The Tigers scored a field goal for the first points of the second half this afternoon in Dallas. Sadly, they'd be the final points of the game for Memphis. The Mustangs turned a 16-13 lead into a 44-13 blowout, the Tigers' third straight lopsided loss after their only win of the season (against Rice on October 6th).
Quarterback Garrett Gilbert led the Mustang attack, passing for 353 yards and a touchdown. Gilbert also scored a pair of touchdowns running the ball. Tailback Zach Line carried the ball 23 times for 127 yards and a touchdown.
Brandon Hayes scored the only Memphis touchdown on a 36-yard run early in the second quarter. The junior tailback led the Tigers with 55 yards on nine carries. Quarterback Jacob Karam completed 8 of 17 passes for only 85 yards. Overall, SMU outgained Memphis 487 yards to 202. The Mustangs held Memphis to nine first downs. The U of M has failed to score 20 points in each of its last five games (including the win over Rice).
Now 1-7, Memphis travels to Marshall next week to face the Thundering Herd. The Tigers will be home again on November 10th when they host Tulane.