The Memphis defense gave up 17 first quarter points to the Cougars, but allowed just 10 points the rest of the way. Brady White lead the Tigers offensive attack by throwing 5 touchdown passes to four different receivers and using his legs for an additional score. Memphis proved to be too much for the decimated Houston roster, winning on the road 45-27.
After hosting a raucous College Gameday on Beale Street Saturday Morning, the (#24) Memphis Tigers won a thriller in the Liberty Bowl, 54-48 over (#15) SMU.
With the graduation of Anthony Miller the Tigers will turn to their depth at receiver and talented tight ends to help fill the void.