Week 1: Middle Tennessee State @ Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee was the place for the opening of the Blue Raiders 2010 season. Yet, it was not how Coach Prime Legacy wanted to start out. "Our defense just let us down today. We were over matched, but still had an opportunity to win with some stops. Dwight and the offense executed our game plan very well with the short passing game and running game", said Coach Legacy when asked about the game. Dwight Dasher was 22 for 35 for 322 with a TD. Dwight had multiple plays that helped the Blue Raiders stay close. The best was on a third down and 12, Dwight broke loose from the pocket and hit McDonald across the middle for a 25 yard gain. But, it was still not enough as Tennessee's offense was not being stopped. Tyrone Poole went for 107 yards on 24 carries and finished with 2 TD's... just a tough day for the Blue Raiders defense. "We played well on the offense side of the ball. Just got to saddle up next week and play better. That's all I can say", Dwight Dasher during is post game interview. Middle Tennessee State will stay in SEC country and face the highly touted Florida Gators in Gainesville, Florida next week.