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Memphis Tigers vs. Temple Owls Preview and Predictions 10-12-2019


Since experiencing a quiet season opener, the offense for No. 20 Memphis has lit it up over the last four games. The high-octane Tigers likely will face a challenge Saturday when they visit Temple in American Athletic Conference action.

Memphis snuck by Ole Miss in its opener, 15-10, before posting 55, 42, 35 and 52 points over the last four outings, winning each of those games by double digits. The Tigers got past Louisiana Monroe 52-33 last weekend as Brady White threw three touchdown passes and Kenneth Gainwell chipped in 209 rushing yards and two scores. The team currently ranks 17th nationally in scoring average (39.8) with White (71.7 percent completions, 11 touchdowns, three interceptions) enjoying a strong campaign. The offense for Memphis will need to be at its best against Temple, which has allowed 17 points or fewer in each of its four victories.

TV: Noon ET, ESPN2. LINE: Memphis -6

ABOUT MEMPHIS (5-0, 1-0 American): White has thrown multiple TD passes in four straight games, but the real star of late has been Gainwell, who is the first Memphis running back to notch three straight 100-yard rushing games as a freshman. His 209 yards against ULM were a school record for a freshman, and he accomplished the feat while nursing a leg injury. "It surprised me a lot. I just prayed all last night and I'm just thankful and grateful for the opportunity," said Gainwell, who has rushed for at least 4.8 yards per carry in all five games.

ABOUT TEMPLE (4-1, 1-0): The Owls have rebounded from a loss at Buffalo to win versus Georgia Tech (24-2) and at East Carolina (27-17) in their last two games, allowing an average of just 316 yards per game in the two victories. Re'Mahn Davis registered 157 rushing yards and a TD against ECU, while Branden Mack and Isaiah Wright each went over 100 yards receiving, with Wright notching his team-high fourth TD grab of the campaign. Davis leads the team in rushing yards (503) and rushing TDs (four), although Jager Gardner has scored on the ground three times in support of quarterback Anthony Russo (11 TDs, six INTs).

EXTRA POINTS

1. Memphis WR Antonio Gibson has scored a touchdown in all four games he has played this season and is averaging 33.7 yards per reception.

2. In the last two games, Temple has held opponents to a combined 5-of-28 on third downs.

3. The Owls committed 12 penalties against ECU and 10 against Georgia Tech.

Prediction

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Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Capacity: 69,144

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Last Injuries

Temple Owls

  • Sean Ryan

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | out

    Ryan is recovering from surgery to repair an upper-body injury and is expected to miss an extended period.

  • Randle Jones

    Heel
    Out indefinitely | out

    Jones has a heel injury and will be sidelined for an undetermined length of time.

Memphis Tigers

  • Patrick Taylor Jr.

    Ankle
    Out indefinitely | out

    Taylor Jr. is sidelined due to an ankle injury, and it is unknown when he will return.

  • O'Bryan Goodson

    Leg
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Goodson has a leg injury, and it is unclear if he will play Saturday against Tulane.

  • Chris Claybrooks

    Leg
    Prob Sat | probable

    Claybrooks suffered leg injury during the offseason, but he is projected to make his season debut against Temple on Saturday.

temple-owls-football Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Todd Centeio 1 0 310.640 0 5 4 0 0 0 1 98
Anthony Russo 3 0 138.989 0 129 77 5 0 0 10 944
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Re'Mahn Davis 3 0 211 0 31 1
Jager Gardner 3 0 169 0 33 2
Isaiah Wright 3 0 42 0 4 0
Shaun Bradley 3 0 12 0 4 0
Kyle Dobbins 1 0 11 0 2 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Jadan Blue 3 0 336 0 23 0 2
Branden Mack 3 0 219 0 16 0 2
Isaiah Wright 3 0 168 0 20 0 3
Travon Williams 2 0 107 0 2 0 1
Re'Mahn Davis 3 0 78 0 2 0 1
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Ifeanyi Maijeh 3 0 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 22 5
Benny Walls 3 0 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Shaun Bradley 3 0 12 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Sam Franklin 3 0 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Harrison Hand 3 0 10 8 0 0 1 7 1 0 0 1
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Will Mobley 3 0 1 2 34 11 11
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Isaiah Wright 3 0 8 0 51 175
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Anthony Russo 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Isaiah Wright 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Aaron Jarman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Adam Barry 3 0 0 455 0 47 13 0 0
Anthony Russo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Branden Mack 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Isaiah Wright 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Isaiah Wright 3 0 6 0 18 47
Freddie Johnson 2 0 1 0 0 -2
Jeremy Jennings 1 0 1 0 1 1

memphis-tigers-football Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Brady White 4 0 183.529 0 90 66 2 0 0 8 914
Connor Adair 2 0 154.222 0 9 8 0 0 0 0 70
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Kenneth Gainwell 4 0 411 0 62 4
Kylan Watkins 3 0 166 0 24 1
Patrick Taylor Jr. 1 0 128 0 27 1
Traveon Samuel 4 0 51 0 7 0
Rodrigues Clark 2 0 48 0 14 1
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Damonte Coxie 4 0 278 0 18 0 1
Antonio Gibson 4 0 186 0 6 0 3
Kedarian Jones 4 0 142 0 10 0 2
Joey Magnifico 2 0 132 0 4 0 0
Kenneth Gainwell 4 0 97 0 14 0 1
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Sanchez Blake Jr. 4 0 17 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
JJ Russell 4 0 16 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4
Austin Hall 4 0 12 7 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 2
T.J. Carter 4 0 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Joseph Dorceus 4 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Riley Patterson 4 0 4 5 49 18 17
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Antonio Gibson 4 0 8 0 38 210
Keith Brown Jr. 3 0 2 0 15 22
Gabriel Rogers 1 0 1 0 99 99
Joey Magnifico 2 0 1 0 10 10
Pop Williams 3 0 1 0 19 19
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Brady White 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Markevion Quinn 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Patrick Taylor Jr. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Adam Williams 4 0 0 686 0 61 15 0 0
Antonio Gibson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Brady White 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Damonte Coxie 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Kedarian Jones 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Pop Williams 3 0 7 0 21 44
Traveon Samuel 4 0 2 0 5 5
Austin Hall 4 0 1 0 10 10
Calvin Austin III 1 0 1 0 0 -1
Keith Brown Jr. 3 0 1 0 27 27