CHARLOTTE, N.C. –Middle Tennessee rode the momentum of 28 unanswered first-half points to a 35-21 win at Charlotte.
GOOD IN NOVEMBER: Under Rick Stockstill, the Blue Raiders have enjoyed success down the final stretch of the season in November. Over its last 36 games in the month of November, the Blue Raiders are 25-11 and have won 16 of their last 21. Overall under Stockstill MT carries a 27-15 mark in November.
STOCKSTILL SETS PASSING RECORD: With 255 yards today against Charlotte, junior Brent Stockstill became the Blue Raiders’ all-time leading passing. Stockstill, who accomplished the feat in just 28 career games played, surpassed former Raider Wes Counts who had 8,007 yards from 1998 to 2001. Counts played in 43 games. Stockstill is now the school’s all-time leader in passing yards, passing yards per game, touchdown passes, 300-yard passing games and 400-yard passing games.
NO DOUBTING THOMAS: Junior RB Tavares Thomas continued to provide a strong impact in the ground game against Charlotte. Thomas rushed for a career-high 195 yards. He also turned in his second multi-touchdown performance of the season with two, one shy of his career high of three against FIU earlier this season.
LEE GETS 4TH: For the fourth time in his young career, sophomore Ty Lee went over the 100-yard receiving mark. Lee hauled in six passes for 121 yards, including a career long 63-yard TD grab in the second quarter. It was his second 60-plus yard play in Jerry Richardson Stadium as he had a 61-yard scoring run in last year’s win over the 49ers.
MT TRIPLETS: The Blue Raiders unveiled their version of triplets against Charlotte Saturday, as they had a 200-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver in the same game for the first time this season. Against Charlotte, QB Brent Stockstillthrew for 255 yards; RB Tavares Thomas rushed for a career-high 195 yards; and receiver Ty Lee had 121 yards.
QUICK HITTERS: PK Canon Rooker played in his team-high 49th game tonight … LB DJ Sanders made his team-leading 23rd straight start … QB Brent Stockstill has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in 20 straight games played … Another new uniform combination today as the Raiders wore blue helmets, gray jerseys and blue pants for the first time … OL/TE Ty Watkins recorded his first career touchdown reception on just his second all-time catch today against Charlotte … CJ Windham’s 47-yard reception was the longest of his career … Freshman Reed Blankenship recorded his team-leading second interception today and just the fourth for the Raiders this season … MT is now 60-6 when scoring 30 or more points under Stockstill.