Fifty days and counting for Blue Raiders

The Blue Raiders travel to the state of Florida on Sept. 1 to take on Sun Belt Conference rival Florida Atlantic. Story orginally published in the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal.

The countdown is on.

Fifty days from now, MTSU will open the 2007 season at Florida Atlantic in what promises to be a most intriguing matchup.

The Blue Raiders are coming off a 7-6 season and their first trip to a bowl game (Motor City). However, they did lose their final three games.

FAU, meanwhile, started 0-4 but finished the season winning five of its last eight games. More important, the Owls return 19 starters and two specialty team starters.

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