The Memphis Tigers have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. The Tigers and the SMU Mustangs will face off in an American Athletic battle at noon ET on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest. Memphis vs SMU Mustangs Match detail is given below.
Memphis ended up a good deal behind the UCF Knights when they played two weeks ago, losing 24-7. QB Peter Parrish had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw three interceptions with only 4.48 yards per passing attempt.
Memphis vs SMU Mustangs
Meanwhile, SMU came up short against the Houston Cougars last week, falling 44-37. A silver lining for SMU was the play of RB Tre Siggers, who punched in one rushing touchdown in addition to snatching one receiving TD. One of the most thrilling moments was Siggers’ 50-yard TD reception in the second quarter.
Memphis is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Memphis, who are 3-4 against the spread.
The losses put the Tigers at 4-4 and the Mustangs at 7-1. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Memphis is stumbling into the game with the 243rd most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 18 on the season. SMUs have had an even harder time: they are 214th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with 13 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial — Memphis, Tennessee
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Field Ticket: Get Ticket Here as low as $10
The Mustangs are a 4.5-point favorite against the Tigers, according to the latest college football odds.
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Memphis have won five out of their last six games against SMU.
- Oct 03, 2020 – SMU 30 vs. Memphis 27
- Nov 02, 2019 – Memphis 54 vs. SMU 48
- Nov 16, 2018 – Memphis 28 vs. SMU 18
- Nov 18, 2017 – Memphis 66 vs. SMU 45
- Nov 05, 2016 – Memphis 51 vs. SMU 7
- Nov 28, 2015 – Memphis 63 vs. SMU 0