Sunday, September 2, 2012

UT-Martin 20, Memphis 17

Posted By on Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Like his five most recent predecessors as University of Memphis football coach, Justin Fuente lost his debut. Almost six hours after kickoff — thanks to a weather delay that lasted two hours and forty minutes — Skyhawk kicker Cody Sandlin drilled a 43-yard field goal to crush the spirits of a few thousand Memphis fans determined to see the first win of yet another new "era." (A crowd of 39,076 filled most of the Liberty Bowl under pleasant conditions when the game started.)

The winning field goal came after the Tigers' Keiwone Malone fumbled a punt at the Memphis 27 yard line with 17 seconds to play. (The fumble was reviewed by the game officials and upheld.)

A full report on Saturday's game will be posted at Tiger Blue Sunday morning. (Later Sunday morning, that is.)

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