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The 2016 Memphis Tigers football team represented the University of Memphis in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers were led by first-year head coach Mike Norvell and played their home games at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The Tigers competed as a member of the West Division of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the 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.

2016 Memphis Tigers football
Memphis Tigers wordmark.svg
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
DivisionWest Division
2016 record8–5 (5–3 The American)
Head coachMike Norvell (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorChip Long (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorChris Ball (1st season)
Home stadiumLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 59,308)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Temple xy$   7 1         10 4  
No. 19 South Florida x   7 1         11 2  
UCF   4 4         6 7  
Cincinnati   1 7         4 8  
UConn   1 7         3 9  
East Carolina   1 7         3 9  
West Division
Navy xy   7 1         9 5  
Tulsa   6 2         10 3  
Memphis   5 3         8 5  
Houston   5 3         9 4  
SMU   3 5         5 7  
Tulane   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Temple 34, Navy 10
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 36:00 p.m.Southeast Missouri State*ESPN3W 35–1742,876
September 1711:00 a.m.Kansas*
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
ESPNUW 43–734,448
September 247:00 p.m.Bowling Green*
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
ESPNewsW 77–338,713
October 16:00 p.m.at No. 16 Ole Miss*ESPN2L 28–4865,889
October 67:00 p.m.Temple
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
ESPNW 34–2734,743
October 147:00 p.m.at TulaneESPNUW 24–1421,098
October 222:30 p.m.at No. 24 NavyCBSSNL 28–4235,943
October 297:00 p.m.Tulsa 
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
ESPNewsL 30–5936,894
November 53:00 p.m.at SMUESPNewsW 51–724,379
November 126:00 p.m.South Florida
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
CBSSNL 42–4937,218
November 187:00 p.m.at CincinnatiCBSSNW 34–725,796
November 2511:00 a.m.No. 18 Houston
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
ABCW 48–4436,527
December 206:00 p.m.vs. Western Kentucky*ESPNL 31–5124,726
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summariesEdit

Southeast Missouri StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 0 3 7 7 17
Tigers 22 7 3 3 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1–1 1942 SEMO, 6–0

KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Jayhawks 0 7 0 0 7
Tigers 13 20 3 7 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2015 MEM, 55–23

Bowling GreenEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 0 0 0 3
Tigers 35 21 14 7 77
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2015 MEM, 44–41

at Ole MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 7 14 7 28
#23 Rebels 14 10 10 14 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–48–2 2015 MEM, 37–24

TempleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 6 7 0 14 27
Tigers 0 3 17 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2015 TEM, 31–12

at TulaneEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 3 10 3 8 24
Green Wave 0 7 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–11–1 2015 MEM, 41–13

at NavyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 14 0 7 7 28
#24 Midshipmen 14 7 14 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2015 NAVY, 45–20

TulsaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 14 21 10 14 59
Tigers 7 17 6 0 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–10 2015 MEM, 66–42

at SMUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 21 17 13 0 51
Mustangs 7 0 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2015 MEM, 63–0

South FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 14 7 14 14 49
Tigers 3 14 14 11 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2015 MEM, 24–17

at CincinnatiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 13 14 7 0 34
Bearcats 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–13 2015 MEM, 53–46

HoustonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Cougars 10 7 10 17 44
Tigers 21 13 0 14 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–15 2015 HOU, 35–34

vs. Western Kentucky–Boca Raton BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 7 7 7 21
Hilltoppers 14 14 16 7 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2–1 1956 MEM, 42–0

