2014 Memphis Tigers football team

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2014 Memphis Tigers football
Memphis Tigers Wordmark.jpg
American Athletic Co–Champions
Miami Beach Bowl Champions
Miami Beach Bowl vs. BYU, W 55–48
Conference American Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches #25
AP #25
2014 record 10–3 (7–1 The American)
Head coach Justin Fuente (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey
Defensive coordinator Barry Odom
Home stadium Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 59,308)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Memphis §   7 1         10 3  
Cincinnati §   7 1         9 4  
UCF §   7 1         9 4  
East Carolina   5 3         8 5  
Houston   5 3         8 5  
Temple   4 4         6 6  
South Florida   3 5         4 8  
Tulsa   2 6         2 10  
Tulane   2 6         3 9  
SMU   1 7         1 11  
Connecticut   1 7         2 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
As of 16:00, 3 January 2015 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Memphis Tigers football team represented the University of Memphis in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers are were by third-year head coach Justin Fuente and played their home games at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The Tigers competed as a member of the American Athletic Conference. Memphis began the year with low expectations since they finished at the bottom of the American Athletic Conference and posted a 3–9 (1–7 The American) record in 2013. However, the Tigers turned completely around. First, they finished in a three way tie with Cincinnati and UCF for the conference title by posting a 10–3 (7–1 The American) record. It was their first conference championship (shared) since 1971 when Memphis was part of the Missouri Valley Conference. The 2014 10-win season equaled the total number of wins Memphis posted over the 2010–2013 seasons. Also, the 10-win season was the first time Memphis had posted double digit wins in a season since 1938. The Tigers also won their first bowl game since 2005 by beating BYU 55–48 in double OT in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl. Memphis also finished #25 in the final AP Poll for the first time since 2004.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 PM Austin Peay* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN ESPN3 W 63–0   27,361
September 6 9:00 PM at #11 UCLA* Rose BowlPasadena, CA P12N L 35–42   72,098
September 20 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee* Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPN3 W 36–17   46,378
September 27 6:30 PM at #10 Ole Miss* Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS SECRN L 3–24   61,291
October 4 6:00 PM at Cincinnati Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OH CBSSN W 41–14   25,456
October 11 6:00 PM Houston Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN CBSSN L 24–28   32,784
October 25 11:00 AM at SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX ESPNews W 48–10   19,498
October 31 8:00 PM Tulsadagger Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPNU W 40–20   26,846
November 7 6:30 PM at Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPNU W 16–13   23,882
November 15 2:30 PM at Tulane Yulman StadiumNew Orleans, LA ESPNU W 38–7   28,614
November 22 3:00 PM South Florida Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPNews W 31–20   34,635
November 29 3:00 PM Connecticut Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPNews W 41–10   35,102
December 22 1:00 PM vs. BYU* Marlins ParkMiami, FL (Miami Beach Bowl) ESPN W 55–48 2OT  20,761
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV 25 
Coaches' NR RV RV RV RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV 25 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


Game notes[edit]

Austin Peay[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Governors 0 0 0 0 0
Tigers 21 21 14 7 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–0 2011 MEMP, 27–6


UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 14 0 14 35
#11 Bruins 13 15 7 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting


Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 0 3 7 17
Tigers 9 10 3 14 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-5 2013 MTSU, 17–15


Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 3 0 0 0 3
Rebels 7 0 0 17 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–47–2 2009 MISS, 38–14


Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 24 3 14 0 41
Bearcats 7 0 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–14 2013 CIN, 34–21


Houston[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 14 7 7 28
Tigers 7 14 0 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–13 2013 UH, 25–15


SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 24 10 7 48
Mustangs 0 7 3 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2013 SMU, 34–29


Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 7 7 0 6 20
Tigers 0 20 6 14 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–10 2010 TULS, 48–7


Temple[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 10 3 3 16
Owls 10 0 0 3 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 TEMP, 41–21


Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 3 21 7 38
Green Wave 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–11–1 2012 MEMP, 37–23


South Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 3 10 0 7 20
Tigers 14 7 7 3 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2013 MEMP, 23–10


Connecticut[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 3 0 7 10
Tigers 6 7 21 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 UCONN, 45–10


BYU (Miami Beach Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Cougars 14 14 0 17 3 0 48
Tigers 17 7 14 7 3 7 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting


Depth Chart[edit]

Defense


FS
39 Reggis Ball


WLB ILB ILB SLB
13 Tank Jones 34 Jackson Dillon
16 Wynton McManis 99 Kendrick Golden
SS
15 Fritz Etienne
17 Chris Morley
CB
10 Dontrell Nelson
12 Chauncey Lanier


DE NT DE
48 Ernest Suttles 56 Terry Redden 97 Martin Ifedi
91 Ricky Hunter 93 Cortez Crosby 14 Latarius Brady
CB
21 Bobby McCain
23 BJ Ross
Offense
"X" WR
87 Tevin Jones
83 Baniel Hurd
"Z" WR
7 Keiwone Malone
2 Joe Craig
LT LG C RG RT
77 Taylor Fallin 63 Tyler Uselton 71 Gabe Kuhn 75 Micheal Stannard 54 Al Bond
65 Christopher Roberson 76 Patrick Winfield 70 Micah Simmons 66 Tony Mays 79 Nykiren Wellington
WR
"S" WR
11 Sam Craft
5 Mose Frazier
QB
12 Paxton Lynch
15 Jason Stewart
RB
38 Brandon Hayes
22 Doroland Dorceus
Special Teams
PK 46 Jake Elliot
PK 36 Spencer Smith
P 36 Spencer Smith
P 47 Nick Jacobs
KR 2 Joe Craig
PR 21 Bobby McCain
H 35 Evan Micheal


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Memphis Tigers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 19, 2014.