A look at the numbers

Bryan Moss, Publisher
Tiger Sports Report

Justin Ford/USATSI

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.


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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