Ole Miss vs Memphis
Saturday, August 31 st , 12:00 PM
Liberty Bowl Stadium
Ole Miss was a perfect 4-0 in out of conference games last year still delivered a record in SEC play. The Rebels will be looking to improve on their current background, having won fewer or six games over the past few decades, and hoping to bolster last year’s defense that surrendered an average of 36.2 points per game.
Their crime was the lone bright spot, averaging 33.9 points and above 510 total yards per game but that should be taken in context, as they racked up a whopping 76 and 70 points against lightly regarded Southern Illinois and UL Monroe, respectively.
Memphis was a soccer program under head coach Mike Norvell’s watch, notching at least eight wins over the previous five seasons. The Tigers had a high-octane crime in 2018, averaging 42.9 points per game which ranked them in all of D-1 soccer.
Luckily for Tigers’ fans, Memphis will see that the return of quarterback Brady White, who passed 3296 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine selections over the year. Furthermore, White will notice three of four of his top intentions back in uniform, such as No. 1 receiver Damonte Coxie.
In the backfield, last year’s starting tailback, Darrell Henderson, was plucked from the Rams in the next round of April’s NFL draft, but his first backup Patrick Taylor Jr. will assume the starting role after breaking the plane of the end zone on 18 occasions, two of which were getting touchdowns, in 2018.
Although the Tigers’ defense was not as striking as its offense, they’ll be returning eight starters and hope to improve upon their 31.5 PPG ordinary.
Final Score: Memphis 41 — Ole Miss 27
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