Memphis Blasts Tulane for Bounceback 47-17/Memphis Moves into Coaches Top 25, 26 in AP Top 25 Poll

Full List of Saturday College Football Scores for Week 8/Poll Listings

Giannotto & Jeffrey
October 20, 2019 - 8:39 am

Memphis bounced back big after a letdown and botched call at Temple last week. This week blasting Tulane 47-17 in front of 30,000 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Kenneth Gainwell ran for 100 and had 9 receptions for 200 yards. Gainwell was the first in the FBS to have 200 yards receiving and 100 yards rushing in a game since Troy Edwards of Louisiana Tech in 1997.

FULL COVERAGE OF THE MEMPHIS TIGERS MONDAY ON 92.9 FM ESPN.

Next Game: Memphis at Tulsa on Saturday (12/26) at 6:00 p.m. on CBS Sports Network TV

Here's a full list of Saturday's College Football (Week #8)

By The Associated Press

EAST

Albany (NY) 35, Rhode Island 28

Boston College 45, NC State 24

CCSU 52, Bryant 14

Colgate 21, Cornell 20

Columbia 44, Penn 6

Dartmouth 49, Marist 7

Delaware 16, New Hampshire 10

Duquesne 20, Sacred Heart 6

Georgetown 14, Lafayette 10

Harvard 31, Holy Cross 21

Houston 24, UConn 17

Indiana 34, Maryland 28

Lehigh 30, Fordham 27, OT

Merrimack 30, Delaware St. 21

Minnesota 42, Rutgers 7

Monmouth (NJ) 49, Gardner-Webb 28

Navy 35, South Florida 3

Penn St. 28, Michigan 21

Princeton 65, Brown 22

Robert Morris 21, Wagner 13

St. Francis (Pa.) 30, LIU 0

Towson 56, Bucknell 7

SOUTH

Alabama 35, Tennessee 13

Appalachian St. 52, Louisiana-Monroe 7

Bethune-Cookman 35, Norfolk St. 22

Campbell 31, Hampton 16

Cent. Arkansas 31, Northwestern St. 30

Charleston Southern 25, North Alabama 20

Clemson 45, Louisville 10

Davidson 49, Jacksonville 19

E. Kentucky 34, Murray St. 27

FIU 32, UTEP 17

Florida 38, South Carolina 27

Georgia 21, Kentucky 0

Georgia Southern 30, Coastal Carolina 27, 3OT

Georgia St. 28, Army 21

Georgia Tech 28, Miami 21, OT

Jackson St. 31, MVSU 28, OT

James Madison 38, William & Mary 10

Kennesaw St. 55, Presbyterian 10

LSU 36, Mississippi St. 13

Liberty 59, Maine 44

Louisiana Tech 45, Southern Miss. 30

McNeese St. 42, Houston Baptist 27

Memphis 47, Tulane 17

Mercer 34, VMI 27

Morehead St. 31, Butler 20

SC State 24, Morgan St. 10

SE Missouri 24, Jacksonville St. 21

Stetson 38, Dayton 21

Tennessee St. 26, Austin Peay 24

Texas A&M 24, Mississippi 17

The Citadel 27, Furman 10

UAB 38, Old Dominion 14

UCF 41, East Carolina 28

UT Martin 27, E. Illinois 18

Vanderbilt 21, Missouri 14

Virginia 48, Duke 14

Virginia Tech 43, North Carolina 41, 6OT

W. Kentucky 30, Charlotte 14

Wake Forest 22, Florida St. 20

Wofford 59, W. Carolina 7

Yale 28, Richmond 27

MIDWEST

Ball St. 52, Toledo 14

Buffalo 21, Akron 0

Cent. Michigan 38, Bowling Green 20

Cincinnati 24, Tulsa 13

E. Michigan 34, W. Michigan 27

Illinois 24, Wisconsin 23

Illinois St. 28, W. Illinois 14

Iowa 26, Purdue 20

Kansas St. 24, TCU 17

Miami (Ohio) 27, N. Illinois 24

N. Dakota St. 22, Missouri St. 0

N. Iowa 42, South Dakota 27

Ohio 45, Kent St. 38

S. Dakota St. 42, Indiana St. 23

S. Illinois 35, Youngstown St. 10

SOUTHWEST

Abilene Christian 31, Stephen F. Austin 24, 2OT

Auburn 51, Arkansas 10

Baylor 45, Oklahoma St. 27

Incarnate Word 35, Lamar 17

Iowa St. 34, Texas Tech 24

North Texas 33, Middle Tennessee 30

Oklahoma 52, West Virginia 14

Prairie View 51, Va. Lynchburg 0

SMU 45, Temple 21

Sam Houston St. 17, Nicholls 0

Southern U. 28, Texas Southern 21

Texas 50, Kansas 48

UTSA 31, Rice 27

FAR WEST

Air Force 56, Hawaii 26

BYU 28, Boise St. 25

Idaho 45, Idaho St. 21

North Dakota 30, Cal Poly 26

Oregon 35, Washington 31

Oregon St. 21, California 17

Portland St. 38, N. Colorado 30

Sacramento St. 49, Montana 22

San Diego 42, Valparaiso 17

San Diego St. 27, San Jose St. 17

Southern Cal 41, Arizona 14

Utah 21, Arizona St. 3

Utah St. 36, Nevada 10

Washington St. 41, Colorado 10

Weber St. 51, N. Arizona 28

Wyoming 23, New Mexico 10

Here's this week's USA Today College Football Coaches Poll:

