A look at the numbers

Bryan Moss, Publisher
Tiger Sports Report
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The Tigers are 2-0 after the huge victory against #25 UCLA. Let's take a look at where the Tigers rank nationally in some categories.

Total Offense-

Memphis ranks 32nd in the nation in total offense averaging 488 yards of offense per game.

Scoring offense-

The Tigers are 21st in the nation in scoring offense with 42.5 points per game.

Rushing offense-

Memphis ranks 24th in the nation in rushing offense with a 240.5 rushing average.

Passing offense-

Memphis is 56th in the nation with a average of 247.5 yards per game. The ULM monsoon game brought this down. There's no doubt that Memphis will only climb in this category.

Total defense-

The Tigers defense ranks 124th in the nation allowing 529 yards per game. They will only improve from here. They won't be playing a top ranked offense every week.

Scoring defense-

Memphis is ranked 117th in scoring defense allowing an average of 37 points per game. This will improve. See notes above.

Rushing defense-

Memphis is ranked 85th in rushing defense by allowing 158 yards per game.

Passing defense-

The Tigers are 129th in the nation in passing defense by allowing 371 yards per game.

Others-

Running back Darrell Henderson is 12th in the nation with 137 rushing yards per game average.

Kick returner Tony Pollard is 4th in the nation with a 42.2 yards return average.

Receiver Anthony Miller is 16th in the nation with a 104 receiving yards per game average.

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