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Riley Ferguson, No. 22 Memphis roll over Tulsa 41-14

Tulsa, Okla. (AP) Memphis turned up its defense and put away Tulsa for another runaway win.

The Tigers are rolling.

Riley Ferguson passed for 298 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 22 Memphis shut down Tulsa's rushing attack on its way to a 41-14 on Friday night.

''Very proud of our football team,'' Tigers coach Mike Norvell. ''We knew that was one of the keys to the game, stopping the run, and our guys did a great job in doing that. We put some pressure on our defensive backfield, they played a lot of man coverage and we were able to attack, trying to load the box and trying to make them one-dimensional.''

The Golden Hurricane rushed for 97 yards in the first quarter and then just 48 the rest of the game. While Tulsa sputtered offensively, Darrell Henderson ran for 123 yards on 14 carries and contributed six receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown in Memphis' fifth straight victory.

''Tough game,'' Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery. ''I thought we played a pretty good first half. Got to be more consistent. ... I've got to do a better job coaching, and we've got to come out and do a better job in the second half.''

Luke Skipper completed 18 of 31 passes for 157 yards and ran for a score for Tulsa (2-8, 1-5 American), which has dropped three in a row.

D'Angelo Brewer gained 119 yards on 21 carries, but the Golden Hurricane's ground attack was held in check after beginning the day ranked 12th in the nation with 260.2 yards rushing per game.

Chad President's 7-yard touchdown run for Tulsa tied it at 14 just 2:20 into the second quarter, but the Tigers (8-1, 5-1, No. 23 CFP) surrendered just 69 yards of total offense - 32 rushing - over the entire second half.

''I think our relentless effort played a role, we practice being a physical team,'' said linebacker Austin Hall, who led the Tigers with six tackles. ''Tulsa, they got a good running offense and we held them under 150 yards, so that's great. We talk about pursuing the ball and that's what we did tonight.''

TAKEAWAYS

Memphis: Four different receivers had touchdown grabs for the Tigers. On his 59-yard touchdown catch that put Memphis up 14-7 late in the opening quarter, Tony Pollard evaded several defenders, managing to tip-toe down the sideline about 20 yards, barely staying inbounds, before avoiding another tackler and finally reaching the end zone. Anthony Miller's touchdown reception, on an 18-yard pass that gave the Tigers a 21-14 lead with 6:42 left in the second quarter, came on a spectacular catch in the end zone. Miller also threw a 35-yard pass to Roderick Proctor in the first quarter, a key play on the Tigers' first scoring drive.

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane definitely missed backup running back Shamari Brooks. The freshman rushed for 687 yards and 10 touchdowns before suffering a season-ending broken collarbone last week.

PLAY OF THE GAME

The opening possession of the second half was a key stretch in deciding the game. Holding a 21-14 lead, the Tigers methodically drove 90 yards in 17 plays, chewing 6:29 off the clock, before scoring on Patrick Taylor's 1-yard rush on fourth-and-goal with 8:31 remaining in the third quarter.

''That was huge for us, confidence-wise,'' Ferguson said. ''We talked about it at halftime, that we had to come out and had a chance to put them away and we did that.''

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With a convincing victory, the Tigers have a shot to possibly move up into the top 20.

FLAG DAY

Both teams committed a lot of penalties, some of them costly. Memphis was flagged 10 times for 77 yards, with one penalty nullifying what would have been a 95-yard kickoff return touchdown by Pollard in the second quarter. Tulsa was penalized 14 times for 103 yards, and had what could have been a momentum-changing interception on the Memphis 32-yard line wiped out by an offside penalty late in the second quarter.

UP NEXT

Memphis: The Tigers will have a bye week before taking on SMU at home on Nov. 18 in a showdown that could decide the American West Division title.

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane go on the road to face another tough opponent, USF.

FINAL WORD

''Right now, we feel like the only team that can beat us is us,'' Pollard said. ''As long as we keep playing the way we're playing and staying focused and playing together, we're unstoppable.''

