamari Lattimore, DE, 2009 (2nd) Alan Gendreau, PK, 2009, 2010 (1st) Cam Robinson, LB, 2009 (2nd) Jeremy Kellem, S, 2009, 2010 (1st) Phillip Tanner, RB, 2010 (2nd) Chris McCoy, DE, 2009 (1st) Josh Davis, P, 2010 (2nd) Alex Suber, CB, 2009 (1st) Mark Thompson, C, 2009 (1st) All-Americans Marcus Udell, CB, 2009 (1st) Damon Nickson, KR, 2006 (2nd Team) Jamari Lattimore, DE, 2010 (1st) Dwight Dasher, QB, 2007 (HM Freshman) Rod Issac, DB, 2010 (1st) Franklin Dunbar, OL, 2006 (2nd)

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Championship Staff

2010 Blue Raider Coaching Staff (l-r): Jimmy Ray Stephens, Willie Simmons, Justin Watts, David Bibee, Rick Stockstill, Steve Ellis, Randall McCray, Mike Schultz, John Palermo, and Brent Brock.

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David Bibee Safeties l 3rd Year l Tennessee, 1977 later drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round. McClendon received a scholarship to play football at the University of Tennessee, and 24 other players went on to sign scholarship agreements. Bibee’s coaching career began at Tennessee, where he served as a student assistant for Coach Bill Battle. He moved on to the staff at Ole Miss in 1978, where he was placed in charge of the defensive scout teams on Steve Sloan’s first Rebels’ staff. He left Ole Miss to coach the defensive secondary and work as recruiting coordinator at North Alabama for one year and held the same positions for one year at Middle Tennessee (1980). Sparky Woods hired Bibee at Appalachian State in 1984 to be his assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and secondary coach. Bibee helped the Mountaineers compile a 38-19 overall record during that span, with back-to-back Southern Conference titles in 1986 and 1987. The Mountaineers ranked first, third, and fifth nationally in scoring defense during his tenure. Bibee joined Woods at South Carolina in 1989 to work as assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator, and secondary coach. He was part of Mike Hennigan’s first coaching staff at Tennessee Tech in 1996, holding the posts of defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator for the Golden Eagles for one season. He coached alongside current Atlanta Falcon Head Coach Mike Smith. Prior to heading to the Baylor School, Bibee coached the secondary and outside linebackers at Clemson from 1997 to 1999, where he was on staff with Stockstill and Les Herrin. Working for head coach Tommy West, Bibee helped the Tigers to a Peach Bowl berth in 1997. Bibee is a 1977 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in health education. He played football for the Volunteers from 1973 to 1976 and was a member of the 1973 Gator Bowl team and the 1974 Liberty Bowl squad. Bibee is married to the former Lisa Carter of Savannah, Tenn. The couple has three daughters, twins Ashlee and Allison, and Lindsay.

2009: New Orleans Bowl (coach) 2011: GoDaddy.com Bowl (coach)

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David Bibee is in his second stint at Middle Tennessee, having joined Rick Stockstill’s staff in 2008 after two years at Chattanooga. Bibee is in charge of the Blue Raider safeties. Bibee’s 2010 unit was once again very solid behind the play of all-conference pick Jeremy Kellem, Kevin Brown, and Derrick Crumpton. The threesome combined for 14 pass breakups and helped the Blue Raiders have the league’s top pass defense. In 2009, his safeties had eight interceptions, nine tackles for loss, 12 breakups, three sacks, and three fumble recoveries in helping the Blue Raiders finish second in the Sun Belt in pass defense. Kellem and Brown were 4th and 6th on the team in tackles, and Kellem earned first team all-conference honors. Bibee, who has 29 years of coaching experience including 23 on the collegiate level, has served as an assistant coach at Ole Miss, THE BIBEE FILE North Alabama, MIDDLE TENNESSEE Middle Ten Season at MT: 3rd Date Hired: February 27, 2008 nessee, Austin Recruiting Area: Mideast Tennessee Peay State, Ap (Chattanooga), South Central Florida, palachian State, Northwest Georgia South Carolina, Tennessee Tech, PERSONAL Birthdate: May 31, 1954 Clemson, East Hometown: Bristol, TN Tennessee State, Spouse: the former Lisa Carter and Chattanooga. Children: Ashlee, Allison, Lindsay He has coached a Super Bowl Most Valuable EDUCATION High School: Tennessee High School, 1973 Player in Dallas Cowboys cornerback College: Tennessee, B.S. Health Ed., 1977 Larry Brown, five All-Americans including the Blue Raiders’ all-time tackles PLAYING EXPERIENCE for loss leader Dennis Mix, and nine Safety at Tennessee, 1973-76 NFL draft picks. His list of draft picks COACHING EXPERIENCE coached includes former Blue Raider 1978: Ole Miss (defensive assistant) great James Griffin; Clemson safety 1979: North Alabama (secondary/rec. coord.) Antwan Edwards, a first-round selection 1980: Middle Tennessee (DB/recruit. coord.) by the Green Bay Packers; and former 1981-82: Austin Peay (DB/recruit. coord.) 1984-88: Appalachian State (Asst. HC/DB) Baylor High School and Virginia kicker 1989-93: South Carolina (Asst. HC/DB) Kurt Smith of the San Diego Chargers. 1996: Tennessee Tech (DB/rec. coord.) Prior to his stint at Chattanooga, 1997: Clemson (outside linebackers) Bibee worked in the local high school 1998: Clemson (secondary) 1999: East Tennessee (co-defensive coord.) ranks as head football coach at Baylor 2000-2004: The Baylor School (head coach) School in Chattanooga from 2000 to 2006-07: Chattanooga (secondary) 2005. He guided the Red Raiders to the 2008-: MT (safeties) Division II state semifinals in 2000 and 2005. After the 2005 season, Baylor BOWL EXPERIENCE defensive lineman Jacques McClendon 1973: Gator Bowl (player) was elected Division II Class AAA Mr. 1974: Liberty Bowl (player) 1998: Peach Bowl (coach) Football Lineman of the Year and was


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Inside Receivers l 5th Year l Florida St., 1982 Brent Brock, a head coach in the Georgia high school ranks for 14 years and a former teammate of head coach Rick Stockstill, is in his fifth season at Middle Tennessee. Brock coached the tight ends his first three years and has coached inside receivers since 2009. Brock’s receivers were part of a fast-paced offense in 2009 that rang up a school record 3,064 yards of passing along with a record setting 25 touchdowns. In all, 17 receivers caught a total of 238 passes, which is the fourth most in Blue Raider history. Under Brock’s leadership in 2006, the tight ends were a key ingredient for the Sun Belt Conference’s top scoring offense and the league’s number two-rated team in passing efficiency. The group came up with 17 receptions on the season and two of the team’s nine touchdown receptions. The unit followed that up with 23 receptions and two scores in 2007. Brock came to Middle Tennessee after serving the previous four years as head coach and athletic director at Jackson County High School in Jefferson, Ga. Brock had the privilege of coaching in the THE BROCK FILE GHSA North/South MIDDLE TENNESSEE All-Star game Season at MT: 5th Date Hired: January 11, 2006 (1995) and the Recruiting Area: Southwest Georgia, Georgia/Florida Southeast Alabama, Georgia Military High School AllStar game (1997). PERSONAL He also has 14 years Birthdate: April 21, 1958 Hometown: Albany, GA of experience as an athletic director on Spouse: the former Missie Milton the high school level. Brock got his start in coaching as EDUCATION a volunteer assistant at Godby High High School: Albany High School, 1976 College: Florida State, B.S. Physical Ed., 1982 School in Tallahassee in 1981 and then left the following season to join Jim PLAYING EXPERIENCE Hughes’ staff at Thomasville High School Offensive Lineman at Florida State, 1976-81 in 1982. Brock followed Hughes to Colquitt COACHING EXPERIENCE High School in 1983, where he helped 1981: Godby High School (offensive line) 1982: Thomasville HS (offensive line) coach the Packers in the 1991 1-AAAA 1983-90: Colquitt Co. HS (off. coord./OL) state championship game. During his 1990-91: Colquitt Co. HS (Asst. HC/OC) nine seasons at Colquitt, the Packers 1992-95: Worth Co. HS (head coach) made the region playoffs eight times, 1996-99: Fitzgerald HS (head coach) were region runner-up three times, and 2000-01: Westside HS (offensive coord.) 2002-05: Jackson Co. HS (head coach) received the region’s all-sports trophy 2006-08: MT (tight ends) on three occasions. Brock served as 2009-: MT (inside receivers) assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, offensive line coach, and strength BOWL EXPERIENCE coordinator during his time at Colquitt. 1977: Tangerine Bowl (player) 1980: Orange Bowl (player) He earned his first head coaching 1981: Orange Bowl (player) job in 1992, when he took over the 2006: Motor City Bowl (coach) Worth County High School program 2009: New Orleans Bowl (coach) in Sylvester, Ga. He took a struggling 2011: GoDaddy.com Bowl (coach)

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program that went 1-9 his first year to an 8-3 mark and back-to-back playoff appearances in his third and fourth seasons. In 1996, Brock took over head coaching and athletic director duties at Fitzgerald High School in Fitzgerald, Ga., where he had the challenge of rebuilding a program that had just 40 players his first season. With hard work and determination, Brock fielded 70 players and helped turn the program around during his short tenure. Under his reign, FHS took home the sportsmanship trophy for 2-AAA in 1996 and 1997. Before taking over at Jackson County, Brock spent two years as offensive coordinator/strength coach at Westside High School under Robert Davis. Westside, only four years old at the time, made it to the semifinals of the state at the Georgia Dome in 2002 and finished with a no. 4 state ranking. In 2001, Westside advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. The Albany, Ga., native received his B.S. degree in health/ physical education at Florida State in 1982, his master’s degree at Albany State, and his Ed.S. degree from FSU. As a player, Brock played four years for Coach Bobby Bowden at Florida State as an offensive lineman. He was a member of the 1977 Tangerine Bowl team and the 1980 and 1981 Orange Bowl teams. Brock is married to the former Missie Milton of Albany, Ga.

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Steve Ellis Cornerbacks/Special Teams l 2nd Year l Nicholls St., 2003

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In 2007, Ellis’ unit led the Southland Conference in total defense, pass defense, and interceptions and was second in scoring defense. Overall, NSU ranked 33rd nationally in total defense. In six seasons at Nicholls State, Ellis’ players won seven first team all-conference honors, four National Player of the Week awards, three All-American honors, and two conference Newcomer of the Year awards and garnered a defensive player of the year accolade. During the summer of 2008, Ellis participated in the NFL Coaches Fellowship Program with the Pittsburgh Steelers under Head Coach Mike Tomlin. Ellis worked with the defensive backs under the guidance of legendary defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau. He participated in the same program with the Buffalo Bills in 2010. He started for three seasons for the Colonels as a defensive back before sitting out his senior season after suffering a knee injury during the fourth game of the 2002 campaign against Southern University. While with the Colonels, Ellis was named to the All-Southland Conference team all three seasons he played and registered over 200 career tackles and five interceptions for the Colonels. The team captain in 2001, he was second in the Southland Conference with 104 tackles during the 2000 season. The 29-year old was a four-year letterman as a quarterback and defensive back at Stringer High School before continuing his playing days at Nicholls State. Ellis earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Nicholls State in 2003.

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Steve Ellis, in his second year at Middle Tennessee, has made his first two seasons as cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator memorable ones for the Blue Raiders. For the second straight year, Ellis produced a first team all-conference selection in Rod Issac and helped the defense lead the league in pass defense for a second consecutive season. Starters Issac and Arness Ikner accounted for four interceptions and nine pass breakups, and Issac scored twice. Ellis’ special teams were solid once again (with five blocked kicks) and produced first team all-conference picks in placekicker Alan Gendreau and punter Josh Davis. In 2009, Ellis’ cornerbacks had 152 tackles, nine interceptions, 12 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 21 pass breakups on their way to leading the Sun Belt Conference in pass defense and interceptions. Seniors Marcus Udell and Alex Suber were tabbed first team all-conference as Udell led the league with seven interceptions and Suber had 12 pass breakups while ranking 28th nationally in passes defended. His special teams blocked eight kicks, hit 18 of 22 field goal attempts, had 1,119 yards in kick returns, downed 22 THE ELLIS FILE punts inside the 20-yard MIDDLE TENNESSEE line, and Season at MT: 2nd Date Hired: February 9, 2009 had seven punts of 50 yards or more. Recruiting Area: West Tennessee Sophomore placekicker Alan Gendreau (Memphis), Northeast Georgia, earned first team all-conference honors. West Coast Florida Ellis made his way to Murfreesboro after serving the previous six seasons PERSONAL Birthdate: January 25, 1980 at Nicholls State, where he was the de Hometown: Stringer, MS fensive coordinator his final three years. Ellis, who also served as the team’s pro EDUCATION liaison and supervised academic prog High School: Stringer, 1998 ress, was the team’s safeties coach in College: Nicholls State, B.S. Education, 2003 2003 before taking over the linebackers PLAYING EXPERIENCE in 2004 and 2005. Cornerback at Nicholls State (1998-2002) The Stringer, Miss., native became one of the youngest defensive coordina COACHING EXPERIENCE tors in the country when he was named 2009-Present: MT (Cornerbacks) 2006-08: Nicholls State (Defensive Coord.) to the position prior to spring drills in 2006. He guided the Colonels to confer 2004-05: Nicholls State (Linebackers) 2003: Nicholls State (Safeties) ence best marks in scoring defense and pass defense and Nicholls finished the BOWL EXPERIENCE 2006 season ranked 19th nationally in 2009: New Orleans Bowl (coach) total defense. 2011: GoDaddy.com Bowl (coach)


Randall McCray Back-to-Back Bowl Games

Defensive Coord./LBs l 1st Year l Appalachian St., 1991 Randall McCray, who has 19 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, is in his first season at Middle Tennessee. McCray serves as defensive coordinator and also coaches the linebackers. McCray’s 2010 defensive unit, his first at Middle Tennessee, was among the national leaders in sacks and tackles for loss while leading the Sun Belt Conference in pass defense and ranking second in scoring defense. He helped tutor SBC Defensive Player of the Year Jamari Lattimore along with first team all-conference picks Jeremy Kellem and Rod Issac. McCray spent four seasons at Wisconsin before joining the Blue Raiders. He coached the Badger defensive line in 2006 and 2007 before taking over as recruiting coordinator and outside linebackers coach in 2008 and handling the safeties THE MCCRAY FILE in 2009. In MIDDLE TENNESSEE four years at Season at MT: 1st Wisconsin, Mc Date Hired: February 12, 2010 Cray helped the Recruiting Area: Northeast Georgia, Badgers to four South Florida bowl games PERSONAL and two bowl Birthdate: August 19, 1969 victories. Hometown: Monroe, NC In 2006, McCray guided EDUCATION a solid unit that helped Wisconsin be High School: Parkwood come one of the nation’s best defenses. College: Appalachian State, 1991; South . Two of his players—Matt Shaughnessy Carolina, 1993 (master’s degree) (second team) and tackle Jason Chap PLAYING EXPERIENCE man (honorable mention)—earned LB and RB at Appalachian State (1987-91) All-Big Ten honors. The Badgers, who won a school-record 12 games in 2006, COACHING EXPERIENCE were No. 2 nationally in scoring defense 1991-92: South Carolina (GA) (12.1 ppg) and fifth in the country in 1993-94: Chattanooga (defensive line) total defense (253.1 ypg). 1995: Clemson (quality control) 1996: Bethune-Cookman (defensive ends) Three of McCray’s defensive linemen earned postseason accolades in 1997-98: Murray State (linebackers) 1999: Murray State (defensive coordinator) 2007, when the Badgers participated 2000-01: Illinois State (defensive coord.) in the Outback Bowl. Shaughnessy 2002: Illinois State (asst. hc/def. coord.) was a consensus second-team All-Big 2003-04: Toledo (linebackers) Ten choice, and DT Nick Hayden earned 2005: Toledo (defensive line) honorable mention All-Big Ten honors. 2006-07: Wisconsin (defensive line) DE Kirk DeCremer was a first-team 2008: Wisconsin (linebackers) freshman All-American. 2009: Wisconsin (safeties) In 2008, McCray coached a pair of 2010: MT (defensive coordinator) seniors, DeAndre Levy and Jonathan BOWL EXPERIENCE Casillas, who earned honorable mention 1996: Gator Bowl (coach) All-Big Ten honors. The duo ranked 2004: Motor City Bowl (coach) second and third, respectively, on the 2005: GMAC Bowl (coach) team in tackles. McCray coached all 2007: Capital One Bowl (coach) conference players Jay Valai and Chris 2008: Outback Bowl (coach) Maragos in 2009 as the Badger defense 2008: Champs Sports Bowl (coach) became the first to hold every Big Ten 2009: Champs Sports Bowl (coach) 2011: GoDaddy.com Bowl (coach) opponent under 100 yards rushing.

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Four of his players are currently in the NFL: Shaughnessy is a member of the Oakland Raiders; DeAndre Levy is with the Detroit Lions; Nick Hayden is on the Carolina Panthers roster; and Jonathan Casillas just won a Super Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints. Prior to joining the staff at Wisconsin, McCray coached the defensive line and linebackers during a three-year (2003-05) stint at Toledo. He left Toledo for Rice, where he spent two weeks as recruiting coordinator and safeties coach, just before moving to Wisconsin. McCray coached Toledo’s defensive line in 2005, helping the Rockets to a 9-3 record (MAC West Division co-champions) and a 45-13 GMAC Bowl win over UTEP. Toledo was 21st nationally in total defense in 2005 (316.8 ypg) and led the MAC in scoring defense (21.8 ppg), total defense, pass defense efficiency (111.0), tied for first in sacks (31) and finished second in rushing defense (125.6 ypg). Among McCray’s top players was DE J. P. Bekasiak, who is now with Hamilton of the CFL. McCray coached the Rockets’ linebackers during his first two years at Toledo. The Rockets won the MAC title in 2004. In his first season at Toledo, McCray was faced with replacing two first-team All-MAC linebackers, David Gardner and Tom Ward, from the previous season. The two players who stepped in, Anthony Jordan and Brock Dodrill, finished the 2003 season ranked fifth and sixth, respectively, in the MAC in tackles. In 2004, Jordan and David Thomas finished second and third, in tackles on the team, with 107 and 91, respectively. Jordan’s total placed him 15th in the league. McCray was assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Illinois State in 2002 after serving as defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach for the Redbirds from 2000-02. In 2002, McCray guided Gateway Defensive Player of the Year Boomer Grigsby to three All-America nods and a third-place finish for the Buck Buchanan Award (top defensive player in Division I-AA football). McCray also coached two other All-Americans at linebacker, Galen Scott at Illinois State and Ronnie Merritt at Murray State. McCray handled inside linebackers at Murray State (1997–99) and became the Racers’ defensive coordinator in 1999; defensive ends at Bethune-Cookman (1996); was in charge of quality control at Clemson (1995); defensive line at Tennessee-Chattanooga (1993–94); and was a graduate assistant at South Carolina from 1991–92. A two-year letterwinner as an outside linebacker and running back at Appalachian State, McCray was a member of the Mountaineers’ 1987 Southern Conference Championship team, as well as two teams that advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. McCray earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Appalachian State in 1991 and a master’s degree in higher education from South Carolina. A native of Monroe, N.C., McCray and his wife, Michelle, have a son, Matt, and a daughter, Mallory.

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John Palermo Defensive Line l 1st Year l Florida State, 1974 Palermo’s last collegiate coaching position was a one-year stint as defensive coordinator/linebackers coach at Tennessee Tech. Prior to that, he was a defensive line coach for one season at the University of Miami, where he coached second-round pick Calais Campbell. The Hurricanes defense, anchored by Palermo’s line, set a school record by limiting opponents to just 252.0 yards per game and 66.0 rushing yards per game. The defense ranked among national leaders in total defense and rush defense. From 1991 to 2005, Palermo served as an assistant head coach at the University of Wisconsin. He directed the Badgers’ outside linebackers from 1991 to 1995 and the defensive line from 1996 to 2005. While at Wisconsin, Palermo produced four first-team All-Americans. His players were selected Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year four times – two were named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year – and named first-team All-Big Ten nine times. Eight of Palermo’s defensive linemen have been chosen in the first six rounds of the NFL Draft, including two – Wendell Bryant in 2002 and Erasmus James in 2005 – who were taken in the first round. Palermo’s entire 2004 defensive line was selected in the NFL Draft the following spring. In 1990, Palermo spent one season as the head coach at Austin Peay University. From 1988 to 1989, Palermo was the defensive line coach for Head Coach Lou Holtz at Notre Dame, helping the Fighting Irish win the national championship in his first year. He helped tutor Chris Zorich, a two-time consensus All-American and 1990 winner of the Lombardi Award, given annually to college football’s best lineman or linebacker. Palermo coached the defensive line at Minnesota from 1984 to 1987, served as assistant head coach-defensive line and linebackers coach at Appalachian State from 1983 to 1984 and coached the defensive line at Memphis State from 1980 to 1982. He had a first stint at Austin Peay in 1979 as a defensive line coach. Palermo began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at North Carolina State from 1977 to 1978 after three years at Bainbridge High School in Georgia. A native of Newburgh, N.Y., Palermo lettered at Florida State in 1972-73. He earned a degree in education from Florida State in 1974. He and his wife, Donna, have a son, Jason, who is tight ends coach and special teams coordinator at Southern University, and a daughter, Jessica, who received her master’s degree at Georgetown University and who works in the Big Ten Conference office.

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John Palermo, who has experience at the professional and collegiate level, is in his first season as a member of Rick Stockstill’s staff. Palermo handles the defensive line. In just one season, Palermo made an immediate impact by leading a 2010 unit that combined for 21.5 sacks, 44.5 tackles for loss, and 20 quarterback hurries. Palermo also tutored THE PALERMO FILE Jamari Lattimore, who was tabbed MIDDLE TENNESSEE the Sun Belt Con Season at MT: 1st Date Hired: February 13, 2010 ference Defensive Recruiting Area: Midwest Tennessee Player of the Year. Lattimore led the PERSONAL league in sacks Birthdate: March 27, 1952 and was second in Hometown: Newburgh, NY Wife: Donna tackles for loss. Children: Jason and Jessica Palermo made his way to EDUCATION High School: Newburgh Free Academy HS Murfreesboro after College: Florida State, B.S. Education, 1974 spending the last two years as the PLAYING EXPERIENCE defensive line coach DT/TE at Wesley College (1970-71) of the Washington TE/DE at Florida State (1972-73) Redskins. A veteran of 36 years of coach COACHING EXPERIENCE .1977-78: NC State (defensive line) ing, including a 1979: Austin Peay (defensive line) decorated collegiate 1980-82: Memphis State (defensive line) career that spanned 31 seasons, 1983: Appalachian St. (defensive line/lb) 1984-87: Minnesota (defensive line) Palermo is back at the collegiate level, 1988-89: Notre Dame (defensive line) where he has enjoyed tremendous suc 1990: Austin Peay (head coach) cess. 1991-1995: Wisconsin (outside lb) 1996-2005: Wisconsin (asst. hc/def. line) In two years with the Redskins, 2006: Miami, FL (defensive line) Palermo’s defensive line helped 2007: Tennessee Tech (defensive coord.) 2008-09: Washington Redskins (def. line) Washington rank fourth overall in yards 2010-: MT (defensive line) allowed per game in 2008 and 10th in 2009. The unit was sixth in fewest BOWL EXPERIENCE points allowed in 2008 and ranked 1970: Sterling Silver Bowl (player) eighth overall in the league in sacks for 1977: Peach Bowl (coach) 1978: Citrus Bowl (coach) 2009. Palermo coached Brian Orakpo in 1985: Independence Bowl (coach) a dual role as linebacker and defensive 1986: Liberty Bowl (coach) end in 2009, and it led to a Pro Bowl 1988: Fiesta Bowl (coach) 1989: Orange Bowl (coach) appearance for the rookie. 1994: Rose Bowl (coach) Prior to joining the Redskins, 1995: Hall of Fame Bowl (coach) Palermo was one of the most respected 1996: Copper Bowl (coach) 1998: Outback Bowl (coach) defensive line coaches in college 1999: Rose Bowl (coach) football. He coached on 18 bowl teams, 2000: Rose Bowl (coach) including Notre Dame’s 1988 national 2000: Sun Bowl (coach) 2002: Alamo Bowl (coach) championship club and three Wisconsin 2003: Music City Bowl (coach) teams that won the Big Ten and the 2005: Outback Bowl (coach) Rose Bowl (1993, 1998, and 1999). 2006: Capital One Bowl (coach)


