UT Martin at Memphis

UT-Martin 20, Memphis 17


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Cody Sandlin kicks a 43-yard field goal with four seconds left to give Tennessee-Martin a 20-17 win over Memphis in the season opener for both teams.

It looked like the game - which was delayed several hours by bad weather - was headed to overtime when Memphis' Keiwone Malone fumbled a punt. The Skyhawks recovered the miscue at the Tigers' 27-yard line with 17 seconds to play. Then Sandlin connected on the game-winner to ruin Justin Fuente's coaching debut with the Tigers.

Memphis had tied the game at 17 with 52 seconds to play when Jacob Karam connected with Marcus Rucker on a 20-yard TD pass.

Karam was 12 for 28 and threw for 157 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers. Memphis' Jerell Rhodes added 106 rushing yards on 24 carries.

UT-Martin quarterback Derek Carr passed for 211 yards and finished 19-for-38 with a touchdown.

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Scoring Summary
MEMPJerrell Rhodes 3 yd run (Paulo Henriques kick)
TNMARTQuentin Sims 9 yd pass from Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin kick)
MEMPPaulo Henriques 33 yd FG
TNMARTDJ McNeil 5 yd run (Cody Sandlin kick)
TNMARTCody Sandlin 26 yd FG
MEMPMarcus Rucker 20 yd pass from Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques kick)
TNMARTCody Sandlin 43 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2520
Third Down Efficiency2-138-17
Fourth Down Efficiency1-22-3
Plays-Net Yards77-39272-359
Passing Yds211157
Kick Return Yds052
Punt Return Yds0-3
Time of Poss.30:5429:6
Individual Stats
TNMART: Jason McNair 15-82, Tevin Barksdale 11-50, DJ McNeil 10-42, Derek Carr 2-7
MEMP: Jerrell Rhodes 24-106, Jacob Karam 10-52, Jaquise Cook 9-40, Eric Mathews 1-4
TNMART: Derek Carr 19-38-211-2, James Satterfield 0-1-0-0
MEMP: Jacob Karam 12-28-157-0
TNMART: Quentin Sims 8-70, Dylan Davis 4-62, Jason McNair 4-35, Tevin Barksdale 2-29, Ben Everett 1-15
MEMP: Kevin Wright 4-29, Marcus Rucker 3-45, Keiwone Malone 2-33, Alan Cross 1-36, Jaquise Cook 1-10, Jerrell Rhodes 1-4

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