Memphis Tigers Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

Memphis College Football Preview 2022: Team breakdown, season prediction, keys to the campaign, and what you need to know

Memphis Tigers Preview 2022: Previewing, predicting, and looking ahead to the Memphis season with what you need to know and keys to the season.


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Memphis Tigers Preview
Head Coach: Ryan Silverfield
3rd year at Memphis, 14-10
2021 Preview: Overall: 6-6, Conference: 3-5
Keys To The Season
Season Prediction, What Will Happen
Memphis Top 10 Players | Memphis Schedule

Memphis Tigers Preview 2022

It’s not like it wouldn’t have been nice to get the call.

Cincinnati just won the AAC title for a second year in a row. It’s off to the Big 12, likely in 2023.

UCF has an AAC powerhouse for years. It’s off to the Big 12, likely in 2023.

Houston won an AAC title back in 2015, and that’s it. Memphis has won two of them. Houston is off to the Big 12, likely in 2023, and Memphis is still sticking around the old league even though it makes sense geographically, it’s a Tier 1 academic institution, has a decent media market, good enrollment, and …

It stinks, but now Memphis has to make the best of it by positioning itself as the star of the conference that’s going to soon effectively be a heavier version of Conference USA.

Last year’s team went 6-6 in the rebuild with four close losses that easily could’ve gone the other way. The 2022 version is full of veterans on offense, should be strong in the defensive backfield, and overall should be just a wee bit motivated.

Memphis Tigers Preview 2022: Offense

The offense that made its living on home run hitting plays was able to get things going through the air, but the normally devastating running game didn’t go anywhere.

It finished 10th in the AAC even though the line was okay and the offense as a whole finished third in the conference. New offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey knows how to get a ground game going, and that means …

The backs need more work. Brandon Thomas ran well averaging close to six yards per carry with a team-high 669 yards and eight touchdowns as a freshman, and he’s not alone. The Tigers have plenty of good backs in the rotation, and they’re piling on with Jevyon Ducker coming in from Northern Illinois.

The O line doesn’t have a ton of stars, but it gets back three starters with the tackles set, Jacob Likes a veteran center, and with Ira Henry coming in from Florida State.

No one seemed to notices with all the Cincinnati drama, but Memphis QB Seth Henigan had a terrific freshman season throwing for over 3,300 yards and 25 touchdowns. He’s not going to run much, and he needs to be a bit more accurate, but he’ll push the ball down the field.

The receiving corps loses its two stars in Calvin Austin and TE Sean Dykes. The next three top targets are back – led by union Javon Ivory – and Joseph Scates is coming in from Iowa State.

Memphis Tigers Preview 2022: Defense

Defense was a mere suggestion at Memphis for years, and it didn’t do enough last year, either. It wasn’t totally miserable, but it allowed over 418 yards and 29 points per game, the secondary got ripped up, and few defenses in America were worse on third downs.

It’s not up to former Ohio State assistant Matt Barnes to figure it all out. He loses a slew of key tacklers, but the secondary should be better if he can generate a pass rush.

The line goes back the five sacks of leading pass rusher Jaylon Allen, but this isn’t a deep group and it needs the bulk on the inside. It’s more about the quickness than the 300+ pound Coke machine inside, but that all has to translate into more plays behind the line.

The 123 stops of leading tackler JJ Russell are gone, but Xavier Cullens is back in the middle and getting Geoffrey Cantin-Arku from Syracuse on the outside helps.

The secondary needs its experience to translate into more production. There are tacklers – safety Quindell Johnson is going to be an All-AAC performer – but the big plays need to come from the corners. The DBs only generated seven interceptions.

Keys To The Season
Season Prediction, What Will Happen
Memphis Top 10 Players | Memphis Schedule

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Memphis Tigers Preview 2022: Who are the top 10 players going into the season?


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Memphis Tigers Preview
Offense, Defense Breakdown
Season Prediction, What Will Happen
Keys To The Season | Memphis Schedule 

College Football Rankings, Season Predictions: American Athletic Conference Spring Version 2022

American Athletic Conference spring football rankings and predictions with best and worst case scenarios for every team

AAC college football rankings and predictions with the realistic best and worst case records and quick analysis – the 2022 spring version.


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As we get into the specifics and all the research coming out of spring football, here’s a first-look spring version of the rankings and thoughts about every American Athletic Conference team.

Cincinnati, UCF, Houston. All three are good enough to be considered the top team in the league coming into 2022, but there’s improvement among several other teams who’ll put up a fight.

The rankings are based on how good the teams should be and not the final projected records. Keeping in mind that this all could/might/will change when we make the final calls in August …

2022 College Football Schedules By Teams: All 131 Schools

NCAA Tournament Expert Picks, Predictions: Second Round Saturday Games

NCAA Tournament predictions, college basketball expert picks for the second round Saturday games

NCAA Tournament predictions, college basketball expert picks for the first round Saturday games


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* next to the pick means the team will win, but not cover.
Click on each game for the game preview and CFN Prediction

NCAA Tournament First Round: Saturday
North Carolina vs Baylor | Creighton vs Kansas
Michigan vs Tennessee | Richmond vs Providence
Saint Mary’s vs UCLA | Saint Peter’s vs Murray St
NMSU vs Arkansas | Memphis vs Gonzaga
Final Four Picks | NCAA Tournament Schedule 

NCAA Tournament Second Round
Baylor vs North Carolina

Line: Baylor -5.5, o/u: 149

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Baylor
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: North Carolina
Pete Fiutak, CFN: North Caorlina
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Baylor
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Baylor
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Baylor
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: North Carolina
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Baylor*
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Baylor
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Baylor
CONSENSUS PICK: Baylor

NEXT: Kansas vs Creighton State Expert Picks, Predictions

Gonzaga vs Memphis Prediction, Game Preview: NCAA Tournament Second Round

Gonzaga vs Memphis prediction, NCAA Tournament Second Round game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Saturday

Gonzaga vs Memphis prediction: NCAA Tournament Second Round pick and college basketball game preview.