Mike Schultz Back-to-Back Bowl Games

Offensive Coord./QBs l 1st Year l Sam Houston St., 1979 Mike Schultz is in his first year at Middle Tennessee as a member of Rick Stockstill’s Blue Raider staff. Schultz serves as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In his first season, Schultz had to deal with three different starting quarterbacks in the first five games, a number of injuries, and an uncharacteristically high amount of turnovers but still managed to produce one of the top rushing teams in the nation. Behind the running of all-conference player Phillip Tanner, the Blue Raiders had nearly 180 yards on the ground per game and scored 29 rushing touchdowns to rank in the top 20 nationally. Schultz has a 31-year career in the coaching profession that includes 11 bowl games (the GoDaddy.com Bowl will be 12th). He spent the 2009 THE SCHULTZ FILE season as offen MIDDLE TENNESSEE sive coordinator Season at MT: 1st and tight ends Date Hired: March 2, 2010 coach at Illinois. Recruiting Area: Texas and Louisiana His offensive unit ranked 17th PERSONAL nationally in rush Birthdate: January 3, 1958 ing and featured Hometown: Houston, TX honorable men Children: Taylor, Kendall, Jordan tion All-Big Ten EDUCATION players QB Juice College: Sam Houston St., B.A. Teaching, 1979 Williams and WR Arrelious Benn. PLAYING EXPERIENCE Prior to Sam Houston State (1977-78) making the move to Illinois, Schultz spent 11 seasons COACHING EXPERIENCE directing TCU’s multiple offense. He 1979-80: Sam Houston State (lb/qb/wr) served as both offensive coordinator 1981: UTEP (wr/te) and quarterbacks coach his last two 1982: Kansas State (te) 1983-84: Tennessee Tech (secondary/rb) seasons, after coaching the running 1985: Texas (assistant coach) backs his first nine years. 1986-89: Round Rock Westwood HS The 2008 season saw TCU set 1990-91: Southwest Texas (secondary) single-season school records for points 1992-95: New Mexico (asst. hc/secondary) scored (420) and touchdowns (54). The 1996-97: New Mexico (asst. hc/rb) Frogs led the nation in time of posses 1998-2000: TCU (run game coord./rb) sion (35:05) and were 13th nationally in 2001-06: TCU (offensive coord./rb) team rushing (215.7 yards per game), 2007-08: TCU (offensive coord./qb) despite not having a player among the 2009: Illinois (offensive coord./te) top-100 individually. The 215.7 yards 2010: MT (offensive coord./qb) per game rushing was the highest total BOWL EXPERIENCE at TCU since 2000. 1997: Insight.com Bowl (coach) The Frogs were second in the 1998: Northwest Sun Bowl (coach) Mountain West Conference in total 1999: GMAC Bowl (coach) offense (417.1 yards per game) and 2000: GMAC Bowl (coach) third in scoring offense (35.0 points per 2001: GalleryFurniture.com Bowl (coach) game). TCU’s average of 417.1 yards 2002: AXA Liberty Bowl (coach) 2003: Plains Capital Fort Worth Bowl (coach) per game was its best mark since 2004 (430.7). TCU totaled at least 410 yards 2005: EVI.net Houston Bowl (coach) of offense in eight of 12 games. 2006: Poinsettia Bowl (coach) 2007: Texas Bowl (coach) In 2007, Schultz helped men 2008: Poinsettia Bowl (coach) tor Frog signal-caller Andy Dalton to 2011: GoDaddy.com Bowl (coach) Freshman All-America honors. Dalton

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set single-season TCU records for pass completions (222) and attempts (371) while placing second in yards (2,459) and fourth in completion percentage (59.8). Four of the five highest-scoring teams in TCU history came under Schultz’s direction. Four of the top-five single-season touchdown totals by TCU came in the last five years of his tenure. Two of TCU’s top-three games in total offense also were under Schultz. The Frogs had a school-record 782 yards versus Houston in 2003 and a 694yard effort at San Diego State in 2007 to rank third. During Schultz’s tenure, the TCU running game was consistently ranked among the best in the nation. The 2006 team ranked ninth in rushing (194.6 yards per game) and 17th in total offense (408.5 ypg.). During his time as running backs coach, Schultz made a habit of developing young players at the position. Prior to Aaron Brown receiving 2005 Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year honors as a true freshman, Lonta Hobbs and Robert Merrill became the only two freshmen in TCU history to rush for 1,000 yards. The duo accomplished the feat in back-to-back seasons (Hobbs 2002, Merrill 2003). Schultz tutored a 1,000-yard rusher five times at TCU with Basil Mitchell, LaDainian Tomlinson (twice), and Hobbs and Merrill each earning that distinction. Prior to Schultz’s arrival, TCU had boasted just four 1,000-yard rushers in more than 100 years of college football. Under the direction of Schultz, Tomlinson was a two-time NCAA rushing champ, leading the country with 1,850 yards in 1999 and a school record 2,158 in 2000. He earned All-America honors and was a Heisman Trophy finalist and the winner of the Doak Walker National Running Back Award. With Tomlinson leading the way, the 2000 Frogs ranked fourth in the nation, averaging 275.6 rushing yards per game. Tomlinson parlayed his success into a top-five draft pick and a standout NFL career, which includes 2006 MVP honors. In 2003, TCU was one of just six schools to average over 200 yards rushing and 200 passing per game. The following year, the Frogs ranked among the nation’s top – 20 teams in scoring, total offense, and passing offense. The 362 points scored tied for the second-highest total in school history, while the 48 touchdowns were just one shy of the school record set in 2005. TCU also recorded three of the top-11 passing games in school history during the 2004 campaign. Schultz served six seasons at New Mexico, the first four as assistant head coach and secondary coach and the final two as assistant head coach and running backs coach. The Houston native began his coaching career at his alma mater, Sam Houston State, in 1979. Schultz then assisted at UTEP and Kansas State. His next stops were with Fred Akers’ staff at Texas for one season (1985) and three years at Round Rock (Texas) Westwood High School as an assistant. Schultz and his wife, Cindy, have three daughters, Taylor, Kendall, and Jordan.

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Willie Simmons Passing Game Coord./RBs l 4th Year l Clemson, 2002

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Under Simmons’ leadership in 2007, DeMarco McNair led the conference in touchdowns scored, and Tanner registered his first 100-yard rushing game with 144 yards on national television against Louisville. Simmons made his way to Murfreesboro in 2007 after one season on Tommy Bowden’s staff at Clemson, where he was a graduate assistant. Simmons worked with the offense while handling various other duties with the program. Before joining Bowden’s staff, Simmons served as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at Lincoln (FL) High School in 2005. Simmons, a native of Quincy, Fla., lettered three years as a quarterback at Clemson from 2000 to 2002 and passed for 2,530 yards and 16 touchdowns in 24 games. As a freshman, Simmons came off the bench for a hurt Woodrow Dantzler and threw for 228 yards and a record-tying four touchdowns in Clemson’s 38-24 win at North Carolina to earn ACC Rookie of the Week honors. Simmons played two years as a backup to Dantzler before becoming the starter in 2002. Following three years at Clemson, Simmons transferred to the Citadel in 2003 and earned first team All-Southern Conference honors. A prep star at Shanks High School, Simmons threw for over 6,000 yards and 96 touchdowns during his brilliant career while also earning a 3.8 grade point average. Simmons, who was born on October 12, 1980, in Tallahassee, Fla., earned a degree in sports marketing from Clemson in 2002. He was the fastest football player to graduate at Clemson, accomplishing the milestone in three years. Simmons has a daughter, Raven.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Quarterback at Clemson (1999-02) Quarterback at the Citadel (2003) COACHING EXPERIENCE 2005: Lincoln (FL) HS (QB/pass game coord.) 2006: Clemson (graduate assistant) 2007-: MT (running backs) BOWL EXPERIENCE 2000: Peach Bowl (player) 2001: Gator Bowl (player) 2001: Humanitarian Bowl (player) 2002: Tangerine Bowl (player) 2006: Motor City Bowl (coach) 2009: New Orleans Bowl (coach) 2011: GoDaddy.com Bowl (coach)

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Willie Simmons, who played at Clemson when Rick Stockstill was on staff, is in his fourth season at Middle Tennessee, where he coaches the Blue Raider running backs. Simmons was given the added responsibility of passing game coordinator in March 2010. Simmons had his deepest group of backs in 2010 with Phillip Tanner, Benjamin Cunningham, and D.D. Kyles leading the way. The threesome helped the Blue Raiders produce one of the top rushing attacks in the country while combining for 19 touchdowns. All three averaged more than 4.5 yards a carry, and Tanner garnered all-conference honors. Simmons had a real challenge in 2009 when Tanner went down with an injury in the second game of the season, leaving the Blue Raiders without an experienced running back. Simmons guided D.D. Kyles to a career year as the sophomore posted 857 yards on 139 carries (6.2 ypg average), scored three touchdowns, and had 14 receptions. Kyles, the team’s leading rusher down the stretch, had three straight 100-yard rushing games during the last half of the THE SIMMONS FILE season. MIDDLE TENNESSEE In Season at MT: 4th 2008, Tanner had personal bests at Date Hired: March 8, 2007 the time in rushing yards, receptions, Recruiting Area: Central Georgia, and touchdowns. Also under Simmons’ North .Central Florida, Central Alabama watch, Tanner earned National Player PERSONAL of the Week honors after setting a Sun Birthdate: October 12, 1980 Belt Conference and Blue Raider scoring Hometown: Quincy, FL record with six touchdowns in a win over North Texas. EDUCATION


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Offensive Line l 5th Year l Florida, 1977 A national championship winner, Jimmy Ray Stephens is in his fifth year as the offensive line coach on Rick Stockstill’s staff at Middle Tennessee. Stephens made his way to the Blue Raiders after four years with the University of Tennessee. Behind the play and leadership of all-conference player Mark Fisher, Stephens’ 2010 unit did a great job protecting the quarterback and opening up running lanes for one of the top rushing attacks in the country. The Blue Raiders averaged nearly 180 yards on the ground and scored 29 rushing touchdowns to rank in the top 20 in the nation. Finally THE STEPHENS FILE blessed with some experi MIDDLE TENNESSEE Season at MT: 5th ence after three Date Hired: January 5, 2006 years of injuries Recruiting Area: Middle Tennessee (Nashville), Central Florida, North Alabama and youth, Stephens molded PERSONAL an offensive Birthdate: October 2, 1954 line in 2009 that Hometown: Bradford, AR Spouse: Regina was equally Children: Chris and Timmy adept at blocking for the run EDUCATION and protecting High School: Eustis College: Florida, B.S. Physical Education, 1977 the passer. The result was the PLAYING EXPERIENCE most total yards C/LB/TE at Florida (1973-76) of offense since 2001 and the best rushing total since COACHING EXPERIENCE 1977-78: Florida (asst. offensive line coach) 2002, including a stretch of four straight 1979: Vanguard HS (wide receivers) games where the Blue Raiders topped 1980: Union County HS (offensive coord.) 1981-83: Buchholz HS (offensive coord.) the 200-yard rushing mark. For their ef 1984: Florida (graduate assistant) forts, the offensive line had two players 1985-86: Gonzales Tate HS (offensive coord.) in Mark Thompson and Mark Fisher who 1987-89: Williston HS (head coach) 1990-92: Ft. Walton Beach HS (head coach) earned all-conference honors. 1993-2001: Florida (offensive line) In 2008, Stephens had four line 2002-05: Tennessee (offensive line) 2006-: MTSU (offensive line) men who started every game, and all five starters were underclassmen. Two BOWL EXPERIENCE earned Sun Belt Conference All-Fresh 1973: Tangerine Bowl (player) man honors. With another year filled 1974: Sugar Bowl (player) 1975: Gator Bowl (player) with youth and inexperience, Stephens’ 1977: Sun Bowl (player) unit helped Phillip Tanner to unleash a 1994: Sugar Bowl (coach) career season and Joe Craddock to pass 1995: Sugar Bowl (coach) 1996: Fiesta Bowl (coach) for a senior record 2,677 yards. 1997: Sugar Bowl (coach) In 2007, Stephens molded a start 1998: Citrus Bowl (coach) 1999: Orange Bowl (coach) ing unit that included two freshmen, 2000: Citrus Bowl (coach) a sophomore, a junior, and a senior. 2001: Sugar Bowl (coach) 2002: Orange Bowl (coach) But despite the youth and inexperi 2002: Peach Bowl (coach) ence, Stephens’ group helped produce 2004: Peach Bowl (coach) the league’s top touchdown maker in 2005: Cotton Bowl (coach) 2006: Motor City Bowl (coach) DeMarco McNair and a top-10 rusher 2009: New Orleans Bowl (coach) and passer in Dwight Dasher. 2011: GoDaddy.com Bowl (coach)

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Stephens did one of his better coaching jobs in 2006 even though he went into the season with only five players who had seen meaningful snaps the year before. The unit produced two allconference players and the league’s top scoring offense, making MTSU the only school in the SBC to have two players ranked in the top ten in rushing. As offensive line coach of the Vols, Stephens helped develop one of the top lines in the SEC. During his tenure, Stephens tutored Michael Munoz to consensus All-American status in 2004, after guiding Scott Wells into a starting position with the Green Bay Packers in 2003. Stephens went to three bowls with the Vols and was part of the 2004 SEC Eastern Division Championship squad. Prior to arriving at UT, Stephens spent nine seasons coaching the Florida offensive line -- part of a high-powered offense that led to five SEC championships for the Gators. At Florida, Stephens coached four Jacob’s Blocking Trophy winners (Best Offensive Lineman in SEC) and eight players who were drafted by the NFL. Stephens himself sparkled both on the offensive line and at tight end during his playing career at Florida. He was a second-team All-SEC performer at center under Gators head coach Doug Dickey before making the move to tight end and earning second-team all-league honors there as well. Stephens went on to be drafted in the 12th round of the NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. His most recent responsibility at Florida was as offensive line coach and rungame coordinator during the 2001 season. Prior to that, Stephens also coordinated the unit’s pass protection. The Eustis, Fla., native coached on the Gators’ 1996 national championship team and helped Florida to nine January bowl games. During that span, Florida’s offense was ranked among the nation’s top 15 six times and its passing offense among the top 10 seven times. Stephens rejoined the Gators staff in 1993 after a stellar high school coaching career that saw him compile a 63-7 head coaching mark. That record came during a pair of three-year coaching and athletics director stints from 1987 to 1992 at Williston and Fort Walton Beach. All told, Stephens spent 13 years in the Florida high school coaching ranks as either a head or assistant coach. His recruiting ties to the Sunshine State are strong and serve as a huge asset for the Blue Raiders. Stephens is married to the former Regina Gouge and has two sons, Chris – who lettered two years in football at North Carolina – and Timmy.

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led the Blue Raiders with a 16.0 per catch average and three touchdowns, including a 73-yarder against South Carolina. In 2005, Watts helped lead Chattanooga to its first winning season since 1997 by coaching the Southern Conference’s leading receiver. Watts tutored Emanuel Hassell to first team All-Southern Conference honors after he paced the league with 52 receptions. In his first two seasons at UTC, Watts coached All-American and AllSouthern Conference receiver Alonzo Nix. Nix set the school and Southern Conference single-season receptions record in 2003 with 90 catches and the single-game record of 18 receptions. He signed a free agent contract with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans in 2005. Prior to joining the staff at Chattanooga, Watts served two years as a graduate assistant at Clemson. During that time he was a part of Clemson’s 2001 Humanitarian Bowl team and the 2002 Tangerine Bowl squad. Watts, a former receiver at Clemson, has the rare distinction (one of only two players) of winning five football letters at the South Carolina school. He began his career in 1996, and saw action in three games as a sophomore before suffering a season-ending injury against Florida State. He was able to use a medical redshirt for that season. He finished his career with 51 catches for 561 yards. He was a member of the 1999 Peach Bowl team that played Mississippi State and the 2000 Gator Bowl squad that faced Virginia Tech. He was also a member of the team when Clemson competed in the 1996 and 1997 Peach Bowls. The Florence, S.C., native was honored as one of Clemson’s scholar-athletes at the 1999 Peach Bowl Awards Luncheon and was selected as a BB&T StudentAthlete of the Week by the Clemson Sports Network. An outstanding quarterback at South Florence High School, he was ranked as the 17th best quarterback in the nation by SuperPrep and the sixth-ranked player in the state. Watts completed 132 of 238 pass attempts for 1,746 yards his senior season. That year, he played in the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl and was nominated for the state’s Mr. Football Award. He finished his career with 7,979 total yards and 74 touchdowns. Watts was born Oct. 1, 1977, in Florence, S.C. He earned a degree in sports management from Clemson in 2000. Watts is married to the former Lauren Remillard of Southington, Conn., and they have a son, Chase.

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A former player under head coach Rick Stockstill, Justin Watts is coaching his fifth season at Middle Tennessee as the program’s wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Watts came to Murfreesboro after spending three years at Chattanooga. Watts’ 2010 group was young but balanced as 15 different players caught passes with eight having at least 15 receptions. Four of his top five pass catchers were underclassmen. Taking advantage of the Blue Raiders fast-paced, wide open offense in 2009, Watts had nine different receivers catch at least 11 passes and 17 who caught at least one. The passing game was good for a school record 3,064 yards to go along with a record 25 touchdowns. The group also had six different players catch at least two touchdown passes. In 2008, Watts’ pass catchers had a breakout year as six players set personal highs in receptions while two topped the 50-catch mark for the first time since 2004. Newcomer Eldred King and Patrick Honeycutt both turned in an 11-catch game while freshman Malcolm Beyah turned in a number of highlight-reel receptions, including one that made ESPN’s Plays of the Year. THE WATTS FILE Beyah, in front MIDDLE TENNESSEE of a nationally Season at MT: 5th Date Hired: January 17, 2006 televised audience Recruiting Area: East Tennessee, on ESPN2, pulled down a Hail Mary Southeast Georgia, Northeast Florida on the game’s final play to give the Blue Raiders a 14-13 win over Florida PERSONAL Atlantic. Birthdate: October 1, 1977 Hometown: Florence, SC Watts inherited the youngest Spouse: Lauren group of receivers in the I-A era in 2006, Children: Chase and for the first time since Middle Tennessee joined the Sun Belt Conference EDUCATION the pass-catching corps did not include High School: South Florence College: Clemson, B.S. Sports Mgmt., 2000 an all-SBC player. Although Watts had his work cut out for him, the young PLAYING EXPERIENCE coach proved his ability to develop Wide Receiver at Clemson (1996-2000) talent by producing six receivers who turned in career years. Under Watts’ COACHING EXPERIENCE 2001-02: Clemson (graduate assistant) guidance, the Blue Raiders had five 2003-05: Chattanooga (wide receivers) different receivers with double-digit 2006-: MTSU (wide receivers) receptions. Perhaps the best indicator of Watts’ BOWL EXPERIENCE ability to harness talent and develop 1996: Peach Bowl (player) players was the emergence of heralded 1998: Peach Bowl (player) 1999: Peach Bowl (player) freshman Desmond Gee during the 2001: Gator Bowl (player) 2006 season. One of the top impact 2001: Humanitarian Bowl (coach) players in the Sun Belt Conference, Gee 2002: Tangerine Bowl (coach)


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com, Vaughn handles the Twitter and Facebook accounts Football Operations that allow Coach Stockstill to increase exposure of the entire program. Vaughn also oversees the football program’s 8th Year/MT, 2002 Stock Report Blog; which posts practice reports, pictures, video, and other content aimed at boosting visibility for the Chris Matusek, a program. four-year letterman in football at Middle Tennessee, is in The Seneca, S.C., native made his way to Murfreesboro his eighth year as a full-time from Reno, Nevada, where he helped start a Velocity Sports employee with the program. Performance franchise while serving as the center director, handling business and recruiting functions. Matusek spent the first two Vaughn has stepped back into the intercollegiate arena years as the program’s equipment manager before being elevated to administrative assistant in June 2005, a post he for the first time since 2005 when he was the assistant for football operations at Clemson University. Vaughn was held for two years. also a member of the Clemson staff in 2003 as a recruiting In 2007, Rick Stockstill named Matusek the director of assistant. football relations before moving him to his current role as Prior to joining the Clemson staff, Vaughn was a letdirector of football operations in April 2008. Matusek oversees the daily internal operational functions terwinner at North Greenville University, where he played on the first bowl team in school history. Vaughn earned a of the football program while working closely with Coach degree in sports management and business administration Rick Stockstill. He is instrumental in team travel, recruiting from North Greenville University in 2003. He also has a masweekends, the annual team banquet, the lettermen’s golf event, the walk-on program, and the “Recruiting Roundup” ter’s degree in physical education and sports administration event held each February. Matusek also serves as the team’s from Florida State (2005). liaison for pro scouts, on-campus housing, on-campus din- Vaughn is married to the former Jahna Rico of Lake Tahoe, Nev., and the couple has one son, Brayden. ing, and academics during summer school. Matusek also acts as the program’s former player contact, a responsibility Stockstill says carries great significance because of the importance of developing and maintaining Russell Patterson relationships with former players and making sure they Strength Coach are informed of upcoming football-related events and feel 5th Year welcomed back to campus. Presbyterian, 1992 A native of Shelbyville, Tennessee, Matusek played and started all 43 games as a deep snapper from 1998 to 2001. Russell Patterson, Matusek was a member of the 2001 team that went 8-3, the American Football won a share of the Sun Belt Conference Championship, and Monthly 2005 NCAA Division became the first team to ever win a game against a team I-AA National Strength and from the SEC. He also carries the distinction of being on the Conditioning Coach of the last I-AA team at MTSU and on the first I-A team. Year, is in his fifth year as the director of strength, speed, Matusek, who earned his degree from Middle Tennessee and conditioning for the Middle Tennessee football program. in industrial technology in 2002, was married this past sum- Patterson, who spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons at Apmer to the former Katie Mellen of Green Bay, Wisconsin. palachian State, played a key role in the Mountaineers’ run to the 2005 national championship. In addition to his efforts Andy Vaughn with the ASU football squad, Patterson worked directly with the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams Player Personnel while overseeing the strength and conditioning program for 3rd Year all 20 of ASU’s varsity sports. North Greenville, 2003 A native of Easley, S.C., Patterson developed a five-year Andy Vaughn is in his plan for an improved training facility at ASU, increased his staff from two to six through a graduate assistant program, third year as an assistant on Rick Stockstill’s staff and has and counseled student-athletes on the importance of nutritaken on an increased role as tion. the new coordinator of player Before his stint at ASU, Patterson spent four years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Clemson, personnel. Vaughn’s added duties included all NCAA compliance- re- where he had the opportunity to work with Rick Stockstill. lated activities for the Blue Raider football program, assist- At Clemson, Patterson served as the top assistant in the ing the recruiting coordinator in all phases of the day-to-day Tigers’ football strength, speed, and conditioning program and director of performance nutrition. planning and execution, and overseeing all football camp During his time at Clemson, Patterson was an integral activities. part of seven bowl teams while working closely with Vaughn oversees the football program’s high school relations, recruiting logistics and communications, and team head coach Tommy Bowden on a daily basis. Patterson was responsible for the speed, strength, and conditioning practice facilities and assists with day-to-day operations. As part of his recruiting responsibilities, Vaughn oversees of the Tiger linebackers, defensive linemen, and safeties all of the football program’s web content. This includes the and for coordinating scout days and organizing the winter newly launched CoachStockstill.com, which provides recruits conditioning program. A two-year letterwinner in football at Presbyterian Coland fans alike with an interactive, all-access look at the lege, Patterson earned a bachelor’s degree from the school Blue Raider football program. As part of CoachStockstill. in 1992. Upon graduation, he spent five years as an assistant

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football coach and strength coach at North Augusta (S.C.) High School. Patterson is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and the International Sports Sciences Association. He is also certified by USA Weightlifting as a sports performance coach specializing in Olympic lifts. Patterson, a past speaker in the strength and training field, has delivered talks with titles such as “Strength Training for Speed,”“Proper Warm-up Techniques,”“Force Training and the Westside Principles,” and “Techniques at Improving Change of Direction.” Patterson is married to the former Laura Sharp of Greensboro, N.C.

Robbie Stewart Football Trainer 3rd Year Clemson, 1998

Robbie Stewart is in his third year as the head athletic trainer for football at Middle Tennessee. Stewart made his way to Murfreesboro following seven years at Clemson University. A Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf fitness instructor, Stewart also works with the Middle Tennessee men’s and women’s golf teams. Stewart, a native of Seneca, S.C., joined the Clemson athletic program in 2001. There he assisted with football and was the primary athletic trainer for men’s golf. Along with assisting the director with the daily operation of the sports medicine area, Stewart oversaw all graduate assistants and handled the recruitment and supervision of the student athletic trainers. Prior to his arrival at Clemson, Stewart served as the head athletic trainer at Gaffney High School in Gaffney, S.C., for one year. During his brief tenure at GHS, Stewart was responsible for the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation programs of all interscholastic sports. Before taking the job at GHS, Stewart was an intern athletic trainer during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mini-camp in 2001. Stewart who earned his master’s degree from Middle Tennessee in 2000 and worked as a graduate assistant in the Blue Raider sports medicine program for two years (1998 to 2000). At Middle Tennessee, Stewart worked with the women’s basketball and women’s soccer programs. Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, Stewart earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Clemson in 1998. Stewart is also certified by the American Red Cross. Stewart is married to the former Lindsay Henderson of Covington, La., and they have two sons, Griffin and Dalton.

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Support Staff Equipment Manager l 4th Year l Clemson, 2004

MANAGERS - Front row (l-r): Cody Chandler, Larry Maples, Josh Frisbee, DeMayo Partee, Robert Carlton. Back row (l-r): Steven Sanderson, Brad Hornback, Steven Locke, Corey Wills, Matt Beard, Alex Hornback, John Rowan.

Nicholas Coleman Offensive GA

Wes Hofacker Defensive GA

Chris Sapp Defensive Video GA

Bartley Webb Offensive Video GA

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING (l-r): Assistant Scott Millsaps, Associate Jason Spray, Director Russell Patterson, and Assistant Michael Wilson.

VIDEO STAFF (l-r): Front row (l-r): First individual no longer with staff, Bryant Stevens, Jon Carter, Jeff Sailing. Back row (l-r): Ryan Gilliam, Michael Petrone, Director Andrew Rossetti, Jeramy Meneese, Kyle Kazor.

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SPORTS MEDICINE - Front row (l-r): Julie Spencer, Lillian Bacus, Gabrielle Bussell, Britney Allison, Mary Vassak, Chelsea Sparks. Back row (l-r): Head Football Trainer Robbie Stewart, Chris Harris, Jonathan Bouler, Hannah Rober, Jeremy Tisdale, Robert Cooper, Tetsuo Yamanaka, Brett Chiasson.

LaTroy Johnson is in his fourth season as equipment manager for the Middle Tennessee football program. The Orangeburg, S.C., native made his way to Murfreesboro after spending the previous two years as head equipment manager at South Carolina State University. Johnson attended Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, where he played wide receiver and helped lead the Bruins to four straight playoff appearances. OrangeburgWilkinson produced former Clemson great Woody Dantzler, a quarterback recruited by Stockstill. Johnson was a freshman when Dantzler was a senior, and that’s when the relationship with Stockstill began. Johnson earned his degree from Clemson in sports management in 2004 and is the father of one son, Aaron LaTroy.


