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No. 24 Memphis beats Tulane 56-26

Memphis, Tenn. (AP) During a four-game winning streak that has given No. 24 Memphis the lead in the American Athletic Conference West Division, the Tigers have averaged 49.5 points and 541.5 yards total offense. Still, there's something missing.

The Tigers are still seeking more from their high-powered offense that has occasionally sputtered.

They got plenty of points Friday night. Memphis overpowered Tulane 56-26 behind a balanced attack that produced 298 passing yards and 259 rushing yards. Quarterback Riley Ferguson passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two others, while running back Darrell Henderson added 112 yards and another score.

''When you score 56 points, it's a good night,'' Memphis coach Mike Norvell said. ''But we've got to continue to be more consistent in what we're doing.''

The win kept the Tigers (7-1, 4-1) atop the West Division by a half game over SMU, which defeated Tulsa on Friday night. Tulane (3-5, 1-3) dropped its third consecutive game and lost its 11th straight in the series.

The Tigers sputtered in the third quarter, managing only 30 yards and being held scoreless. In its win at Houston last week, Memphis was shut out in the first half before rallying for 42 second-half points.

''That third quarter was terrible,'' Memphis receiver Anthony Miller said. ''We're back to the drawing board. We've just got to limit the mistakes. We have yet to play a complete game. That's our goal this season.''

Ferguson entered having thrown for 1,181 yards and 11 touchdowns - with one interception - in the team's previous three games. He continued his solid play by throwing for 262 yards and three touchdowns in the opening half. The Tigers led 35-12 at the break.

He also was concerned about what transpired in the third quarter. Each of the team's three drives ended with punts. Two were three-and-outs.

''It's just execution, that's the main thing,'' Ferguson said. ''We have to keep ourselves in manageable downs and distances. If we do that, we'll be successful.''

Tulane, which ranked 12th nationally in rushing at 266 yards per game, managed only 16 rushing yards in the first quarter and 122 for the game.

''Seeing them with 52 carries and (only) 122 yards, that's pretty special,'' Norvell said.

Despite the sluggish start, the Green Wave scored 19 straight points after falling behind 35-0.

Tulane scored twice in the final 3:44 of the first half - including a touchdown on the final play of the half - and added a third-quarter touchdown on a 6-yard pass from Jonathan Banks to Charles Jones to trim the deficit to 35-19.

Although Memphis averaged 12 yards per play in the opening half, it was unable to sustain its first-half production. Memphis required a defensive score to create a second-half spark. Linebacker Austin Hall recovered a bad Tulane snap in the end zone to give the Tigers a 42-19 lead early in the fourth quarter. Ferguson added his two rushing touchdowns in the closing eight minutes.

''We're just not to the point where we can miss assignments,'' Tulane coach Wilie Fritz said. ''They have great skilled guys, an excellent quarterback, good backs, good receivers. ... You have to be hitting on all cylinders defensively and we certainly weren't.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Tulane: Much like it did in last week's 34-28 loss to South Florida, another nationally ranked opponent, Tulane battled back from a huge deficit. Against USF, the Green Wave rallied from being down 34-7. Against Memphis, the Green Wave trimmed what was a 35-point deficit to 16 points on two occasions.

Memphis: The Tigers continued on their trek to the American Athletic Conference West Division title. Memphis has won four straight and has games left against Tulsa, SMU and East Carolina. Only SMU has a winning record.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Tulane: None

Memphis: With an overpowering effort against Tulane, the 24th-ranked Tigers could move up another spot or two. Memphis will be ranked for the third straight week.

ALL CAUGHT UP

Memphis' Anthony Miller became the school's career leading in receiving yards in the first half after a 12-yard reception. Miller surpassed Duke Calhoun, who had 2,981 receiving yards from 2006 to `09. Miller finished with six catches for 75 yards and has 2,987 career receiving yards.

INJURY REPORT

Memphis: Defensive lineman John Tate went down in the first half with an apparent knee injury, but was able to walk off the field. He returned to the game later in the half. Another defensive lineman, Christian Johnson, hobbled off midway through the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT

Tulane: The Green Wave returns home to play host to struggling Cincinnati. The Bearcats have dropped five straight, are 0-4 in league play and 2-6 overall.

