TIgers Top SMU, 31-26 

Memphis running backs Curtis Steele (123 yards) and Brandon Ross (111 yards) contributed to a potent ground game (306 yards rushing), as the U of M dominated time of possession and beat SMU in Dallas Saturday, 31-26.

Tiger quarterback Brent Toney was just effective enough to keep the Mustangs honest, completing 9 of 19 passes, including two touchdowns.

The Memphis defense allowed 311 yards passing but completely shut down SMU's run game, limiting the Mustangs to 38 yards total.

SMU cut into a 10-point Memphis lead in the fourth quarter with a late touchdown, but missed a two-point conversion and failed in an onside kickoff, to allow Memphis to seal the win. The Tigers are now 5-5, while SMU fell to 1-9 on the season.

More details and a box score.

--Bruce VanWyngarden

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Top Viewed Stories

ADVERTISEMENT

Flyer Flashback

Looking Back at the Flyer’s $50,000 Giveaway

To celebrate the Flyer’s 25th year, we’ll be using this space each week to look back on stories from past issues.

Read Story

Site Search

From the Archives

  • MLB's Civil Rights Game Moved from Memphis to Cincinnati

    The Civil Rights Game, a preseason hit played in Memphis its first two times around, is moving to Cincinnati and into the 2009 regular season, Major League Baseball announced on Thursday ...
    • Sep 18, 2008
  • The Marc Iavaroni Interview

    The Grizzlies open their regular season Wednesday night in Houston. To get a handle on where the young Grizzlies stand heading into the season, Chris Herrington talked to head coach Marc Iavaroni about who is likely to get minutes and how the parts fit. Read the wide-ranging interview with Iavaroni at Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's Grizzlies blog.
    • Oct 26, 2008
  • More »

Most Commented On

© 1996-2014

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Memphis Business Quarterly
Powered by Foundation