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The University As MTSU counts down to its centennial celebration in 2011, there’s vibrancy in abundance across campus, in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, and around the region. Growth can be seen at many levels, from enrollment to facilities to scholarship aid to endowment to student involvement to research, and more. With a record 26,432 registered and attending in fall 2010 and with the largest undergraduate total in Tennessee, enrollment remains on the rise since the arrival of Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, MTSU’s 10th president, in 2001. The University’s growth parallels that of Murfreesboro (pop. 100,000) and Rutherford County (pop. 229,380). Facility growth can be seen in the expanded Health, Wellness, and Recreation Center and Reese Smith Jr. Field for baseball; future projects including Science, Student Union and College of Education buildings; multiple parking garages; and more. People who have not visited campus in many years are astonished at the changes and, obviously, there are more on the horizon. The University Honors College unveiled its first class of Buchanan Fellowship recipients in 2007-08. Limited to 20 students per year, this is the highest academic scholarship awarded at MTSU. More entering freshmen and transfers continue to receive the HOPE Scholarship, and the Tennessee General Assembly has adjusted award amounts to compensate for tuition increases. MTSU’s endowment leaped from $29.8 million to $34.9 million during the 2006-07 fiscal year. “For 2005-06, we had asset value appreciation of more than 13 percent,” said Joe Bales, vice president for Development and University Relations. “Add to that the gifts we received that year, and the total growth of our endowment put us in the top 25 percent of colleges and universities in the nation.” More than $1 million a year is now pumped into academic units in earnings from the endowment, which appear in the form of scholarships, faculty awards, and student-support programs. Once on campus, students have about 300 registered organizations to choose from. They can be

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involved in student government and political groups, Greek life (sororities and fraternities), student publications, honor societies, professional organizations, human interest groups, and more. The University continues to move forward with student and faculty research. External funding has reached $37 million, which includes public service, research, and instruction, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs reports. The Undergraduate Research Center holds Scholars Week in the spring, showcasing research efforts and the arts. The celebration includes departmental and college events that feature oral and multimedia presentations, posters, performances, debates, demonstrations, speakers, luncheon, and awards. Students continue to excel at national levels as evidenced by recognition they have received as groups or individuals. MTSU’s 500-plus acre campus rests near the geographic center of Tennessee. From food to shopping to entertainment, visitors and permanent residents alike can find what they need and want in Murfreesboro. Adjacent to I-24, the Avenue, with a variety of retail stores and eateries, opened in fall 2007. Middle Tennessee Medical Center joined other medical offices along Medical Center Parkway in October 2010, not far from I-24 and the Avenue, and about 10 minutes from campus. Murfreesboro is about 30 miles east of Nashville, the state capitol, Music City U.S.A., and home of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, Tennessee Titans NFL team, Nashville Predators NHL franchise, Nashville Sounds Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, and other cultural and entertainment venues such as Bridgestone Arena and the Schermerhorn Symphony centers.

The Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey recently ranked Middle Tennessee State University among the top 50 schools in the nation for being a “Best Buy” in higher education. MTSU also ranked as the top public institution in Tennessee and was in the top 100 public universities in the nation.

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Dr. Sidney A. McPhee President l 10th Year l Prairie View, 1976

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2007) and was re-appointed to the board in 2010, a three-year term on the NCAA Executive Committee, and two terms as president of the Sun Belt Conference athletic league and chairman of the SBC’s CEO Executive Committee. In May 2005, he was appointed to the NCAA Presidential Commission on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics. In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed him to the National Council for the Humanities, and the U.S. Senate confirmed him. A past member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, McPhee chaired its membership council. He is a member of the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club and serves as a member of the SunTrust Bank Board of Directors (Nashville) and SunTrust Regional Bank Advisory Board (Murfreesboro). He also served on the Nashville Adventure Science Center Board, the Middle Tennessee Medical Center Board, and the Middle Tennessee Council for Boy Scouts of America Executive Board and co-chaired the Tennessee Legislative Retreat Task Force on Higher Education. McPhee was recently reelected to a second three-year term as a commission member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. During McPhee’s tenure at MTSU, the University has experienced considerable growth in many areas. Student enrollment has increased significantly, making MTSU undergraduate enrollment the largest in the state. During the past several years, the University added twelve new degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2002, for the first time in the history of the University, three Ph.D. programs were established: in Economics, English, and Human Performance. A Ph.D. in Public History was instituted shortly thereafter, and in July 2007, a new Ph.D. in Literacy Studies was approved. Recently, three additional Ph.D. programs were approved in Mathematics and Science Education, Molecular Biosciences, and Computational Science. From 2001 to 2009, the University increased extramural funding from $6 million to approximately $40 million. Since McPhee’s arrival, MTSU has been successful in raising admission standards, resulting in an increase in high-ability students. MTSU has been the institution of choice for midstate valedictorians and salutatorians in recent years and has enrolled a significant number of National Merit scholars and Achievement scholars. McPhee’s presidency has coincided with several major improvements in University facilities. A ten-year, $70 million renovation of all student residential housing is scheduled for completion by 2011, the University’s centennial year. In addition, the University acquired the 500-acre Guy James property to consolidate its highly regarded programs in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience. This acquisition doubled the size of campus acreage from 500 to 1,000. Over $9 million was spent to renovate Andrew L. Todd Hall, which now houses the Department of Art and has state-of-the-art equipment for its students and faculty. The Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building was built with private funding. In January 2007, an addition to the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building was opened and dedicated, bringing the facility to 28,000 square feet. In 2006, the University received $15 million in state support for the planning and infrastructure development for a proposed $140 million science building. In April 2007, a new $3 million track and soccer complex was opened and the University secured private gifts in support of a $6 million baseball stadium completed in 2008. A $19 million expansion of the Health, Wellness, and Recreation Center was also completed. Currently under construction is the $31.7 million College of Education building and the $70 million Student Union building with anticipated completion in 2011. During the past five years, the University has been engaged in capital projects, either proposed, under construction, or competed, totaling more that $400 million. President McPhee is married to Elizabeth McPhee, and they have two adult children, Seneca and Sidney-Anthony.

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Dr. Sidney A. McPhee is the tenth president of Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to his appointment at MTSU in 2001, he was executive vice chancellor at the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) in Nashville. In addition, he served as chief academic officer and interim chancellor for the Board of Regents system. Before his appointment at TBR, McPhee served in various administrative capacities at several major universities, including Oklahoma State University, University of Louisville, and University of Memphis. In May 2007, President McPhee received the title of Honorary Professor at China Agricultural University in Beijing, which is one of China’s top universities. The Honorary Professor title is the highest academic award given at the institution McPhee was named Outstanding American University President of 2002 by the American Football Foundation. In 2003, he was listed by Nashville Post business magazine as one of Tennessee’s 100 Most Powerful Individuals, and in 2004, he was ranked by Tennessee Business magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful African Americans in the State of Tennessee. In 2006, Dr. McPhee was listed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of seven university presidents in the U.S. who is shaping intercollegiate athletics on a national scale. In the spring of 2009, President McPhee was the keynote speaker for Prairie View A&M Founder’s Day celebrations, and in June of that year, he was an invited participant at the International Agricultural University Presidential Forum held in Beijing and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In May of this year, Dr. McPhee presented a photo exhibition and lecture series, “China: A Decade Through the Eyes of an American University President”, in four Chinese cities including Beijing, Hangzhou, Lanzhou, and Changsha. McPhee earned his bachelor’s degree (with highest honors, summa cum laude) from Prairie View A&M University; a master’s degree from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; and a doctorate in applied behavioral studies in education from Oklahoma State University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Management Development Program and has completed professional development programs at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas, and Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As an academician, President McPhee’s scholarly publications and presentations are extensive. His publications have appeared in local, national, and international professional journals. In addition, he is the senior author of a book, Understanding the Campus Culture: An Introduction to College, and has co-authored a chapter for a major college textbook on academic advising. McPhee’s scholarly pursuits include several international visits and presentations in locations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Lanzhou, Changsha, and Dunhuang, China; Mekelle, Ethiopia; Penang, Malaysia; Hong Kong; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel; Antwerp, Belgium; Montreal, Canada; Oxford, England; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Nassau, Bahamas. McPhee participated as a member of NCAA’s Football Academic Working Group and chaired the NCAA Division I Working Group to Review “At-Risk” Student-Athlete issues (ARSA). The ARSA final report was submitted to the NCAA Board of Directors last year. McPhee also served a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors (2003 to


Chris Massaro Back-to-Back Bowl Games

Director of Athletics l 6th Year l Northern Colorado, 1983 The landscape of college athletics has changed drastically over the past decade and that renovation also has been demonstrated at Middle Tennessee, particularly during the five-plus years since Chris Massaro was named director of athletics on April 8, 2005. Proving to be a true visionary, Massaro has helped revolutionize the Blue Raiders’ athletic department while helping pave the way for even greater success in future years. Along with growing the Middle Tennessee athletic program, Massaro has been instrumental on numerous national boards and committees. He was appointed to the NCAA Football Issues Committee in March 2008 and is currently serving as a member of the prestigious NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee. During his reign, Massaro has overseen unprecedented success not only in the University’s athletic programs but also in regard to academic success, facility upgrades, and a proven record of hiring coaches who have thrived under his watch. Under Massaro’s leadership, the Blue Raiders have captured the Sun Belt’s All-Sports trophy three times in five years. Since his arrival, Massaro has enhanced the Blue Raiders’ broad-based, 17-sport program. Among the accomplishments included in the last five years: • The Athletic Department has captured 25 Sun Belt Conference championships and earned 15 coach of the year honors. • The Blue Raiders were 76th in the 2008-09 NACDA Cup, the highest finish in school history. • The athletic program has had a record 25 nationally televised events during his tenure. • Middle Tennessee’s football program has appeared in three bowl games in five years: the 2006 Motor City Bowl, the 2009 New Orleans Bowl and the 2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl. The Blue Raiders won the New Orleans Bowl and finished with a 10-3 record and a No. 33 national ranking. • The women’s volleyball team reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in 2007 and has made five straight NCAA appearances. • The men’s golf team has made three straight NCAA Regional appearances, including a trip to the NCAA Championships in 2008 to finish 15th nationally. • The women’s basketball team has made the NCAA Tournament four times while also winning four Sun Belt Conference tournament titles. The program has also produced the nation’s leading scorer in each of the last three seasons. • The Middle Tennessee tennis doubles team of Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom won the National Championship in 2007 – the first NCAA doubles title in Athletic Department history. • The Middle Tennessee track teams have combined for four conference titles. The 2007 men’s outdoor squad finished No. 21 in the nation, and the 2009 women’s indoor team ranked tied for 30th. • The Blue Raider baseball team captured the regular season and tournament championship in 2009 and advanced to the NCAAs. Massaro’s success at Middle Tennessee doesn’t stop with the athletic teams. There has been a tremendous track record for hiring quality coaches with head football coach Rick Stockstill, women’s head basketball coach Rick Insell, and men’s golf coach Whit Turnbow – all Massaro hires – each earning Sun Belt Coach of the Year in their first seasons. In all, Massaro’s guidance has provided coaches with the resources to produce 25 conference titles, 24 NCAA postseason appearances, two Sun Belt Conference Athletes of the Year, and 15 Coach of the Year awards. Academic enhancement has also skyrocketed under Massaro’s leadership. Massaro, who was appointed to a panel on APR Improvement Plans for the 2007 NCAA Conven-

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tion, inherited a football program with a national-low score of 812 and saw it increase to 990 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2009. As a whole, the Athletic Department has improved from a 908 score when Massaro was hired to an impressive cumulative (four years) score of 968 in 2008-09. All 17 Middle Tennessee sports teams achieved passing marks of 925 or higher in 2008-09 with nine teams turning in a perfect mark of 1,000. Massaro, who spent 20 years at the University of South Carolina prior to his appointment at Middle Tennessee, also overhauled the annual Blue Raider Athletic Association’s annual giving program, which resulted in a record number of members and financial giving in 2009-10, the fifth such year record numbers have been realized. During his tenure, the BRAA has seen a 109 percent increase in annual giving. Facility upgrades also have been at the top of Massaro’s impressive list of accomplishments. He completed a $6 million capital campaign for the new baseball stadium and initiated a series of major renovations to existing athletic facilities during the previous four years, including a state-of-the-art soccer and track complex. Most recently, a state-of-the-art golf performance center was completed in December 2008. In the midst of numerous upgrades, Massaro also has initiated generous contributions that made it possible to install a new synthetic surface in Floyd Stadium for the 2006 season. Additionally, new videoboards – one for football and two inside Murphy Center – were installed in 2007. In a span of five years, Massaro’s hiring practices have been regarded as excellent. On Dec. 12, 2005, he made his highest profile hire when he selected Stockstill to take over the football program. Stockstill became just the second head coach in the I-A era and led the Blue Raiders to a league championship and a bowl appearance in his first season. Two days following his hiring, Massaro was pressed into action to find a replacement to lead the nationally recognized women’s basketball program. Massaro made his first hire when he brought on board legendary high school coach Rick Insell to take over the program. Both Insell and Stockstill won championships in their first seasons on the job. Massaro has also made a significant upgrade in the Blue Raider football schedule since his arrival. He brought Virginia out of the ACC to Floyd Stadium in 2007 and then inked Maryland to play in Murfreesboro in 2008. In 2009, Massaro had Mississippi State come to Floyd Stadium to make them the first SEC program to play in a Sun Belt stadium. Future schedules will see the Blue Raiders playing home games against Georgia Tech (2011) and Vanderbilt (2015, 2017). On his 100th day on the job, Massaro made one of his biggest announcements: a fiveyear contract with the University of Memphis to play football that started in 2007. The Tigers became the first in-state Division I-A (FBS) football team to play the Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro. In March 2008, Massaro made another big move when he announced a four-game series with neighboring rival Vanderbilt of the SEC. The series begins in 2015 and the teams will play twice in Murfreesboro and twice in Nashville. The Glenwood Springs, Colo., native joined the South Carolina staff under the Ohio University sport administration program in 1985. Massaro helped usher the Gamecocks into the SEC and learned under legendary athletic director Dr. Mike McGee. Massaro earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado in 1983 and his master’s degree in sport administration from Ohio University in 1986. At UNC, Massaro was a five-year football team member. Massaro and his wife, Cindy, have four children: Hank, Lainey, Rachel, and Ben.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE FOOTBALL


Games 1 & 2 Middle Tennessee 17 Minnesota 24 Game 1 l Sept. 2, 2010 l Floyd Stadium l Murfreesboro, TN

Middle Tennessee 56 Austin Peay 33 Game 2 l Sept. 11, 2010 l Floyd Stadium l Murfreesboro, TN

its comeback against Minnesota fell short in the season opener. The Blue Raiders lost 24-17 to the Golden Gophers, the first Big Ten Conference team to ever visit Floyd Stadium. MT rallied from a 14-0 deficit with 17 unanswered points, but Minnesota put together a back-breaking 16-play, 77-yard scoring drive that used more than nine minutes in the fourth quarter. Fullback John Hoese’s 1-yard touchdown run — his third score of the game — took back a 24-17 lead for Minnesota with just 3:09 remaining. MT junior Malcolm Beyah then fumbled the ensuing kickoff, handing the ball back to Minnesota with 3:02 remaining. A replay showed Beyah was down but the call was not overturned. Logan Kilgore, a junior college transfer, held his own in his Division I debut behind center. The sophomore finished 13-of-18 passing for 172 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The pick was a pass that ricocheted off a receiver’s hands on an inside screen in the first quarter. Beyah led MT with 65 receiving yards. Phillip Tanner rushed for 75 yards on eight carries. Minnesota dominated time of possession 45:34 to 14:26.

a Middle Tennessee offense that put up 654 total yards in a 56-33 win over Austin Peay. A stubborn Austin Peay squad pulled to within 42-33 at the end of the third quarter after Jeremy Ross picked up a fumble and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown. However, the Blue Raiders held off the upset minded Governors with 14 points in the fourth quarter to breeze to their first win of the 2010 season. Quarterback Jeff Murphy earned his first collegiate start under center and responded with 301 passing yards on 23 of 36 completions. Murphy engineered an offense that had the thirdmost yardage in school history while scoring seven times on the ground. Darin Davis and Rod Issac came up with interceptions for the defense.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Austin Peay 3 14 16 0 33 Middle Tennessee 14 21 7 14 56 1st 11:52 MT Tanner, Phillip 1 yd run (Gendreau, Alan kick), 13-78 3:08 11:02 MT Davis, Darin 38 yd interception return (Gendreau, Alan kick) Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score 05:08 APSU Stansell, Steph 28 yd field goal, 14-59 5:54 Minnesota 7 7 0 10 24 2nd 11:18 MT Murphy, Jeff 11 yd run (Gendreau, Alan kick), 5-44 1:20 Middle Tennessee 0 14 3 0 17 07:49 MT Tanner, Phillip 3 yd run (Gendreau, Alan kick), 9-54 2:11 05:11 APSU Stark, Devin 28 yd pass from RYAN, Jake (Stansell kick), 6-65 2:38 1st 08:43 MINN Hoese, Jon 1 yd run (Ellestad, Eric kick), 11-79 6:17 02:47 MT Cunningham, B. 5 yd run (Gendreau, Alan kick), 8-68 2:24 2nd 13:48 MINN Hoese, Jon 2 yd run (Ellestad, Eric kick), 7-64 3:10 00:03 APSU Mines, Adrian 19 yd pass from RYAN, Jake (Stansell kick), 3-50 0:16 04:57 MT Tanner, Phillip 7 yd run (Gendreau, Alan kick), 8-78 1:52 3rd 09:21 APSU Stansell, Steph 20 yd field goal, 13-67 5:39 00:36 MT McDonald, S. 22 yd pass from Kilgore, Logan (Gendreau, Alan kick), 5-77 0:44 06:55 APSU Holt, Terrence 5 yd run (Stansell, Steph kick), 2-60 0:37 3rd 12:44 MT Gendreau, Alan 31 yd field goal, 5-54 2:16 04:32 MT Tanner, Phillip 1 yd run (Gendreau, Alan kick), 10-75 2:23 4th 14:11 MINN Ellestad, Eric 20 yd field goal, 13-97 6:31 02:51 APSU Ross, Jeremy 16 yd fumble recovery (Stansell, Steph rush failed) 03:09 MINN Hoese, Jon 1 yd run (Ellestad, Eric kick), 16-77 9:17 4th 12:08 MT Kyles, D.D. 3 yd run (Gendreau, Alan kick), 2-33 0:19 05:52 MT Kyles, D.D. 7 yd run (Gendreau, Alan kick), 11-96 3:31 MINN MT RUSHING: Minnesota-Bennett, Duane 30-187; FIRST DOWNS 27 12 Kirkwood,Donnel 12-50; Eskridge,DeLeon 11-38; APSU MT RUSHING: Austin Peay-White, Ryan 11-92; HOLT, Rushing 18 5 Hoese, Jon 8-26; TEAM 2-minus 4; Weber, Adam FIRST DOWNS 19 32 Terrence 14-28; Oliver, Terrenc 1-10; Forrest, JonPassing 6 7 4-minus 16. Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip Rushing 5 18 tam 3-3; Ryan, Jake 2-1; Haskins, Patric 4-minus Penalty 3 0 8-75; Kyles, D.D. 3-32; Cunningham, B. 7-31; Passing 10 14 3; TEAM 1-minus 7. Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Penalty 4 0 NET YARDS RUSHING 281 146 Kilgore, Logan 4-8. NET YARDS RUSHING 124 353 Phillip 18-127; Cunningham, B. 14-86; Kyles, D.D. Rushing Attempts 67 22 Rushing Attempts 36 61 12-76; Murphy, Jeff 14-59; Pratcher, W. 3-5. Average Per Rush 4.2 6.6 3.4 5.8 Rushing Touchdowns 3 1 PASSING: Minnesota-Weber, Adam 10-17-0-150. Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns 1 7 PASSING: Austin Peay-Ryan, Jake 16-40-2-224. Yards Gained Rushing 308 166 Middle Tennessee-Kilgore, Logan 13-18-1-172. Yards Gained Rushing 144 370 Middle Tennessee-Murphy, Jeff 23-36-1-301. Yards Lost Rushing 27 20 20 17 NET YARDS PASSING 150 172 RECEIVING: Minnesota-Bennett, Duane 3-8; Lair, Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING 224 301 RECEIVING: Austin Peay-Stark, Devin 4-68; Completions-Attempts-Int 10-17-0 13-18-1 Eric 2-40; McKnight,Da’Jon 2-35; Stoudermire, Completions-Attempts-Int 16-40-2 23-36-1 Average Per Attempt 8.8 9.6 Tr 1-23; Gray, MarQueis 1-22; Hoese, Jon 1-22. Average Per Attempt 5.6 8.4 Thomas, Scott 4-62; Lemon, Robert Average Per Completion 15.0 13.2 Middle Tennessee-Andrews, G. 4-33; Beyah, Average Per Completion 14.0 13.1 3-35; Adams, Ashlon 2-15; Jennings, T.C. 1-21; Passing Touchdowns 0 1 Malcolm 3-65; Brown, Jamar 2-17; McDonald, Passing Touchdowns 2 0 Mines, Adrian 1-19; Holt, Terrence 1-4. Middle TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 431 318 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 348 654 Tennessee-Andrews, G. 4-97; McDonald, S. 4-39; Total offense plays 84 40 S. 1-22; Drake, Richard 1-21; Mason, Tyler 1-9; Total offense plays 76 97 Turner, Harold 3-43; Beyah, Malcolm 3-21; Mason, Average Gain Per Play 5.1 7.9 Kyles, D.D. 1-5. Average Gain Per Play 4.6 6.7 Tyler 2-37; Tanner, Phillip 2-22; Caldwell, Wes Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-0 1-1 Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-0 5-3 Penalties: Number-Yards 4-29 4-27 INTERCEPTIONS: Minnesota-Rallis, Mike 1-3. Penalties: Number-Yards 8-55 8-95 2-20; Brown, Jamar 2-18; Cunningham, B. 1-4. PUNTS-YARDS 3-116 5-210 Middle Tennessee-None. PUNTS-YARDS 6-268 2-58 Average Yards Per Punt 38.7 42.0 Average Yards Per Punt 44.7 29.0 INTERCEPTIONS: Austin Peay-Wade, Sheldon Net Yards Per Punt 32.0 38.4 FUMBLES: Minnesota-Weber, Adam 1-0. Middle Net Yards Per Punt 36.7 29.0 1-7. Middle Tennessee-Davis, Darin 1-38; Issac, Inside 20 1 1 Tennessee-Beyah, Malcolm 1-1. Inside 20 2 1 Rod 1-1. 50+ Yards 1 1 50+ Yards 2 0 Touchbacks 1 0 Touchbacks 1 0 FUMBLES: Austin Peay-TEAM 1-0. Middle Fair catch 0 1 Attendance: 25908 (4th largest in school Fair catch 0 0 Jeff 3-2; Tanner, Phillip 1-0; KICKOFFS-YARDS 5-331 4-215 history) KICKOFFS-YARDS 7-428 9-483 Tennessee-Murphy, Mason, Tyler 1-1. Average Yards Per Kickoff 66.2 53.8 Average Yards Per Kickoff 61.1 53.7 Net Yards Per Kickoff 44.6 34.2 Game Time: 3:03 Net Yards Per Kickoff 41.1 33.7 Touchbacks 0 0 Temperature: 71 Touchbacks 1 1 Attendance: 16806 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-18-0 0-0-0 Officials: Referee: Jeff Hillyer; Umpire: Ken Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0-0 2-28-0 Game Time: 3:35 Average Per Return 9.0 0.0 Average Per Return 0.0 14.0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 3-78-0 5-108-0 Huffhines; Linesman: Buddy Burt; Line judge: Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 6-160-0 5-120-0 Temperature: 80 Average Per Return 26.0 21.6 Tim Sistrunk; Back judge: Bill Sorah; Field judge: J. Average Per Return 26.7 24.0 Officials: Referee: Charles Lewis; Umpire: Ken Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-3-0 0-0-0 Middlebrooks; Side judge: Scott Solomon Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-7-0 2-39-1 Huffhines; Linesman: Gregory LeFils; Line judge: Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 1-16-1 0-0-0 Pete Tao; Back judge: Bill Sorah; Field judge: DuVal Possession Time 45:34 14:26 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 1st Quarter 10:16 4:44 Possession Time 31:47 28:13 West; Side judge: Scott Solomon 1st Quarter 7:08 7:52 2nd Quarter 10:56 4:04 2nd Quarter 8:47 6:13 3rd Quarter 11:14 3:46 3rd Quarter 8:51 6:09 4th Quarter 13:08 1:52 4th Quarter 7:01 7:59 Third-Down Conversions 8 of 16 1 of 8 Third-Down Conversions 8 of 17 12 of 18 Fourth-Down Conversions 2 of 2 0 of 0 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-6 2-2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-5 7-7 Touchdowns 3-6 1-2 Touchdowns 2-5 7-7 Field goals 1-6 1-2 Field goals 2-5 0-7 Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 2-18 Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 0-0 PAT Kicks 3-3 2-2 PAT Kicks 3-3 8-8 Field Goals 1-3 1-1 Field Goals 2-3 0-1

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Games 3 & 4 Back-to-Back Bowl Games

Middle Tennessee 17 Memphis 24 Game 3 l Sept. 18, 2010 l Liberty Bowl l Memphis, TN

Middle Tennessee 34 Louisiana 14 Game 4 l Sept. 25, 2010 l Cajun Field l Lafayette, LA

