2005 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team

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2005 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football
Middle Tennessee Athletics logo.svg
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2005 record 4–7 (3–4 Sun Belt)
Head coach Andy McCollum (7th season)
Home stadium Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
(Capacity: 30,788)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State +   5 2         6 6  
Louisiana–Lafayette +   5 2         6 5  
Louisiana–Monroe +   5 2         5 6  
FIU   3 4         5 6  
Middle Tennessee   3 4         4 7  
Troy   3 4         4 7  
Florida Atlantic   2 5         2 9  
North Texas   2 5         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team represented Middle Tennessee State University in the 2005 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Coming off a 5–6 season the year prior, the Blue Raiders finished with a 4–7 record and a 3–4 record in the Sun Belt Conference to tie for fourth in the conference standings. Following the season, fellow fourth-place FIU was sanctioned by the NCAA and forced to vacate their wins. Additionally, first-place Arkansas State was found guilty of NCAA violations and self-imposed punishments including the vacating of four of their six wins that season. Head coach Andy McCollum, as well as the offensive and defensive coordinators for the Blue Raiders, were fired following the conclusion of the 2005 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 3 6:00 p.m. at Alabama* Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama L 6-27  
September 10 6:00 p.m. North Texas Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, Tennessee L 7-14  
September 17 4:00 p.m. Akron* Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, Tennessee L 7-17  
October 1 6:00 p.m. at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee W 17-15  
October 15 3:00 p.m. at Florida Atlantic FAU StadiumBoca Raton, Florida W 35-14  
October 22 4:00 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, Tennessee L 10-13  
November 5 4:00 p.m. Arkansas State Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, Tennessee W 45-7  
November 12 2:00 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, Tennessee L 31-34  
November 19 12:00 p.m. at North Carolina State* Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina L 3-24  
November 26 6:00 p.m. at Troy Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, Alabama W 17-7  
December 3 6:00 p.m. at Florida International FIU StadiumMiami, Florida  L 31-35 (vacated)  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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