Tulane-No. 16 Memphis Capsule
Tulane (2-5, AAC) at No. 16 Memphis (7-0, 3-0 AAC), 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Line: Memphis by 27 1/2
Series Record: Memphis leads 19-11-1
WHAT’S AT STAKE
With a win, Memphis extends the nation’s third-longest winning streak to 15 straight games. Tulane is trying to snap an eight-game skid to Memphis in this series.
Tulane’s defense against Memphis QB Paxton Lynch. The Green Wave rank 11th with 56 tackles for loss and 49th nationally with 16 sacks.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Tulane: CB Parry Nickerson. He had six interceptions last season but still is looking for his first this season.
Memphis: QB Paxton Lynch. The junior has thrown for 300 yards or more in each of his last six games and is coming off the best game of his career after throwing for 447 yards at Tulsa. He has completed 71.6 percent of his passes, which ranks second nationally. He ranks 12th with 2,366 yards passing and is eighth averaging 355.9 yards total offense per game. He’s been intercepted only once.
FACTS & FIGURES
Memphis is one of 12 FBS programs still undefeated at this point this season and one of three American Athletic Conference teams yet to lose. … Memphis has won its last six home games. … Memphis has gone 223 games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown, the longest drought in FBS. … Memphis had four Tigers with 100-yard games in its last win with a pair each of 100-yard rushers and 100-yard receivers. … Memphis has just six turnovers this season. … Tulane’s last win in this series came in 2000 at the Superdome, and the Green Wave has not won in Memphis since 1998. … Tulane is playing its third ranked opponent this season. … Tulane is 0-39 against ranked opponents dating back to 1984 when the Green Wave upset then-No. 19 Vanderbilt and 19-113-2 overall. … The Green Wave is 3-64 on the road against ranked opponents.
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