MEMPHIS, TN - Turnovers and penalties were the name of the game for the Blue Raiders LAFAYETTE, LA - Middle Tennessee opened up a close game in the second half with a pair in a 24-17 loss to Memphis before 27,965 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Middle Tennessee (1-2) committed four turnovers, three interceptions and a fumble, resulting in all 24 points for the Tigers (1-2). In addition to the four turnovers, the Blue Raiders had seven penalties for 74 yards after recording none in the first half. Sophomore Logan Kilgore threw all three interceptions for the Blue Raiders and ended the game 16 for 26 for 161 yards and one touchdown through the air. Junior Jeff Murphy entered the game in the third quarter and was able to generate some offense for Middle Tennessee. Murphy ended the game 6 for 13 for 87 yards and ran for one touchdown. Defensively, the Blue Raiders were led by junior Darin Davis and senior Jamari Lattimore. Davis missed the end of the first half after an injury but returned after the break to aid the defense. Davis recorded eight tackles, five solo, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss for seven yards. Lattimore had seven total tackles and two tackles for loss for 10 yards. The defense held the Tigers to just 287 total yards. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Middle Tennessee 3 7 7 0 17 Memphis 3 14 7 0 24 1st 12:35 MT Gendreau, Alan 32 yd field goal, 7-52 2:25 05:12 Memphis Henriques, P. 22 yd field goal, 10-34 4:16 2nd 11:52 Memphis Ray, Gregory 9 yd run (Henriques, P. kick), 6-36 2:57 09:17 Memphis McKenzie, J. 22 yd pass from Williams, Ryan (Henriques, P. kick), 6-43 1:57 08:09 MT Beyah, Malcolm 52 yd pass from Kilgore, Logan (Gendreau, Alan kick), 4-67 1:03 3rd 08:10 Memphis Ray, Gregory 9 yd run (Henriques, P. kick), 3-44 0:53 01:54 MT Murphy, Jeff 1 yd run (Gendreau, Alan kick), 6-69 2:17 MT UM FIRST DOWNS 14 15 Rushing 6 8 Passing 8 5 Penalty 0 2 NET YARDS RUSHING 67 158 Rushing Attempts 34 44 Average Per Rush 2.0 3.6 Rushing Touchdowns 1 2 Yards Gained Rushing 101 187 Yards Lost Rushing 34 29 NET YARDS PASSING 248 129 Completions-Attempts-Int 22-39-3 15-28-0 Average Per Attempt 6.4 4.6 Average Per Completion 11.3 8.6 Passing Touchdowns 1 1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 315 287 Total offense plays 73 72 Average Gain Per Play 4.3 4.0 Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 7-74 9-40 PUNTS-YARDS 6-311 10-417 Average Yards Per Punt 51.8 41.7 Net Yards Per Punt 48.5 39.1 Inside 20 5 2 50+ Yards 4 2 Touchbacks 1 0 Fair catch 0 3 KICKOFFS-YARDS 4-253 5-338 Average Yards Per Kickoff 63.2 67.6 Net Yards Per Kickoff 51.0 41.8 Touchbacks 0 1 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 1-26-0 0-0-0 Average Per Return 26.0 0.0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 4-109-0 4-49-0 Average Per Return 27.2 12.2 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 3-33-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Possession Time 26:12 33:48 1st Quarter 6:47 8:13 2nd Quarter 4:03 10:57 3rd Quarter 6:52 8:08 4th Quarter 8:30 6:30 Third-Down Conversions 7 of 19 7 of 18 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 2 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-4 3-3 Touchdowns 1-4 2-3 Field goals 1-4 1-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-13 1-5 PAT Kicks 2-2 3-3 Field Goals 1-1 1-1

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RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Kyles, D.D. 9-28; Cunningham, B. 9-21; Murphy, Jeff 6-12; Tanner, Phillip 7-3; Kilgore, Logan 2-3; Beyah, Malcolm 1-0. Memphis-Ray, Gregory 25-121; Rhodes, Jerrell 12-46; Foster, Billy 1-7; Team 2-minus 3; Hightower, M. 1-minus 3; Williams, Ryan 3-minus 10. PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Kilgore, Logan 16-26-3-161; Murphy, Jeff 6-13-0-87. MemphisWilliams, Ryan 15-28-0-129. RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-Andrews, G. 4-40; Tanner, Phillip 4-12; Cunningham, B. 3-22; Beyah, Malcolm 2-63; McDonald, S. 2-60; Mason, Tyler 2-25; Caldwell, Wes 2-17; Bamber, Jared 1-6; Brown, Jamar 1-5; Turner, Harold 1-minus 2. Univ. of Memphis-Reher, Tannar 3-37; McKenzie, J. 2-37; Johnson, Curtis 2-20; Foster, Billy 2-11; Rhodes, Jerrell 2-5; Rucker, Marcus 1-8; Robinson, D. 1-7; Onarheim, Deven 1-3; Hightower, M. 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-None. Univ. of Memphis-Washington, T. 2-13; Seisay, M. 1-20. FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 1-1. Univ. of Memphis-None. Attendance: 27965 Game Time: 3:10 Temperature: 92 Officials: Referee: Tony Backert; Umpire: Stan Weihe; Linesman: D Scott Peterse; Line judge: Bryan Borill; Back judge: Lance Bobbitt; Field judge: DuVal West; Side judge: Wayne Rundell

of big-yardage touchdowns in the third quarter to begin Sun Belt play with a 34-14 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La., in front of 17,249 fans. The Blue Raiders held just a six-point lead at the halftime break, but two long plays and an increased effort on defense ignited the runaway triumph. Logan Kilgore had a career night, completing 21-of-36 for 207 yards, while the team combined for 34 carries and 217 yards on the ground. Phillip Tanner was the leading ground gainer, finishing with 104 yards on 17 attempts, while D.D. Kyles chipped in 84 yards on just five carries. The Blue Raiders, who never trailed, struck quickly against the Cajuns all night with five of six scores coming under two minutes of possession time. Special teams continued to be a bright spot for the Blue Raiders and keyed the 10th SBC road win under Rick Stockstill in 16 attempts. The Blue Raiders got a blocked field goal from Rod Issac, a 55-yard field goal from Alan Gendreau, while punters Josh Davis and Nathaniel Toulson combined for a 43.6-yard average and placed three of seven punts inside the 20-yard line. Score by Quarters Middle Tennessee Louisiana 1st 12:39 MT 2nd 13:22 MT 9:14 UL 8:27 MT 3:04 UL 1:07 MT 3rd 10:02 MT 1:02 MT

1 2 3 4 Score 3 17 14 0 34 0 14 0 0 14 Gendreau, Alan 40 yd field goal, 6-14, 1:04 Kyles, D.D. 8 run (Gendreau, A. kick), 14-76, 5:19 Green, L. 5 pass from Masson (Albrecht, T. kick), 10-70, 4:08 Tanner, P. 26 run (Gendreau, A. kick), 4-60, :47 Gautier, B. 2 run (Albrecht, T. kick), 6-31, 2:10 Gendreau, Alan 55 yd field goal, 10-27, 1:57 Beyah, M. 62 pass from Kilgore, L. (Gendreau, A. kick), 3-62, :48 Kyles, D.D. 74 run (Gendreau, A. kick), 3-81, :50

MT ULL FIRST DOWNS 19 18 Rushing 11 9 Passing 7 9 Penalty 1 0 NET YARDS RUSHING 217 126 Rushing Attempts 34 47 Average Per Rush 6.4 2.7 Rushing Touchdowns 3 1 Yards Gained Rushing 232 175 Yards Lost Rushing 15 49 NET YARDS PASSING 207 214 Completions-Attempts-Int 21-36-1 19-37-0 Average Per Attempt 5.8 5.8 Average Per Completion 9.9 11.3 Passing Touchdowns 1 1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 424 340 Total offense plays 70 84 Average Gain Per Play 6.1 4.0 Fumbles: Number-Lost 0-0 2-2 Penalties: Number-Yards 9-76 4-30 PUNTS-YARDS 7-305 8-325 Average Yards Per Punt 43.6 40.6 Net Yards Per Punt 34.9 36.9 Inside 20 3 2 50+ Yards 1 4 Touchbacks 2 0 Fair catch 2 2 KICKOFFS-YARDS 7-453 3-169 Average Yards Per Kickoff 64.7 56.3 Net Yards Per Kickoff 45.1 41.7 Touchbacks 2 0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 3-30-0 2-21-0 Average Per Return 10.0 10.5 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 2-44-0 5-97-0 Average Per Return 22.0 19.4 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-15-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 1-31-0 0-0-0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Possession Time 25:01 34:59 1st Quarter 7:36 7:24 2nd Quarter 5:03 9:57 3rd Quarter 4:42 10:18 4th Quarter 7:40 7:20 Third-Down Conversions 6 of 17 7 of 19 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 1 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-1 2-3 Touchdowns 1-1 2-3 Field goals 0-1 0-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards 7-35 0-0 PAT Kicks 4-4 2-2 Field Goals 2-2 0-1

RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 17-104; Kyles, D.D. 5-84; Cunningham, B. 8-23; Pratcher, W. 3-5; Kilgore, Logan 1-1. LouisianaStreeter, Kevis 11-63; Masson, Chris 15-22; Gautier, Blaine 12-17; Shankle, Julian 4-15; Lawson, Javone 2-12; TEAM 1-0; Spikes, Aaron 2-minus 3. PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Kilgore, Logan 2136-1-207. Louisiana-Masson, Chris 16-32-0-192; Gautier, Blaine 3-5-0-22. RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-Cunningham, B. 3-24; Turner, Harold 3-17; Beyah, Malcolm 2-86; Banks, Andrew 2-20; Jefferson, T. 2-15; Caldwell, Wes 2-14; Brown, Jamar 2-10; McDonald, S. 2-10; Kyles, D.D. 1-14; Blissard, Shane 1-3; Andrews, G. 1-minus 6. Louisiana-Miller, Marlin 4-43; Lawson, Javone 3-53; Green, Ladarius 3-38; Falgout, Richie 3-28; Joseph, Andrew 3-13; Spikes, Aaron 1-18; Wolfe, Vernon 1-17; Maxwell, Jacob 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-None. Louisiana-Bentley, Dwight 1-15. FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-None. LouisianaLawson, Javone 1-1; Masson, Chris 1-1. Attendance: 17249 Game Time: 3:05 Temperature: 85 Officials: Referee: Jeff Hilyer; Umpire: Ken Huffhines; Linesman: Buddy Burt; Line judge: Tim Sistrunk; Back judge: William Sorah; Field judge: Jon Middlebrook; Side judge: Scott Solomon

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Games 5 & 6 Middle Tennessee 13 Troy 42 Game 5 l Oct. 5, 2010 l Floyd Stadium l Murfreesboro, TN

Middle Tennessee 14 Georgia Tech 42 Game 6 l Oct. 16, 2010 l Bobby Dodd Stadium l Atlanta, GA

unable to completely recover, dropping a 42-13 decision on Blackout night in front of the second-largest crowd in Floyd Stadium history of 28,010 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., live on ESPN2. Senior Dwight Dasher made his return to the field, completing 22-of-37 for 172 yards. He also was the team’s leader on the ground, amassing 27 yards on 14 carries and scoring both touchdowns. Malcolm Beyah paced the receivers with four catches. Corey Robinson finished with 259 yards and three touchdowns, while hitting on 26-of-37 for the Trojans. DuJuan Harris set the tone on the ground, rushing for 80 yards on 11 carries, while Jason Bruce hauled in a team-best seven receptions for 62 yards. Defensively, safety Kevin Brown finished with a career-high 12 tackles, including 10 solo stops, while Darin Davis added eight stops and 1.5 sacks. Once again, turnovers played a key role in the game as the Blue Raiders had an interception and a fumble but could not force a single mistake from the Trojans. The Blue Raiders managed just 207 total yards while Troy rang up 519 yards with 156 of that total coming in the last 11 minutes.

gia Tech, as Middle Tennessee could not overcome a season-high six turnovers in falling 42-14 in front of 40,652 at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. The six turnovers, including four interceptions, are the most by a Blue Raider squad under head coach Rick Stockstill and the most in the FBS era. Senior safety Jeremy Kellem led the Middle Tennessee defense with a career-high 13 tackles, while Antwan Davis added eight stops. Justin Jones was credited with the Blue Raiders’ lone sack, a two-yard behind the line of scrimmage stop, among his two total tackles for loss. Quarterback Dwight Dasher finished 20-of-35 for 173 yards, but suffered four interceptions and a fumble. Phillip Tanner paced the ground attack with 56 yards on 13 carries, while Tavarres Jefferson hauled in five receptions to lead all receivers. The Atlantic Coast Conference’s leading rusher, Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt, led all players with 106 yards on 22 carries engineering the triple-option offense. He managed just 86 yards through the air, completing 5-of-13 attempts.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score 1 2 3 4 Score Middle Tennessee 0 7 0 7 14 14 7 7 14 42 Georgia Tech 7 7 21 7 42 0 7 0 6 13 1st 10:34 GT Smith 20 run (Blair kick), 3-34, 1:04 Troy Jernigan 3 pass from Hampton (M. Taylor kick), 8-55, 3:10 2nd 7:11 GT Nesbitt 1 run (Blair kick), 9-76, 3:33 Troy Gill 5 pass from Robinson (M. Taylor kick), 4-17, 2:07 4:23 MT Dasher 6 run (Gendreau kick), 9-80, 2:48 Troy Taylor 3 run (M. Taylor kick), 7-56, 2:30 3rd 9:06 GT Allen 32 run (Blair kick), 3-45, 1:22 MT Dasher 1 run (Gendreau kick), 9-63, 2:05 4:43 GT Hill 26 pass from Nesbitt (Blair kick), 5-38, 2:38 Troy Gill 9 pass from Robinson (M. Taylor kick), 5-87, 1:34 1:14 GT Allen 5 run (Blair kick), 6-30, 2:48 Troy Johnson 7 pass from Robinson (M. Taylor kick), 11-86, 4:51 4th 6:04 MT Dasher 1 run (Gendreau kick), 7-82, 1:51 MT Dasher 2 run (Gendreau kick blocked), 9-66, 2:16 1:35 GT Sims 20 run (Blair kick), 2-24, :41 Troy Harris 41 run (M. Taylor kick), 1-41, :11 MT GT RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 22 19 13-56; Kyles, D.D. 6-44; Dasher, Dwight 14-35; Troy MT RUSHING: Troy-DuJuan Harris 11-80; Chris Ander- FIRST DOWNS Rushing 10 14 Pratcher, W. 3-7; Cunningham, B. 2-7; TEAM FIRST DOWNS 22 16 son 6-54; Shawn Southward 11-49; T.J. Mitchell Passing 9 4 1-minus 6. Georgia Tech-Nesbitt, J. 22-106; Allen, Rushing 8 1 2-47; Jerrel Jernigan 3-17; Jamie Hampton 2-9; Penalty 3 1 Passing 13 11 D.J. Taylor 1-3; TEAM 2-minus 8; Corey Robinson 13-75; Cox, L. 3-31; Smith, O. 3-24; Sims, D. NET YARDS RUSHING 143 329 A. Penalty 1 4 2-minus 13. Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight Rushing Attempts 39 57 4-24; Jones, R. 1-21; Watson, R. 3-13; Peeples, E. NET YARDS RUSHING 238 28 Average Per Rush 3.7 5.8 1-10; Paige, J. 1-9; Washington, T. 2-8; Bostic, B.J. Rushing Attempts 40 28 14-27; Tanner, Phillip 6-15; Cunningham, B. 3-7; Rushing Touchdowns 2 5 3-5; Lyons, P. 1-3. Average Per Rush 5.9 1.0 Kyles, D.D. 3-minus 3; Murphy, Jeff 2-minus 18. Rushing Touchdowns 2 2 Yards Gained Rushing 173 340 Yards Gained Rushing 262 80 PASSING: Troy-Corey Robinson 26-37-0-259; Yards Lost Rushing 30 11 PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight Yards Lost Rushing 24 52 Jerrel Jernigan 2-2-0-19; Jamie Hampton 1-1-0-3. NET YARDS PASSING 173 86 20-35-4-173. Georgia Tech-Nesbitt, J. 5-13-0-86; NET YARDS PASSING 281 179 Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 22-37-1-172; Completions-Attempts-Int 20-35-4 5-14-0 Washington, T. 0-1-0-0; Sims, D. 0-0-0-0. Completions-Attempts-Int 29-40-0 24-41-1 Murphy, Jeff 2-4-0-7. Average Per Attempt 4.9 6.1 Average Per Attempt 7.0 4.4 Average Per Completion 8.6 17.2 RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-Jefferson, T. 5-48; Average Per Completion 9.7 7.5 Passing Touchdowns 0 1 Passing Touchdowns 4 0 RECEIVING: Troy-Jason Bruce 7-62; Tebiarus Gill TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 316 415 Beyah, Malcolm 4-35; Tanner, Phillip 3-6; Turner, TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 519 207 5-31; Jerrel Jernigan 4-40; Shawn Southward Total offense plays 74 71 Harold 2-31; Drake, Richard 2-29; Andrews, G. Total offense plays 80 69 3-27; Jamel Johnson 2-23; Eric Thomas 2-22; Brett Average Gain Per Play 4.3 5.8 1-13; Blissard, Shane 1-8; Kyles, D.D. 1-7; CunAverage Gain Per Play 6.5 3.0 Moncrief 1-28; Donnie Crosby 1-24; Chip Reeves Fumbles: Number-Lost 3-2 3-2 ningham, B. 1-minus 4. Georgia Tech-Smith, O. Fumbles: Number-Lost 0-0 1-1 1-16; Austin Silvoy 1-5; Chris Anderson 1-3; Penalties: Number-Yards 5-29 5-45 2-51; Hill, S. 1-26; Jones, R. 1-6; Earls, C. 1-3. Penalties: Number-Yards 12-106 8-65 D.J. Taylor 1-0. Middle Tennessee-Beyah, Malcolm PUNTS-YARDS 6-240 5-199 PUNTS-YARDS 7-320 11-501 4-17; Mason, Tyler 3-34; Brown, Jamar 3-28; Average Yards Per Punt 40.0 39.8 INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-None. Average Yards Per Punt 45.7 45.5 Caldwell, Wes 3-22; Cunningham, B. 3-19; AnNet Yards Per Punt 36.5 36.2 Georgia Tech-Tarrant, J. 2-60; Johnson, I. 1-18; Net Yards Per Punt 45.4 43.2 Inside 20 0 4 Burnett, J. 1-10. Inside 20 1 6 drews, G. 3-9; McDonald, S. 2-18; Turner, Harold 50+ Yards 1 1 50+ Yards 1 4 1-20; Blissard, Shane 1-8; Tanner, Phillip 1-4. Touchbacks 0 0 Touchbacks 0 1 Fair catch 1 1 FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 1-1; Fair catch 1 2 INTERCEPTIONS: Troy-Jacoby Thomas 1-0. KICKOFFS-YARDS 3-130 7-481 Dasher, Dwight 1-1; TEAM 1-0. Georgia Tech-Allen, KICKOFFS-YARDS 7-439 2-109 Middle Tennessee-None. Average Yards Per Kickoff 43.3 68.7 A. 1-1; Sims, D. 1-0; Cox, L. 1-1. Average Yards Per Kickoff 62.7 54.5 Net Yards Per Kickoff 39.0 48.7 Net Yards Per Kickoff 42.7 51.0 FUMBLES: Troy-None. Middle Tennessee-Murphy, Touchbacks 0 3 Touchbacks 1 0 Jeff 1-1. Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-18-0 2-21-0 Attendance: 40652 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 3-6-0 4-2-0 Average Per Return 9.0 10.5 Game Time: 2:55 Average Per Return 2.0 0.5 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 4-80-0 2-13-0 Temperature: 74 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 2-7-0 5-120-0 Attendance: 28010 Average Per Return 20.0 6.5 Average Per Return 3.5 24.0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 4-88-0 Officials: Referee: Chuck Lewis; Umpire: Bill LamInterceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-0-0 0-0-0 Game Time: 3:15 kin; Linesman: Bill Greer; Line judge: Pete Tao; Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 1-8-0 0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Temperature: 63 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Back judge: Dax Hill; Field judge: A. Flemming; Miscellaneous Yards 0 3 Officials: Referee: Riley Johnson; Umpire: Tyrone Possession Time 27:05 32:55 Side judge: Andy Britton; Scorer: Greg Campbell Possession Time 34:09 25:51 Blanks; Linesman: Dirk Bell; Line judge: Terry Quarter 8:32 6:28 1st Quarter 8:05 6:55 Allgeier; Back judge: Wayne Gautney; Field judge: 1st 2nd Quarter 6:16 8:44 2nd Quarter 8:46 6:14 3rd Quarter 5:23 9:37 3rd Quarter 8:25 6:35 Dan Moore; Side judge: Fred Wiedower 4th Quarter 6:54 8:06 4th Quarter 8:53 6:07 Third-Down Conversions 4 of 13 5 of 14 Third-Down Conversions 8 of 16 4 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 1 of 2 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-3 4-4 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 5-6 2-2 Touchdowns 2-3 4-4 Touchdowns 5-6 2-2 Field goals 0-3 0-4 Field goals 0-6 0-2 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-2 3-16 Sacks By: Number-Yards 5-35 2-13 PAT Kicks 2-2 6-6 PAT Kicks 6-6 1-2 Field Goals 0-0 0-1 Field Goals 0-1 0-0 Score by Quarters Troy Middle Tennessee 1st 9:30 2:16 2nd 6:06 1:04 3rd 1:52 4th 6:43 4:27 4:16

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Games 7 & 8 Back-to-Back Bowl Games

Middle Tennessee 38 ULM 10 Game 7 l Oct. 23, 2010 l Floyd Stadium l Murfreesboro, TN

Middle Tennessee 24 Arkansas State 51 Game 8 l Nov. 2, 2010 l ASU Stadium l Jonesboro, AR

MURFREESBORO, TN - Middle Tennessee played well on both sides of the ball, keying a JONESBORO, AR - Seven turnovers, including four interceptions, limited offensive effi38-10 victory over ULM in front of a Homecoming crowd of 19,052 at Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders improved to 4-1 in Homecoming games under head coach Rick Stockstill. Middle Tennessee used a balanced attack to pick up the win, registering 244 yards on the ground and 219 through the air, to outgain ULM 463-269 on the day. Dwight Dasher was 11of-19 for 219 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while finishing with 66 rushing yards. Phillip Tanner paced the ground attack with 73 yards on 15 tries. The Warhawks’ signal-caller, redshirt freshman Kolton Browning, completed 25-of-43 for 232 yards, his sixth consecutive game with at least 200 yards. His exploits countered a negative outing on the ground for the visitors, as they gained minus-four yards on 28 rushes, only the second time in school history a Blue Raider defense held a team to negative yards on the ground behind the minus-58 Austin Peay amassed exactly 39 yards ago in 1971. The defense, led by Jamari Lattimore’s three sacks, came up with 11 tackles for loss, six sacks, two interceptions, and a defensive touchdown when Rod Issac brought back an interception 70 yards.

