Memphis vs SMU :Memphis will be on the road on Friday night to take on AAC opponent SMU. The Tigers are coming off of a dominant performance last week against Tulsa, and they will once again need a big performance against the Mustangs. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CT, and Memphis is a 7.5-point favorite.
Here’s a look at how to watch/listen to Memphis’s game vs. SMU.
Online: WatchESPN- Also the audio of the game will be streamed on GoTigersGo/listen.
Radio: In Memphis you can listen on 600 WREG AM or Rock 103 FM, in Jackson listen on WJAK AM 1460 or WJAK FM 96.1, or in Nashville listen on WNQM AM 1300.
After an embarrassing loss to Missouri in Columbia, the season felt over. It felt like all the positivity and hype surrounding the program evaporated, but fast forward nearly a month later and the entire outlook of the season has changed. Memphis controls their own destiny for the remainder of the season, and if they win on Friday night and beat Houston at home next week then they will once again be AAC West Champions.
It seemed completely out of the realm of possibility a month ago, but the Tigers got healthy during their bye week and they have now won back-to-back conference games. Memphis will have to take care of business against the Mustangs on Friday night, which will not be an easy task.
The Tigers have struggled on the road this season with their only victory coming against East Carolina, so they must be prepared and locked in. The entire team must be sharp, but the offensive weapons must continue to shine for the Tigers.
Darrell Henderson is having one of the greatest rushing seasons in program history, and he will need to have a big game once again. The weakest part of this SMU team is their rushing defense, which is music to the ears of Henderson and running mate Patrick Taylor along with the Tigers vaunted offensive line. The Mustangs allow over 200 rushing yards per game, so Memphis must capitalize.
Tigers quarterback Brady White has been very impressive since the bye week, and he has to bring that same composure and playmaking ability to Dallas on Friday night. White has been up and down on the road this season, but he has looked like a different player over the last two weeks. He has seemingly taken control of the offense, and he just overall looks more comfortable on the field.
SMU is a pass first team, so Memphis’s secondary must be on high alert. The Tigers secondary has had some rough games this season, but they turned in one of their best performances against Tulsa last week. Although it was against a weak Tulsa team, the defense must carry over the confidence and energy they played with against the Golden Hurricanes to Friday night’s game.