Recap - SkyHawks Defeat Memphis 20-17

Recap - SkyHawks Defeat Memphis 20-17

The SkyHawks grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Tigers on Saturday, winning 20-17 at Liberty Bowl.

Derek Carr completed 19 of 38 pass attempts for 211 yards for the SkyHawks in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Tigers defense.

Jerrell Rhodes rushed for 106 yards for Memphis, while Jacob Karam added 52 yards. Jacob Karam threw for 157 yards for the Tigers, while receivers Marcus Rucker and Alan Cross had 45 and 36 yards respectively.

Memphis was outgained by Tennessee-Martin 392-359 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-20 by the SkyHawks.

The time of possession battle favored Tennessee-Martin as their offense was on the field for 30:54, longer than the 29:06 of their opponents.

Tennessee-Martin looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Northern Illinois. Memphis will aim to get back on the winning track at Arkansas State.