ciency by Middle Tennessee as it dropped a 51-24 decision at Arkansas State in front of 13,589 at ASU Stadium before a nationally-televised audience on ESPN2. The Blue Raiders fell behind early, 13-0, but battled back thanks to a well executed onside kick to trail just 13-10 after the first quarter. MT and ASU traded touchdown drives before the Red Wolves added a late field goal to take a 23-17 advantage into halftime. ASU took advantage of six second half turnovers by the Blue Raiders to pull away in the third quarter and never look back. The Red Wolves turned the six miscues into 21 points. Dwight Dasher led a ground attack that rushed 60 times for 236 yards by collecting 96 yards and a 29-yard scoring run. Dasher, however, struggled in the passing game with four interceptions. Jeremy Kellem led the defense with 10 stops and an interception.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Middle Tennessee 10 7 0 7 24 Arkansas State 13 10 14 14 51 1st 12:21 ASU Aplin 4 run (kick blocked), 4-21, 1:14 Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score 8:20 ASU Robertson 7 run (Zalud kick), 5-71, 1:10 ULM 3 0 0 7 10 4:27 MT Gendreau 27 FG, 12-64, 3:46 Middle Tennessee 7 21 3 7 38 :52 MT Cunningham 4 run (Gendreau kick), 10-39, 3:31 2nd 14:54 ASU Stockemer 37 pass from Aplin (Zalud kick), 4-47, :58 1st 11:26 MT Issac 70 INT return (Gendreau kick) 9:24 MT Dasher 29 run (Gendreau kick), 14-80, 5:30 1:46 ULM Jabour 20 FG, 13-52, 4:35 :13 ASU Davis 22 FG, 9-77, 2:16 2nd 13:22 MT Andrews 18 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick), 10-80, 3:24 3rd 9:24 ASU Frampton 33 pass from Butterfield (Davis kick), 1-33, :09 10:59 MT Mason 53 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick), 3-54, :49 2:24 ASU Blake 5 pass from Aplin (Davis kick), 8-72, 2:55 8:22 MT Tanner 25 run (Gendreau kick), 4-52, 1:16 4th 9:35 ASU Lawson 17 run (Davis kick), 1-17, :09 3rd 3:18 MT Gendreau 24 FG, 5-80, 1:21 7:21 MT Andrews 14 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick), 8-26, 2:00 4th 9:01 ULM Ambrose 8 pass from Browning (Jabour kick), 5-46, 1:59 4:48 ASU Robertson 6 run (Davis kick), 5-40, 2:31 4:15 MT Pratcher 1 run (Gendreau kick), 12-69, 4:46 MT ASU RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 23 ULM MT RUSHING: ULM-Rhodes, Zach 1-14; Edwards, FIRST DOWNS 26 26 96; Cunningham, B. 11-40; Tanner, Phillip 12-38; FIRST DOWNS 13 20 Jyruss 4-7; Goodin, Frank 5-4; Donald, C 2-2; Rushing 17 13 Kyles, D.D. 8-28; Beyah, Malcolm 2-20; Jefferson, Rushing 2 13 TEAM 1-minus 1; Ambrose, Luther 2-minus 10; Passing 8 12 T. 3-19; TEAM 1-minus 5. Arkansas St.-Lawson, Passing 10 5 Browning, K 13-minus 20. Middle TennesseePenalty 1 1 Penalty 1 2 NET YARDS RUSHING 236 205 Derek 15-104; Robertson, Je 13-79; Aplin, Ryan NET YARDS RUSHING -4 244 Tanner, Phillip 15-73; Dasher, Dwight 14-66; Rushing Attempts 60 38 5-11; Fleming, R.J. 1-10; Butterfield, P. 1-7; TEAM Rushing Attempts 28 55 Cunningham, B. 7-49; Kyles, D.D. 12-47; Pratcher, Average Per Rush 3.9 5.4 3-minus 6. Average Per Rush -0.1 4.4 W. 4-19; Beyah, Malcolm 1-5; TEAM 2-minus 15. Rushing Touchdowns 2 4 Rushing Touchdowns 0 2 Yards Gained Rushing 277 222 PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 19Yards Gained Rushing 49 291 PASSING: ULM-Browning, K 25-43-2-232; RusYards Lost Rushing 41 17 37-4-146. Arkansas St.-Aplin, Ryan 16-27-1-245; Yards Lost Rushing 53 47 sell, Luke 1-1-0-34; Wells, Cody 1-1-0-7. Middle NET YARDS PASSING 146 288 Butterfield, P. 2-2-0-43. NET YARDS PASSING 273 219 Completions-Attempts-Int 19-37-4 18-29-1 Completions-Attempts-Int 27-45-2 11-19-1 Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 11-19-1-219. Average Per Attempt 3.9 9.9 Average Per Attempt 6.1 11.5 Average Per Completion 7.7 16.0 RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-Jefferson, T. 5-27; Average Per Completion 10.1 19.9 RECEIVING: ULM-Ambrose, Luther 9-66; Leonard, Passing Touchdowns 1 3 Andrews, G. 3-51; Beyah, Malcolm 3-16; Drake, Passing Touchdowns 1 2 Brent 4-42; Goodin, Frank 3-37; Maye, Tavarese TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 382 493 Richard 2-15; Mason, Tyler 2-13; Brown, Jamar TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 269 463 3-27; McCall, Anthony 2-65; Sanders, Z 1-11; Total offense plays 97 67 1-16; McDonald, S. 1-6; Blissard, Shane 1-6; Kyles, Total offense plays 73 74 Donald, C 1-7; Jordan, Alvin 1-6; Hamm, Je’Ron Average Gain Per Play 3.9 7.4 D.D. 1-minus 4. Arkansas St.-Frampton, D. Average Gain Per Play 3.7 6.3 1-5; Edwards, Jyruss 1-4; Lovett, Rodney 1-3. Fumbles: Number-Lost 4-3 0-0 6-138; Stockemer, T. 4-85; Lawson, Derek 2-21; Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-0 3-1 Penalties: Number-Yards 6-59 3-25 Muse, Allen 2-14; Robinson, A. 1-11; Fleming, R.J. Penalties: Number-Yards 9-77 7-65 Middle Tennessee-Mason, Tyler 3-93; Andrews, PUNTS-YARDS 2-89 1-43 1-10; Blake, Jeff 1-5; Smith, Andre 1-4. PUNTS-YARDS 10-395 5-230 G. 2-39; Turner, Harold 3-1; Tanner, Phillip 1-75; Average Yards Per Punt 44.5 43.0 Average Yards Per Punt 39.5 46.0 Blissard, Shane 1-9; Beyah, Malcolm 1-2. Net Yards Per Punt 44.5 43.0 Net Yards Per Punt 34.9 41.2 Inside 20 1 1 INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-Kellem, Inside 20 4 2 INTERCEPTIONS: ULM-Milton, Keavon 1-0. 50+ Yards 1 0 Jeremy 1-17. Arkansas St.-Davis, Demario 50+ Yards 1 2 Middle Tennessee-Issac, Rod 1-70; Kellem, Jeremy Touchbacks 0 0 2-10; Feemster, D. 1-28; McCray, Kelcie 1-minus 4. Touchbacks 1 1 1-0. Fair catch 1 0 Fair catch 4 0 KICKOFFS-YARDS 3-121 9-531 FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-Kyles, D.D. 1-0; KICKOFFS-YARDS 3-179 7-440 FUMBLES: ULM-TEAM 1-0. Middle TennesseeAverage Yards Per Kickoff 40.3 59.0 Dasher, Dwight 1-1; Beyah, Malcolm 1-1; Tanner, Average Yards Per Kickoff 59.7 62.9 Net Yards Per Kickoff 31.3 38.4 Phillip 1-1. Arkansas St.-None. Net Yards Per Kickoff 46.3 38.6 Dasher, Dwight 2-1; TEAM 1-0. Touchbacks 0 1 Touchbacks 2 2 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-4-0 2-26-0 Attendance: 19052 Attendance: 13589 Average Per Return 0.0 0.0 Average Per Return 2.0 13.0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 6-165-0 1-27-0 Game Time: 3:36 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 5-130-0 0-0-0 Game Time: 2:59 Average Per Return 27.5 27.0 Average Per Return 26.0 0.0 Temperature: 80 Number-Yds-TD 1-17-0 4-34-0 Temperature: 54 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-0-0 2-70-1 Officials: Referee: Riley Johnson; Umpire: Tyrone Interceptions: Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-35-0 Officials: Referee: Jeff Hilyer; Umpire: Ken Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Huffhines; Linesman: Buddy Burt; Line judge: Tim Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Blanks; Linesman: Dirk Bell; Line judge: Terry Time 34:47 25:13 Sistrunk; Back judge: William Sorah; Field judge: J. Possession Time 31:13 28:47 Allgeier; Back judge: Wayne Gautney; Field judge: Possession 1st Quarter 11:44 3:16 Middlebrooks; Side judge: Scot Solomon 1st Quarter 9:10 5:50 Dan Moore; Side judge: Fred Wiedower 2nd Quarter 7:49 7:11 2nd Quarter 7:29 7:31 3rd Quarter 7:11 7:49 3rd Quarter 7:54 7:06 4th Quarter 8:03 6:57 4th Quarter 6:40 8:20 Third-Down Conversions 8 of 22 2 of 7 Third-Down Conversions 3 of 18 6 of 16 Fourth-Down Conversions 5 of 5 0 of 0 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-5 6-8 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-2 3-4 Touchdowns 2-5 5-8 Touchdowns 1-2 2-4 Field goals 1-5 1-8 Field goals 1-2 1-4 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-8 4-31 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-10 6-39 PAT Kicks 3-3 6-7 PAT Kicks 1-1 5-5 Field Goals 1-1 1-3 Field Goals 1-1 1-2

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Games 9 & 10 Middle Tennessee 17 North Texas 23

Middle Tennessee 27 WKU 26

Game 9 l Nov. 13, 2010 l Floyd Stadium l Murfreesboro, TN

Game 10 l Nov. 20, 2010 l Smith Stadium l Bowling Green, KY

could not mount enough offense to complete the comeback in dropping a 23-17 decision to North Texas in Sun Belt action before 14,227 at Floyd Stadium. The loss broke a string of four straight wins for the Blue Raiders against the Mean Green. Phillip Tanner led the Blue Raider ground attack with 87 yards, five more than quarterback Dwight Dasher. Tanner scored both Middle Tennessee touchdowns, including a 51-yarder in the second quarter. Garrett Andrews hauled in a game-high tying four receptions for 41 yards. Lance Dunbar gained 226 yards on 36 carries, including a long of 65. Riley Dodge finished 16-of-25 through the air for 167 yards, connecting with Tyler Stradford for a game-best tying four catches. Jeremy Kellem and Arness Ikner topped the Middle Tennessee defense with 13 and 12 tackles, respectively, including 11 solo apiece. The Blue Raiders posted nine tackles for a loss of 20 yards throughout the game with eight players having 1.0 each. Turnovers continued to be the story of the Blue Raiders season as MT committed three more to squash scoring opportunities while also dropping two key passes on the day. Score by Quarters North Texas Middle Tennessee 1st 7:50 :05 2nd 12:25 1:49 :00 3rd 5:49 4:43 4th 1:10

1 14 0 UNT UNT MT MT UNT UNT MT UNT

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Jackson 30 pass from Dodge (Olen kick), 6-97, 2:18 Dunbar 3 run (Olen kick), 11-91, 5:12 Gendreau 24 FG, 10-60, 2:40 Tanner 51 run (Gendreau kick), 4-71, :52 Olen 53 FG, 2-6, :10 Olen 24 FG, 17-62, 9:11 Tanner 21 run (Gendreau kick), 5-70, 1:06 Olen 38 FG, 12-45, 5:34

UNT MT FIRST DOWNS 22 19 Rushing 14 8 Passing 7 9 Penalty 1 2 NET YARDS RUSHING 279 167 Rushing Attempts 57 35 Average Per Rush 4.9 4.8 Rushing Touchdowns 1 2 Yards Gained Rushing 305 192 Yards Lost Rushing 26 25 NET YARDS PASSING 167 197 Completions-Attempts-Int 16-25-1 17-30-2 Average Per Attempt 6.7 6.6 Average Per Completion 10.4 11.6 Passing Touchdowns 1 0 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 446 364 Total offense plays 82 65 Average Gain Per Play 5.4 5.6 Fumbles: Number-Lost 3-1 2-1 Penalties: Number-Yards 11-76 3-30 PUNTS-YARDS 6-253 7-229 Average Yards Per Punt 42.2 32.7 Net Yards Per Punt 41.5 32.6 Inside 20 1 2 50+ Yards 1 0 Touchbacks 0 0 Fair catch 1 3 KICKOFFS-YARDS 5-302 4-225 Average Yards Per Kickoff 60.4 56.2 Net Yards Per Kickoff 37.4 43.5 Touchbacks 0 0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 1-1-0 3-4-0 Average Per Return 1.0 1.3 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 4-51-0 5-115-0 Average Per Return 12.8 23.0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 2-50-0 1-30-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Possession Time 38:43 21:17 1st Quarter 8:37 6:23 2nd Quarter 7:07 7:53 3rd Quarter 12:33 2:27 4th Quarter 10:26 4:34 Third-Down Conversions 10 of 18 7 of 16 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-3 1-2 Touchdowns 1-3 0-2 Field goals 1-3 1-2 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-9 2-8 PAT Kicks 2-2 2-2 Field Goals 3-3 1-1

than five minutes into the game, saw the Hilltoppers build it to 26-13 in the second half, then rallied in the fourth quarter to take a thrilling 27-26 win in Bowling Green. The win kept alive the Blue Raiders’ hopes for a possible bowl bid if they can win their last two games against FAU and FIU. Huge defensive plays in the fourth quarter sparked the comeback. The first one came on a 99-yard fumble return by Rod Issac that kept Western from increasing its lead to three touchdowns, and instead put the Blue Raiders within six points. The second big play came on Western’s attempt to seal the victory with 2:29 to go on a Casey Tinius field goal attempt. Big Jarrett Crittenton, jumped up and blocked the attempt, and the Blue Raiders managed to hold on for the win after an impressive 10-play, 77-yard scoring drive that culminated on a 6-yard run by Benny Cunningham. The 16-point comeback was the largest under Rick Stockstill and the fifth-year head coach improved to a perfect 4-0 in one-point games. Score by Quarters Middle Tennessee WKU 1st 9:33 9:21 6:13 2nd 14:02 10:33 0:00 3rd 5:04 3:05 4th 10:27 4:38

1 2 3 4 Score 7 3 3 14 27 13 6 7 0 26 WKU MT WKU WKU MT WKU WKU MT MT MT

Rainey 1 run (Tinius kick), 9-24, 4:13 Russell 97 kickoff return (Gendreau kick) Brooks recovered blocked punt in endzone (Tinius kick blocked) Tinius 38 FG, 14-60,4:52 Gendreau 23 FG, 13-63, 3:23 Tinius 22 FG, 8-39, 2:43 Rainey 2 run (Tinius kick), 9-76, 4:40 Gendreau 40 FG, 9-33, 1:53 Issac 100 fumble recovery (Gendreau kick) Cunningham 6 run (Gendreau kick), 10-77, 3:39

MT WKU FIRST DOWNS 11 19 Rushing 8 13 Passing 3 5 Penalty 0 1 NET YARDS RUSHING 140 297 Rushing Attempts 36 58 3.9 5.1 PASSING: North Texas-Dodge, Riley 16-25-1-167. Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns 1 2 Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 17-30-2-197. Yards Gained Rushing 167 319 Yards Lost Rushing 27 22 RECEIVING: North Texas-Stradford, T. 4-20; Carey, NET YARDS PASSING 68 98 Darius 3-12; Dunbar, Lance 2-46; Jackson, Jamaal Completions-Attempts-Int 12-25-0 9-22-0 2-43; Lott, Alex 2-16; Olawale, Jamize 1-15; Taylor, Average Per Attempt 2.7 4.5 Willie 1-9; Prior, Daniel 1-6. Middle TennesseeAverage Per Completion 5.7 10.9 Passing Touchdowns 0 0 Andrews, G. 4-41; Beyah, Malcolm 3-16; Blissard, TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 208 395 Shane 2-27; Mason, Tyler 2-21; Tanner, Phillip Total offense plays 61 80 2-18; McDonald, S. 1-43; Turner, Harold 1-13; Average Gain Per Play 3.4 4.9 Jefferson, T. 1-11; Kyles, D.D. 1-7. Fumbles: Number-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties: Number-Yards 4-41 6-34 INTERCEPTIONS: North Texas-Shorter, John 2-50. PUNTS-YARDS 8-242 5-235 Middle Tennessee-Ikner, Arness 1-30. Average Yards Per Punt 30.2 47.0 Net Yards Per Punt 23.4 44.8 Inside 20 1 3 FUMBLES: North Texas-Dunbar, Lance 2-1; Jack50+ Yards 1 1 son, Jamaal 1-0. Middle Tennessee-Cunningham, Touchbacks 0 0 B. 1-1; Dasher, Dwight 1-0. Fair catch 2 1 KICKOFFS-YARDS 6-368 5-315 Average Yards Per Kickoff 61.3 63.0 Attendance: 14,227 Net Yards Per Kickoff 38.5 20.0 Game Time: 3:03 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-11-0 4-55-1 Temperature: 74 Average Per Return 5.5 13.8 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 5-215-1 6-137-0 Officials: Referee: Kevin Stine; Umpire: William Average Per Return 43.0 22.8 Lee; Linesman: Gregory LeFils; Line judge: Jeff Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Chandler; Back judge: Brian McGready; Field Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 1-99-1 0-0-0 judge: Jamie Grant; Side judge: Jay Brown Miscellaneous Yards 3 0 Possession Time 21:42 38:18 1st Quarter 4:46 10:14 2nd Quarter 6:10 8:50 3rd Quarter 4:30 10:30 4th Quarter 6:16 8:44 Third-Down Conversions 5 of 16 8 of 20 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 1 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-2 3-5 Touchdowns 1-2 2-5 Field goals 1-2 1-5 Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-14 1-7 PAT Kicks 3-3 2-3 Field Goals 2-2 2-4 RUSHING: North Texas-Dunbar, Lance 36-226; Dodge, Riley 12-48; Byrd, Brandin 7-11; TEAM 2-minus 6. Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 7-87; Dasher, Dwight 24-82; Kyles, D.D. 1-1; Cunningham, B. 2-0; Beyah, Malcolm 1-minus 3.

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RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 1862; Cunningham, B. 6-59; Dasher, Dwight 8-28; Kyles, D.D. 2-2; TEAM 2-minus 11. WKU-Rainey, Bobby 45-248; Andrews, A. 6-42; Jakes, Kawaun 7-7. PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 12-25-0-68. WKU-Jakes, Kawaun 9-22-0-98. RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-McDonald, S. 2-16; Andrews, G. 2-11; Banks, Andrew 2-5; Blissard, Shane 1-24; Drake, Richard 1-5; Turner, Harold 1-5; Beyah, Malcolm 1-2; Cunningham, B. 1-2; Tanner, Phillip 1-minus 2. WKU-Rainey, Bobby 4-34; Haynes, Dexter 2-34; Coley, D. 2-22; McNeal, Willie 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-None. WKU-None. FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-None. WKU-Jakes, Kawaun 1-1. Attendance: 12,322 Game Time: 3:05 Temperature: 66 Officials: Referee: Jeff Hilyer; Umpire: Ken Huffhines; Linesman: Buddy Burt; Line judge: Tim Sistrunk; Back judge: William Sorah; Field judge: J. Middlebrooks; Side judge: Scott Solomon

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Games 11 & 12 Back-to-Back Bowl Games

Middle Tennessee 38 Florida Atlantic 14 Game 11 l Nov. 27, 2010 l Floyd Stadium l Murfreesboro, TN

Middle Tennessee 28 FIU 27 Game 12 l Dec. 4, 2010 l FIU Stadium l Miami, FL

MURFREESBORO, TN - Middle Tennessee kept its bowl chances alive, winning its second MIAMI, FL - Middle Tennessee is going to back-to-back bowl games for the first time in straight, by knocking off Florida Atlantic 38-14 in front of 10,140 at Floyd Stadium in the Blue Raiders’ final home game of the 2010 campaign. Quarterback Dwight Dasher completed 11-of-15 passes for 158 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Shane Blissard was the most frequent receiver of his attempts, grabbing four catches for 44 yards. Tavarres Jefferson topped the squad with 51 receiving yards on just two touches. Senior Phillip Tanner gained a MT-best 150 yards on 15 carries and a score, while Dasher added 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns on his 15 rushes. Justin Jones led the Blue Raider defense with seven tackles, one more than Jarrett Crittenton. However, Crittenton registered four tackles for a loss of 33 yards, including two sacks for minus-30 yards, among his half-dozen stops and two quarterback hurries. Darin Davis came away with two interceptions and returned them for a combined Sun Belt-record 101 yards. He was one of six Middle Tennessee defenders with five stops, while Rod Issac added a third pick. Score by Quarters FAU Middle Tennessee 1st 10:52 2:33 2nd 3:42 3rd 11:18 6:34 4th 12:38 10:06 7:59

its FBS history following a gutsy, 28-27, win over Sun Belt champion FIU Saturday night at FIU Stadium. A crowd of 16,628 was left stunned after a late review was upheld in favor of the visitors. FIU was putting together an apparent game-winning drive before linebacker Corey Carmichael forced a fumble on a pass play and recovered his own force. The play went under a lengthy review but it was upheld and the Blue Raiders took over at the 27-yard line. Middle Tennessee (6-6; 5-3) only had to run out the clock but that would not be easy. Two running plays netted just 3 yards and the Blue Raiders were faced with 3rd-and-7 from its 30-yard line. MT took a timeout with 1:35 to play and then Dwight Dasher sealed the victory with a clutch 47-yard run to send the Blue Raiders to the postseason. Dasher led the Blue Raider offense by completing 14 of 23 passes for a season-high 244 yards and a touchdown to go with 57 rushing yards. Phillip Tanner scored two touchdowns and led the Raiders with 62 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, the Blue Raiders came up with 11 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, and forced three fumbles. DE Jamari Lattimore had seven tackles, a sack, a TFL, and a forced fumble to lead the charge, while Jarrett Crittenton continued his strong play with five tackles and 2.5 TFLs.

1 2 3 4 Score 7 0 0 7 14 Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score 7 7 10 14 38 Middle Tennessee 7 7 7 7 28 FIU 14 3 3 7 27 FAU Jean 32 pass from Van Camp (Gornall kick), 11-57, 4:08 MT Jefferson 44 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick), 3-69, 1:06 1st 12:59 FIU Ellingson 7 pass from Carroll (Griffin kick), 4-33, 2:01 MT Mason 29 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick), 7-59, 2:55 5:20 FIU Perry 2 run (Griffin kick), 11-91, 5:48 MT Gendreau 23 FG, 11-69, 3:42 0:00 MT Cunningham 2 run (Gendreau kick), 5-45, 1:24 MT Dasher 1 run (Gendreau kick), 1-1, :04 2nd 8:00 MT Tanner 6 run (Gendreau kick), 8-56, 2:50 MT Dasher 5 run (Gendreau kick), 1-5, :06 0:00 FIU Griffin 50 FG, 7-30, 4:30 FAU Jean 23 pass from Van Camp (Gornall kick), 6-55, 2:32 3rd 12:41 MT Jefferson 14 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick), 7-69, 2:19 MT Tanner 44 run (Gendreau kick), 5-75, 2:07 2:01 FIU Griffin 23 FG, 10-53, 4:37 9:57 FIU Perry 6 run (Griffin kick) 7-79, 3:05 FAU MT RUSHING: FAU-Morris, Alfred 19-40; Holley, Av- 4th 7:26 MT Tanner 3 run (Gendreau kick), 7-65, 2:31 FIRST DOWNS 17 23 ery 1-28; Floyd, Willie 5-20; Stinson, Xavier 2-16; Rushing 4 17 Blanchard, Jeff 1-0; Kooi, David 1-minus 7; Van MT FIU RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip Passing 11 5 Camp, Jeff 4-minus 42. Middle Tennessee-Tanner, FIRST DOWNS 13 20 14-62; Dasher, Dwight 13-57; Kyles, D.D. 4-16; Penalty 2 1 Rushing 5 11 Cunningham, B. 1-2; Beyah, Malcolm 1-1; TEAM NET YARDS RUSHING 55 287 Phillip 15-150; Dasher, Dwight 15-62; Kyles, D.D. Passing 8 8 2-minus 13. Rushing Attempts 33 55 9-35; Cunningham, B. 7-23; Pratcher, W. 7-20; Penalty 0 1 FIU-Mallary,Darian 15-104; Perry, Darriet 16-53; Average Per Rush 1.7 5.2 Turner, Harold 1-3; TEAM 1-minus 6. NET YARDS RUSHING 125 236 Rushing Touchdowns 0 3 Rhodes, Kedrick 4-29; Hilton, Rushing Attempts 35 44 Yards Gained Rushing 108 312 PASSING: FAU-Van Camp, Jeff 20-35-3-201; Kooi, 3.6 5.4 T.Y. 4-28; Carroll, Wes 5-22. Yards Lost Rushing 53 25 David 0-0-0-0. Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns 3 2 NET YARDS PASSING 201 158 11-15-1-158. Yards Gained Rushing 158 260 PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 14Completions-Attempts-Int 20-35-3 11-15-1 Yards Lost Rushing 33 24 23-1-244. FIU-Carroll, Wes 15-19-0-141; Younger, Average Per Attempt 5.7 10.5 NET YARDS PASSING 244 178 Average Per Completion 10.1 14.4 RECEIVING: FAU-Jean, Lester 8-100; Holley, Completions-Attempts-Int 14-23-1 18-22-0 Wayne 3-3-0-37. Passing Touchdowns 2 2 Avery 4-28; Housler, Rob 3-42; Richardson, D Average Per Attempt 10.6 8.1 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 256 445 2-18; Morris, Alfred 2-9; Floyd, Willie 1-4. Middle Average Per Completion 17.4 9.9 RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-Jefferson, T. 3-84; Total offense plays 68 70 Tennessee-Blissard, Shane 4-44; Jefferson, T. Passing Touchdowns 1 1 McDonald, S. 3-64; Cunningham, B. 2-11; Beyah, Average Gain Per Play 3.8 6.4 2-51; Cunningham, B. 2-18; Mason, Tyler 1-29; TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 369 414 Malcolm 1-41; Bamber, Jared 1-17; Tanner, Phillip Fumbles: Number-Lost 0-0 1-0 Tanner, Phillip 1-9; Andrews, G. 1-7. Total offense plays 58 66 1-16; Andrews, G. 1-6; Blissard, Shane 1-3; MaPenalties: Number-Yards 5-25 6-51 Average Gain Per Play 6.4 6.3 son, Tyler 1-2. FIU-Mallary,Darian 5-8; Ellingson, PUNTS-YARDS 7-316 4-177 INTERCEPTIONS: FAU-Morgan, Y. 1-0. Middle Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-0 3-2 Average Yards Per Punt 45.1 44.2 Tennessee-Davis, Darin 2-101; Issac, Rod 1-29. Penalties: Number-Yards 7-56 9-77 Greg 3-17; Times, Wayne 2-45; Wright, Willis 2-12; Net Yards Per Punt 40.3 39.0 PUNTS-YARDS 7-269 6-222 Perry, Darriet 1-30; Anderson, Colt 1-27; Rhodes, Inside 20 2 2 Yards Per Punt 38.4 37.0 Kedrick 1-15; Frierson, Jason 1-8; Hilton, T.Y. 1-8; 50+ Yards 1 0 FUMBLES: FAU-None. Middle Tennessee-Russell, Average Net Yards Per Punt 35.3 34.5 Coleman, Glenn 1-8. Touchbacks 1 0 Eric 1-0. Inside 20 2 1 Fair catch 0 0 50+ Yards 2 0 INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-None. FIUKICKOFFS-YARDS 3-204 7-392 Fair catch 1 1 Mertile, Junior 1-6. Attendance: 10,140 Average Yards Per Kickoff 68.0 56.0 KICKOFFS-YARDS 5-292 5-279 Net Yards Per Kickoff 47.7 37.3 Game Time: 2:34 Average Yards Per Kickoff 58.4 55.8 FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight Touchbacks 1 0 Temperature: 54 Net Yards Per Kickoff 33.4 36.0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-21-0 4-14-0 Touchbacks 0 0 1-0. FIU-Mallary,Darian 1-0; Rhodes, Kedrick 1-1; Average Per Return 10.5 3.5 Officials: Referee: Charles Lewis; Umpire: Thomas Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 3-15-0 3-22-0 Hilton, T.Y. 1-1. Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 6-131-0 2-41-0 Miller; Linesman: Bill Greer; Line judge: Pete Tao; Average Per Return 5.0 7.3 Average Per Return 21.8 20.5 Back judge: Dax Hill; Field judge: A. Flemming; Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 5-99-0 5-125-0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-0-0 3-130-0 Side judge: Andrew Britton Average Per Return 19.8 25.0 Attendance: 16,628 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-6-0 Game Time: 3:07 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Temperature: 54 Possession Time 30:27 29:33 Possession Time 23:27 36:33 1st Quarter 10:56 4:04 1st Quarter 5:08 9:52 Officials: Referee: Tony Backert; Umpire: Stan 2nd Quarter 8:07 6:53 2nd Quarter 3:37 11:23 Weihe; Linesman: Scott Petersen; Line judge: 3rd Quarter 5:54 9:06 3rd Quarter 6:44 8:16 Brian Borill; Back judge: Lance Bobbitt; Field 4th Quarter 5:30 9:30 4th Quarter 7:58 7:02 judge: DuVal West; Side judge: Wayne Rundell Third-Down Conversions 5 of 17 6 of 13 Third-Down Conversions 5 of 13 1 of 11 Fourth-Down Conversions 2 of 2 0 of 1 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 2 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-2 3-3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-6 5-5 Touchdowns 1-2 2-3 Touchdowns 4-6 3-5 Field goals 0-2 1-3 Field goals 0-6 2-5 Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-4 4-45 Sacks By: Number-Yards 3-8 1-7 PAT Kicks 2-2 5-5 PAT Kicks 4-4 3-3 Field Goals 0-1 1-1 Field Goals 0-0 2-2

