With a rise in the latest College Football Playoff Poll to 17th in the nation, and a trip to its third straight conference championship coming up this weekend, the Memphis Tigers Football team paces the the American Athletic Conference with 14 players earning All Conference Honors.
U of M JUCO transfer Gabriel Rogers is the American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. It’s for his 99-yard kick return touchdown that helped the Tigers beat Navy last Thursday and propel them into the top 25, coming in 23rd in the Coaches Poll.
When the Memphis Tigers set for the invasion by the US Naval Academy Thursday night at the Liberty Bowl, they’ll try to avoid getting torpedoed by the Midshipmen’s top weapon: Quarterback Malcolm Perry.
The Memphis Tigers have an open date this week, but two teams they’ll be dueling for the American Athletic Conference West Division Crown faced off against each other in the Big Easy on Thursday night.
Norvell says the Tigers are taking an analytical approach, using data from past 4th down attempts, to see if “rolling the dice” makes sense, gambling on prematurely giving the ball up to the other team.