In Game

Middle Tennessee State is a great microcosm of college football, it may not be the biggest program, you may not see them on ESPN every night, but the locals show up to every game and always make the games enjoyable. Despite being a smaller FBS program that doesn’t stop the fans from coming out in strong numbers to support their team, as you’ll find plenty of die-hard fans on your trip to Murfreesboro.

The design of the stadium allows you to feel right on top of the action, and the upper deck is usually known as the nosebleed seats but not at MTSU. The last row of the stadium is about as high as standing on a 3rd story balcony looking down on the game so you won’t have to bring the binoculars to see the ball. The most recent expansion of the upper deck gave the stadium a great balance creating an actual big school sound and big school look to a program on the rise.

During breaks in the action, the MTSU band known as the Band of Blue takes to their instruments and brings the thunder back into the stadium.  The band showcases what makes college football so unique compared to the other main sports both collegiate and professional.  

The sounds of the brass and skins pounding on the drums bring up the heart rate better than any DJ can. Throughout the game, you will frequently hear “M-T-S-U,” as this has become the number one chant for the fans.
You’ll have a great time at a Blue Raiders game, which offers all the pageantry and tradition you could ever want in a college football game as well as a chance to take in a game with some of the most diehard fans around.

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Band of Blue

During any downtime during the game the MTSU band known as the Band of Blue takes to their instruments and brings the crowd back to a fever pitch. The band showcases what makes college football so unique compared to other major sports both collegiate and professional by providing great in game entertainment that makes every game feel like a special occasion.

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Lightning

Lightning is the Blue Raiders mascot and can be seen entertaining fans all throughout the game. His wild antics get the crowd pumped up to cheer on the Blue Raiders no matter what the score, so keep your eyes peeled for him at your next MTSU game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Fight Song

    Blue Raiders ride on to vic-t’ry
    Never failing in the fight
    Upholding honor and tradition
    Of the name that’s held most high
    M-T-S-U marching onward
    This will be our battle cry
    For the one, true pride of the Blue
    M-T-S-U Raiders Ride!
    (Chant)
    M! T! S! U! M-T-S-U! M-T-S-U! Go! Raiders, Go!

    For the one, true pride of the Blue

    M-T-S-U Raiders Ride!

  2. Alma Mater

    We sing thy praises Faithful guide of youth;
    Through all the ages Affirmed and strong in truth.
    Alma Mater,
    Middle Tennessee,
    We proudly offer
    Our hearts in loyalty.

  3. M-T-S-U Chant

     

    M-T-S-U!

    M-T-S-U!

    M-T-S-U!

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