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2010 Statistics „„RESULTS 6-6 (5-3, 3RD SUN BELT) W/L SCORE TV ATT. L 17-24 ESPNU 25,908 W 56-33 None 16,806 L 17-24 Tape Delay 27,965 W 34-14 None 17,249 L 13-42 ESPN2 28,010 L 14-42 ESPN3.com 40,652 W 38-10 ESPN3.com 19,052 L 24-51 ESPN2 13,589 L 17-23 ESPN3.com 14,227 W 27-26 CSS 12,322 W 38-14 None 10,140 W 28-27 ESPN3.com 16,628

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„„TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game

MT OPP 323 330 26.9 27.5 227 237 118 119 95 100 14 18 2142 2325 2508 2680 366 355 493 549 4.3 4.2 178.5 193.8 29 23 2323 2289 208-355-20 202-354-9 6.5 6.5 11.2 11.3 193.6 190.8 9 17 4465 4614 848 903 5.3 5.1 372.1 384.5 48-1216 49-1005 26-174 21-169 9-286 20-236 25.3 20.5 6.7 8.0 31.8 11.8 22-13 15-8 74-668 85-619 55.7 51.6 70-2861 74-3109 40.9 42.0 37.0 38.6 25:32 34:28 71/186 72/191 38% 38% 7/11 10/16 64% 62% 33-207 20-133 6 0 42 42 10-12 13-24 1-3 0-0 (32-41) 78% (41-52) 79% (25-41) 61% (31-52) 60% (41-42) 98% (39-41) 95% 114143 128405 6/19024 6/21401

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total 58 128 61 76 323 98 85 78 69 330

„„RUSHING PLAYER GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G Tanner, Phillip 12 149 889 48 841 5.6 11 56 70.1 Dasher, Dwight 8 125 601 148 453 3.6 7 47 56.6 Kyles, D.D. 12 74 433 43 390 5.3 4 74 32.5 Cunningham, B. 12 77 363 15 348 4.5 4 20 29.0 Pratcher, W. 9 20 65 9 56 2.8 1 14 6.2 Murphy, Jeff 3 22 86 33 53 2.4 2 12 17.7 Beyah, Malcolm 12 6 26 3 23 3.8 0 13 1.9 Jefferson, T. 12 3 19 0 19 6.3 0 9 1.6 Kilgore, Logan 3 7 23 11 12 1.7 0 10 4.0 Turner, Harold 12 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 3 0.2 TEAM 6 9 0 56 -56 -6.2 0 0 -9.3 Total 12 493 2508 366 2142 4.3 29 74 178.5 Opponents 12 549 2680 355 2325 4.2 23 65 193.8

„„PASSING PLAYER Dasher, Dwight Kilgore, Logan Murphy, Jeff Total Opponents

G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 8 106.03 127-222-14 57.2 1388 6 75 173.5 3 119.07 50-80-5 62.5 540 3 62 180.0 3 117.32 31-53-1 58.5 395 0 53 131.7 12 110.66 208-355-20 58.6 2323 9 75 193.6 12 122.14 202-354-9 57.1 2289 17 48 190.8

„„RECEIVING PLAYER Andrews, G. Beyah, Malcolm Jefferson, T. McDonald, S. Mason, Tyler Tanner, Phillip Cunningham, B. Turner, Harold Blissard, Shane Brown, Jamar Caldwell, Wes Drake, Richard Kyles, D.D. Banks, Andrew Bamber, Jared Total Opponents

G 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 8 11 9 12 11 10 12 12

No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G 30 341 11.4 2 35 28.4 27 364 13.5 2 62 30.3 19 247 13.0 2 44 20.6 18 278 15.4 1 53 23.2 17 263 15.5 2 53 21.9 16 160 10.0 0 75 13.3 16 96 6.0 0 20 8.0 15 128 8.5 0 26 10.7 13 132 10.2 0 24 11.0 11 94 8.5 0 16 11.8 9 73 8.1 0 13 6.6 6 70 11.7 0 21 7.8 5 29 5.8 0 14 2.4 4 25 6.2 0 13 2.3 2 23 11.5 0 17 2.3 208 2323 11.2 9 75 193.6 202 2289 11.3 17 48 190.8

„„TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYER G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G Dasher, Dwight 8 347 453 1388 1841 230.1 Tanner, Phillip 12 149 841 0 841 70.1 Kilgore, Logan 3 87 12 540 552 184.0 Murphy, Jeff 3 75 53 395 448 149.3 Kyles, D.D. 12 74 390 0 390 32.5 Cunningham, B. 12 77 348 0 348 29.0 Pratcher, W. 9 20 56 0 56 6.2 Beyah, Malcolm 12 6 23 0 23 1.9 Jefferson, T. 12 3 19 0 19 1.6 Turner, Harold 12 1 3 0 3 0.2 TEAM 6 9 -56 0 -56 -9.3 Total 12 848 2142 2323 4465 372.1 Opponents 12 903 2325 2289 4614 384.5

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DATE OPPONENT 9/2 Minnesota 9/11 Austin Peay 9/18 at Memphis 9/25 at Louisiana* 10/5 Troy* 10/16 at Georgia Tech 10/23 Louisiana-Monroe* 11/2 at Arkansas State* 11/13 North Texas* 11/20 at WKU* 11/27 Florida Atlantic* 12/4 at FIU*

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2010 Statistics Back-to-Back Bowl Games

„„SCORING |------ PATs ------| PLAYER TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points Gendreau, Alan 0 10-12 41-42 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 71 Tanner, Phillip 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 66 Dasher, Dwight 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 42 Kyles, D.D. 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 Cunningham, B. 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 Issac, Rod 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Jefferson, T. 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Murphy, Jeff 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Mason, Tyler 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Beyah, Malcolm 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Andrews, G. 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Russell, Eric 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 McDonald, S. 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Davis, Darin 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Pratcher, W. 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Total 42 10-12 41-42 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 323 Opponents 42 13-24 39-41 0-1 0 0-0 0 0 330

„„PUNT RETURNS PLAYER No. Yds Avg TD Long Russell, Eric 23 163 7.1 0 26 Mason, Tyler 2 11 5.5 0 12 Cunningham, B. 1 0 0.0 0 0 Total 26 174 6.7 0 26 Opponents 21 169 8.0 1 16

„„KICKOFF RETURNS PLAYER Russell, Eric Cunningham, B. Beyah, Malcolm Tanner, Phillip McLeod, Byron Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg 29 778 26.8 11 288 26.2 4 86 21.5 2 42 21.0 2 22 11.0 48 1216 25.3 49 1005 20.5

TD Long 1 97 0 38 0 22 0 22 0 16 1 97 0 53

„„INTERCEPTIONS PLAYER No. Yds Avg TD Long Davis, Darin 3 139 46.3 1 52 Issac, Rod 3 100 33.3 1 70 Kellem, Jeremy 2 17 8.5 0 17 Ikner, Arness 1 30 30.0 0 30 Total 9 286 31.8 2 70 Opponents 20 236 11.8 0 49

„„FUMBLE RETURNS PLAYER No. Yds Avg TD Long Issac, Rod 1 100 100.0 1 100 Russell, Eric 1 8 8.0 0 8 Crumpton, D. 1 31 31.0 0 31 Total 3 139 46.3 1 100 Opponents 2 51 25.5 1 35

„„ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE PLAYER Tanner, Phillip Russell, Eric Cunningham, B. Beyah, Malcolm

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Dasher, Dwight 8 453 0 0 0 0 453 56.6 Kyles, D.D. 12 390 29 0 0 0 419 34.9 Andrews, G. 12 0 341 0 0 0 341 28.4 McDonald, S. 12 0 278 0 0 0 278 23.2 Mason, Tyler 12 0 263 11 0 0 274 22.8 Jefferson, T. 12 19 247 0 0 0 266 22.2 Davis, Darin 12 0 0 0 0 139 139 11.6 Blissard, Shane 12 0 132 0 0 0 132 11.0 Turner, Harold 12 3 128 0 0 0 131 10.9 Issac, Rod 11 0 0 0 0 100 100 9.1 Brown, Jamar 8 0 94 0 0 0 94 11.8 Caldwell, Wes 11 0 73 0 0 0 73 6.6 Drake, Richard 9 0 70 0 0 0 70 7.8 Pratcher, W. 9 56 0 0 0 0 56 6.2 Murphy, Jeff 3 53 0 0 0 0 53 17.7 Ikner, Arness 12 0 0 0 0 30 30 2.5 Banks, Andrew 11 0 25 0 0 0 25 2.3 Bamber, Jared 10 0 23 0 0 0 23 2.3 McLeod, Byron 10 0 0 0 22 0 22 2.2 Kellem, Jeremy 12 0 0 0 0 17 17 1.4 Kilgore, Logan 3 12 0 0 0 0 12 4.0 TEAM 6 -56 0 0 0 0 -56 -9.3 Total 12 2142 2323 174 1216 286 6141 511.8 Opponents 12 2325 2289 169 1005 236 6024 502.0

„„PUNTING PLAYER Davis, Josh Toulson, N. TEAM Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd 52 2234 43.0 78 3 12 18 1 16 627 39.2 54 2 1 8 1 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 70 2861 40.9 78 5 13 26 2 74 3109 42.0 70 4 14 24 0

„„FIELD GOALS PLAYER FGM-FGA Pct 17-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk Gendreau, Alan 10-12 83.3 5-5 2-2 2-4 1-1 55 0 FG SEQUENCE Middle Tennessee OPPONENTS Minnesota (31) 39,40,(20) Austin Peay 41 (28),46,(20) Memphis (32) (22) Louisiana (40),(55) 41 Troy - 34 Georgia Tech - 41 ULM 47,(24) (20) Arkansas St. (27) 27,(22),37 North Texas (24) (53),(24),(38) WKU (23),(40) (38),(22),46,34 FAU (23) 27 FIU - (50),(23) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

„„KICKOFFS KICKOFFS Gendreau, Alan Davis, Josh Gentry, John Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TB OB Retn Net YdLn 52 2998 57.7 4 0 5 280 56.0 0 0 4 203 50.8 1 0 61 3481 57.1 5 0 1005 39.0 31 64 3996 62.4 10 2 1216 40.3 29

G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G 12 841 160 0 42 0 1043 86.9 12 0 0 163 778 0 941 78.4 12 348 96 0 288 0 732 61.0 12 23 364 0 86 0 473 39.4

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n Derek Crumpton

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n Kevin Brown

„„DEFENSIVE STATISTICS |-------Tackles-------| |-Sacks-| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd LEADERS GP UT AT Total For Loss No-Yards Int-Yds PD QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf 20 Kellem, Jeremy 12 67 34 101 1.5-2 . 2-17 5 1 . . . . 59 Davis, Darin 12 35 38 73 8.0-32 3.5-19 3-139 . . 1-0 . . . 11 Lattimore, J. 12 41 23 64 14.0-70 11.5-66 . 1 10 1-0 2 2 . 32 Jones, Justin 12 32 30 62 5.0-11 1.0-2 . 2 1 . 1 . . 52 Davis, Antwan 11 25 36 61 2.0-8 0.5-6 . 1 . . . . . 33 Brown, Kevin 12 40 21 61 1.0-2 . . 4 . . . . . 5 Ikner, Arness 12 37 16 53 1.5-2 . 1-30 4 . . . . . 6 Issac, Rod 11 35 14 49 4.5-19 . 3-100 5 . 1-100 2 . . 91 Perez, Emmanuel 12 20 21 41 6.5-26 3.0-19 . . 2 . . . . 47 Smith, Dwight 12 18 18 36 6.5-21 2.5-12 . 3 3 . . 1 . 35 Allen, Craig 12 27 5 32 2.0-8 2.0-8 . 1 . . . . . 24 Crumpton, D. 12 17 15 32 4.0-16 1.5-12 . 5 1 1-31 1 . . 44 Carmichael, C. 10 18 13 31 4.5-10 0.5-5 . . 1 1-0 . . . 94 Tucker, Gary 11 13 16 29 4.5-7 0.5-2 . 1 1 . . . . 43 Loreus, Gorby 11 18 10 28 3.5-13 0.5-6 . . . . . . . 45 Crittenton, J. 12 16 10 26 9.5-50 4.0-39 . . 3 . . 1 . 85 McLendon, Omar 12 8 10 18 1.0-3 . . . . . . . . 31 Guerra, Denzell 12 10 5 15 . . . . . . 1 . . 1 Russell, Eric 12 7 5 12 . . . . . 1-8 . . . 82 Williams, A. 11 8 2 10 . . . . . . . . . 15 Edwards, T.L. 12 7 2 9 . . . 1 . . . . . 15 McDonald, S. 12 6 3 9 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . 26 Dixon, Marquise 9 5 3 8 2.0-11 2.0-11 . . . 1-0 . . . 56 Washington, N. 12 6 2 8 . . . . . 1-0 . . . 2 Cunningham, B. 12 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . . 95 Upshaw, Derrek 10 4 4 8 2.5-8 . . . . . 1 1 . 51 Carter, SaCoby 12 5 2 7 . . . . . . . . . 93 Tinsley, P. 5 2 3 5 . . . 1 . . . . . 90 Staten, Jimmy 12 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . 18 Gilstrap, K. 3 4 . 4 . . . . . . . . . 89 Nolan, Dearco 10 2 2 4 . . . . 1 . . . . 22 Jones, David 12 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . 92 McNeil, Patrick 2 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . 42 Prudhomm, Juno 11 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . . 55 Cobb, Jerry 2 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 4 Beyah, Malcolm 12 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 39 Blunt, Roderic 5 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 21 Tanner, Phillip 12 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 78 Williams, Mike 12 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 34 Branton, M. 2 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 74 Fisher, Mark 11 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 29 Pratcher, W. 9 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 99 Hill, Antonio 3 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 50 Boss, Colin 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 79 Bailey, Preston 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 37 Turner, Harold 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 3 Jefferson, T. 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 80 Andrews, G. 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 38 Gendreau, Alan 12 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . TM TEAM 6 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . Total 12 566 376 942 85-321 33-207 9-286 34 24 8-139 9 5 . Opponent 12 524 315 839 80-307 20-133 20-236 37 4 13-51 13 3 .

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Game-by-Game Offense Back-to-Back Bowl Games

„„GAME-BY-GAME PASSING #9 Dasher, Dwight Troy Georgia Tech ULM Arkansas St. North Texas WKU FAU FIU TOTALS

Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack Yds Effic 37 22 1 59.5 172 0 20 4 29 93.1 35 20 4 57.1 173 0 21 3 16 75.8 19 11 1 57.9 219 2 75 1 10 178.9 37 19 4 51.4 146 1 33 4 31 71.8 30 17 2 56.7 197 0 43 1 9 98.5 26 13 0 50.0 79 0 24 1 7 75.5 15 11 1 73.3 158 2 44 2 4 192.5 23 14 1 60.9 244 1 41 1 7 155.6 222 127 14 57.2 1388 6 75 17 113 106.0

#10 Kilgore, Logan Minnesota Memphis Louisiana TOTALS

Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack Yds Effic 18 13 1 72.2 172 1 32 0 0 159.7 26 16 3 61.5 161 1 52 0 0 103.2 36 21 1 58.3 207 1 62 0 0 110.2 80 50 5 62.5 540 3 62 0 0 119.1

#12 Murphy, Jeff Austin Peay Memphis Troy TOTALS

Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack Yds Effic n Dwight Dasher 36 23 1 63.9 301 0 35 0 0 128.6 13 6 0 46.2 87 0 53 1 5 102.4 4 2 0 50.0 7 0 9 2 15 64.7 53 31 1 58.5 395 0 53 3 20 117.3

„„GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING PLAYER No-Yds/TD MINN APSU UM ULL Troy GT ULM ASU NT WKU FAU FIU Tanner, Phillip RB 149-841/11 8-75/1 18-127/3 7-3/0 17-104/1 6-15/0 13-56/0 15-73/1 12-38/0 7-87/2 17-51/0 15-150/1 14-62/2 Dasher, Dwight QB 125-453/7 DNP DNP DNP DNP 14-27/2 14-35/2 14-66/0 23-96/1 24-82/0 8-28/0 15-62/2 13-57/0 Kyles, D.D. RB 74-390/4 3-32/0 12-76/2 9-28/0 5-84/2 3--3/0 6-44/0 12-47/0 8-28/0 1-1/0 2-2/0 9-35/0 4-16/0 Cunningham, B. RB 77-348/4 7-31/0 14-86/1 9-21/0 8-23/0 3-7/0 2-7/0 7-49/0 11-40/1 2-0/0 6-59/1 7-23/0 1-2/1 Pratcher, W. RB 20-56/1 DNP 3-5/0 DNP 3-5/0 DNP 3-7/0 4-19/1 - - - 7-20/0 Murphy, Jeff QB 22-53/2 DNP 14-59/1 6-12/1 DNP 2--18/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Beyah, Malcolm WR 6-23/0 - - 1-0/0 - - - 1-5/0 2-20/0 1--3/0 - - 1-1/0 Jefferson, T. WR 3-19/0 - - - - - - - 3-19/0 - - - Kilgore, Logan QB 7-12/0 4-8/0 DNP 2-3/0 1-1/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Turner, Harold WR 1-3/0 - - - - - - - - - - 1-3/0 -

„„GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING PLAYER No-Yds/TD MINN APSU UM ULL Troy GT ULM ASU NT WKU FAU FIU Beyah, Malcolm WR 27-364/2 3-65/0 3-21/0 2-63/1 2-86/1 4-17/0 4-35/0 1-2/0 3-16/0 3-16/0 1-2/0 - 1-41/0 Andrews, G. WR 30-341/2 4-33/0 4-97/0 4-40/0 1--6/0 3-9/0 1-13/0 2-39/1 3-51/1 4-41/0 2-11/0 1-7/0 1-6/0 McDonald, S. WR 18-278/1 1-22/1 4-39/0 2-60/0 2-10/0 2-18/0 - - 1-6/0 1-43/0 2-16/0 - 3-64/0 Mason, Tyler WR 17-263/2 1-9/0 2-37/0 2-25/0 - 3-34/0 - 3-93/1 2-13/0 2-21/0 - 1-29/1 1-2/0 Jefferson, T. WR 19-247/2 - - - 2-15/0 - 5-48/0 - 5-27/0 1-11/0 1-11/0 2-51/1 3-84/1 Tanner, Phillip RB 16-160/0 - 2-22/0 4-12/0 - 1-4/0 3-6/0 1-75/0 - 2-18/0 1--2/0 1-9/0 1-16/0 Blissard, Shane WR 13-132/0 - - - 1-3/0 1-8/0 1-8/0 1-9/0 1-6/0 2-27/0 1-24/0 4-44/0 1-3/0 Turner, Harold WR 15-128/0 - 3-43/0 1--2/0 3-17/0 1-20/0 2-31/0 3-1/0 - 1-13/0 1-5/0 - Cunningham, B. RB 16-96/0 - 1-4/0 3-22/0 3-24/0 3-19/0 1--4/0 - - - 1-2/0 2-18/0 2-11/0 Brown, Jamar WR 11-94/0 2-17/0 2-18/0 1-5/0 2-10/0 3-28/0 - - 1-16/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP Caldwell, Wes WR 9-73/0 - 2-20/0 2-17/0 2-14/0 3-22/0 - - - - DNP - Drake, Richard WR 6-70/0 1-21/0 DNP DNP DNP - 2-29/0 - 2-15/0 - 1-5/0 - Kyles, D.D. RB 5-29/0 1-5/0 - - 1-14/0 - 1-7/0 - 1--4/0 1-7/0 - - Banks, Andrew WR 4-25/0 - - DNP 2-20/0 - - - - - 2-5/0 - DNP Bamber, Jared WR 2-23/0 - - 1-6/0 - - - - - DNP DNP - 1-17/0

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Game-by-Game Defense „„GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES

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TOTAL TACKLES UA-A TOT MINN APSU UM ULL TROY GT ULM ASU NT WKU FAU FIU Kellem, Jeremy S 67-34 101 4-4 5-2 4-2 8-0 4-1 4-9 10-1 6-4 11-2 5-6 1-1 5-2 Davis, Darin LB 35-38 73 5-3 1-1 5-3 2-1 5-3 0-3 5-5 2-4 3-2 2-6 4-1 1-6 Lattimore, J. DE 41-23 64 2-2 2-2 3-4 7-1 2-2 4-3 4-1 2-2 5-1 3-1 2-2 5-2 Jones, Justin LB 32-30 62 4-6 2-4 1-3 3-0 4-1 2-5 1-0 - 2-2 6-3 4-3 3-3 Davis, Antwan LB 25-36 61 7-5 0-6 3-0 0-2 3-4 1-7 3-3 3-3 0-1 2-2 DNP 3-3 Brown, Kevin S 40-21 61 4-2 5-2 0-4 3-0 10-2 0-2 4-0 3-4 4-0 3-1 1-1 3-3 Ikner, Arness CB 37-16 53 4-0 1-0 1-2 3-0 3-1 0-2 1-0 3-2 11-1 5-4 4-1 1-3 Issac, Rod CB 35-14 49 1-2 2-0 5-2 5-0 7-2 1-0 2-0 1-2 DNP 3-3 3-2 5-1 Perez, Emmanuel DE 20-21 41 4-2 1-1 1-5 1-0 1-2 2-3 0-1 2-1 1-0 2-3 2-1 3-2 Smith, Dwight DT 18-18 36 0-3 3-1 2-4 2-0 2-0 2-2 1-0 0-2 2-1 - 3-1 1-4 Carmichael, C. LB 19-13 32 DNP DNP 0-1 0-1 1-3 3-1 2-1 0-1 4-0 4-1 2-3 3-1 Allen, Craig LB 27-5 32 4-0 3-0 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 - - 3-0 5-0 4-1 1-1 Crumpton, D. S 16-15 31 1-0 2-0 0-3 2-0 1-2 1-3 3-2 3-4 1-1 1-0 1-0 Tucker, Gary DT 13-16 29 0-4 1-0 2-6 2-0 1-0 2-1 2-2 0-1 2-0 1-1 DNP 0-1 Loreus, Gorby LB 18-10 28 4-1 2-0 1-0 1-1 - 1-1 2-1 DNP 2-1 3-3 1-0 1-2 Crittenton, J. DT 16-10 26 - 2-0 1-3 - - 0-1 - 2-1 3-1 1-0 5-1 2-3 McLendon, Omar DE 8-10 18 1-3 1-1 1-0 1-1 - 1-0 0-2 1-1 1-0 - 1-1 0-1 Guerra, Denzell S 10-5 15 1-0 0-1 - 1-1 1-0 4-2 1-1 - - - 1-0 1-0 Russell, Eric S 7-5 12 0-1 2-0 - 1-0 1-0 0-1 2-0 0-1 1-0 0-2 - Williams, A. 8-2 10 DNP 1-1 - - 2-0 1-0 1-1 - 1-0 - - 2-0 McDonald, S. 6-3 9 - - - 1-0 - 0-1 - - 3-0 2-2 - Edwards, T.L. CB 7-2 9 - - 1-0 1-1 2-0 - 0-1 - - - 3-0 Cunningham, B. 4-4 8 - - - - - 1-0 1-0 - - 1-3 0-1 1-0 Upshaw, Derrek DT 4-4 8 DNP 2-0 0-2 1-1 - 1-0 - - DNP - 0-1 Washington, N. LB 6-2 8 2-0 - - 1-0 - - - - 1-0 - 2-0 0-2 Dixon, Marquise CB 5-3 8 DNP DNP - 1-0 - 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-1 - DNP 0-1 Carter, SaCoby DT 5-2 7 - - 0-1 2-1 - 1-0 - - - - 2-0 Staten, Jimmy DT 3-2 5 1-0 1-1 - 1-0 - - - 0-1 - - - Tinsley, P. DE 2-3 5 0-2 - - 1-1 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Nolan, Dearco DE 2-2 4 - 1-0 - - DNP DNP - - - 0-1 - 1-1 Gilstrap, K. CB 4-0 4 3-0 1-0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP McNeil, Patrick DT 1-2 3 1-2 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Jones, David LB 2-1 3 - - - - 1-0 - 1-0 - - - 0-1 Prudhomm, Juno S 2-1 3 - - 1-0 - - - - 0-1 1-0 - - DNP Beyah, Malcolm 2-0 2 - - 1-0 - - - - - 1-0 - - Cobb, Jerry LB 1-1 2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 DNP 0-1 Pratcher, W. 2-0 2 DNP - DNP - DNP - 1-0 - 1-0 - - Blunt, Roderic LB 2-0 2 DNP 1-0 - 1-0 - DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Branton, M. 1-1 2 1-0 0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Williams, Mike 2-0 2 - - 1-0 - - - - 1-0 - - - Fisher, Mark 2-0 2 - - - DNP - 1-0 - - 1-0 - - Tanner, Phillip 2-0 2 - - - 1-0 - 1-0 - - - - - Andrews, G. 1-0 1 - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - Bailey, Preston 1-0 1 - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - Jefferson, T. 1-0 1 - - - - - - - 1-0 - - - TEAM 1-0 1 - - - - - - - - - 1-0 - Turner, Harold 1-0 1 - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - -

