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Here is a little something i do on the Tigers forum and Facebook for all Tiger games.

 

Tigers vs Mean Green by the numbers

 

In our return to the old Missouri Valley rivalry, there is good news and bad news.

GOOD NEWS: 16-4 is the Tigers' record against North Texas.

BAD NEWS: North Texas has won 3 out of the last 5 games.

GOOD NEWS: 4 of the last 5 games were in the late 70s and early 80s a period of very bad Tigers football.

 

The North Texas defense makes the Tigers' defense look invincible in comparison.

BOTH teams have the ability to put up big numbers.

North Texas' strength has been their running game, which so happens to be the strength of the Tigers' defense.

North Texas should have a slight advantage in special teams.

Especially their coverage teams.

Their OL is solid as Tigers could find it difficult to pressure their QB.

But if we do find it possible to pressure him, he has trouble securing the ball and tends to throw it to the opposing team.

If this occurs we could see a live game version of the Tigers' spring camp, as former Tiger Grant Gunnell is on the North Texas bench just waiting to try to prove to the Tigers that they made the wrong choice.

This would give the Mean Green an insight into certain keys to the Tigers' offense and defense.

Everything on paper trends to the Tigers getting their 17th win against North Texas in 21 games.

ON PAPER.

Who knows, clean up mistakes and Tigers should even cover the spread.

Continue the same mistakes from the first three games or come out flat and the Tigers could be handed what could only be considered a bad loss.

Our running backs must have a better game than they've had so for this season.

At the same time, our defensive backfield must win the one-on-one battle with the North Texas recievers in order for the Tigers to bring a safety down into the box to slow the North Texas running game.

The Tigers have so far failed to put together 3 full strong quarters of football, much less a full game.

Based on a few of his post-game comments there are some who may accuse coach of being a miserable.

You can tell that not being able to correct the same mistakes game after game is getting to him.

Our OL must block better, open holes for RBs, and protect Seth better.

The defense has got to wrap up better.

Yards after contact has been way too high in the first three games.

Someone must keep an eye on the RB out of the backfield in the passing game.

While at the same time the defensive backfield MUST keep everything in front of them and not blow assignments.

On a side note, both teams have made national highlights in recent years by humiliating SEC teams, catching them asleep on punt coverage which resulted in a TD.

 

Total Offense
Memphis 50th  
NT      35th

Total Defense
Memphis 96th
NT     126th

Passing offense
Memphis 18th
NT      56th

Rushing Offense
Memphis 90th
NT      25th

Passing Defense
Memphis 110th
NT      122nd

Rushing Defense
Memphis 64th
NT     120th

Red Zone Offense
Memphis 1st
NT    116th

Red Zone Defense
Memphis 77th
NT      111th

Net Punting
Memphis 44th
NT      25th

Punt Returns
Memphis 89th
NT      81st

Punt Return Defense
Memphis 45th
NT      4th

Blocked Punts
Memphis n/a
NT      n/a

Blocked Punts Allowed
Memphis 1st
NT    111th

Kick Off Returns
Memphis 60th
NT      19th     

Kick Off Return Defense
Memphis 120th
NT      125th

Turnover margin
Memphis  10th
NT       112th

Fumbles
Memphis 24th
NT      53rd

Fumbles Recovered
Memphis 27th
NT       7th

Passes Had Intercepted
Memphis  1st
NT      119th

Passes Intercepted
Memphis 42nd
NT  n/a

Sacks
Memphis 98th
NT     108th

Sacks allowed
Memphis 84th
NT      11th

ToP
Memphis 123rd
NT      109th

Scoring Offense
Memphis  56th
NT       73rd

Scoring Defense
Memphis 99th
NT     115th.

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13 hours ago, Ncrdbl1 said:

Here is a little something i do on the Tigers forum and Facebook for all Tiger games.

 

Tigers vs Mean Green by the numbers

 

In our return to the old Missouri Valley rivalry, there is good news and bad news.

GOOD NEWS: 16-4 is the Tigers' record against North Texas.

BAD NEWS: North Texas has won 3 out of the last 5 games.

GOOD NEWS: 4 of the last 5 games were in the late 70s and early 80s a period of very bad Tigers football.

 

The North Texas defense makes the Tigers' defense look invincible in comparison.

