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2013 schedule has a lot to offer
The Blue Raiders' road slate is also exciting for fans. Middle Tennessee will travel to Southern Miss, UAB, North Texas and FAU to compete in league play. In addition to those four road games, Middle beefs up its schedule with road games at North Carolina and BYU.
Some fans will look at this schedule and lament the fact that the Blue Raiders are paired up against four former Sun Belt opponents, but the marquee games at home combined with several road games within reasonable driving range more than makes up for that in this writer's mind.
On top of that, Rick Stockstill and crew have two opportunities to topple traditional football powers in BYU and UNC, which would only further the momentum the program started in 2012 when they went 8-4.
While dates aren't concrete just yet, if Middle Tennessee is able to balance home and away games throughout the season, fans should have a real treat from kickoff to the final snap. Obviously the main goal of any season is to win a conference championship, but for Middle Tennessee the program, there's a lot more on the line in 2013.
Fans are excited about where the team left off last year and the move to Conference USA. In addition, the returning players are undoubtedly eager to redeem themselves after 2012's bowl snub.
It's almost absurd to sit here eight months from the season opener saying that this year has the chance to elevate Middle Tennessee to a whole new level … but at the same time it's almost just as absurd to take a look at the whole situation and NOT form that opinion.
See below for quick reference of Middle Tennessee's home and road games:
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