Scores

Final

UT Martin 20

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Memphis 17

(0-1, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Liberty Bowl, MEMPHIS, TN

1 2 3 4 T
UTM 0 7 7 620
MEM 7 0 3 717

Top Performers

Passing: J. Karam (MEM) - 157 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Rhodes (MEM) - 24 CAR, 106 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: Q. Sims (UTM) - 8 REC, 70 YDS, 1 TD

UT-Martin 20, Memphis 17

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Cody Sandlin kicks a 43-yard field goal with four seconds left to give Tennessee-Martin a 20-17 win over Memphis in the season opener for both teams.

It looked like the game -- which was delayed several hours by bad weather -- was headed to overtime when Memphis' Keiwone Malone fumbled a punt. The Skyhawks recovered the miscue at the Tigers' 27-yard line with 17 seconds to play. Then Sandlin connected on the game-winner to ruin Justin Fuente's coaching debut with the Tigers.

Memphis had tied the game at 17 with 52 seconds to play when Jacob Karam connected with Marcus Rucker on a 20-yard TD pass.

Karam was 12 for 28 and threw for 157 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers. Memphis' Jerell Rhodes added 106 rushing yards on 24 carries.

UT-Martin quarterback Derek Carr passed for 211 yards and finished 19-for-38 with a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTM
MEM
1st Downs2520
Total Yards392359
Passing211157
Rushing181202
Penalties2-136-68
3rd Down Conversions2-138-17
4th Down Conversions1-22-3
Turnovers33
Possession30:5429:06

Passing Leaders

Tennessee-MartinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carr19/382115.612
MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Karam12/281575.610

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee-MartinCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNair15825.5052
Barksdale11504.5014
MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes241064.4119
Karam10525.2015

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee-MartinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sims8708.8126
Davis46215.5036
MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rucker34515.0120
Cross13636.0036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTMMEM
TD05:43Jerrell Rhodes 3 Yd Run (Paulo Henriques Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERUTMMEM
TD07:02Quentin Sims 9 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERUTMMEM
FG09:03Paulo Henriques 33 Yd 710
TD04:45Dj McNeil 5 Yd Run (Cody Sandlin Kick) 1410
FOURTH QUARTERUTMMEM
FG04:52Cody Sandlin 26 Yd 1710
TD00:52Marcus Rucker 20 Yd Pass From Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques Kick) 1717
FG00:04Cody Sandlin 43 Yd 2017