BOTH teams have the ability to put up big numbers.

North Texas' strength has been their running game, which so happens to be the strength of the Tigers' defense.

North Texas should have a slight advantage in special teams.

Especially their coverage teams.

Their OL is solid as Tigers could find it difficult to pressure their QB.

But if we do find it possible to pressure him, he has trouble securing the ball and tends to throw it to the opposing team.

If this occurs we could see a live game version of the Tigers' spring camp, as former Tiger Grant Gunnell is on the North Texas bench just waiting to try to prove to the Tigers that they made the wrong choice.

This would give the Mean Green an insight into certain keys to the Tigers' offense and defense.

Everything on paper trends to the Tigers getting their 17th win against North Texas in 21 games.

ON PAPER.

Who knows, clean up mistakes and Tigers should even cover the spread.

Continue the same mistakes from the first three games or come out flat and the Tigers could be handed what could only be considered a bad loss.

Our running backs must have a better game than they've had so for this season.

At the same time, our defensive backfield must win the one-on-one battle with the North Texas recievers in order for the Tigers to bring a safety down into the box to slow the North Texas running game.

The Tigers have so far failed to put together 3 full strong quarters of football, much less a full game.

Based on a few of his post-game comments there are some who may accuse coach of being a miserable.

You can tell that not being able to correct the same mistakes game after game is getting to him.

Our OL must block better, open holes for RBs, and protect Seth better.

The defense has got to wrap up better.

Yards after contact has been way too high in the first three games.

Someone must keep an eye on the RB out of the backfield in the passing game.

While at the same time the defensive backfield MUST keep everything in front of them and not blow assignments.

On a side note, both teams have made national highlights in recent years by humiliating SEC teams, catching them asleep on punt coverage which resulted in a TD.

 

Total Offense
Memphis 50th  
NT      35th

Total Defense
Memphis 96th
NT     126th

Passing offense
Memphis 18th
NT      56th

Rushing Offense
Memphis 90th
NT      25th

Passing Defense
Memphis 110th
NT      122nd

Rushing Defense
Memphis 64th
NT     120th

Red Zone Offense
Memphis 1st
NT    116th

Red Zone Defense
Memphis 77th
NT      111th

Net Punting
Memphis 44th
NT      25th

Punt Returns
Memphis 89th
NT      81st

Punt Return Defense
Memphis 45th
NT      4th

Blocked Punts
Memphis n/a
NT      n/a

Blocked Punts Allowed
Memphis 1st
NT    111th

Kick Off Returns
Memphis 60th
NT      19th     

Kick Off Return Defense
Memphis 120th
NT      125th

Turnover margin
Memphis  10th
NT       112th

Fumbles
Memphis 24th
NT      53rd

Fumbles Recovered
Memphis 27th
NT       7th

Passes Had Intercepted
Memphis  1st
NT      119th

Passes Intercepted
Memphis 42nd
NT  n/a

Sacks
Memphis 98th
NT     108th

Sacks allowed
Memphis 84th
NT      11th

ToP
Memphis 123rd
NT      109th

Scoring Offense
Memphis  56th
NT       73rd

Scoring Defense
Memphis 99th
NT     115th.

Believe me. Nothing to worry about here. Our 7th year head coach is clueless. Even if we keep it close at halftime, all your coach needs to do is make a few adjustments to blow the doors right off since ours is apparently allergic to making any kind of in game adjustments. Also, expect a run up the middle… a lot. Stop that, stop our offense.

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14 hours ago, Ncrdbl1 said:

Here is a little something i do on the Tigers forum and Facebook for all Tiger games.

 

Tigers vs Mean Green by the numbers

 

In our return to the old Missouri Valley rivalry, there is good news and bad news.

GOOD NEWS: 16-4 is the Tigers' record against North Texas.

BAD NEWS: North Texas has won 3 out of the last 5 games.

GOOD NEWS: 4 of the last 5 games were in the late 70s and early 80s a period of very bad Tigers football.

 

The North Texas defense makes the Tigers' defense look invincible in comparison.

BOTH teams have the ability to put up big numbers.

North Texas' strength has been their running game, which so happens to be the strength of the Tigers' defense.

North Texas should have a slight advantage in special teams.

Especially their coverage teams.

Their OL is solid as Tigers could find it difficult to pressure their QB.

