Blue Raider football will have all 12 games televised in 2021

Jun 03, 2021 at 10:00 am by Voice Wire

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Middle Tennessee will have all 12 of its games broadcast on television for the 2021 football season, as announced by the Conference USA office on Tuesday. Please see below for all ticket information.

Blue Raider games will be available this fall via CBS Sports Network, Stadium, ESPN3/+, and the ACC Network.

Middle Tennessee opens the 2021 campaign at home against Monmouth in a game that will kick off at 6 p.m. CT and be shown on ESPN3. It will be the first ever meeting between the Blue Raiders and the Hawks who advanced to the NCAA FCS Playoffs this past spring.

Middle Tennessee will then embark on a three-game road swing which begins at Virginia Tech on Sept. 11. It will be the Blue Raiders' first ever meeting against the Hokies from the ACC and the game will kickoff at 1 p.m. CT on the ACC Network.

MT will travel to UTSA and Charlotte the next two weeks to open conference play. The Raiders and Roadrunners will meet for the fourth time and it will be the third trip to the Alamodome for Middle Tennessee. MT added a mid-season game against UTSA last year due to COVID-19. The Blue Raiders and Roadrunners will play on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. CT.

The Blue Raiders will close out September against the 49ers on a Friday night. The Blue Raiders and 49ers will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network at 5:30 p.m. CT. MT owns a 4-1 all-time record against Charlotte and this will be the fourth trip to the Queen City for the Blue Raiders in six meetings.

Middle Tennessee will begin October at home against league power Marshall, who spent most of 2020 in the national rankings. The Blue Raiders are 3-1 against the Herd at home all-time. The contest will be aired on Stadium with a 6 p.m. CT kickoff.

The next two games will be non-conference road contests against Liberty on Oct. 9 and UConn on Oct. 22. The game time and television at Liberty will not be announced by ESPN until 12 days out. The Blue Raiders and Huskies will play on Friday night on CBS Sports Network. Kickoff will be 5 p.m. CT.

The Blue Raiders return home on Oct. 30 to host Southern Miss for Homecoming. The game will appear on ESPN3/+ with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. MT is 3-0 all-time against the Golden Eagles and this will be the first meeting since 2014.

Conference USA's longest-running rivalry is set for Nov. 6 when the Blue Raiders travel to WKU. It will be the 71st meeting and the 34th in Bowling Green. The game will be shown on Stadium at 2:30 p.m. CT.

The Blue Raiders will then host FIU and Old Dominion in back-to-back weeks before ending the regular season on Nov. 27 at FAU. The FIU and ODU games will both kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CT and be aired on ESPN3/+.

The Blue Raiders and Owls will have a 6 p.m. CT kickoff on Stadium.

The 2021 C-USA Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 4 will air on CBS Sports Network.

ABC/ESPN is scheduled to carry all three of C-USA's bowl games in which it has a guaranteed selection.

2021 BLUE RAIDER TV SCHEDULE (all times are central)
9/4 vs Monmouth (6 p.m./ESPN3) (Community Day)
9/11 at Virginia Tech (1 p.m./ACCNX)
9/18 at UTSA (5 p.m./ESPN+)
9/24 at Charlotte (5:30 p.m./CBSSN)
10/2 vs Marshall (6 p.m./Stadium) (Family Weekend/Blackout/Hall of Fame)
Oct. 9 at Liberty (TBA/TBA)
10/22 at UConn (5 p.m./CBSSN)
10/30 vs Southern Miss (2:30 p.m./ ESPN3/+) (Homecoming)
11/6 at WKU (2:30 p.m./Stadium)
11/13 vs FIU (2:30 p.m./ ESPN3/+) (Salute to Veterans/Armed Forces)
11/20 vs ODU (2:30 p.m./ ESPN3/+) (Senior Day)
11/27 at FAU (6 p.m./Stadium)


FOOTBALL TICKET INFORMATION
Blue Raider football season tickets for 2021 are currently on sale, with seats starting as low as $90 for the entire season. Incredible seats are still available in our reserved chair back locations, as well as sideline reserved and end zone reserved areas. Depending on your preferred tailgating location or entrance point into Floyd Stadium, we're ready to assist you in finding your preferred viewing location.

Fans can purchase season tickets online with our interactive seating map here https://am.ticketmaster.com/mtsu/buy#/ or by calling the Blue Raider ticket office at 615-898-5261.

Payment Plan Options - All Blue Raider fans can make their commitment by the renewal deadline without any financial transaction due until July 15 when selecting the 2-month payment plan. Blue Raider athletics is proud to offer two remaining payment plan options, including 3-month (June - August) and 2-month (July - August) options. Payment plans run automatically on the 16th of each month.

Fun in Floyd - We are pleased to welcome back for 2021 our exciting Blue Raider Family Fun Zone inside Floyd Stadium with bounce houses, balloon artists and face painting for our little Blue Raiders. All features of the Family Fun Zone are free. And don't forget the highly anticipated return of our popular Blue Raider Beer Garden, located in the south end zone at field level for all guests 21 years of age and older serving craft beer.

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