2017 Memphis Tigers Football Team
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2017 Memphis Tigers Football Team
2017 Memphis Tigers football
Memphis Tigers wordmark.svg
AAC West Division champion
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
DivisionWest Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 25
2017 record10-3 (7-1 American)
Head coachMike Norvell (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorDarrell Dickey (1st;6th overall season)
Defensive coordinatorChris Ball (2nd season)
Home stadiumLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 59,308)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 6 UCF xy$   8 0         13 0  
No. 21 South Florida   6 2         10 2  
Temple   4 4         7 6  
Cincinnati   2 6         4 8  
UConn   2 6         3 9  
East Carolina   2 6         3 9  
West Division
No. 25 Memphis xy   7 1         10 3  
Houston   5 3         7 5  
Navy   4 4         7 6  
SMU   4 4         7 6  
Tulane   3 5         5 7  
Tulsa   1 7         2 10  
Championship: UCF 62, Memphis 55
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of January 9, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2017 Memphis Tigers football team represented the University of Memphis in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers played their home games at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee and competed in the West Division of the American Athletic Conference. They were led by second-year head coach Mike Norvell. They finished the season 10-3, 7-1 in AAC play to be champions of the West Division. They represented the West Division in The American Championship Game where they lost to East Division champions UCF. They were invited to the Liberty Bowl where they lost to Iowa State.

Previous season

The Tigers finished the 2016 season 8-5, 5-3 in American Athletic play to finish in a tie for third place in the West Division. They were invited to the Boca Raton Bowl where they lost to Western Kentucky.[1]

Preseason

In the preseason AAC media poll, the Tigers were picked to finish first in the West Division of the AAC, receiving 22 of 30 first place votes.[2]

Schedule

Memphis announced its 2017 football schedule on February 9, 2017. The 2017 schedule consists of 7 home and 5 away games in the regular season. The Tigers will host AAC foes East Carolina, Navy, SMU, and Tulane, and will travel to UConn, Houston, Tulsa, and UCF.[3]

The Tigers will host three of the four non-conference opponents, Louisiana-Monroe from the Sun Belt Conference, Southern Illinois from the Missouri Valley Football Conference and UCLA from the Pac-12 Conference. Memphis was supposed travel to Georgia State from the Sun Belt Conference before Hurricane Irma caused their conference opener at UCF to be rescheduled over the Georgia State game.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 318:00 p.m.Louisiana-Monroe*CBSSNW 37-2910,263
September 1611:00 a.m.No. 25 UCLA*
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
ABCW 48-4546,291
September 237:00 p.m.Southern Illinois*dagger
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
WMCW 44-3141,584
September 306:00 p.m.at UCFESPN2L 13-4034,022
September 30at Georgia State* Cancelled
October 66:00 p.m.at UConnESPNW 70-3119,230
October 142:45 p.m.No. 25 Navy
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
ESPNUW 30-2740,177
October 197:00 p.m.at HoustonNo. 25ESPNW 42-3830,001
October 277:00 p.m.TulaneNo. 24
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
CBSSNW 56-2617,989
November 37:00 p.m.at TulsaNo. 22ESPN2W 41-1417,383
November 1811:00 a.m.SMUNo. 18
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
ESPNewsW 66-4535,329 
November 2511:00 a.m.East CarolinaNo. 17
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
ESPNUW 70-1341,517 
December 211:00 a.m.at No. 12 UCFNo. 16
ABCL 55-62 2OT41,433
December 3011:30 a.m.Iowa State*No. 19
ABCL 20-2157,266
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[4]

Game summaries

Louisiana-Monroe

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 7 0 7 15 29
Tigers 7 13 17 0 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-1 2000 W, 28-0

UCLA

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Bruins 7 17 14 7 45
Tigers 7 20 14 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-1 2014 L, 35-42

Southern Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 14 7 3 7 31
Tigers 7 10 17 10 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at UCF

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 0 0 6 13
Knights 6 17 7 10 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-9 2013 L, 17-24

at UConn

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 28 21 14 70
Huskies 14 10 0 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-1 2014 W, 41-10

Navy

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Midshipmen 10 0 9 8 27
Tigers 7 3 10 10 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-2 2016 L, 28-42

at Houston

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Tigers 0 0 21 21 42
Cougars 7 10 14 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
10-15 2016 W, 48-44

Tulane

1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 0 12 7 7 26
No. 24 Tigers 14 21 0 21 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
21-11-1 2016 W, 24-14

at Tulsa

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Tigers 14 7 10 10 41
Golden Hurricane 7 7 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
16-11 2016 L, 30-59

SMU

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 10 14 14 7 45
No. 18 Tigers 10 21 14 21 66
Overall record Last meeting Result
6-3 2016 W, 51-7

East Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 0 13 0 13
No. 17 Tigers 28 21 14 7 70
Overall record Last meeting Result
6-15 2012 L, 7-41

at UCF-AAC Championship

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
No. 16 Tigers 7 24 3 1470 55
No. 12 Knights 17 7 21 377 62
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-10 09/30/2017 L, 13-40

vs. Iowa State-Liberty Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
Cyclones 7 7 7 0 21
No. 19 Tigers 7 3 10 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Rankings

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 Final
AP NR NR NR RV RV RV RV 25 24 22 20 18 17 16 19 25
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 21 19 17 16 14 18 24
CFP Not released 23 22 21 20 20 20 Not released

Players in the 2018 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Anthony Miller WR 2 51 Chicago Bears
Genard Avery LB 5 150 Cleveland Browns

References

  1. ^ services, Tribune news. "Western Kentucky beats Memphis in Boca Raton Bowl, 51-31". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "USF Is The Favorite In 2017 American Athletic Conference Media Poll". theamerican.org. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Tigers Football Announces 2017 Schedule" (Press release). University of Memphis Department of Athletics. February 9, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "2017 Memphis Tigers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved 2017.

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