But if we do find it possible to pressure him, he has trouble securing the ball and tends to throw it to the opposing team.

If this occurs we could see a live game version of the Tigers' spring camp, as former Tiger Grant Gunnell is on the North Texas bench just waiting to try to prove to the Tigers that they made the wrong choice.

This would give the Mean Green an insight into certain keys to the Tigers' offense and defense.

Everything on paper trends to the Tigers getting their 17th win against North Texas in 21 games.

ON PAPER.

Who knows, clean up mistakes and Tigers should even cover the spread.

Continue the same mistakes from the first three games or come out flat and the Tigers could be handed what could only be considered a bad loss.

Our running backs must have a better game than they've had so for this season.

At the same time, our defensive backfield must win the one-on-one battle with the North Texas recievers in order for the Tigers to bring a safety down into the box to slow the North Texas running game.

The Tigers have so far failed to put together 3 full strong quarters of football, much less a full game.

Based on a few of his post-game comments there are some who may accuse coach of being a miserable.

You can tell that not being able to correct the same mistakes game after game is getting to him.

Our OL must block better, open holes for RBs, and protect Seth better.

The defense has got to wrap up better.

Yards after contact has been way too high in the first three games.

Someone must keep an eye on the RB out of the backfield in the passing game.

While at the same time the defensive backfield MUST keep everything in front of them and not blow assignments.

On a side note, both teams have made national highlights in recent years by humiliating SEC teams, catching them asleep on punt coverage which resulted in a TD.

 

Total Offense
Memphis 50th  
NT      35th

Total Defense
Memphis 96th
NT     126th

Passing offense
Memphis 18th
NT      56th

Rushing Offense
Memphis 90th
NT      25th

Passing Defense
Memphis 110th
NT      122nd

Rushing Defense
Memphis 64th
NT     120th

Red Zone Offense
Memphis 1st
NT    116th

Red Zone Defense
Memphis 77th
NT      111th

Net Punting
Memphis 44th
NT      25th

Punt Returns
Memphis 89th
NT      81st

Punt Return Defense
Memphis 45th
NT      4th

Blocked Punts
Memphis n/a
NT      n/a

Blocked Punts Allowed
Memphis 1st
NT    111th

Kick Off Returns
Memphis 60th
NT      19th     

Kick Off Return Defense
Memphis 120th
NT      125th

Turnover margin
Memphis  10th
NT       112th

Fumbles
Memphis 24th
NT      53rd

Fumbles Recovered
Memphis 27th
NT       7th

Passes Had Intercepted
Memphis  1st
NT      119th

Passes Intercepted
Memphis 42nd
NT  n/a

Sacks
Memphis 98th
NT     108th

Sacks allowed
Memphis 84th
NT      11th

ToP
Memphis 123rd
NT      109th

Scoring Offense
Memphis  56th
NT       73rd

Scoring Defense
Memphis 99th
NT     115th.

Starting in 1960, Memphis beat us in 15 meetings, until we got our first win in 1977. Hayden Fry was the coach. Corkey Nelson beat them again in 1980. 

That 15 straight win streak included two wins over the Joe Greene-led defenses of 67 & 68 and the Steve Ramsey-led offenses of the same years.

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On 9/20/2022 at 9:21 AM, SilverEagle said:

Starting in 1960, Memphis beat us in 15 meetings, until we got our first win in 1977. Hayden Fry was the coach. Corkey Nelson beat them again in 1980. 

That 15 straight win streak included two wins over the Joe Greene-led defenses of 67 & 68 and the Steve Ramsey-led offenses of the same years.

Y'all won first match up. Then we won 14 straight. In late 70s early 80s y'all won 3 out of 4 we won the most recent bowl game. Leading to our current 16-4 series lead.

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On 9/20/2022 at 9:21 AM, SilverEagle said:

Corkey Nelson beat them again in 1980

If 1980 is correct, then Jerry Moore was the coach (79 & 80).  Bob Tyler (I know, we'd like to forget about him) was the coach in 81, and Corky was hired when we were dropped down to 1AA in 82.

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There are really only two stats that matter:

Scoring Offense
Memphis  56th
NT       73rd

Scoring Defense
Memphis 99th
NT     115th.

 

Total offense is the most worthless stat ever. We don't score even when we move the ball.

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