The SMU Mustangs (8-2) and the Memphis Tigers (8-2) square off on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in a clash of AAC opponents.
Interested in watching the matchup between the Mustangs and Tigers? You can find it on ESPN2.
When is SMU vs. Memphis and when does it start?
This contest between the Mustangs and Tigers will happen on Saturday, November 18, 2023. Expect to see the kickoff at 12:00 PM ET.
Where to watch SMU vs. Memphis
The Mustangs and Tigers will hit the field at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium for this matchup on November 18, and if you want to catch the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN2.
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SMU vs. Memphis Game Preview
SMU Stats & Insights
- In their most recent game, the Mustangs won 45-21 over the North Texas Mean Green.
- SMU has been a tough matchup for opposing teams, ranking top-25 in both total offense (10th-best with 475.6 yards per game) and total defense (10th-best with 291.0 yards allowed per game) this season.
- The Mustangs have been making things happen on both sides of the ball in the passing game this year, as they rank 20th-best in passing offense (285.5 passing yards per game) and 12th-best in passing defense (173.8 passing yards allowed per game).
- Offensively, SMU has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 25th-best in the FBS by compiling 190.1 per game. The Mustangs rank 30th on defense (117.2 rushing yards allowed per game).
- The Mustangs have been a handful for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (seventh-best with 40.5 points per game) and scoring defense (ninth-best with 16.4 points allowed per game) this year.
Memphis Stats & Insights
- The Mustangs enter this matchup following a 45-21 win over the North Texas Mean Green in their last game.
- While Memphis’ defense has been stuck in neutral, ranking 24th-worst by giving up 417.4 total yards per game, its offense ranks 19th-best with 453.2 total yards per contest.
- The Tigers’ pass defense ranks 97th in the FBS with 242.2 passing yards given up per contest, but they’ve been lifted up by their offense, which ranks 13th-best by piling up 296.5 passing yards per game.
- Memphis is compiling 156.7 rushing yards per game on offense this season (68th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 175.2 rushing yards per game (106th-ranked) on defense.
- The Tigers’ offensive attack has been leading the charge for the team, as they rank ninth-best in the FBS with 39.7 points per game. In terms of defense, they are giving up 28.9 points per game, which ranks 98th.
SMU Key Players to Watch
- Preston Stone leads SMU with 2,596 passing yards (259.6 ypg) on 177-of-302 passing with 23 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season. He also adds 197 rushing yards (19.7 ypg) on 52 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
- The team’s top rusher, Jaylan Knighton, has carried the ball 111 times for 640 yards (71.1 per game), with five touchdowns this year.
- This season LJ Johnson Jr. has piled up 427 yards (47.4 per game) on 78 attempts with two touchdowns.
- Jake Bailey’s 414 receiving yards (41.4 yards per game) lead the team. He has 32 receptions.
- RJ Maryland has grabbed 25 passes for 355 yards (44.4 yards per game) and six touchdowns this year.
- Jordan Hudson’s 23 catches have yielded 322 yards (35.8 ypg) and five touchdowns.
Memphis Key Players to Watch
- Seth Henigan has 2,864 passing yards (286.4 ypg) to lead Memphis, completing 66.3% of his passes and collecting 22 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 229 rushing yards (22.9 ypg) on 79 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
- The team’s top rusher, Blake Watson, has carried the ball 152 times for 909 yards (90.9 per game), with 12 touchdowns this year. He’s proven to be a dual threat, hauling in 393 receiving yards (39.3 per game) on 43 catches with two receiving touchdowns.
- This season Sutton Smith has piled up 257 yards (25.7 per game) on 51 attempts with two touchdowns.
- Roc Taylor’s 779 receiving yards (77.9 yards per game) lead the team. He has 50 receptions with four touchdowns.
- DeMeer Blankumsee has caught 40 passes for 669 yards (66.9 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.