World News – USA – Defense leads as Memphis wins at Navy – University of Memphis Athletics


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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Memphis hit a deficit and won for the fifth time this season when the Tigers overtook the Navy 10-7 on Saturday night at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Memphis (6-2, 4-2 American Athletic Conference) were 7-0 down before the game ended with a 14-yard touchdown from Brady White to Calvin Austin III at 3:52 in the opening quarter.

The game stalled until placekicker Riley Patterson scored a 26-yard field goal with 10:53 in the fourth quarter.

One of the biggest games in the game came from Redshirt newbie Cole Mashburn when he made a mistake in the first game of the fourth quarter to score Patterson’s game-winning field goal. Mashburn had a career high nine tackles.

Defenders Quindell Johnson and Sanchez Blake led Memphis in 12 tackles each. Johnson also had an interception and Blake forced fumbling which Mashburn recovered.

« A great job of defense tonight, » said Memphis head coach Ryan Silverfield. « I’m really proud of them, they played an entire game, forced two turnovers and did what it took. Obviously they carried this team today. « 

Memphis defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre is now 4-0 in his career against Navy. Before that, he faced the Midshipmen twice as head coach in the state of San Jose (2011 and 2012) and once as defensive coordinator at Duke (2008). .

Memphis has now won its last 16 games in November. The Tigers end 2020 3-0 a month with wins against USF, Stephen F.. . Austin and Navy. The series started with a 34-7 win in Cincinnati on November. 18, 2016.

Dykes is the first narrow end of Memphis, the 1st. Breaks 100 career opportunities. He had six catches for 47 yards and nine goals at clearance against Navy.

The victory on Saturday brought a school record with a winner record for the seventh time in a row. Previously, Memphis had six successful seasons from 1959 to 1964. The Tigers were 5-5 in 1965 before following with a winning record for five more consecutive seasons.

Memphis will head to New Orleans next week to face Tulane at 11 a.m.. m. Saturday on ESPN from Yulman Stadium. Memphis and Tulane were originally scheduled to play in November. 28, but several postponements forced the AAC schedule to be reorganized.

The Tigers have a 23-12-1 advantage over the Green Wave in the all-time series, including wins in 12 of their last 13 games. Memphis defeated Tulane in the Liberty Bowl last season 47-17. The Green Wave won 40:24 in 2018, the last time the teams met in New Orleans.

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