On Saturday, November 18th, the AAC rivals SMU Mustangs (8-2) and Memphis Tigers (8-2) will play at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium.
The Mustangs defeated the North Texas Mean Green 45–21 in the game they last played. Preston Stone guided the Mustangs versus the Mean Green with 234 yards from 11 of 20 passes (55.0%), a pair of touchdowns, along with an interception. On 17 carries, Jaylan Knighton gained 129 yards, for an average of 7.6 yards per run, and scored a touchdown. With a trio of receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown versus the Mean Green, Kelvontay Dixon spearheaded the receiving attack. SMU’s defense gave up 372 yards to North Texas in all. This entails surrendering the allotted 132 ground yards and 240 yards for passing. SMU’s defense surrenders 16.4 points per game, which puts them 56th in terms of points allowed. Teams have been allowing 173.8 passing yards per game on average (ranked 28th in the US). They rank 42nd in NCAA football for rushing yards allowed on the ground, having given up 117.2.
The Tigers defeated the Charlotte 49ers 44–38 in their most recent matchup. For the Tigers facing the 49ers, Seth Henigan completed 32 of 48 passes for 329 yards, a pair of touchdowns, along with an interception. Blake Watson amassed 83 yards on 22 carries (3.8 yards per attempt) and a pair of touchdowns during that contest. 8 catches for 41 yards including a touchdown were added by him. After 4 receptions on 8 targets, DeMeer Blankumsee gained 84 yards via the air and one touchdown. Ultimately, the Tigers defense allowed 391 yards in total against Charlotte. Compared to 168 yards in the passing portion of the match, the team’s run defense gave up 223 yards of rush yardage. Memphis’ passing yards per contest coming into the contest puts them in 82nd place on defense. When playing the Tigers, opponents throw the ball 32.1 times on average per game. They are conceding 28.9 points per match on average, which ranks 120th in NCAA football. They yield 127th-most running yards in the NCAA when it comes to stopping the run.
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SMU Mustangs vs Memphis Tigers Information
- Date: 11/18/2023
- Time: 12:00 PM ET
- Location: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, Memphis, TN.
- How to Watch SMU vs Memphis: ESPN2
- Live Stream: fubo.tv