Memphis Post-Game Notes
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Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

Oct. 13, 2007

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* Captains for Memphis were seniors Dontae Reed and Greg Hinds

* Junior Malcom Rawls got his first start as a Tiger tonight. He started at left guard for Dominik Riley who was injured in the Marshall game. Riley did see action in the offensive line tonight.

* Junior Will Hudgens started his second straight game at quarterback for Martin Hankins. Hankins suffered a hip injury late in the Arkansas State game and did not dress out against Marshall. Hudgens passed for 134 yards and one touchdown while completing 13 of 35 passes.

*Junior Maurice Jones registered his second pass completion of the season when he connected with quarterback Will Hudgens for 23 yards on Memphis' first series of the game.

* Sophomore wide receiver Duke Calhoun caught his second touchdown pass of the season off a 19-yard toss from Will Hudgens with just under a minute left in the first quarter. The reception extended Calhoun's receiving streak to 17 games as he has logged a catch in each of his career games. Calhoun finished the night with 4 catches for 51 yards.

* Junior defensive back Tony Bell logged his first interception of the season when he picked off MT's Patrick Honeycutt on the Memphis 19 at the start of the second quarter. Bell was back in the lineup after missing two games with a thigh bruise. Memphis as a team has forced its opponent to turn the ball over in each of the last eight straight games.

* For the eighth straight game, the Tigers have recovered a fumble as Michael Grandberry picked up a Middle Tennessee fumble on its punt return and made a two-yard return in the second quarter. Memphis entered the game tied for No. 1 nationally in fumble recoveries with 10.

* Receivers Carlos Singleton and Earnest Williams advanced their receiving streaks in tonight's game. Singleton caught two passes for 45 yards and has now caught a pass in each of his last 14 career games. Williams logged two receptions for 14 yards to up his streak to 11 games.

* Senior safety Brandon Patterson recorded his second interception of the season when he picked off Dwight Dasher at the Memphis goal line. Memphis turned the ball over on the very next play and Middle Tennessee scored for the 14-7 advantage. This was the first time in four games that Memphis had yielded a turnover.

* Senior linebacker Jake Kasser was credited with his third fumble recovery of the season when he picked up the ball knocked loose by Clinton McDonald in the fourth quarter.



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