Defense keeps the offense out of the end zone
Marcus Rucker catches seven passes for 88 yards.
Memphis plays ECU Saturday on CSS
Quotes from Justin Fuente's press conference Monday following the team's win over Rice
14-point third quarter helps Memphis start C-USA play 1-0
Preseason Photo Shoot. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Transferred to the University of Memphis from Blinn College in the midst of August camp ... Went on to play in eight games during his sophomore season at Memphis ... Completed 3-of-5 passes for 24 yards and one touchdown ... Also had 20 carries for 71 yards ... First rushing attempt came in the season opener against UT Martin, a four-yard carry ... First pass completion came in the Tigers' Conference USA win over Rice ... Tossed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Alan Cross for his first career completion ... The play marked the game-winning score in the Rice victory ... Most extensive playing time came against East Carolina the following week, completing 2-of-3 passes for 13 yards and rushing for 25 yards on six carries ... Had six carries for 21 rushing yards against SMU.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman - Blinn College)
Led Blinn College to a 9-2 record as a freshman in 2011 ... Passed for 2,388 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 717 yards and 13 touchdowns in lone season at the Brenham, Texas, junior college ... Helped the Buccaneers spend five weeks ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA standings ... Completed 66 percent of his passes during play in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference.
Three-sport athlete (football, basketball & baseball) at Brookshire Royal High School ... Passed for 2,112 yards and 30 touchdowns while rushing for 1,092 yards and 20 scores as a senior ... High school coach was David Walthall.
Son of Seleta and Lloyd Mathews ... Born Nov. 5, 1991, in Katy, Texas ... Interdisciplinary Studies major.