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Alabama Football 2015: A Look at MTSU's Offense

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The Blue Raiders might not be as much of a pushover as we all expect....

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While seen as as a cupcake opponent by most, Middle Tennessee State is more like a full sized cake that someone accidentally dropped chopped jalepenos into the baking mix.

MTSU started the season strong, hanging 70 points on Jackson State. New starting quarterback Brent Stockstill had a debut that will be hard to top, passing for 364 yards and four touchdowns. The redshirt sophomore was not only explosive, but also efficient, hitting 80% of his passes on the day. He managed to spread the ball to nine different receivers on the day.

Running backs Jeremiah Bryson, Jordan Parker, and Shane Tucker return as starting running backs from last season, and they combined for 162 yards and three touchdowns.

At receiver, senior Ed Batties put up 123 yards and two touchdowns in a stellar debut to his senior season. It was his second 100 yard game of his career. Diminutive redshirt freshman Richie James also had a promising start with the program with 94 yards on seven receptions.

The Blue Raiders definitely have an explosive offense, and quarterback Brent Stockstill will look to test the young Alabama secondary with his plethora of options at wide receiver and running back.


JACKST MT
FIRST DOWNS
Total 9 36
Rushing 2 19
Passing 7 15
Penalty 0 2
RUSHING
Total (Net) 5 242
Attempts 20 62
Avg. Per Rush 0.3 3.9
Rushing TDs 0 4
Yds. Gained 42 283
Yds. Lost 37 41
PASSING
Total (Net) 271 363
Comp.-Att.-Int. 23-40-1 26-33-1
Avg. / Att. 6.8 11
Avg. / Comp. 11.8 14
TDs 2 4
TOTAL OFFENSE
Yards 276 605
Plays 60 95
Avg. / Play 4.6 6.4
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties - Yds. 7-1 1-15
MISCELLANEOUS
Poss. Time 24:37 35:23
3rd. Down Conv. 4 of 16 12 of 16
4th. Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 0
Red-Zone: Scores - Chances 1-1 8-9
Sacks: Total - Yds. 1-7 4-25
PAT: Total - Made 2-2 10-10
Field Goals: Total - Made 0-1 0-0