2005 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team

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.

2005 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football
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ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2005 record4–7 (3–4 Sun Belt)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDarin Hinshaw (3rd as OC, 5th overall season)
Defensive coordinatorMark Criner (2nd season)
Home stadiumJohnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
(Capacity: 30,788)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Sun Belt Conference 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  
Middle Tennessee   3 4         4 7  
Troy   3 4         4 7  
Florida Atlantic   2 5         2 9  
North Texas   2 5         2 9  
FIU   0 4         0 6  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • † – The NCAA vacated all 5 of FIU's (3–4, 5–6) wins

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResult
September 36:00 p.m.at Alabama*L 6-27
September 106:00 p.m.North TexasL 7-14
September 174:00 p.m.Akron*L 7-17
October 16:00 p.m.at Vanderbilt*W 17-15
October 153:00 p.m.at Florida AtlanticW 35-14
October 224:00 p.m.Louisiana-LafayetteL 10-13
November 54:00 p.m.Arkansas StateW 45-7
November 122:00 p.m.Louisiana-MonroeL 31-34
November 1912:00 p.m.at North Carolina State*L 3-24
November 266:00 p.m.at TroyW 17-7
December 36:00 p.m.at Florida InternationalL 31-35

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