Tigers Bowl Eligible - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Tigers Bowl Eligible

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Steven Black ran for three touchdowns as Memphis capped a wild season with a 45-6 rout of Tulane in the Conference USA finale for both teams on Saturday. The Tigers' (6-6, 4-4) win made them eligible for a fifth bowl trip in six seasons. Tulane (2-10, 1-7) finished with eight straight losses. Memphis started 0-3 this year, and then had to win while weathering mid-season injuries to three of its top four quarterbacks to clinch postseason play.

Black, a receiver, took six direct snaps out of the "wild" formation for 38 yards and scores of 36, 2 and 1 yards. Tailback Curtis Steele ran for 135 yards and a score, giving him 1,175 yards for the season - the fourth best one-year effort in school history.

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