Recap - Tigers Defeat Middle Tennessee 24-17
|Recap - Tigers Defeat Middle Tennessee 24-17|
Gregory Ray tore up the turf for 121 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Tigers to a 24-17 win over the Blue Raiders at Liberty Bowl.
Memphis was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 56.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Ryan Williams completed 15 of 28 pass attempts for 129 yards for the Tigers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
D.D. Kyles rushed for 28 yards for Middle Tennessee, while Benny Cunningham added 21 yards. Logan Kilgore threw for 161 yards for the Blue Raiders, while receivers Malcolm Beyah and Sancho McDonald had 63 and 60 yards respectively.
Memphis was outgained by Middle Tennessee 315-287 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 15-14 by the Tigers.
The time of possession battle favored Memphis as their offense was on the field for 33:48, longer than the 26:12 of their opponents.
Memphis looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Texas El Paso. Middle Tennessee will aim to get back on the winning track at Louisiana-Lafayette.