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.
John T. Chance: That's what I got.
That exchange occurs in Rio Bravo, the 1959 Howard Hawks western that is one of my very favorite films. Wheeler, played by bit player supreme Ward Bond, is concerned about his friend Chance (John Wayne), a small-town sheriff ...
What else has Chris Herrington got on the Griz? Find out here.