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MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - Middle Tennessee’s football team received a bid to the Bahamas Bowl on Sunday.

The Blue Raiders (6-6) will play Toledo (7-5) on Dec. 17 at 11 a.m.

The game marks the ninth bowl game for Middle Tennessee during the FBS (I-A) era and 13th in school history.

“We are honored to be representing Conference USA in the Bahamas Bowl,” MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill said in a news release. “I am thrilled for this team and especially our senior class. This is a tremendous award for a team who has overcome a ton of adversity this season. We can’t wait to get there.”

“On behalf of our President, Dr. Sidney McPhee, I am honored and above excited about accepting a bowl invitation from the Bahamas Bowl,” Director of Athletics Chris Massaro said in a news release. “This will be our second trip to the Bahamas Bowl and our experience was second to none at a place that is truly paradise.”

The Blue Raiders won four of their final six games to even their record to close the regular season.

Fans can purchase tickets through the Middle Tennessee ticket office by calling 615-898-5261 or through the MTSU Athletics website. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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