Tigers Announce 2007 Football Schedule
Feb. 26, 2007
MEMPHIS, TENN. - Seven home games highlight the 2007 University of Memphis Tiger football schedule as well as eight key Conference USA match-ups.
Memphis will open the season against Ole Miss at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Sept. 1. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Tigers are opening up with the Rebels. In the history of the series, which began in 1921, the Tigers have opened the season against the Rebels 29 times.
The U of M will then travel to Arkansas State on Sept. 8 and will host Nicholls State on Sept. 15. Nicholls State was added as a late replacement for Chattanooga, which had a schedule conflict that they could not resolve.
The Tigers open their Conference USA season on Sept. 22 at UCF, marking the 10th straight year that Memphis is opening its league schedule on the road. Marshall will travel to the Liberty Bowl on Tuesday, Oct. 2, followed by Middle Tennessee on Oct. 13. The meeting with Marshall has been slated for broadcast by ESPN2. Additional games could be selected for broadcast by CSTV and ESPN and would be released at a later date.
For the first time since the restructuring of Conference USA, Rice, Tulane and SMU are on the Tigers' schedule as they travel to Rice and Tulane on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. Memphis will close out its regular season with a home game against SMU on Nov. 24.
Additional league meetings include home games with East Carolina on Nov. 3 and UAB on Nov. 17 as well as a road contest with Southern Miss on Nov. 10. Three of Memphis' C-USA opponents participated in bowl games last year as Rice played Troy in the New Orleans Bowl; East Carolina faced USF in the PapaJohns.com Bowl and Southern Miss defeated Ohio in the GMAC Bowl.
2007 Memphis Tiger Football Schedule Sept. 1 Ole Miss Sept. 8 at Arkansas State Sept. 15 Nicholls State Sept. 22 at UCF Oct. 2 Marshall (ESPN2) Oct. 13 Middle Tennessee Oct. 20 at Rice Oct. 27 at Tulane Nov. 3 East Carolina Nov. 10 at Southern Miss Nov. 17 UAB Nov. 24 SMU