Memphis vs. Marshall Postgame Notes
Nov. 13, 2010
MEMPHIS POSTGAME NOTES
Game Ten – at Marshall – November 13, 2010 – Huntington, W.Va.
TEAM GAME NOTES
• True freshman Ryan Williams tossed a 43-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine McKenzie with 9:25 left in the first quarter. It was McKenzie’s longest reception of the year. Williams has thrown 10 TD passes this year and McKenzie has caught three touchdown passes this season.
• The 43-yard pass from Williams to McKenzie is the third-longest pass for Williams this season.
• Jermaine McKenzie led the Tiger receiving corps with 109 yards and a touchdown on a career high six catches. It was McKenzie’s first career game over the century mark and his previous high in yardage was 71 yards versus Louisville. McKenzie is the second Tiger this season to post 100-plus yards receiving. Marcus Rucker is the other with 155 yards against Southern Miss.
• Deven Onarheim had a season long 21-yard reception in the fourth quarter. • Freshman quarterback Ryan Williams went over 200 yards passing for the second-straight game and fifth time this season. Williams threw for 201 yards, completing 14 of a career high 32 pass attempts
• Sophomore defensive lineman Dontari Poe sacked QB Brian Anderson for an 11-yard loss on Marshall’s first drive. The sack forced the Herd to punt on the next play. It was Poe’s second sack this season; the fourth of his career.
• DeRon Furr registered his first career interception when he picked off Brian Anderson at the Memphis 36. Furr made a 14-yard return on the play. Memphis scored on a 25-yard field goal for three points on the turnover.
• Corey Jones sacked QB Brian Anderson from behind and caused him to fumble the ball at the Memphis 43 in the second quarter. Frank Trotter recovered the ball at the Memphis 47. It was the first career forced fumble and second sack for Jones, and the first career recovery for Trotter.
• Defensive lineman Lester Lawson logged his first sack of the season when he dropped Brian Anderson for a loss of eight yards in the second quarter. It was Lawson’s fourth career sack. The Herd punted two plays later.
• The three sacks that the Memphis defense logged today tied a season high. Memphis totaled three versus UTEP. Marshall entered today’s game ranked first nationally having only allowed two sacks in nine games. They had not yielded a sack since Oct. 2, 2010 against Southern Miss.
• Jamon Hughes led the team in tackles for the ninth time in 10 games this season with 14. It marked the sixth time this season he has had double digit tackles. • Frank Trotter and Mitch Huelsing also posted double digits in tackles with 10 each. Making his second start, it is Huelsing’s second-straight game with double digit tackles. Trotter tied his career high with his second double digit tackle game.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Paulo Henriques converted a 25-yard field goal attempt to give Memphis a 10-0 lead with 10:26 remaining in the second quarter. Henriques is 6-of-6 in attempts under 40 yards this season.
• Henriques later added a 45-yard field goal with 8:41 remaining in the fourth quarter. It was his fourth-successful kick this season over 40 yards. He has now converted five consecutive field goals dating back to the Southern Miss game.
• D.A. Griffin went over the century mark in kick returns with 100 yards on five returns. It is his third 100-yard return game this season and third in four games. He has four career 100-yard return games.