„„GAME-BY-GAME SACKS PLAYER SKS-A-TOT Lattimore, J. DE 11-1-11.5 Crittenton, J. DT 3-2-4.0 Davis, Darin LB 3-1-3.5 Perez, Emmanuel DE 3-0-3.0 Smith, Dwight DT 2-1-2.5 Dixon, Marquise CB 2-0-2.0 Allen, Craig LB 2-0-2.0 Crumpton, D. S 1-1-1.5 Jones, Justin LB 1-0-1.0 Tucker, Gary DT 0-1-0.5 Loreus, Gorby LB 0-1-0.5 Carmichael, C. LB 0-1-0.5 Davis, Antwan LB 0-1-0.5

MINN APSU UM - - 1.0-8 - - - - - 1.0-5 1.0-6 - - - - - DNP DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.5-6 - - DNP DNP - 0.5-6 - -

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ULL Troy GT ULM ASU 4.0-24 0.5-3 - 3.0-19 - - - - - - 1.0-4 1.5-10 - - - 1.0-6 - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0-11 - 1.0-1 - - - - - - - 0.5-4 1.0-8 - - 1.0-2 - - - - - - - - - - - DNP - - - 0.5-5 - - - - - -

NT 1.0-1 - - - - - 1.0-7 - - - - - -

WKU 1.0-8 1.0-6 - - - - - - - - - - -

FAU - 2.0-30 - 1.0-7 2.0-12 DNP - - - DNP - - DNP

FIU 1.0-3 1.0-3 0.5-0 0.5-2 -

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Summaries/Starters Back-to-Back Bowl Games

„„GAME-BY-GAME SUMMARIES FINAL GAME SCORE MT` 17 Minnesota 24 MT 56 Austin Peay 33 MT 17 Memphis 24 MT 34 ULL 14 MT 13 Troy 42 MT 14 Georgia Tech 42 MT 38 ULM 10 MT 24 ASU 51 MT 17 North Texas 23 MT 27 WKU 26 MT 38 FAU 14 MT 28 FIU 27 MT Miami

BY QUARTERS FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING TOT. OFF. PUNTING FUMBLES PENALTY THIRD AVG. TOTAL 1 2 3 4 RU PA PN TOT ATT YDS TD C-A-I YDS TD ATT YDS NO-AVG NO-LOST NO-YDS DOWNS F.POS TOP 0 14 3 0 5 7 0 12 22 146 1 13-18-1 172 1 40 318 5-42.0 1-1 4-27 1-8 M23 14:26 7 7 0 10 18 6 3 27 67 281 3 10-17-0 150 0 84 431 3-38.7 1-0 4-29 8-16 G35 45:34 14 21 7 14 18 14 0 32 61 353 7 23-36-1 301 0 97 654 2-29.0 5-3 8-95 12-18 M31 28:13 3 14 16 0 5 10 4 19 36 124 1 16-40-2 224 2 76 348 6-44.7 1-0 8-55 8-17 A33 31:47 3 7 7 0 6 8 0 14 34 67 1 22-39-3 248 1 73 315 6-51.8 1-1 7-74 7-19 M32 26:12 3 14 7 0 8 5 2 15 44 158 2 15-28-0 129 1 72 287 10-41.7 0-0 9-40 7-18 T29 33:48 3 17 14 0 11 7 1 19 34 217 3 21-36-1 207 1 70 424 7-43.6 0-0 9-76 6-17 M34 25:01 0 14 0 0 9 9 0 18 47 126 1 19-37-0 214 1 84 340 8-40.6 2-2 4-30 7-19 U26 34:59 0 7 0 6 1 11 4 16 28 28 2 24-41-1 179 0 69 207 11-45.5 1-1 8-65 4-15 M29 25:51 14 7 7 14 8 13 1 22 40 238 2 29-40-0 281 4 80 519 7-45.7 0-0 12-106 8-16 T28 34:09 0 7 0 7 10 9 3 22 39 143 2 20-35-4 173 0 74 316 6-40.0 3-2 5-29 4-13 M23 27:05 7 7 21 7 14 4 1 19 57 329 5 5-14-0 86 1 71 415 5-39.8 3-2 5-45 5-14 G46 32:55 7 21 3 7 13 5 2 20 55 244 2 11-19-1 219 2 74 463 5-46.0 3-1 7-65 6-16 M29 28:47 3 0 0 7 2 10 1 13 28 -4 0 27-45-2 273 1 73 269 10-39.5 1-0 9-77 3-18 U29 31:13 10 7 0 7 17 8 1 26 60 236 2 19-37-4 146 1 97 382 2-44.5 4-3 6-59 8-22 M308 34:47 13 10 14 14 13 12 1 26 38 205 4 18-29-1 288 3 67 493 1-43.0 0-0 3-25 2-7 A47 25:13 0 10 7 0 8 9 2 19 35 167 2 17-30-2 197 0 65 364 7-32.7 2-1 3-30 7-16 M31 21:17 14 3 3 3 14 7 1 22 57 279 1 16-25-1 167 1 82 446 6-42.2 3-1 11-76 10-18 N26 38:43 7 3 3 14 8 3 0 11 36 129 1 12-25-0 79 0 61 208 8-30.2 0-0 4-41 5-16 M32 21:42 13 6 7 0 13 5 1 19 58 297 2 9-22-0 98 0 80 395 5-47.0 1-1 6-34 8-20 W37 38:18 7 7 10 14 17 5 1 23 55 287 3 11-15-1 158 2 70 445 4-44.2 1-0 6-51 6-13 M36 29:33 7 0 0 7 4 11 2 17 33 55 0 20-35-3 201 2 68 256 7-45.1 0-0 5-25 5-17 F31 30:27 7 7 7 7 5 8 0 13 35 125 3 14-23-1 244 1 58 369 7-38.4 1-0 7-56 5-13 M34 23:27 14 3 3 7 11 8 1 20 44 236 2 18-22-0 178 1 66 414 6-37.0 3-2 9-77 1-11 F29 36:33

„„GAME-BY-GAME OFFENSIVE STARTERS OPPONENT Minnesota Austin Peay Memphis Louisiana-Lafayette Troy Georgia Tech Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State North Texas WKU Florida Atlantic Florida International Miami

QB TB WR WR Kilgore Tanner McDonald Blissard Murphy Tanner McDonald Turner Kilgore Tanner McDonald Cunningham (rb) Kilgore Tanner McDonald Turner Dasher Tanner McDonald Bamber Dasher Tanner McDonald Jefferson Dasher Tanner Drake Cunningham (rb) Dasher Tanner McDonald Jefferson Dasher Tanner McDonald Jefferson Dasher Tanner McDonald Jefferson Dasher Tanner McDonald Jefferson Dasher Tanner McDonald Jefferson

WR WR LT LG C RG RT Bamber Andrews Williams McLeroy Boss Bailey Fisher Beyah Andrews Williams McLeroy Boss Bailey Fisher Beyah Andrews Williams Lettsome Boss Bailey Fisher Beyah Andrews Williams McLeroy Boss Bailey Hamlin Beyah Andrews Williams McLeroy Boss Bailey Fisher Beyah Andrews Williams McLeroy Boss Bailey Fisher Mason Andrews Williams McLeroy Boss Bailey Fisher Mason Andrews Grisham McLeroy Boss Bailey Fisher Beyah Andrews Fisher Lettsome Hawkins Walker Hamlin Beyah Andrews Williams McLeroy Boss Bailey Fisher Bamber Andrews Williams McLeroy Boss Bailey Fisher Beyah Andrews Williams McLeroy Boss Bailey Fisher

„„GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSIVE STARTERS OPPONENT Minnesota Austin Peay Memphis Louisiana-Lafayette Troy Georgia Tech Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State North Texas WKU Florida Atlantic Florida International Miami

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LE Lattimore Lattimore Lattimore Perez Lattimore Lattimore Lattimore Lattimore Lattimore Lattimore Lattimore Lattimore

T Smith Smith Smith Tucker Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith

T RE SAM MIKE WILL LC SS FS Tucker Perez D. Davis A. Davis Jones Issac Brown Kellem Tucker Perez D. Davis A. Davis Jones Issac Brown Kellem Tucker Perez D. Davis A. Davis Jones Issac Brown Kellem Smith Crittenton D. Davis A. Davis Crumpton (db) Issac Brown Kellem Tucker Perez D. Davis A. Davis Crumpton (db) Issac Brown Kellem Tucker Perez D. Davis A. Davis Crumpton (db) Issac Brown Kellem Tucker Perez D. Davis A. Davis Crumpton (db) Issac Brown Kellem Tucker Perez D. Davis A. Davis Crumpton (db) Issac Brown Kellem Tucker Perez D. Davis A. Davis Jones Dixon Brown Kellem Tucker Perez D. Davis A. Davis Jones Issac Brown Kellem Crittenton Perez D. Davis Carmichael Jones Edwards Brown Kellem Crittenton Perez D. Davis Carmichael Jones Issac Brown Kellem

RC Ikner Ikner Ikner Ikner Ikner Ikner Ikner Ikner Ikner Ikner Issac Ikner

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NO OF TOTAL DRIVE SCORE SCORE DRIVE SCORING OPPONENT PLAYS YARDS TIME TYPE TIME/QTR START PLAY Minnesota 8 78 1:52 TD 4:57/2nd 22 Tanner 7 run Minnesota 5 77 :44 TD :36/2nd 23 McDonald 22 rec Minnesota 5 54 2:16 FG 12:44/3rd 32 Gendreau FG

NO OF TOTAL DRIVE SCORE SCORE DRIVE SCORING OPPONENT PLAYS YARDS TIME TYPE TIME/QTR START PLAY Minnesota 11 79 6:17 TD 8:43/1st 21 Hoese 1 run Minnesota 7 64 3:10 TD 13:48/2nd 36 Hoese 2 run Minnesota 13 97 6:31 FG 14:11/4th 1 Ellestad 20 FG Minnesota 16 77 9:10 TD 3:09/4th 23 Hoese 1 run

Austin Peay 13 78 3:08 Austin Peay Austin Peay 5 44 1:20 Austin Peay 9 54 2:11 Austin Peay 8 68 2:24 Austin Peay 10 75 2:23 Austin Peay 2 33 :19 Austin Peay 11 96 3:31

TD 11:52/1st 22 Tanner 1 run TD 11:02/1st D.Davis 38 INT TD 11:18/2nd +44 Murphy 11 run TD 7:49/2nd 46 Tanner 3 run TD 2:47/2nd 32 Cunningham 5 run TD 4:32/3rd 25 Tanner 1 run TD 12:08/4th +33 Kyles 3 run TD 5:52/4th 4 Kyles 7 run

Memphis Memphis Memphis

7 4 6

52 67 69

2:25 1:03 2:17

FG TD TD

ULL ULL ULL ULL ULL ULL

6 14 4 10 3 3

40 76 60 27 62 81

1:04 5:19 :47 1:57 :48 :50

FG 12:39/1st +37 Gendreau 40 FG TD 13:22/2nd 24 Kyles 8 run TD 8:27/2nd 40 Tanner 26 run FG 1:07/2nd 36 Gendreau 55 FG TD 10:02/3rd 38 Beyah 62 rec TD 1:02/3rd 19 Kyles 74 run

Troy Troy

9 9

63 66

2:05 2:16

TD TD

1:04/2nd 4:27/4th

37 34

Dasher 1 run Dasher 2 run

Georgia Tech Georgia Tech

9 7

80 82

2:48 1:51

TD TD

4:23/2nd 6:04/4th

20 18

Dasher 6 run Dasher 1 run

Austin Peay 14 59 5:54 Austin Peay 6 65 2:38 Austin Peay 3 50 :16 Austin Peay 13 67 5:39 Austin Peay 2 60 :37 Austin Peay

FG TD TD FG TD TD

Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis

10 6 6 3

34 36 43 44

4:16 2:57 1:57 :53

FG 5:12/1st +39 TD 11:52/2nd +36 TD 9:17/2nd +43 TD 8:10/3rd +44

Henriques 22 FG Ray 9 run McKenzie 22 rec Ray 9 run

ULL ULL

10 6

70 31

4:08 2:10

TD TD

9:14/2nd 3:04/2nd

30 +31

Green 5 rec Gautier 2 run

Troy Troy Troy Troy Troy Troy

8 4 7 5 11 1

55 17 56 87 86 41

3:10 2:07 2:30 1:34 4:51 :11

TD TD TD TD TD TD

9:30/1st 2:16/1st 6:06/2nd 1:52/3rd 6:43/4th 4:16/4th

45 +17 44 13 14 +41

Jernigan 3 rec Gill 5 rec Taylor 3 run Gill 9 rec Johnson 7 rec Harris 41 run

Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech

3 9 3 5 6 2

34 76 45 38 30 24

1:04 3:33 1:22 2:38 2:48 :41

TD TD TD TD TD TD

10:34/1st 7:11/2nd 9:06/3rd 4:43/3rd 1:14/3rd 1:35/4th

+34 24 +45 +38 +30 +24

Smith 20 run Nesbitt 1 run Allen 32 run Hill 26 rec Allen 5 run Sims 20 run

ULM ULM

13 5

52 46

4:35 1:59

FG TD

1:50/1st 9:01/4th

45 +46

Jabour 20 FG Ambrose 22 rec

ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU

4 5 4 9 1 8 1 5

21 71 47 77 33 72 17 40

1:14 1:10 :58 2:16 :09 2:55 :09 2:31

TD 12:21/1st +21 TD 8:20/1st 29 TD 14:54/2nd +47 FG :13/2nd 11 TD 9:24/3rd +33 TD 2:24/3rd 28 TD 9:35/4th +17 TD 4:48/4th +40

Aplin 4 run Robertson 7 run Stockemer 37 rec Davis 22 FG Frampton 33 rec Blake 5 rec Lawson 17 run Robertson 6 run

WKU TD 9:21/1st Russell 97 KR WKU 13 63 3:23 FG 10:33/2nd 31 Gendreau 23 FG WKU 9 33 1:53 FG 3:05/3rd 44 Gendreau 40 FG WKU TD 10:27/4th Issac 99 FR WKU 10 77 3:39 TD 4:38/4th 23 Cunningham 6 run

UNT UNT UNT UNT UNT

6 11 2 17 12

97 91 6 62 45

2:18 5:12 :10 9:11 5:34

TD TD FG FG FG

Jackson 30 rec Dunbar 3 run Olen 53 FG Olen 24 FG Olen 38 FG

FAU FAU FAU FAU FAU FAU

3 7 11 1 1 5

69 59 69 1 5 75

1:06 2:55 3:42 :04 :06 2:07

TD TD FG TD TD TD

2:33/1st 3:42/2nd 11:18/3rd 6:34/3rd 12:38/4th 7:59/4th

WKU 9 24 4:13 WKU WKU 14 60 4:52 WKU 8 39 2:43 WKU 9 76 4:40

TD 9:33/1st +24 TD 6:13/1st FG 14:02/2nd 18 FG 0:00/2nd +44 TD 5:04/3rd 24

Rainey 1 run Brooks rec block Tinius 38 FG Tinius 22 FG Rainey 2 run

FIU FIU FIU FIU

5 8 7 7

45 56 69 65

1:24 2:50 2:19 2:31

TD TD TD TD

0:00/1st +45 Cunningham 2 run 8:00/2nd 44 Tanner 6 run 12:41/3rd 31 Jefferson 14 rec 7:26/4th 35 Tanner 3 run

FAU FAU

11 6

57 55

4:08 2:32

TD TD

10:52/1st 10:06/4th

43 45

Jean 32 rec Jean 23 rec

FIU FIU FIU FIU FIU

4 11 7 10 7

33 91 30 53 79

2:01 5:48 4:30 4:37 3:05

TD TD FG FG TD

12:59/1st 5:20/1st 0:00/2nd 2:01/3rd 9:57/4th

+33 9 37 41 21

Ellingson 7 rec Perry 2 run Griffin 50 FG Griffin 23 FG Perry 6 run

12:35/1st 8:09/2nd 1:54/3rd

33 33 31

ULM ULM 10 80 3:24 ULM 3 54 :49 ULM 4 52 1:16 ULM 5 80 1:21 ULM 12 69 4:46

TD 11:26/1st TD 13:22/2nd 20 TD 10:59/2nd 46 TD 8:22/2nd 48 FG 3:18/3rd 13 TD 4:15/4th 31

ASU ASU ASU ASU

12 10 14 8

64 39 80 26

3:46 3:31 5:30 2:00

FG TD TD TD

UNT UNT UNT

10 4 5

60 71 70

2:40 :52 1:06

FG 12:25/2nd TD 1:49/2nd TD 4:43/3rd

Gendreau 32 FG Beyah 52 rec Murphy 1 run

Issac 70 INT Andrews 18 rec Mason 53 rec Tanner 25 run Gendreau 24 FG Pratcher 1 run

4:27/1st 26 Gendreau 27 FG :52/1st +39 Cunningham 4 run 9:24/2nd 20 Dasher 29 run 7:21/4th +26 Andrews 14 rec

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31 41 26 +1 +5 25

Gendreau 24 FG Tanner 51 run Tanner 21 run

Jefferson 44 rec Mason 29 rec Gendreau 23 FG Dasher 1 run Dasher 5 run Tanner 44 run

5:08/1st 30 5:11/2nd 35 :03/2nd 50 9:21/3rd 30 6:55/3rd 40 2:51/3rd

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7:50/1st :05/1st :00/2nd 5:49/3rd 1:10/4th

3 9 +42 32 34

Stansell 28 FG Stark 28 rec Mines 19 rec Stansell 20 FG Holt 5 run Ross 16 FR

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„„MIDDLE TENNESSEE LONG PLAYS (30 OR MORE YDS) „„GAME-OPENING DRIVES Yards Type Player(s) *100 FR Issac, Rod *97 KR Russell, Eric 75 Pass Tanner, Phillip from Dasher, Dwight *74 Rush Kyles, D.D. *70 INT Issac, Rod *62 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Kilgore, Logan 56 Rush Tanner, Phillip 55 KR Russell, Eric 53 Pass McDonald, S. from Murphy, Jeff *53 Pass Mason, Tyler from Dasher, Dwight 52 INT Davis, Darin *52 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Kilgore, Logan *51 Rush Tanner, Phillip 51 Rush Tanner, Phillip 49 INT Davis, Darin 47 Rush Dasher, Dwight *44 Pass Jefferson, T. from Dasher, Dwight *44 Rush Tanner, Phillip 43 Pass McDonald, S. from Dasher, Dwight 41 KR Russell, Eric 41 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Dasher, Dwight 39 Rush Dasher, Dwight *38 INT Davis, Darin 38 KR Cunningham, B. 38 Pass Jefferson, T. from Dasher, Dwight 35 Pass Andrews, G. from Murphy, Jeff 34 KR Cunningham, B. 33 Pass Andrews, G. from Dasher, Dwight 33 KR Russell, Eric 32 Pass Jefferson, T. from Dasher, Dwight 32 KR Cunningham, B. 32 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Kilgore, Logan 31 KR Cunningham, B. 31 FR Crumpton, D. 31 Pass McDonald, S. from Dasher, Dwight 30 KR Russell, Eric 30 Pass Andrews, G. from Murphy, Jeff 30 INT Ikner, Arness 30 KR Russell, Eric 30 Pass Mason, Tyler from Murphy, Jeff * touchdown scored on play

Opponent WKU WKU ULM Louisiana ULM Louisiana Austin Peay Arkansas St. Memphis ULM FAU Memphis North Texas Minnesota FAU FIU FAU FAU North Texas Austin Peay FIU ULM Austin Peay WKU FIU Austin Peay WKU Arkansas St. Memphis FIU North Texas Minnesota WKU Louisiana FIU Memphis Austin Peay North Texas Troy Austin Peay

„„THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS BY QUARTER Middle Tennessee Percentage Opponents Percentage

1 2 19-50 25-51 .380 .490 18-42 22-58 .429 .379

3 4 TOTAL 13-41 14-44 71-186 .317 .318 .382 16-50 16-41 72-191 .320 .390 .377

MIDDLE TENNESSEE OPPONENTS OPPONENT PTS 1ST DNS YDS RES PTS 1ST DNS YDS RES Minnesota 0 0 9 Punt 7 4 79 TD Austin Peay 7 4 78 TD 0 0 0 INT Memphis 3 2 52 FG 0 1 39 Punt Louisiana 0 0 -1 Punt 0 0 31 Fumble Troy 0 0 7 Punt 7 4 55 TD Georgia Tech 0 3 38 INT 7 1 34 TD ULM 0 2 35 MFG 0 1 37 INT Arkansas State 0 0 -1 INT 6 1 21 TD North Texas 0 1 18 Punt 0 0 5 Punt WKU 0 0 5 Punt 7 2 24 TD Florida Atlantic 0 1 34 Punt 7 3 57 TD FIU 0 0 2 Punt 7 1 33 TD Miami

„„SECOND HALF-OPENING DRIVES MIDDLE TENNESSEE OPPONENTS OPPONENT PTS 1ST DNS YDS RES PTS 1ST DNS YDS RES Minnesota 3 1 54 FG 0 2 34 Punt Austin Peay 0 1 19 Downs 3 3 67 FG Memphis 0 1 16 INT 0 2 20 Punt Louisiana 0 0 8 Punt 0 0 9 Punt Troy 0 2 27 INT 0 0 9 Punt Georgia Tech 0 0 -12 Punt 0 1 18 Punt ULM 0 1 8 Punt 0 0 -7 Punt Arkansas State 0 0 4 INT 0 3 43 MFG North Texas 7 4 70 TD 3 5 62 FG WKU 0 0 -1 Punt 0 2 35 MFG Florida Atlantic 3 5 69 FG 0 0 2 Punt FIU 7 3 69 TD 0 0 0 Punt Miami

„„THREE-AND-OUT MIDDLE TENNESSEE OPPONENT DRIVES/3-AND-OUT DRIVES/3-AND-OUT Minnesota 9/3 11/2 Austin Peay 15/1 16/5 Memphis 15/6 16/8 Louisiana 15/9 15/5 Troy 15/6 16/4 Georgia Tech 16/4 15/5 ULM 14/4 15/7 Arkansas State 14/4 13/2 North Texas 13/3 14/4 WKU 12/6 13/4 Florida Atlantic 14/2 13/5 FIU 13/7 13/5 Miami Total 165/55 170/56

„„RED ZONE Times Times Total Rush Pass FGs Opponent Score In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs TDs Made Minnesota 17-24 2 2 10 1 1 0 1 Austin Peay 56-33 7 7 49 7 7 0 0 Memphis 17-24 4 2 10 1 1 0 1 Louisiana 34-14 1 1 7 1 1 0 0 Troy 13-42 2 2 13 2 2 0 0 Georgia Tech 14-42 3 2 14 2 2 0 0 ULM 38-10 4 3 17 2 1 1 1 Arkansas State 24-51 5 3 17 2 1 1 1 North Texas 17-23 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 WKU 27-26 2 2 10 1 1 0 1 Florida Atlantic 38-14 3 3 17 2 2 0 1 FIU 28-27 6 4 28 4 3 1 0 Miami Totals 32 of 41 (78.0%)

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MT High

MT Low

Opponent High

Opponent Low

INDIVIDUAL

Most Rushing Attempts Most Rushing Yards Most Rushing TDs Most Pass Attempts Most Pass Completions Most Passes had INT Most Passing Yards Most TD Passes Most Receptions Most Receiving Yards Most TD Receptions Most Punts Highest Punting Avg. Most Punt Returns Most Punt Return Yds. Most Kickoff Returns Most Kickoff Return Yds. Most Field Goals Most Field Goal Attempts Most All-Purpose Yards Longest Rush Longest Pass Play Longest Punt Return Longest Kickoff Return Longest Interception Return Longest Field Goal Longest Field Goal Attempt Most Solo Tackles Most Sacks Tackles for Loss Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Interceptions

Middle Tennessee

23 by Dwight Dasher vs Arkansas State 150 by Phillip Tanner vs FAU 3 by Phillip Tanner vs Austin Peay 37 by Dwight Dasher vs Troy, Arkansas State 23 by Jeff Murphy vs Austin Peay 4 by Dwight Dasher vs Georgia Tech, Arkansas State 301 by Jeff Murphy vs Austin Peay 2 by Dwight Dasher vs ULM, FAU 5 by Tavarres Jefferson vs Georgia Tech, Arkansas State 97 by Garrett Andrews vs Austin Peay 1, nine times 10 by Josh Davis vs Troy 59.8 by Josh Davis vs Memphis 4 by Eric Russell vs Troy, FAU 30 by Eric Russell vs Louisiana 6 by Eric Russell vs Arkansas State 165 by Eric Russell vs Arkansas State 2 by Alan Gendreau vs Louisiana, WKU 2 by Alan Gendreau vs Louisiana, ULM 179 by Bennie Cunningham, WKU 56 by Phillip Tanner vs Austin Peay 75 by Dwight Dasher vs ULM 26 by Eric Russell vs Memphis 97 by Eric Russell vs WKU 70 by Rod Issac vs ULM 55 by Alan Gendreau vs Louisiana 55 by Alan Gendreau vs Louisiana 12 by Kevin Brown vs Troy 4 by Jamari Lattimore vs Louisiana 4.5 by Jamari Lattimore vs Louisiana 1 by eight players 1 by four players 1 by Rod Issac, Darin Davis vs Austin Peay

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45 by Bobby Rainey, WKU 248 by Bobby Rainey, WKU 3 by Jon Hoese, Minnesota 43 by Kolton Browning, ULM 26 by Corey Robinson, Troy 3 by Jeff Van Camp, FAU 259 by Corey Robinson, Troy 3 by Corey Robinson, Troy 9 by Luther Ambrose, ULM 138 by Dwayne Frampton, Arkansas State 2 by Tebiarus Gill, Troy 10 by Tom Hornsey, Memphis; Aaron Munoz, ULM 47.0 by H. Brakefield, WKU 3 by T.Y. Hilton, FIU 42 by Bar’ee Boyd, WKU 6 by Terrence Holt, Austin Peay 160 by Terrence Holt, Austin Peay 3 by Zach Olen, North Texas 4 by Casey Tinius, WKU 282 by Bobby Rainey, WKU 65 by Lance Dunbar, North Texas 48 by Ryan Aplin, Arkansas State 16 by Orkeys Auriene, Louisiana 53 by Terrence Holt, Austin Peay n Garrett Andrews 49 by John Shorter, North Texas 53 by Zach Olen, North Texas 53 by Zach Olen, North Texas 8 by Antwaun Majors, Austin Peay; Michael Lockley, FAU 2 by four players 3.0 by Q. Smith, WKU 2 by Bryan Hall, Arkansas State 3 by Jeremy Ross, Austin Peay 2 by T. Washington, Memphis

