Middle Tennessee Football Schedule 2016: 5 Keys For The Blue Raiders

The 2016 Middle Tennessee football season is like a sick and twisted bad joke – who made this thing up? There are way too many rough road stretches and no real breaks to take the East.

2016 Middle Tennessee Football Schedule

Sept. 3 Alabama A&M
Sept. 10 at Vanderbilt
Sept. 17 at Bowling Green
Sept. 24 Louisiana Tech
Oct. 1 at North Texas
Oct. 15 WKU
Oct. 22 at Missouri
Oct. 29 at FIU
Nov. 5 UTSA
Nov. 12 at Marshall
Nov. 19 at Charlotte
Nov. 26 Florida Atlantic

Non-Conference Games: Alabama A&M, at Vanderbilt, at Bowling Green, at Missouri

Games vs. the West: Louisiana Tech, at North Texas, UTSA

5 Keys To The Schedule

– The Blue Raiders have an interesting non-conference start, with a scrimmage against Alabama A&M before low-level bowl type games at Vanderbilt and at Bowling Green. Winning at least one of those would be nice, especially with the other game outside of the conference at Missouri.
– Here’s the problem. MTSU deals with a run of three road games in four weeks over the first half of the season, and has it even worse over the second half with four road games in five weeks.
– It’s an unfair schedule overall, but on the plus side the WKU game is at home. Unfortunately, the Marshall date is on the road.
– If all that wasn’t bad enough, one of the games against the West is against Louisiana Tech. The other two interdivisional games against North Texas and UTSA aren’t that bad.
– WATCH OUT FOR … at FIU. This is going to be a good enough team to go bowling, but there are too many nasty road games for a big year. Lose on the road to FIU, and a winning record could be rough.

2017 Non-Conference Games: Vanderbilt, at Minnesota, Bowling Green