Memphis: The Tigers, who played one Saturday game in October, continue their non-Saturday stretch. Memphis travels to Tulsa Friday to play another struggling conference team. Tulsa lost earlier this month, 62-28, to Tulane.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:59
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
26
56
Touchdown 1:59
4-R.Ferguson runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
22
yds
02:55
pos
26
55
Point After TD 7:32
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
26
49
Touchdown 7:32
4-R.Ferguson runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
9
plays
57
yds
03:43
pos
26
48
Point After TD 11:16
62-M.Glover extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
26
42
Touchdown 11:16
1-J.Banks complete to 86-D.Mooney. 86-D.Mooney runs 41 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
69
yds
01:09
pos
25
42
Point After TD 12:32
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
19
42
Touchdown 12:41
to TUL End Zone FUMBLES. 25-A.Hall runs no gain for a touchdown.
1
plays
97
yds
0:00
pos
19
41
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:08
62-M.Glover extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
19
35
Touchdown 4:08
1-J.Banks complete to 84-C.Jones. 84-C.Jones runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
62
yds
06:43
pos
18
35
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 0:00
1-J.Banks to MEM 10 for -8 yards (24-T.Windham).
plays
yds
pos
26
56
Touchdown 0:00
1-J.Banks complete to 84-C.Jones. 84-C.Jones runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
77
yds
01:46
pos
12
35
Missed Point After Touchdown 3:44
62-M.Glover extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
6
35
Touchdown 3:44
1-J.Banks runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
77
yds
07:28
pos
6
35
Point After TD 11:20
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
35
Touchdown 11:20
4-R.Ferguson complete to 13-K.Jones. 13-K.Jones runs 37 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
37
yds
00:13
pos
0
34
Point After TD 12:40
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
28
Touchdown 12:40
8-D.Henderson runs 82 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
82
yds
00:13
pos
0
27
Point After TD 13:59
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 13:59
4-R.Ferguson complete to 5-S.Dykes. 5-S.Dykes runs 38 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
87
yds
00:50
pos
0
20
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:48
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 6:48
4-R.Ferguson complete to 3-A.Miller. 3-A.Miller runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
93
yds
02:20
pos
0
13
Point After TD 10:42
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:42
1-T.Pollard runs 58 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
90
yds
00:30
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 18 19
Rushing 11 6
Passing 6 12
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 11-23 9-14
4th Down Conv 2-3 0-1
Total Net Yards 275 557
Total Plays 83 63
Avg Gain 3.3 8.8
Net Yards Rushing 122 259
Rush Attempts 52 32
Avg Rush Yards 2.3 8.1
Net Yards Passing 153 298
Comp. - Att. 15-31 18-31
Yards Per Pass 4.9 9.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 7-50 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-27 8-80
Touchdowns 4 8
Rushing TDs 1 4
Passing TDs 3 3
Other 0 1
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 7-37.7 4-38.5
Return Yards 180 18
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 9-179 2-18
Int. - Returns 1-1 0-0
Kicking 2/3 8/8
Extra Points 2/3 8/8
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Tulane 3-5 0127726
24 Memphis 7-1 142102156
153 PASS YDS 298
122 RUSH YDS 259
275 TOTAL YDS 557
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Banks 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 203 3 0 139.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50.8% 926 9 2 137.1
J. Banks 15/30 203 3 0
D. Hilliard 26 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
D. Hilliard 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Hilliard 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 67 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
133 768 9
D. Hilliard 19 67 0 15
D. Bradwell 10 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 274 2
D. Bradwell 5 27 0 12
J. Banks 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 19 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 305 4
J. Banks 21 19 1 22
S. Badie 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 303 2
S. Badie 2 9 0 6
T. Encalade 5 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 85 1
T. Encalade 1 8 0 8
J. Brantley 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 188 3
J. Brantley 3 -5 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Mooney 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 70 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 221 2
D. Mooney 4 70 1 41
T. Encalade 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 63 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 374 3
T. Encalade 3 63 0 34
K. Ardoin 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 56 0
K. Ardoin 1 28 0 28
C. Jones II 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 14 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 55 2
C. Jones II 3 14 2 7
J. Clewis 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 117 0
J. Clewis 1 13 0 13
D. Hilliard 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 120 2
D. Hilliard 1 6 0 6
J. Toles 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
J. Toles 1 5 0 5
S. Badie 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 7 0
S. Badie 1 4 0 4
D. Glenn 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Glenn 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Kuerschen 36 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
C. Kuerschen 7-0 0.0 0
J. Franklin 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
J. Franklin 6-0 0.0 1
D. Lewis Jr. 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
D. Lewis Jr. 4-0 0.0 0
Z. Harris 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
Z. Harris 3-0 0.0 0
P. Nickerson 17 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 3 0.0
P. Nickerson 2-1 0.0 0
L. Jackson 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
L. Jackson 2-0 0.0 0
R. Marbley 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Marbley 2-0 0.0 0
S. Wilson 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Wilson 2-0 0.0 0
P. Hall 16 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
P. Hall 2-0 0.0 0
