Middle Tennessee adds Tennessee Tech to 2024 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have added the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles to their 2024 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.

A copy of the football game agreement with Middle Tennessee State University was obtained from Tennessee Tech University via a state public records request.

Middle Tennessee will host Tennessee Tech at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024. The Blue Raiders will pay the Golden Eagles a $300,000 guarantee for the contest, according to the copy of the contract.

Middle Tennessee and Tennessee Tech first met on the gridiron in 1917 and have played 75 times overall. The Blue Raiders defeated the Golden Eagles in their most recent contest in 2006 to extend their slim advantage in the series to 36-32-7.

Tennessee Tech is a member of the Big South-OVC Football Association in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Golden Eagles are entering their sixth season under head coach Dewayne Alexander, who has a 16-36 overall record at the school.

With the addition of Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee has tentatively completed its non-conference schedule for the 2024 season. The Blue Raiders’ other three non-conference contests in 2024 are all on the road — at the Ole Miss Rebels on Sept. 7, at the Memphis Tigers on Sept. 28, and at the Duke Blue Devils on a date to be determined.

Tennessee Tech now has three non-conference opponents scheduled for 2024, which is a 12-game season for FCS teams. The Golden Eagles are also slated to visit the Georgia Bulldogs on Sept. 7 and host the South Carolina State Bulldogs on Oct. 5.

Football Schedules

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments (4)

FCS schools can play 12 games in seasons where Week 1 is August 30 or 31, since they would have 2 byes otherwise.

Dan-ke, Evan Escher,
Next Year I’ll already have the Fact in the recesses of my 2024 Brain that ’24 is a Year where 1AA CFPA Championship Subdivision Franchises can play 12 Games.

Meanwhile, back in 2023, I’m anticipating the Every Game really counts 11 Game Season leading to the 24 Team CFPA 25. November, 02. December 1st & 2nd Rounds.

Per NCAA rule, FCS schools can play 12 games in years when the period starting with the Thursday before Labor Day and ending with the final Saturday in November contains 14 Saturdays. The next time the calendar will allow 12 regular-season games is 2024 and again in 2025.