After a lackluster start saw Memphis fall behind 7-0, the Tigers dominated the Bulls from the middle of the first quarter on. Memphis outgained USF 560 total yards to just 170 for the school from Tampa. Memphis picked up 31 first downs compared to just 5 for Charlie Strong’s squad.
In what we’re referring to as a “double bounce back game” here at The BarnBurner, Memphis responded to last week’s disappointing loss at Temple to pummel the Tulane Green Wave 47-17 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening. Gainwell had a historic day, compiling stats the FBS hasn’t seen since 1997.
The Southern Jaguars marched down the field on the game’s first possession to open a 7-0 lead over the Tigers, and trailed by just 10
Memphis started off hot, but couldn’t hold on to a 30-17 halftime lead falling 31-30 to UCF.
Tulane broke an 11-game losing streak to Memphis, winning in the series for the first time since 2000. Tulane gets a potential season-changing win after starting 1-3, while Memphis falls to 0-2 in the AAC after high expectations coming into the season.
Memphis travels to New Orleans to play Tulane with both teams looking for their first conference win.
Behind 5 TDs from Brady White and 233 rushing yards from Darrell Henderson, Memphis picked up its 2nd win of the season.
Memphis held a 21-9 lead early in the 4th quarter, but turnovers, questionable play-calling, and their inability to convert and 3rd down proved too much to overcome in the heartbreaking loss to Navy.