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:41
36-R.Patterson 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
5
plays
59
yds
02:44
pos
41
14
Point After TD 10:43
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
38
14
Touchdown 10:43
4-R.Ferguson complete to 10-D.Coxie. 10-D.Coxie runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
100
yds
01:22
pos
37
14
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:09
36-R.Patterson 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
68
yds
01:38
pos
31
14
Point After TD 8:31
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
14
Touchdown 8:31
6-P.Taylor runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
21
plays
115
yds
06:23
pos
27
14
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:42
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
14
Touchdown 6:42
4-R.Ferguson complete to 3-A.Miller. 3-A.Miller runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
71
yds
03:06
pos
20
14
Point After TD 12:40
19-R.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 12:40
10-C.President runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
100
yds
01:31
pos
14
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:44
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 1:44
4-R.Ferguson complete to 1-T.Pollard. 1-T.Pollard runs 59 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
75
yds
01:04
pos
13
7
Point After TD 2:48
19-R.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 2:48
13-L.Skipper runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
100
yds
03:51
pos
7
6
Point After TD 6:46
36-R.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 6:46
4-R.Ferguson complete to 8-D.Henderson. 8-D.Henderson runs 17 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
98
yds
03:17
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 28 17
Rushing 6 8
Passing 17 7
Penalty 5 2
3rd Down Conv 6-14 4-14
4th Down Conv 1-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 524 294
Total Plays 77 66
Avg Gain 6.8 4.5
Net Yards Rushing 191 145
Rush Attempts 37 35
Avg Rush Yards 5.2 4.1
Net Yards Passing 333 149
Comp. - Att. 28-40 18-31
Yards Per Pass 8.3 4.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 3-8
Penalties - Yards 10-77 14-103
Touchdowns 5 2
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 4 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 5-40.6 9-44.1
Return Yards 51 101
Punts - Returns 2-5 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-40 6-101
Int. - Returns 1-6 0-0
Kicking 7/7 2/2
Extra Points 5/5 2/2
Field Goals 2/2 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
23 Memphis 8-1 147101041
Tulsa 2-8 770014
333 PASS YDS 149
191 RUSH YDS 145
524 TOTAL YDS 294
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Ferguson 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.2% 298 4 0 167.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.7% 2881 27 7 149.1
R. Ferguson 27/39 298 4 0
A. Miller 3 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 35 0 0 394.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 35 0 0 394.0
A. Miller 1/1 35 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Henderson 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 123 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
95 776 4
D. Henderson 14 123 0 53
P. Taylor Jr. 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 56 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
97 452 8
P. Taylor Jr. 12 56 1 18
T. Pollard 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 135 1
T. Pollard 4 9 0 3
D. Dorceus 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 142 2
D. Dorceus 2 8 0 6
R. Ferguson 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 5 3
R. Ferguson 1 2 0 2
A. Miller 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 21 0
A. Miller 1 1 0 1
D. Moore 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 32 0
D. Moore 1 -5 0 -5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
P. Mayhue 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 74 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 387 1
P. Mayhue 4 74 0 38
T. Pollard 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 61 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 394 3
T. Pollard 2 61 1 59
D. Henderson 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 50 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 183 2
D. Henderson 6 50 1 21
A. Miller 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 46 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
67 905 11
A. Miller 6 46 1 18
R. Proctor 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 64 0
R. Proctor 2 39 0 35
J. Magnifico 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 256 3
J. Magnifico 3 24 0 12
D. Coxie 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 134 2
D. Coxie 2 21 1 12
M. Slade 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 63 1
M. Slade 1 12 0 12
K. Jones 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 118 1
K. Jones 1 10 0 10
P. Taylor Jr. 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 104 1
P. Taylor Jr. 1 -4 0 -4
Defense T-A SACK INT
G. Avery 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.5
G. Avery 3-2 0.5 0
T. Hart 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 1 1.0
T. Hart 2-4 1.0 0
C. Akins 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.5
C. Akins 2-4 0.5 0
C. Johnson 15 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
C. Johnson 1-1 1.0 0
C. Gonzalez 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
C. Gonzalez 1-1 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Patterson 36 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 5/5
SEASON FG XP
6/8 35/36
R. Patterson 2/2 33 5/5 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Jacobs 47 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 41.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
21 41.0 1
N. Jacobs 3 41.3 1 44
S. Smith 17 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 39.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
18 39.1 1
S. Smith 2 39.5 1 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Pollard 1 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 30.0 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 41.1 30 3
T. Pollard 1 30.0 30 0
T. Carter 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
T. Carter 1 10.0 10 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Williams 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 2.5 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 5.6 5 0
J. Williams 2 2.5 5 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Skipper 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.1% 157 0 1 94.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56% 1022 3 4 131.7
L. Skipper 18/31 157 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Brewer 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 119 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
220 1099 8
D. Brewer 21 119 0 30
L. Skipper 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 12 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
48 99 2
L. Skipper 9 12 1 11
C. President 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 11 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
58 416 9
C. President 2 11 1 7
Ro. Simon 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 7 0
Ro. Simon 3 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Hobbs 29 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 57 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
46 743 2
J. Hobbs 5 57 0 27
K. Stokes 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 44 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 119 0
K. Stokes 1 44 0 44
K. Johnson 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
44 539 1
K. Johnson 7 36 0 8
N. Carter 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 204 1
N. Carter 3 14 0 6
C. Minter 6 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 12 1
C. Minter 1 5 0 5
D. Brewer 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 49 0
D. Brewer 1 1 0 1
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Jones 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
8/11 40/41
R. Jones 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Bennett 23 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 44.1 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
50 42.5 3
T. Bennett 9 44.1 3 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Stokes 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
6 16.8 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
20 20.0 20 0
K. Stokes 6 16.8 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:14 MEMP 35 0:29 3 2 Punt
10:03 MEMP 14 3:17 10 93 TD
2:48 MEMP 25 1:04 3 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:28 MEMP 25 1:17 5 30 Punt
9:48 MEMP 41 3:06 8 59 TD
4:28 MEMP 15 2:42 7 15 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 MEMP 10 6:23 21 90 TD
6:39 MEMP 38 1:11 4 2 Punt
4:47 MEMP 26 1:38 6 57 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:55 MEMP 30 1:22 14 70 TD
8:25 MEMP 28 2:44 5 59 FG
4:41 MEMP 17 1:41 3 3 Punt
1:19 MEMP 16 0:41 2 -3 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 TULSA 24 1:30 4 1 Punt
12:37 TULSA 16 2:24 8 20 Punt
6:39 TULSA 5 3:51 12 95 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:38 TULSA 20 1:31 11 80 TD
11:04 TULSA 4 1:05 3 5 Punt
6:42 TULSA 25 2:07 4 27 Punt
1:37 TULSA 26 1:27 5 15 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:25 TULSA 27 1:37 4 -1 Punt
5:22 TULSA 21 0:27 3 5 Punt
3:05 TULSA 25 1:01 3 4 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:39 TULSA 18 2:10 7 16 Punt
5:33 TULSA 23 0:39 3 -1 Punt
2:51 TULSA 48 1:17 6 -32 INT