Austin Peay at Memphis

Memphis takes down Austin Peay 63-0


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Paxton Lynch ran for two scores and threw two touchdown passes, leading Memphis to a 63-0 victory over Austin Peay in both teams' season opener.

Memphis' seven rushing touchdowns tied a school record and the Tigers reached their highest point total since 1969.

The Tigers scored less than 3 minutes into the game on a nine-play drive capped by Sam Craft's 2-yard touchdown. They intercepted Trey Taylor's pass on Austin Peay's first possession, leading to Brandon Hayes rushing for a 3-yard score that put Memphis up 14-0.

Lynch rushed for two touchdowns and threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Alan Cross in the second quarter for a 42-0 lead. Freshman Jarvis Cooper carried the ball eight times for 101 yards and one touchdown, all in the fourth quarter.

Austin Peay was held to 30 yards passing. The Governors have not won a game since the 2012 season.

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Scoring Summary
MEMPSam Craft 2 yd run (Jake Elliott kick)
MEMPBrandon Hayes 3 yd run (Jake Elliott kick)
MEMPDoroland Dorceus 5 yd run (Jake Elliott kick)
MEMPPaxton Lynch 5 yd run (Jake Elliott kick)
MEMPPaxton Lynch 9 yd run (Jake Elliott kick)
MEMPAlan Cross 9 yd pass from Paxton Lynch (Jake Elliott kick)
MEMPMose Frazier 17 yd pass from Paxton Lynch (Jake Elliott kick)
MEMPDoroland Dorceus 8 yd run (Jake Elliott kick)
MEMPJarvis Cooper 6 yd run (Jake Elliott kick)
Team Stats
First Downs828
Third Down Efficiency1-136-12
Fourth Down Efficiency0-02-2
Plays-Net Yards50-14682-545
Passing Yds30242
Kick Return Yds590
Punt Return Yds2112
Time of Poss.25:4734:13
Individual Stats
AP: Justin Roberson 8-50, Darrien Boone 8-30, Rashaan Coleman 5-19, Julian Franklin 5-10, Trey Taylor 7-6, Otis Gerron 1-1
MEMP: Jarvis Cooper 8-101, Brandon Hayes 11-59, Doroland Dorceus 10-41, Tearris Wallace 10-37, Paxton Lynch 5-34, Sam Craft 8-27, Jason Stewart 1-8, Team 2--4
AP: Trey Taylor 4-9-20-1, Darrien Boone 2-7-10-0
MEMP: Paxton Lynch 20-27-242-1
AP: Jared Beard 2-9, Malik Boynton 1-9, Wesley Thomas 1-5, Dustin McPhetridge 1-5, Devon Jones 1-2
MEMP: Mose Frazier 4-55, Alan Cross 4-48, Tevin Jones 4-31, Keiwone Malone 3-58, Sam Craft 3-14, Daniel Hurd 1-28, Joe Craig 1-8

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