#1 Alabama

#2 Clemson

#3 LSU

#4 Ohio State

#5 Oklahoma

#6 Penn State

#7 Notre Dame

#8 Florida

#9 Georgia

#10 Auburn 

#11 Oregon

#12 Utah

#13 Wisconsin

#14 Baylor

#15 Texas

#16 Minnesota

#17 SMU

#18 Cincinnati

#19 Iowa

#20 Michigan

#21 Boise State 

#22 Appalachian State

#23 Wake Forest

#24 Arizona State

#25 Memphis

Memphis was just outside of the Top 25 in the AP Top 25 Poll (26). 

Here's more from the AP:

AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps Clemson to 3rd; Wisconsin falls

AP-FBC--T25-College Football Poll,2nd Ld-Writethru

Oct 20, 2019 2:08PM (GMT 19:08) - 728 words

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer

Eds: Updates with point margin. With AP Photos.

Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes.

Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU held its place and received 16 first-place votes. The Buckeyes had 13 first-place votes and No. 4 Clemson, the preseason No. 1 team and defending national champion, received nine.

The Buckeyes and Tigers both were coming off conference blowouts on the road. Ohio State beat Northwestern 52-3 Friday night. Clemson defeated Louisville 45-10.

The point margin between the No. 1 and No. 4 in this week's Top 25 is 78, the smallest it has been this season. Alabama received 1,486 points while LSU had 1,462, Ohio State had 1,429 and Clemson had 1,408.

Oklahoma remained No. 5, but Penn State moved up to sixth after Wisconsin's first loss of the season. The Badgers were beaten Saturday by 30-point underdog Illinois in the season's most significant upset so far.

Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn and Georgia round out the top 10, giving the Southeastern Conference five of the top 10 teams.

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POLL POINTS

Preseason No. 1 teams commonly relinquish the top spot without losing, but the extent of Clemson's fall is unusual. The last preseason No. 1 to drop as far or farther without a loss or tie was Oklahoma in 1977. The Sooners slipped from first to fifth after opening the season with a 25-23 victory over Vanderbilt. Oklahoma started climbing the very next week and reached No. 1 again before losing its fifth game of the season to Texas in mid-October.

One has to go all the way back to 1971 to find a similar drop to Clemson's for a preseason No. 1. Notre Dame started that season top ranked and won its first five games, slipping to No. 7 while doing so. Maybe voters' suspicions of the Irish were justified: Notre Dame lost twice in the second half of the regular season to finish 8-2 and ranked No. 13.

That Notre Dame team seemed to suffer from a schedule perceived to be not so rigorous and one very close victory. None of the Irish's first five opponents was ranked at the time of the game and Notre Dame beat Purdue 8-7. Those Boilermakers went on to finish 3-7.

Clemson has played just one team that was ranked at game time, then-No. 12 Texas A&M, which has since dropped out of the rankings. And the Tigers had a one-point victory at North Carolina, which is currently 3-4.

IN

No teams are making their season debut in the Top 25 this week, but a couple re-entered.

— No. 23 Iowa State (5-2) is back after winning three straight games.

— No. 25 Wake Forest (6-1) returns after a one-week hiatus. The Demon Deacons bounced back from their first loss of the season last week to beat Florida State on a late field goal.

OUT

— Missouri is the latest team to lose its first game after moving into the ranking. The Tigers fell out after getting upset at Vanderbilt.

— Washington is out again after losing a thriller to No. 11 Oregon.

CONFERENCE CALL

Big Ten — 6 (Nos. 3, 6, 13, 17, 19, 20)

SEC — 5 (Nos. 1, 2, 7, 8, 10)

Big 12 — 4 (Nos. 5, 14, 15, 23)

Pac-12 — 3 (Nos. 11, 12, 24)

American — 2 (Nos. 16, 18)

ACC — 2 (Nos. 4, 25)

Mountain West — 1 (No. 22)

Sun Belt — 1 (No. 21)

Independent — 1 (No. 8).

RANKED vs. RANKED

No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 3 Ohio State. Big game lost a lot of luster because of what happened in Champaign, Illinois.

No. 8 Notre Dame at No. 19 Michigan. Wolverines face a top-10 opponent for second straight week.

No. 9 Auburn at No. 2 LSU. SEC West survivor series begins.

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