PersonnelEdit

Depth ChartEdit

RosterEdit

2016 Memphis Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Tony Pollard   Fr
QB 2 David Moore Fr
WR 3 Anthony Miller   Jr
QB 4 Riley Ferguson Jr
WR 5 Sean Dykes Fr
RB 6 Patrick Taylor, Jr. Fr
QB 7 Brady Davis   Fr
RB 8 Darrell Henderson Fr
WR 9 John Williams Fr
WR 10 Damonte Coxie Fr
RB 11 Sam Craft Sr
WR 13 Kedarian Jones   Fr
QB 15 Jason Stewart   Sr
WR 18 Roderick Proctor Jr
WR 19 Jae'Lon Oglesby So
RB 24 Tearris Wallace Fr
WR 25 Jaylen McClanahan Fr
WR 27 Jahod Booker Fr
RB 28 Doroland Dorceus   Jr
WR 37 Austin Duncan Fr
RB 38 Quincy Wimbish Fr
TE 39 Brennan Ryan Fr
TE 42 Gavin McCrary   So
WR 44 Malik Thomas   So
OL 50 Lio Lafaele Jr
OL 51 Jace Neville   So
OL 53 Dustin Woodard Fr
OL 54 Drew Kyser So
OL 59 Brytain Peddy   So
OL 60 Cooper Williams   So
OL 63 Ryan Young Fr
OL 64 Zach Collins   Jr
OL 65 Christopher Roberson   Sr
OL 71 Gabe Kuhn   Jr
OL 72 Trevon Tate   So
OL 73 Keenen Davis   Fr
OL 74 Jonathan Timmons Fr
OL 75 Tauvaga Ho Ching II So
OL 77 Harneet Gill Jr
OL 78 Nick Thomas   So
OL 79 Scottie Dill   Fr
TE 80 Daniel Montiel   Sr
WR 81 Mechane Slade   Fr
WR 82 Hunter Hill Fr
WR 83 Daniel Hurd   Sr
TE 84 Robby Young   Jr
TE 85 Kyle Oliver So
TE 86 Joey Magnifico   Fr
TE 87 Ross Burcham   Fr
WR 88 Drew Bishop   Sr
WR 89 Phil Mayhue Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 1 Jacoby Hill Fr
DB 2 Tye Northern   So
DB 4 Josh Perry Fr
DL 5 Latarius Brady   Sr
LB 6 Genard Avery Fr
LB 7 Curtis Akins   So
DB 8 Arthur Maulet Sr
DB 9 Jamil Collins   Jr
DB 10 Dontrell Nelson Sr
DB 12 Chauncey Lanier   Sr
DL 13 DeMarco Montgomery Sr
DB 14 Jonathan Cook Jr
DL 15 Christian Johnson   Jr
LB 16 Nehemiah Augustus Fr
DB 17 Chris Morley   Sr
DB 19 Shaun Rupert   Jr
DB 21 Kam Prewitt   Fr
DB 22 Tyrez Lindsey Fr
DB 23 B. J. Ross Sr
DB 24 Deandre Jordan Sr
DB 25 Austin Hall   Fr
DB 26 Jahmahl Pardner   Sr
LB 29 Darian Porter   Jr
LB 30 Shareef White Jr
DB 31 Anthony Young   Jr
DB 32 Jacobi Francis Fr
DB 33 Phillip Sumpter   Jr
LB 34 Jackson Dillon Sr
LB 35 Tim Hart Fr
DL 38 Jonathan Wilson Fr
DB 39 Christian Slaughter   Jr
DB 40 Thomas Pickens Fr
LB 44 Steven Enis   Fr
LB 45 Noah Robinson Jr
DB 47 Colton Cochran Fr
DL 48 Ernest Suttles   Jr
LB 49 Joseph Prevost   Fr
LB 50 Lenard Harden Sr
LB 55 Bryce Huff Fr
LB 57 Hayden Ferrari   Fr
DL 58 Donald Pennington   Sr
LB 59 Malcolm Lane   Fr
LB 61 Zane Sutherland   Fr
DL 90 John Tate Fr
DL 91 Nick Raby   Fr
DL 92 Peyton Jones   Fr
DL 93 Cortez Crosby   Jr
DL 94 Freddie Dillard Fr
DL 95 Michael Edwards Sr
DL 96 Khalil Johnson   Fr
DL 97 Emmanuel Cooper So
DL 98 Jared Gentry So
DL 99 Chase Joy Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 35 Evan Michael   Jr
P, PK 36 Spencer Smith   Jr
LS 41 Trevor Morgan Sr
PK 46 Jake Elliott Sr
P 47 Nick Jacobs Jr
LS 52 Tim Belles   Fr
LS 56 Andrew Ashe So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Chis Ball (Defensive Coordinator)
  • Chip Long (Offensive Coordinator / Tight Ends)
  • Darrell Dickey (Assistant Head Coach / Running Backs)
  • David Johnson (Wide Receivers)
  • Dan Lanning (Inside Linebackers / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Joe Lorig (Special Teams Coordinator / Outside Linebackers)
  • Paul Randolph (Defensive Line)
  • Ray Silverfield (Offensive Line)
  • Marcus Woodson (Defensive Backs)
  • Jeff Kupper (Director, Football Operations)
  • Brennan Ball (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Marcus Bell (Director of High School Relations)
  • Braxton Brady (Director of Player Relations)
  • Kenny Dillingham (Graduate Assistant -- Quarterbacks)
  • Kwahn Drake (Intern - Offense)
  • Nick Gilbert (Graduate Assistant -- Asst. Offensive Line Coach)
  • Matthew Haron (Director of Football Video)
  • Mac Hohorst (Equipment Manager)
  • Spencer Knight (Special Teams/Outside Linebackers Intern)
  • Brian Michalowski (Graduate Assistant, Defense)
  • Sherman Morris (Director of Recruiting Operations)
  • Akoya Nelson (Recruiting Secretary)
  • George Pugh (Director of Player Personnel)
  • Larry Reynolds (Assistant Athletic Trainer)
  • Sherri Schwartz (Assistant to the Head Coach)
  • Darrell Turner (Head Athletic Trainer)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: October 3, 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Memphis Tigers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 18, 2016.