C. Sample 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Sample 2-0 0.0 0
P. Johnson 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
L. Graham 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Graham 1-0 0.0 0
Q. Carroll 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Q. Carroll 1-0 0.0 0
R. Kennedy 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Kennedy 1-0 0.0 0
J. Allen 10 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Allen 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Glover 62 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/3
SEASON FG XP
1/1 20/22
M. Glover 0/0 0 2/3 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Z. Block 49 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 37.7 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
38 39.3 3
Z. Block 7 37.7 3 46
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Badie 3 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
7 22.7 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 21.8 32 0
S. Badie 7 22.7 32 0
D. Mooney 86 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
D. Mooney 1 5.0 5 0
P. Johnson 34 DE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
P. Johnson 1 15.0 15 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Ferguson 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.1% 298 3 1 164.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.7% 2583 23 7 146.8
R. Ferguson 18/31 298 3 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Henderson 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 112 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
81 653 4
D. Henderson 10 112 1 82
T. Pollard 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 76 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 126 1
T. Pollard 3 76 1 58
P. Taylor Jr. 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
85 396 7
P. Taylor Jr. 14 50 0 14
R. Ferguson 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 18 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 3 3
R. Ferguson 4 18 2 11
J. Williams 9 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 13 0
J. Williams 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Miller 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 75 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
61 859 10
A. Miller 6 75 1 21
P. Mayhue 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 56 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 313 1
P. Mayhue 3 56 0 30
D. Henderson 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 50 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 133 1
D. Henderson 3 50 0 45
T. Pollard 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 333 2
T. Pollard 4 42 0 22
S. Dykes 5 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 38 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 165 3
S. Dykes 1 38 1 38
K. Jones 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 37 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 108 1
K. Jones 1 37 1 37
J. Williams 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 143 0
J. Williams 0 0 0 0
P. Taylor Jr. 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 108 1
P. Taylor Jr. 0 0 0 0
M. Slade 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 51 1
M. Slade 0 0 0 0
D. Coxie 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 113 1
D. Coxie 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Hall 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 3 0.0
A. Hall 10-0 0.0 0
G. Avery 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 3.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 3.5
G. Avery 7-1 3.5 0
Jo. Perry 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
Jo. Perry 6-0 0.0 0
T. Carter 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 4 0.0
T. Carter 6-0 0.0 0
T. Hart 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
T. Hart 4-0 0.0 0
C. Akins 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
C. Akins 4-1 0.0 0
J. Cook 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Cook 3-0 0.0 0
C. Johnson 15 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.5
C. Johnson 3-1 1.5 0
J. Wilson 38 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
J. Wilson 3-1 1.0 0
T. Windham 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Windham 2-0 0.0 0
S. White 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. White 2-0 0.0 0
J. Tate 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Tate 2-0 0.0 0
E. Cooper 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Cooper 1-0 0.0 0
J. Hill 52 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Hill 1-0 0.0 0
B. Huff 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
B. Huff 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Patterson 36 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 8/8
SEASON FG XP
4/6 30/31
R. Patterson 0/0 0 8/8 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Smith 17 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 37.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
16 39.0 0
S. Smith 2 37.0 0 40
N. Jacobs 47 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 40.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
18 40.9 1
N. Jacobs 2 40.0 1 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Henderson 8 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 16.0 21 0
D. Henderson 1 9.0 9 0
J. Williams 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 12.5 9 0
J. Williams 1 9.0 9 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:22 TULANE 35 2:01 3 6 Punt
10:36 TULANE 49 1:21 4 4 Punt
6:42 TULANE 32 2:06 3 0 Punt
3:25 TULANE 40 1:55 3 6 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:54 TULANE 29 0:48 3 7 Punt
12:36 TULANE 20 0:47 3 -3 Punt
11:12 TULANE 38 7:28 14 62 TD
1:46 TULANE 23 1:46 9 77 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TULANE 21 3:18 7 28 Punt
10:51 TULANE 38 6:43 12 62 TD
2:47 TULANE 20 0:48 3 3 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:03 TULANE 12 0:22 3 -12 TD
12:25 TULANE 31 1:09 5 69 TD
7:27 TULANE 13 2:26 10 35 Downs
1:52 TULANE 36 1:29 4 15 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 MEMP 33 1:27 7 32 Downs
11:12 MEMP 35 0:30 4 70 TD
9:08 MEMP 12 2:20 9 93 TD
4:27 MEMP 28 0:51 3 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:12 MEMP 13 0:50 8 87 TD
12:53 MEMP 18 0:13 1 82 TD
11:33 TULANE 37 0:13 2 37 TD
3:40 MEMP 34 1:46 5 -11 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:35 MEMP 20 0:36 3 4 Punt
4:05 MEMP 43 1:11 3 3 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:44 MEMP 33 1:33 9 13 Punt
11:15 TULANE 49 3:43 9 49 TD
4:54 TULANE 22 2:55 5 22 TD