With their emotions run through a ringer following the tragic murder of a teammate just 2-days before a Conference game...the Memphis Tigers try to come through on the turf at the Liberty Bowl against the Marshall Thundering Herd.
Tigers Coach Tommy West and Players come out Arm in Arm for Taylor Bradford, their teammate who was tragically murdered Sunday night on the U of M Campus.
TB Stickers are everywhere
Fans in Stands with "93" patches.. That was Bradford's number
Tommy West with TB Sticker as well.
The Liberty Bowl went quiet as a Moment of Silence is observed for Bradford before Kickoff.
93 Blue and Gray Balloons released throughout Stadium.
Now to the game..
U of M Quarterback Will Hudgens in for injured Martin Hankins starts out on Fire hitting his first 4-passes for big gainers
1st to Duke Calhoun for 30 yards..
Come back to TE Brett Russell for 17 leads to Field Goal .. Memphis Lead it 6 nothing after 1.
2nd Qtr Jamarcus Gaither Injured on Punt Coverage... The former Frayser High star Writhing in pain with a dislocated Knee.. He's done for the night.
Late in 2nd Qtr, Marshall Driving Bernard Morris 25 yard Touchdown pass to Cody Slate..and just like that, Marshall takes lead 7-6.
Time Running out in Half...
Tigers Moving, Will Hudgens Deep over Middle to Former Bolton Wildcat Carlton Robinzine for 37-yards..deep in Marshall territory..
As time runs out, Matt Reagan 3rd FG of Half 9-6 Tigers at Break..
Memphis gets Offense Rolling in Second Half, Especially Carlos Singleton..
Singleton on crossing route 18 yard TD Tigers Take 17 14 lead as Singleton catches 2-point conversion..
Tigers Score again first play 4th qtr.. Hudgens 4-yrd TD Pass to Greg Hinds he rolls in for SCORE.. 24-14 Memphis..
Tigers hang on to win it 24-21.
Memphis is now 2 and 3 on the season and gets a well deserved rest.
The Tigers next game is October 13th against Middle Tennessee State at the Liberty Bowl.