Found November 17, 2011 on
Memphis Tigers Athletics:
The Memphis Tigers wrap up their home schedule tonight when they host Marshall at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. The Tigers are coming off a heart-breaker against UAB last week while The Herd fell at Houston, 59-17.
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Memphis led 22-10 early in the fourth quarter, but allowed touchdowns on back-to-back Marshall possessions.
Fresh off a double-digit win over Belmont in its season opener on Tuesday, the University of Memphis got some more good news today - this time on the recruiting trail.
As Memphis freshman quarterback Taylor Reed has discovered, maiden voyages are often rocky.
Will Barton scored 23 points and Wesley Witherspoon added 22 as No. 10 Memphis defeated Belmont 97-81 on Tuesday.
As soon as senior forward Wesley Witherspoon's inbounds pass touched the hands of Joe Jackson, the fleet University of Memphis sophomore point guard was motoring up the floor.
Joe Jackson, who was plagued by turnover problems last season, finished with a game-high seven assists and just two turnovers in 33 minutes. Charles Carmouche added five assists and one turnover. Wesley Witherspoon couldn't miss, going 8 of 8 to help Memphis shoot 58.6 percent from the field.
For Tiger fans who didn't have the opportunity to pick up a Memphis-Marshall Gameday program, here is one of the feature stories included. This game day spotlight explores the journey of senior defensive lineman Tommy Walker.
University of Memphis punter Tom Hornsey, a freshman All-American last year, admits his sophomore season hit ''rock bottom'' a few weeks ago. Tiger kicker Paulo Henriques, one of Conference USA's top field goal kickers in 2010, wonders if he's in the same fog Hornsey found himself a few weeks ago.
The Tigers came out wearing the uniforms of the 1972-73 team. But their play conjured memories of 2005-06.