Tigers Host Blazers In Battle For The Bones Showdown
Nov. 10, 2011
MEMPHIS, TENN. -
The Tigers will continue Conference USA action this week when they host the UAB Blazers on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. The game will be carried on CSS, which is available nationally through a cable provider.
Fans with a Memphis Tiger Vision subscription located in the following states (AR, KY, WV, NC, VA, TN, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA and TX) will not be able to view the online streaming of the game on GoTigersGo.com due to contract stipulations for a televised broadcast by CSS. WREC AM 600 will carry the game on the radio with Dave Woloshin and Wayne Weedon providing the commentary in the booth, and Matt Dillon handling the sideline reports.
Saturday’s game, which is dubbed the Battle For The Bones for the BBQ contest and bronze rack of ribs trophy, is also Senior Day for 16 senior Tigers. Senior Day is typically the last home game, which will be against Marshall on Nov. 17, but because that game was moved to a Thursday night, UAB was selected to honor the seniors so that their parents would be able to come in for the weekend contest. The seniors will be honored in a pre-game ceremony beginning at approximately 2:50 p.m. The 16 seniors to be honored are: Michael Antonescu, Cam Baker, Dasmine Cathey, Lavaris Edwards, Andrew Ene-Ita, Billy Foster, Adam Johnson, Skylar Jones, Ronald Leary, D’Angelo McCray, Tannar Rehrer, Clint Rogers, Daniel Thomas, Terrence Thomas, Frank Trotter, Tommy Walker.
Fans are also encouraged to bring in food items for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s (SAAC) “SAAC Hunger” promotion. Collection bins will be at Gates 3 and 4 at the stadium.
Saturday’s game is the 14th overall meeting between the two schools on the gridiron. The Blazers lead the series 9-4 and have won the last two encounters (31-21 in 2009; 31-15 in 2010). The Tigers’ last win in the series was a 33-30 victory in Birmingham in 2008. UAB holds a 4-2 series edge in games played at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The Blazers posted a 31-21 win in the last game played in the Bluff City in 2009. Memphis’ last home victory over UAB was a 25-9 win in the 2007 campaign.
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The Tigers end their season with a trip to Hattiesburg, Miss., to take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. That game, slated for Nov. 26, will be the final of eight televised games for Memphis this year as CSS will air the game with a 3 p.m. kick-off time.
Please see interviews below with senior defensive lineman Frank Trotter and senior receiver Cam Baker as they talk about facing UAB and their former coach Tommy West, as well as the team goal of "winning November."