Memphis Football Postgame Notes at No. 21 Louisville
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Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

Nov. 23, 2013

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  Team Game Notes
  • Memphis’ game captains were LB Anthony Brown, P Tom Hornsey WR Jesse Milleson for the second consecutive week. Both Brown and Hornsey have been captains all season. Louisville won the toss and deferred to the second half. 
  • Memphis did not have any penalties in the first half and finished with a season-low three penalties for 25 yards. Memphis’ previous low was five penalties for 39 yards against UCF.
  Offensive Notes
  • Keiwone Malone caught a 47-yard pass from Paxton Lynch with just under nine minutes to play in the first half. It was the longest pass reception of the season for the Tigers and the longest for Malone who had a 46-yarder his freshman season against SMU in 2011. 
  • Malone also had a 23-yard reception and finished the game with three catches for a season-high 81 yard. 
  • Paxton Lynch passed for 144 yards, completing 11-of-23 attempts with an interception and a touchdown. Lynch moved into second for the most freshman passing yards by a Memphis quarterback, passing Taylor Reed (1,690). Lynch’s 1,725 passing yards this season ranks 12th in school history. 
  • Brandon Hayes passed Ray Jamieson (1968-71) for 18th on the Memphis all-time career rushing list. With 86 yards against Louisville, Hayes now has 1,365 career rushing yards. 
  • Senior TE Jessie Milleson recorded his first touchdown of the season on a six-yard reception in the fourth quarter. He now has four career receiving touchdowns. 
  • Lynch threw his seventh passing touchdown of the season with the six-yard completion by Jesse Milleson. He also ran for his second touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter on a four-yard run. 
  • The Tigers’ 17 points was the most scored on Louisville outside the 38 points scored in UCF’s win over the Cardinals. No other team had scored more than 13 points against the Cards.
  Defensive Notes
  • With Louisville facing fourth-and-one from the 17, Memphis linebacker Tank Jakes recorded his third quarterback of his career. 
  • The first-quarter, red zone stop marked the seventh in the past four games for the Tigers. The Memphis defense had held opponents to 6-for-12 on red zone possessions in the three games heading into the Louisville game. 
  • Memphis held Louisville on a first-quarter, fourth down play. Heading into the weekend, Memphis ranked 28th nationally in fourth down percentage defense (4-for-10/40 percent). 
  • Jackson Dillon was credited with an early, second-quarter block of a 50-yard Louisville field goal. It was the first field goal block by the Tigers since Johnnie Farms blocked an East Carolina field goal in 2011. 
  • With a second-quarter sack, Martin Ifedi moved into a tie for second in career quarterback sacks (20) with Marquis Bowling (1995-98). 
  • Ifedi, who entered the game ranked second nationally in sacks, now has a sack in eight of the Tigers’ 10 games this season. Ifedi’s 11.5 quarterback sacks in 2013, ranks second by a Tiger for a season. 
  • Ricky Hunter’s third-quarter sack was the sixth of his career and third of the year. 
  • Andrew Gaines had a career-high eight tackles against Louisville. His previous career mark was seven, the last coming against Cincinnati (Oct. 30). 
  • Charles Harris led the team with nine tackles. 
  • Memphis recorded 10 tackles for loss resulting in a total loss of 39 yards and four sacks for a loss of 26 yards. 
  • Memphis defense held Louisville to its second lowest total offense production of the season. The Cardinals had 342 yards total offense, 10 more than their season low of 332 against Houston. The 220 passing yards were also the second lowest by Louisville this season.
  Special Team Notes
  • Lou Groza Award Semifinalist Jake Elliott moved to within one field goal of Ryan White’s freshman record of 16 field goals with an 18-yarder with 6:54 to play in the first half which cut Louisville’s lead to 7-3. Elliott also moved passed Matt Reagan for second in freshman scoring by a kicker with 65 points. White set the freshman scoring record by a kicker (70 points in 1998). 
  • Elliott’s 16 field goals ties for seventh with Reagan and Don Glosson with 15 field goals in a season. 
  • Ray Guy Award Semifinals Tom Hornsey averaged 47.8 yards on five punts including four which were downed inside the Louisville 20-yard line. He had a long punt of 57 yards in the game.



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