In November, Celtic set a new British record for domestic games unbeaten after recording their 63rd in a row with a 4-0 win at St Johnstone.
Sixteen-year-old Harry Cochrane opened the scoring at Tynecastle, Northern Ireland global Kyle Lafferty added a superb second, and David Milinkovic made it three early in the second half before adding his second from the penalty spot.
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"We didn't cope with their physicality, we made too many mistakes", he added.
"I also want to congratulate my players to have gone through 69 games and this to be their first defeat", said Rodgers. "What they've done is incredible".
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NOTES: Middle Tennessee's defense made significant strides this year, rising from 96th to 30th in total defense before Saturday. That's a marked upgrade from sophomore quarterback John Urzua, who threw seven touchdowns to nine interceptions in six games.
"But also congratulations to my players, it (the unbeaten run) is a phenomenal achievement".
"Coming off the back of European games you can easily lose but these players have stood up to that".
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Those mental mistakes were highlighted in the season finale by turnovers and a botched extra point attempt at the end of the game. The Thundering Herd used big plays on offense and defense to defeat Colorado State.
There are little more than three days for the Bhoys to lick their wounds before they play a home fixture against Partick Thistle on Wednesday.