MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Following its 2014 campaign that saw the Tigers go 10-and-3 and finish the season ranked in the top 25, University of Memphis released its 2015 football schedule.
The Tigers open the 2015 season at home against Missouri State on Sept. 5. Following the opener, the Tigers travel to Kansas (Sept. 12) and Bowling Green (Sept. 19) for back-to-back games on the road. Following a short week, Memphis will play its earliest conference game since 2010 when the Tigers play host to Cincinnati on Sept. 24.
Following the Cincinnati game, Memphis will play its first conference road game on Friday, Oct. 2 at USF.
Unlike recent years in which Memphis enjoyed two open weeks, the 2015 season has just one bye week which comes ahead of the Ole Miss game on Oct. 17. It will be the first time the Rebels have played in Memphis since the 2009 season.
Including the week of the Ole Miss game, Memphis will play seven straight weeks.
Six straight conference games to end the regular season begins with a Friday, Oct. 23 game at Tulsa.
Memphis' only back-to-back home games will come Oct. 31 against Tulane and the program's first-ever meeting against the Naval Academy on Nov. 7.
Over the final weeks of the season, Memphis will play consecutive road games at Houston and Temple on Nov. 14 and 21. The Tigers close out the regular season the Saturday following Thanksgiving, playing host to SMU on Nov. 28.