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Points 56 vs Austin Peay 13 vs Troy 51 by Arkansas State 10 by ULM Points/Half 35 vs Austin Peay 6 vs Troy 28 by Georgia Tech, Arkansas State 6 by North Texas Points/Quarter 21 vs Austin Peay, ULM (2) 0 vs Minnesota, GT, Arkansas State, UNT 21 by Georgia Tech (3) 0 by Minnesota, Louisiana, ULM, WKU, FAU First Downs 32 vs Austin Peay 11 vs WKU 27 by Minnesota 13 by ULM Net Yards Rushing 353 vs Austin Peay 28 vs Troy 329 by Georgia Tech -4 by ULM Rushing Attempts 61 vs Austin Peay 22 vs Minnesota 67 by Minnesota 28 by ULM Average Per Rush 6.6 vs Minnesota 1.0 vs Troy 5.9 by Troy -0.1 by ULM Rushing TDs 7 vs Austin Peay 1 vs Minnesota, Memphis, WKU 5 by Georgia Tech 0 by ULM, FAU Net Yards Passing 301 vs Austin Peay 79 vs WKU 288 by Arkansas State 86 by Georgia Tech Pass Completions 24 vs Troy 11 vs ULM, FAU 29 by Troy 5 by Georgia Tech Pass Attempts 41 vs Troy 15 vs FAU 45 vs ULM 14 by Georgia Tech Passes Had Intercepted 4 vs Georgia Tech, ASU 0 vs WKU 3 vs FAU 0 by Minn., Memphis, ULL, Troy, GT, WKU, FIU Passing Touchdowns 2 vs ULM 0 vs Austin Peay, Troy, GT, UNT, WKU 4 by Troy 0 by Minnesota, WKU Total Offense 654 vs Austin Peay 207 vs Troy 519 by Troy 256 by FAU Total Plays 97 vs Austin Peay, Arkansas State 40 vs Minnesota 84 by Minnesota, Louisiana 66 by FIU Fumbles 5 vs Austin Peay 0 vs Louisiana, WKU 3 by Georgia Tech, UNT, FIU 0 by Minnesota, Memphis, Troy, ASU, FAU Fumbles Lost 3 vs Austin Peay, ASU 0 vs WKU, FAU, FIU 2 by Georgia Tech, FIU 0 by Minnesota, APSU, UM, Troy, ULM, ASU, FAU Total Turnovers 7 vs Arkansas State 0 vs WKU 3 by FAU 0 by Minnesota, Memphis, Troy Penalties 9 vs Louisiana 3 vs UNT 12 by Troy 4 by Minnesota, Louisiana Penalty Yards 95 vs Austin Peay 27 vs Minnesota 106 by Troy 25 by Arkansas State, FAU Punts 11 vs Troy 2 vs Austin Peay, Arkansas State 10 by Memphis, ULM 1 by Arkansas State Punting Average 51.8 vs Memphis 29.0 vs Austin Peay 47.0 by WKU 37.0 by FIU Net Yards/Punt 48.5 vs Memphis 23.4 vs WKU 45.4 by Memphis 32.0 by Minnesota Possession Time 34:47 vs Arkansas State 14:26 vs Minnesota 45:34 by Minnesota 25:13 by Arkansas State Sacks 7 vs Louisiana 0 vs Austin Peay 5 by Troy 0 by Minnesota, Austin Peay, Louisiana Tackles for Loss 11 vs Memphis, ULM, FIU 3 vs Troy, Arkansas State 11 by Memphis 2 by North Texas Field Goals 2 vs Louisiana, WKU 0 vs Austin Peay, Troy, GT, FIU 3 by North Texas 0 by Louisiana, Troy, GT, FAU Field Goal Attempts 2 vs Louisiana, ULM 0 vs Georgia Tech, FIU 4 by WKU 1 by Memphis, UL, Troy, GT, ULM, ASU, FAU


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SHUT OUT AN OPPONENT: September 30, 2006, at North Texas. Score: 35-0 HAD AN OFFENSIVE DRIVE OF 90 OR MORE YARDS: September 11, 2010, vs Austin Peay (96 yards, TD) RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 300 YARDS: September 11, 2010, vs Austin Peay (353 yards) RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 400 YARDS: November 7, 1998, vs Tennessee-Martin (469 yards) PASSED FOR MORE THAN 300 YARDS: September 11, 2010, vs Austin Peay (301 yards) HAD MORE THAN 500 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: September 11, 2010, vs Austin Peay (654 yards) HAD MORE THAN 600 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: September 11, 2010, vs Austin Peay (654 yards) SCORED MORE THAN 50 POINTS: September 11, 2010, vs Austin Peay (56 points) SCORED ON ITS FIRST PLAY FROM SCRIMMAGE: November 18, 2006, vs South Carolina (Clint Marks to Desmond Gee for 73 yards) FAILED TO HAVE AT LEAST 150 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE: September 15, 2007, vs LSU (90 yards) FAILED TO RUSH FOR MORE THAN 100 YARDS: October 5, 2010, vs Troy (28 carries, 28 yards) FAILED TO PASS FOR MORE THAN 100 YARDS: November 20, 2010, vs WKU (79 yards) HELD AN OPPONENT TO LESS THAN 100 YARDS RUSHING: November 27, 2010, vs FAU (55 yards) HELD AN OPPONENT TO LESS THAN 100 YARDS PASSING: November 20, 2010, at WKU (98 yards) HELD AN OPPONENT TO LESS THAN 200 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: October 20, 2007, vs Arkansas State (138 yards) HELD AN OPPONENT TO LESS THAN 300 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: November 27, 2010, vs FAU (256 yards) RETURNED A KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN: November 20, 2010, vs WKU (Eric Russell - 97 yards) n Alan Gendreau RETURNED OPENING KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN: October 6, 2006, vs Louisville (Damon Nickson - 88 yards) RETURNED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN: September 11, 2004, vs Akron (Kerry Wright - 75 yards) RETURNED A BLOCKED PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN: October 31, 2009, vs FAU (Sherman Neal - 29 yards) BLOCKED AN OPPONENT PUNT: November 7, 2009, vs FIU (Jeremy Kellem) BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL: November 20, 2010, vs WKU (Jarrett Crittenton) RETURNED A PASS INTERCEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN: October 23, 2010, vs ULM (Rod Issac - 70 yards) RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN: November 20, 2010, vs WKU (Rod Issac - 100 yards) SCORED A SAFETY: October 27, 2007, vs North Texas (twice) SCORED A 2-POINT CONVERSION: October 11, 2008, vs FIU (Dwight Dasher run) SCORED ON OFFENSE, DEFENSE AND SPECIAL TEAMS: November 20, 2010, vs WKU SCORED ON GAMES FINAL PLAY FOR WIN: Sept. 19, 2009, vs Maryland (19 FG by A. Gendreau with 0:00 on clock) Final Score: MT 32, MD 31 PLAYER RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 100 YARDS: November 27, 2010, vs FAU (Phillip Tanner - 150 yards) TWO PLAYERS RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 100 YARDS: November 7, 2009, vs FIU (D.D. Kyles - 110 yards and Dwight Dasher - 178) PLAYER RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 200 YARDS: December 20, 2009, vs Southern Miss (Dwight Dasher - 201 yards) PLAYER HAD 100 OR MORE YARDS RECEIVING: October 24, 2009, vs WKU (Chris McClover - 149 yards) TWO PLAYERS HAD 100 OR MORE RECEIVING YARDS: October 24, 2009, (Chris McClover (149) & Harold Turner (113)) PLAYED AN OVERTIME GAME: November 15, 2003, vs Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL 57, MT 51) OPPONENT MIDDLE TENNESSEE WAS SHUT OUT: September 15, 2007, vs LSU. Score: 44-0 RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 250 YARDS: November 20, 2010, by WKU (297 yards) RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 400 YARDS: September 12, 1992, by Nebraska (490 yards) PASSED FOR MORE THAN 300 YARDS: October 31, 2009, by FAU (377 yards) PASSED FOR MORE THAN 400 YARDS: September 6, 2007, by Louisville (401 yards) HAD MORE THAN 500 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: October 5, 2010, Troy (519 yards) HAD MORE THAN 600 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: November 3, 2007, vs ULM (624 yards) HELD MT TO LESS THAN 100 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE: September 15, 2007, vs LSU (90 yards) HELD MT TO LESS THAN 50 TOTAL RUSHING YARDS: October 5, 2010, Troy (28 yards) HELD MT TO LESS THAN 100 TOTAL PASSING YARDS: November 20, 2010, vs WKU (68 yards) SCORED 50 POINTS: November 2, 2010, by Arkansas State: Score: 51-24 RETURNED A KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN: September 5, 2009, by Clemson (C.J. Spiller - 96 yards) RETURNED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN: September 5, 2009, by Clemson (Jacoby Ford - 61 yards) SCORED ON A KICKOFF AND PUNT RETURN IN SAME GAME: September 5, 2009, by Clemson RETURNED A BLOCKED PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN: November 20, 2010, WKU (Derrius Brooks) BLOCKED A PUNT: November 20, 2010, WKU (Bar’ee Boyd) BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL: December 20, 2009, by Southern Miss (Jamie Collins) BLOCKED A PAT: October 5, 2010, by Troy RETURNED A PASS INTERCEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN: October 11, 2008, by FIU (Anthony Gaitor - 27 yards) RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN: September 11, 2010, vs Austin Peay (Jeremy Ross, APSU - 16 yards) SCORED A SAFETY: September 3, 2005, by Alabama PLAYER RUSHED FOR 100 YARDS: December 4, 2010, FIU (Darian Mallary - 104 yards) HAD OVER 130 YARDS IN PUNT RETURNS: September 5, 2009, by Clemson (5-135 yards)

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No. Name GP/GS 35 Allen, Craig 12/- 54 Anderson, Zeke 12/- 80 Andrews, G. 12/12 79 Bailey, Preston 12/11 83 Bamber, Jared 10/3 19 Banks, Andrew 10/- 4 Beyah, Malcolm 12/8 16 Blissard, Shane 12/1 39 Blunt, Roderic 5/- 50 Boss, Colin 12/11 34 Branton, M. 2/- 7 Brown, Devon 1/- 17 Brown, Jamar 8/- 33 Brown, Kevin 12/12 81 Caldwell, Wes 11/- 44 Carmichael, C. 10/2 51 Carter, SaCoby 12/- 55 Cobb, Jerry 2/- 45 Crittenton, J. 12/3 24 Crumpton, D. 12/5 2 Cunningham, B. 12/2 9 Dasher, Dwight 8/8 52 Davis, Antwan 11/10 59 Davis, Darin 12/12 41 Davis, Eric 3/- 27 Davis, Josh 12/- 26 Dixon, Marquise 9/1 84 Drake, Richard 9/1 15 Edwards, T.L. 12/1 74 Fisher, Mark 11/11 38 Gendreau, Alan 12/- 28 Gentry, John 2/- 18 Gilstrap, K. 3/- 58 Grisham, Jesse 7/1 31 Guerra, Denzell 12/- 61 Hamlin, J. 9/2 75 Hawkins, Chris 8/1 99 Hill, Antonio 3/- 5 Ikner, Arness 12/11 6 Issac, Rod 11/11 3 Jefferson, T. 12/6 76 Johnson, Jordan 3/- 22 Jones, David 12/- 32 Jones, Justin 12/7 20 Kellem, Jeremy 12/12 10 Kilgore, Logan 3/3 23 Kyles, D.D. 12/- 11 Lattimore, J. 12/11 62 Lettsome, Evon 10/2 43 Loreus, Gorby 11/- 13 Mason, Tyler 12/2 15 McDonald, S. 12/11 85 McLendon, Omar 12/- 86 McLeod, Byron 10/- 60 McLeroy, B. 11/10 92 McNeil, Patrick 2/- 12 Murphy, Jeff 3/1 89 Nolan, Dearco 10/- 91 Perez, Emmanuel 12/12 29 Pratcher, W. 9/- 42 Prudhomm, Juno 11/- 30 Roberts, S. 1/- 1 Russell, Eric 12/- 47 Smith, Dwight 12/12 90 Staten, Jimmy 12/- 21 Tanner, Phillip 12/12 88 Thurmond, M. 3/- 93 Tinsley, P. 5/- 49 Toulson, N. 10/- 94 Tucker, Gary 11/10 37 Turner, Harold 12/2 95 Upshaw, Derrek 10/- 87 Van Horne, V. 2/- 77 Walker, Josh 12/1 56 Washington, N. 12/- 82 Williams, A. 11/- 78 Williams, Mike 12/10 67 Wood, Adam 1/-

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Bowl Recaps 2006 Motor City Bowl Detroit, MI (Ford Field)

New Orleans, LA (Superdome) Middle Tennessee 42, Southern Miss 32

Back-to-Back Bowl Games

Central Michigan 31, Middle Tennessee 14

2009 New Orleans Bowl 1956 Refrigerator Bowl Evansville, IN Sam Houston 27, Middle Tennessee 13

Evansville, IN - The Blue Raiders carried an OVC championship and a 7-2 record into the first bowl game in the school’s history, but the occasion was ruined by a powerful Sam Houston team. Led by Little All-American fullback Terry Sweeney, the Blue Raiders amassed 290 yards of total offense but mistakes killed their hopes for a win. The Blue Raiders lost a total of four fumbles while Sam Houston had just one miscue in the hard-fought contest.

FINAL SCORE 1 2 3 4 F

Sam Houston State 7 3 14 3 27 Middle Tennessee 0 7 6 0 13

1960 Tangerine Bowl

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 F Middle Tennessee 0 7 0 7 14 Central Michigan 14 7 7 3 31 1st Quarter 11:06 CM 5:53 CM 2nd Quarter 10:57 MT 10:18 CM

Orlando, FL Middle Tennessee 21, Presbyterian 12

Scoring Summary Score by Quarters Southern Miss Middle Tennessee

1 2 3 4 14 3 3 13 0 14 14 14

Sneed 1 run (Albreski kick) Sneed 29 pass from LeFevour (Albreski kick)

1st Quarter 10:42 USM 6:35 USM

Gross 3 run (Smith kick) LeFevour 9 run (Albreski kick)

2nd Quarter 13:25 MT Andrews 11 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick) 4:41 MT Blissard 9 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick) 0:00 USM Hrapmann 20 FG

3rd Quarter 9:27 CM

Kress 56 INT return (Albreski kick)

4th Quarter 11:32 MT 3:22 CM

McNair 6 run (Smith kick) Albreski 43 FG

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MT CMU 19 22 30-61 32-149 259 162 41-27-2 26-16-0 71-320 58-311 0-0 0-0 1-39 1--3 4-61 3-46 0-0 2-56 5-40.0 4-47.0 0-0 0-0 10-103 4-55 36:41 23:19 6 of 15 5 of 12 0 of 1 0 of 0 2-2 2-3 2-11 3-21

RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Gross, Eugene 12-37; McNair, DeMarco 11-23; Gee, Desmond 1-13; Craddock, Joe 1-2; Marks, Clint 5-minus 14. Central Michigan-LeFevour, Dan 15-69; Sneed, Ontario 11-48; Archer, Marcel 4-26; Anderson, Bryan 1-11; LINSON, Damien 1-minus 5. PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Marks, Clint 25-37-2-251; Craddock, Joe 2-4-0-8. Central Michigan-LeFevour, Dan 16-26-0-162. RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-Gee, Desmond 9-63; Grigsby, J. 5-86; Gross, Eugene 3-24; Williams, Bobby 3-21; Ingram, Pierre 2-15; McNair, DeMarco 2-13; Henry, Taron 1-16; Corder, Clinton 1-13; Cannon, M. 1-8. Central Michigan-Anderson, Bryan 6-51; Sneed, Ontario 6-48; Gardner, Justin 2-30; Cetoute, Obed 1-20; Linson, Damien 1-13. INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-None. Central Michigan-Kress, Doug 1-56; Hissong, Calvin 1-0. Attendance: 54,113 Total elapsed time: 3:45 Weather: Dome Temperature: 72

3rd Quarter 10:12 MT 7:36 USM 0:00 MT

Harrison 2 run (run failed) Brown 24 pass from Young (Young to Brown)

Dasher 35 run (Gendreau kick) Hrapmann 38 FG McClover 23 pass from Burnette (Gendreau kick)

4th Quarter 6:52 USM Brown 7 pass from Young (pass failed) 3:14 MT Cunningham 2 run (Gendreau kick) 1:13 MT Dasher 1 run (Gendreau kick) :27 USM Parham 33 pass from Young (pass failed) USM MT FIRST DOWNS 20 23 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 37-123 44-243 PASSING YDS (NET) 271 207 Passes Att-Comp-Int 34-18-2 28-17-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 71-394 72-450 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards 3-27 2--2 Kickoff Returns-Yards 7-99 5-78 Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 2-12 Punts (Number-Avg) 5-37.8 4-35.2 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 10-75 6-63 Possession Time 31:41 28:19 Third-Down Conversions 10 of 18 9 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 1 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-3 4-5 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-10 0-0 RUSHING: Southern Miss-Fletcher, D. 17-78; Young, M. 9-24; Harrison, Tory 10-21; Lampley, Tracy 1-0. Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 26-201; Kyles, D.D. 12-35; Cunningham, B. 5-11; Team 1-minus 4.

Orlando, FL - Before the bewildering eyes of 12,500 (largest crowd ever at the time), and against a well-balanced Presbyterian team, the Blue Raiders galloped far and wide for a 21-12 win in the 14th annual Tangerine Bowl classic. Called by some as the best played bowl game on the New Year’s schedule, the Blue Raiders almost made a rout of it in the first half, but some fancy manuvering by the Blue Hose, kept them in the game. Bucky Pitts scored two touchdowns, one on a beautiful punt return, to pace the Blue Raiders to their first bowl win in school history. Pitts, the little speedster from Fayetteville, had 59 yards in nine rushes to lead a Blue Raider infantry attack that ground out 240 yards. MT built a 14-6 halftime lead then had to stave off a tremendous rally led by Presbyterian quarterback Bob Waters, later of the San Francisco 49ers.

FINAL SCORE 1 2 3 4 F

Middle Tennessee 7 7 0 7 21 Presbyterian 0 6 6 0 12

1961 Tangerine Bowl

Orlando, FL Lamar Tech 21, Middle Tennessee 14

Orlando, FL - Making their second Tangerine Bowl appearance in three seasons, the Blue Raiders fell to another bunch of tough Texans. It was an even battle for nearly the entire game then a freak play decided the issue. A Lamar field goal attempt fell short of the mark but was inadvertently touched by a Blue Raider and a Tech player fell on it in the end zone for a touchdown.

1964 Grantland Rice Bowl Murfreesboro, TN Middle Tennessee 20, Muskingum 0

Murfreesboro, TN - A rugged defense paced the OVC champion Blue Raiders to a 20-0 win in the first Grantland Rice Bowl ever played. The site was MT’s own Horace Jones Field. The Blue Raider defense held PASSING: Southern Miss-Young, M. 18-34-2-271. Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Muskingum to only 72 yards in total offense and scored a touchdown Dwight 15-25-0-162; Burnette, Brent 2-3-0-45. on a 99-yard fumble return by end Ray Neal with only 44 seconds left in the game. It also marked the final collegiate game as a player for RECEIVING: Southern Miss-Baptiste, G. 4-117; Brown, DeAndre 4-65; Fletcher, D. 4-minus 2; Parham, Freddie 3-62; Banks, Leroy 2-13; Lampley, longtime Blue Raider coach Boots Donnelly. Middle Tennessee opened Tracy 1-16. Middle Tennessee-McClover, Chris 4-55; Andrews, G. 4-51; the scoring in the first quarter when David Petty scored on a 1-yard Blissard, Shane 3-10; Gee, Desmond 2-45; McDonald, S. 2-15; Caldwell, Wes run to make it 7-0. The teams both went scoreless in the second and 1-22; Honeycutt, P. 1-9. third quarter before the Blue Raiders broke it open in the fourth. Teddy INTERCEPTIONS: Southern Miss-None. Middle Tennessee-Carmichael, D. Morris ran five yards for a touchdown to make it 14-0 before Neal put 1-12; Suber, Alex 1-0. up the final points with his intercepted fumble return. Morris finished 10 for 18 in the passing department for 142 yards, while Bob Hlodan FUMBLES: Southern Miss-None. Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 1-1; Cunningham, B. 1-0. paced the ground attack with 110 yards on 19 carries. Hlodan went on to be named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Attendance: 30,228 Total elapsed time: 4:30

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Longest Run from Scrimmage: 35 yds; qb Dwight Dasher vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans (TD) Opponent: 26 yds; tb Ontario Sneed, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Longest Pass Completion: 27 yds; qb Dwight Dasher to wr Desmond Gee vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 34 yds; qb Martevious Young, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Longest Punt Return: 39 yds; tb Desmond Gee vs. Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Opponent: 20 yds; rb Tracy Lampley, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Longest Kickoff Return: 27 yds; db Damon Nickson vs. Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City and wr Desmond Gee vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 27 yds; db Chaz West, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Longest Interception Return: 12 yds; lb Danny Carmichael vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 56 yds; lb Doug Kress, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City (TD) Longest Punt: 47 yds; David DeFatta vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 55 yds; Tony Mikulec, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Longest Field Goal: none Opponent: 43 yds; Rick Albreski, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Most Rushing Carries: 26; qb Dwight Dasher vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 17; rb Damion Fletcher, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Rushing Yards: 201; qb Dwight Dasher vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans (most rush yards by qb in any bowl game) Opponent: 78; rb Damion Fletcher, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Rushing Touchdowns: 2; qb Dwight Dasher vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 1; tb Ontario Sneed and qb Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City; rb Tory Harrison, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Passing Attempts: 37; qb Clint Marks vs. Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Opponent: 34; qb Martevious Young, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Passing Completions: 25; qb Clint Marks vs. Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Opponent: 18; qb Martevious Young, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Passing Yards: 251; qb Clint Marks vs. Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City n Danny Carmichael Opponent: 271; qb Martevious Young, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Touchdown Passes Thrown: 2, qb Dwight Dasher vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 3, qb Martevious Young, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Receptions: 9; tb Desmond Gee vs. Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Opponent: 6; wr Bryan Anderson and tb Ontario Sneed, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Most Receiving Yards: 86; wr Jonathon Grigsby vs Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Opponent: 117; fl Gerald Baptiste, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Receiving Touchdowns: 1; wr Chris McClover, wr Shane Blissard, wr Garrett Andrews vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 2, wr DeAndre Brown, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Yards Total Offense: 363; qb Dwight Dasher vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 295; qb Martevious Young, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Points: 12; qb Dwight Dasher vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 12; tb Ontario Sneed, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City; wr DeAndre Brown, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Field Goals Made: none Opponent: 2; Daniel Hrapmann, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Tackles: 9; lb Cam Robinson vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 9; lb Red Keith and lb Doug Kress, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City; lb Korey Williams, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Interceptions: 1; db Alex Suber and lb Danny Carmichael vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 1; lb Doug Kress, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Most Interception Return Yards: 12; lb Danny Carmichael vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Opponent: 56; lb Doug Kress, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Most Kickoff Return Yards: 66; wr Desmond Gee vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans n Desmond Gee Opponent: 67; wr Freddie Parham, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Most Punt Return Yards: 39; tb Desmond Gee vs. Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Opponent: 27; rb Tracy Lampley, Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Best Punting Average: 40.0 yds; Colby Smith vs. Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City Opponent: 47.0 yds; Tony Mikulec, Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City 100-yard rushing performances: Dwight Dasher (201 yds. vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans) Opponent: none 300-yard passing performances: none Opponent: none Blocked Kicks: none Opponent: none Blocked Punts: none Opponent: none Miscellaneous Touchdowns: none (blocked punts returned, fumbles returned, blocked field goals return) Opponent: none

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Team Bowl Marks Back-to-Back Bowl Games

Middle Tennessee Offensive High and Low Marks First Downs Rush Pass Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Offensive Plays Rush Attempts Pass Attempts Pass Completions Pass Interceptions Fumbles Lost Penalty Yards Points Scored Rushing TD Passing TD Points in a Quarter Points in a Half

Best 23 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 12 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 11 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 3 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 243 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 259 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 450 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 72 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 44 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 41 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 27 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 0 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 0 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 63 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 42 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 3 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 3 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 14 (2, 3, & 4) vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 28 (2) vs. USM 2009 New Orleans

Middle Tennessee Defensive High and Low Marks First Downs Rush Pass Penalty Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Offensive Plays Rush Attempts Pass Attempts Pass Completions Pass Interceptions Fumbles Recovered Points Given up Rushing TD Allowed Passing TD Allowed Points given up (Qua) Points given up (half)

Best 20 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 6 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 8 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 2 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 123 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 162 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 311 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 58 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 32 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 26 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 16 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 2 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 0 (twice) vs. USM 2009 New Orleans and vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 31 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 1 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 1 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 3, three times 17 (1) vs. USM 2009 New Orleans

Worst 19 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 5 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 10 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 1 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 61 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 207 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 320 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 71 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 30 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 28 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 17 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 2 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 1 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 103 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 14 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 2 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 0 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 7 (2 & 4) vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 7 (1 & 2) vs. CMU 2006 Motor City Worst 22 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 10 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 12 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 4 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 149 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 271 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 394 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 71 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 37 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 34 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 18 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 0 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 0 (twice) vs. USM 2009 New Orleans and vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 32 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 2 vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 3 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans 14 vs. USM 2009 New Orleans and vs. CMU 2006 Motor City 21 (1) vs. CMU 2006 Motor City

Longest TD Drive by MT: 80 yards vs. Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City; vs. Southern Miss, 2009 New Orleans Bowl Longest TD Drive by an opponent: 78 yards by Central Michigan, 2006 Motor City

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