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The Middle Tennessee State football team will try to stay in contention for a Conference USA East title on homecoming against visiting Southern Miss on Saturday (2:30 kickoff, ESPN+).

The Blue Raiders (3-4, 1-2 C-USA) are coming off a 44-13 win over UConn last week, and Southern Miss (1-6, 0-3) was routed 34-0 by Alabama-Birmingham.

Here’s what you need to know about the game:

Nation’s best

MTSU enters Saturday tied with Iowa for the FBS lead in takeaways with 20.

The Blue Raiders have recovered 10 fumbles and forced 10 interceptions through seven games.

MTSU is second in the nation in turnover margin with 13, having turned the ball over just seven times.

Senior safety Reed Blankenship leads the team with three fumble recoveries, and redshirt freshman cornerback Quincy Riley leads with three interceptions.

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