MEMPHIS – Senior quarterback Riley Ferguson set career bests for completions, attempts, yards and touchdown passes in a 70-31 conference road win at UConn and was named the American’s Offensive Player of the Week for his second 400-plus yard career game, Monday.
Ferguson, who had now passed for 48 career touchdowns in just 18 games at Memphis, tied the school and American record with seven touchdown passes in the win at UConn, Friday. This is the fifth time in his two-year Tiger career, and the second this season, that he has earned the league’s offensive weekly award.
A transfer from Coffeyville CC, Ferguson currently ranks fourth in career passing yards, with 5,233, heading in to a Saturday matchup against #24/25 ranked Navy. His 48 career touchdown passes currently ranks third, behind Danny Wimprine (81) and Paxton Lynch (59). With his third touchdown pass in the win at UConn, Ferguson passed former Tiger Martin Hankins’ two-year mark of 43 passes to move to third in the record book.
Ferguson completed touchdown passes to four different players in the win at UConn, including a school-record four touchdown catches from senior wide receiver Anthony Miller. Miller earned his second weekly honor roll appearance for his 15-catch, 224-yard effort at UConn. The 15 catches tied his own school record from last season and he remains the only receiver in Memphis history with a 200-plus-yard receiving game. He had the first 200-plus yard receiving game in school history last year with a 250-yard effort in a loss to Tulsa.
Courtesy: Univ. of Memphis