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Evans to Patterson for 28 yards. No Tiger in zip code. Tulsa up 14-3. Fuente feeling less fuzzy about Coach Blankenship.
Tigers have scored at least 19 in first half of every game but Ole Miss.
Jake Elliott delivers with 53-yard FG. Fourth of career beyond 50.
Tigers down, 7-0, after one. Cooper fumble returned for short TD by Tulsa CB Darrell Williams. Game on. No tricks for Memphis tonight.
With Tank Jakes benched for first half, five Tigers have started every game on D: Redden, Harris, Gaines, McCain, Etienne.
Martin Ifedi sacks Tulsa QB Dane Evans. Ties Tiger record of 21 (Tramont Lawless).
Tulsa D ranks 119th in points allowed (40.7 per game). And 116th in total defense (494.9 yards).
Tigers in all black, chrome domes. Tulsa in all white, helmets included.
Last time Memphis and Tulsa played, bad guys won. 48-7 in 2010.
Live at the Liberty Bowl for some Friday Night Football. Blustery. Not a night for passing the ball. Will be a small, chilly crowd.