For the last week and a half, University of Memphis Football Coach Tommy West has decried the play of his Special Teams...
The Tigers rank near the Bottom of NCAA Kick Coverage Stats..
So, Special Teams play was a point of Emphasis as the Tigers prepared for Defending Conference USA Champion East Carolina at the Liberty Bowl...
Memphis Duke Calhoun on Kickoff duty gets the tackle behind the 20...but a flag on the tigers means a re-kick...and the Pirates take this one past the 35.
6-plays later they're in the endzone on a Patrick Pinkney drive up the middle 7-0 ECU
Later down 7-3 the Tigers muff a punt as Chris Hobbs Fumbles...the Pirates recover deep in Memphis Territory...Tigers with 4-turnovers in the game.
It takes ECU only 2-plays to score...
Dwayne Harris does the honors on the wildcat... 14-3 ECU
Tigers make a game of it before the Break, Will Hudgens 313 yards passing, and this Touchdown toss to Carlos Singleton... 21-10 at the Break..
East Carolina goes on to win it.
Final Score 38-to-19.
The Tigers fall to 2-6 overall, 1-4 in Conference USA.
Memphis' Next Game is at Tennessee November 7th.