Gonzaga vs Memphis Game Preview, NCAA Tournament Second Round How To Watch

Date: Saturday, March 19
Game Time: COMING
Venue: Dickes Arena, Fort Worth, TX
How To Watch: COMING
Records: Gonzaga (1 seed, 27-3)
Memphis (9 seed, 22-10)
Region: Moda Center, Portland, OR

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NCAA Tournament Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews

NCAA Tournament Expert Picks, Predictions: First Round Thursday Games

NCAA Tournament predictions, college basketball expert picks for the first round Thursday games

NCAA Tournament predictions, college basketball expert picks for the first round Thursday games


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* next to the pick means the team will win, but not cover.
Click on each game for the game preview and CFN Prediction

NCAA Tournament First Round: Thursday
Michigan vs Colorado St | Prov. vs So Dakota St
Memphis vs Boise State | Baylor vs Norfolk State
Tennessee vs Longwood | Iowa vs Richmond
Gonzaga vs Georgia State | UNC vs Marquette
UConn vs New Mexico St | Kentucky vs Saint Peter’s
Indiana vs Saint Mary’s | San Diego St vs Creighton
Arkansas vs Vermont | Murray St vs San Francisco
UCLA vs Akron | Kansas vs Texas Southern
Final Four Picks | NCAA Tournament Schedule

NCAA Tournament First Round
Michigan vs Colorado State

Line: Michigan -1.5, o/u: 136.5

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Colorado State
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Colorado State
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Michigan
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Michigan
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Colorado State
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Michigan
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Michigan
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Michigan
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Michigan
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Colorado State
CONSENSUS PICK: Michigan

NEXT: Providence vs South Dakota State Expert Picks, Predictions

Memphis vs Boise State Prediction, Game Preview: NCAA Tournament First Round

Memphis vs Boise State prediction, NCAA Tournament First Round game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Thursday

Memphis vs Boise State: NCAA Tournament First Round prediction and college basketball game preview.


Memphis vs Boise State Game Preview, NCAA Tournament First Round How To Watch

Date: Wednesday, March 17
Game Time: 1:45 pm
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR
How To Watch: TNT
Records: Memphis (9 seed, 21-10)
Boise State (8 seed, 27-7)
Region: West

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NCAA Tournament Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews

Houston vs Memphis Prediction, Game Preview: American Athletic Conference Championship

Houston vs Memphis prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Sunday in the American Athletic Conference Championship.

Houston vs Memphis prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Sunday, March 13


Houston vs Memphis Game Preview, American Athletic Conference Championship How To Watch

Date: Sunday, March 13
Game Time: 3:15 ET
Venue: Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, TX
How To Watch: ESPN
Record: Houston (28-5), SMU (24-7)
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Houston vs Memphis College Basketball Prediction, Game Preview

Houston vs Memphis prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Sunday, March 6

Houston vs Memphis prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Sunday, March 6


Houston vs Memphis How To Watch

Date: Sunday, March 6
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
How To Watch: CBS
Record: Houston (25-4), Memphis (18-9)
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Houston vs Memphis Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

Houston vs Memphis prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Saturday.

Houston vs Memphis prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Saturday, February 12


Houston vs Memphis How To Watch

Date: Saturday, February 12
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Fertitta Center, Houston, TX
How To Watch: ABC
Record: Houston (20-3), Memphis (13-8)
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Houston vs Memphis Game Preview


Why Memphis Will Win

The Tigers are shooting really, really well.

They’re not going to take a ton of threes, and they’re struggling from the free throw line, but they’re strong at moving the ball around and fantastic at forcing takeaways and coming up with a whole lot of easy points.

They’re not consistent from the field, but they can move and can hang punch for punch with Houston on the boards and should be able to keep up from the field.

While they’d like to make this more of a half court inside game and not deal with threes, they’ll play Houston’s game. But …

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Why Houston Will Win

Houston might have lost in a slight stunner against SMU, but it’s still shooting the lights out.

It’s hitting way over half of its shots over the last several games, but it lost to SMU because of three after three after three – the Mustangs hit 12. Memphis isn’t going to do anything from the outside.

Memphis might be great on the inside, and it can run when needed, but Houston is at a whole other level when it’s able to force turnovers and go on runs.

Get ready for a fired up team after sitting on that SMU loss, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Houston’s Achilles’ heel is on the free throw line. Memphis will be more than happy match the Cougars miss for miss.

Neither one can do much on the line, but Memphis gets a whole lot more attempts – it makes more volume free throws.

Houston fouls just enough to matter and Memphis will be able to keep this close into the second half, but again, the threes just won’t be there when needed.

Houston vs Memphis Prediction, Lines

Houston 80, Memphis 70
Line: Houston -10.5, o/u: 140.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

Must See Rating: 3.5

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2022 College Football Schedules: All 131 Teams