Tigers Top SMU in Three OTs, 55-52; Accept Bowl Bid 

It was one of those games where old the cliche, "whoever has the ball last will win" was literally true.

After multiple lead changes and ties throughout the game, the Tigers and SMU ended up tied at the end of regulation, 42-42, as Memphis Matt Reagan missed a potential game-winning field goal from 32 yards.

Overtime brought more of the same, as the teams traded scores until Reagan's second-chance game-winner in the third extra period.

Tiger quarterback Martin Hankins threw for 4 touchdowns and 350 yards, to lead the Memphis offense. The Tigers finished the regular season at 7-5 and are headed to a bowl game for the fourth time in Coach Tommy's West's tenure, having accepted a bid from the New Orleans just after game.

For stats, recap, play-by-play, etc., go to SI.Com.

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