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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (8-5)


Sat. 11/19 Sat. 11/26 Sat. 12/24
@ Char
W 38-31
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vs. FlaAtl
W 77-56
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@ Hawaii
L 35-52
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Middle Tennessee hires Scott Shafer as defensive coordinator

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee has hired former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer as its defensive coordinator.

Shafer spent the 2016 season out of football after going 14-23 in three years as Syracuse's coach.

Before taking over as Syracuse's head coach, Shafer was the Orange's defensive coordinator from 2009-12. He also has been a defensive coordinator at Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Stanford and Michigan.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Stockstill3233
Passing TDs: B. Stockstill31
Rushing Yards: I. Mathers1561
Rushing TDs: I. Mathers17
Receiving Yards: R. James1625
Receiving TDs: R. James12
Interceptions: J. Cutrer3
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. Alabama A&M W 55 - 0
9/10 at Vanderbilt L 24 - 47
9/17 at Bowling Green W 41 - 21
9/24 vs. Louisiana Tech W 38 - 34
10/1 at North Texas W 30 - 13
10/15 vs. Western Kentucky L 43 - 44
10/22 at Missouri W 51 - 45
10/29 at FIU W 42 - 35
11/5 vs. UTSA L 25 - 45
11/12 at Marshall L 17 - 42
11/19 at Charlotte W 38 - 31
11/26 vs. Florida Atlantic W 77 - 56
12/24 at Hawaii L 35 - 52
Conference USA
East
  Conference Overall
Western Kentucky 7-1 11-3
Old Dominion 7-1 10-3
Middle Tennessee 5-3 8-5
Florida International 4-4 4-8
Charlotte 3-5 4-8
Marshall 2-6 3-9
Florida Atlantic 2-6 3-9
West
  Conference Overall
Louisiana Tech 6-2 9-5
Texas-San Antonio 5-3 6-7
Southern Miss 4-4 7-6
North Texas 3-5 5-8
Rice 2-6 3-9
UTEP 2-6 4-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 6730 (11)
Passing Yards: 4236 (7)
Rushing Yards: 2494 (47)
Points per game: 39.7 (10)
Yards per game: 517.7 (7)
Touchdowns: 65 (9)
Field Goals: 16 (44)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5843 (103)
Passing Yards: 3260 (91)
Rushing Yards: 2583 (82)
Points per game: 35.8 (99)
Yards per game: 449.5 (88)
Touchdowns: 61 (111)
Field Goals: 10 (25)
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