Memphis 23, South Florida 10:
Brandon Hayes ran for 78 yards and a touchdown to lead the visiting
Tigers over the Bulls for their first American Athletic Conference win of the season.
Memphis (3-6, 1-4) forced five
turnovers, helping them win despite being outgained
325-242. Paxton Lynch completed 6-of-13 passes for 59 yards for the Tigers.
Mike White was 18-of-33 for 198
yards and four interceptions for South Florida (2-7, 2-3). Andre
Davis had seven receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown, which came in the final
minute of the game.
The Tigers had the only two
scores of the first half, with Jake Elliott kicking field goals of 19
and 56 yards, the second coming with just 12 seconds to play in the
second quarter. The Bulls responded with Marvin Kloss' 28-yard field
goal to cut the lead to three heading to the fourth.
Hayes all but put the
game away with a 5-yard scoring run with 4:09 to play. The Memphis
defense then came up with two interceptions of White, leading to a
34-yard field goal by Elliott and Bobby McCain's 36-yard interception
return for a score.
GAME NOTEBOOK: McCain finished
with two interceptions and now has three career touchdowns. … South
Florida had more than 300 yards of total offense for the second
straight week after failing to reach 300 in its previous six
contests. … Memphis' win tied the all-time series at 3-3.