Oct. 29, 2011
Game Nine - at UCF - October 29, 2011 - Orlando, Fla.
True freshman Taylor Reed made his seventh start of the season at quarterback today. Reed completed nine of 20 passes for 97 yards today. This is only the second game this season that Reed has attempted less than 25 passes. The other game was against East Carolina, which he came in off the bench after suffering an injury the week prior at Rice.
Andy Summerlin made his third appearance of the season in the fourth quarter. He replaced Taylor Reed with 11 minutes remaining in the game. Summerlin completed one of five pass attempts for four yards.
Curtis Johnson led the team in receiving with three catches for 48 yards. It is his second game leading the team this year after missing the first five games of the season with an injury. Johnson was the only receiver in the game to catch multiple receptions for the Tigers.
Marcus Rucker had his receiving streak snapped in the game. He had caught a reception in 16-straight games played before today's contest.
The Tigers came into today's game ranked tied for eighth nationally in turnovers gained. Memphis ranked in the top 25 in both passes intercepted and fumbles recovered. Today's game marked the first time this season that Memphis had not recorded a takeaway.
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