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First Responder Bowl: Memphis 38, Utah State 10

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Associated Press

DALLAS - Seth Henigan passed for 284 yards and three touchdowns - two of them to Eddie Lewis - and Jeyvon Ducker ran for two touchdowns to give Memphis a 38-10 win over Utah State in the First Responder Bowl.

Henigan's touchdown passes were all thrown in the second quarter, when Memphis outscored Utah State 21-3. The Tigers outgained the Aggies in the period 179 yards to 39 and 137-16 in the air.

Ducker had a 1-yard plunge and a 48-yard sprint for scores, both in the fourth quarter.

Lewis caught scoring passes of 15 and 22 yards, and Caden Prieskorn caught a 3-yard touchdown pass with 24 seconds remaining in the half for Memphis. Chris Howard added a 26-yard field goal in the first quarter for the Tigers (7-6).

Bishop Davenport threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Brian Cobbs for the Aggies (6-7) in relief of quarterback Cooper Legas, who left early in the third quarter with an apparent leg injury.

Connor Coles kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal for Utah State.

Henigan, a sophomore who played high school ball about 70 miles north of Dallas in Denton, Texas, was 20 for 29.

THE TAKEAWAY

Utah State: The Aggies played in their 10th bowl game in the last 12 seasons after participating in only six in the program's first 119 seasons.

Memphis: The Tigers avoided a losing season by winning on the same field where they dropped their season finale 34-31 to SMU when Henigan threw an interception into the end zone on the final play.

December 27, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MemUtahSt
Mem FG 1:05 Chris Howard 26 yard field goal 3 0
Second Quarter MemUtahSt
UtahSt FG 12:14 Connor Coles 53 yard field goal 3 3
Mem TD 7:24 Eddie Lewis 15 yard TD pass from Seth Henigan (Chris Howard Extra Point) 10 3
Mem TD 2:56 Eddie Lewis 22 yard TD pass from Seth Henigan (Chris Howard Extra Point) 17 3
Mem TD 0:24 Caden Prieskorn 3 yard TD pass from Seth Henigan (Chris Howard Extra Point) 24 3
Fourth Quarter MemUtahSt
UtahSt TD 11:04 Brian Cobbs 44 yard TD pass from Bishop Davenport (Connor Coles Extra Point) 24 10
Mem TD 7:22 Jevyon Ducker 1 yard TD run (Chris Howard Extra Point) 31 10
Mem TD 3:16 Jevyon Ducker 48 yard TD run (Chris Howard Extra Point) 38 10
Team Stats
  Memphis Utah State
First downs 26 15
  Rushing 11 7
  Passing 14 7
  Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Efficiency 7-14, 50% 5-13, 38%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 47-146 35-126
Passing Yards 284 135
Return Yards 69 122
Completions-Attempts-Int 20-29-0 15-23-3
Sacks-Yards Lost 5-40 4-23
Punts 4 5
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-55 8-54
Memphis Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Henigan 20 29 284 3 0
Utah State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Davenport 7 9 100 1 1
C. Legas 7 12 34 0 1
L. Williams 1 2 1 0 1
Memphis Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Ducker 13 83 6.4 2
A. Martin 10 43 4.3 0
G. Rogers 2 26 13.0 0
S. Smith 6 20 3.3 0
R. Taylor 1 5 5.0 0
J. Scates 1 4 4.0 0
S. Henigan 11 -26 -2.4 0
Utah State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Tyler Jr. 16 79 4.9 0
C. Legas 12 25 2.1 0
L. Williams 2 15 7.5 0
T. Vaughn 2 6 3.0 0
B. Davenport 1 1 1.0 0
J. Wilmore 2 0 0.0 0
Memphis Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
E. Lewis 5 83 16.6 2
G. Rogers 4 58 14.5 0
R. Taylor 4 48 12.0 0
J. Scates 1 42 42.0 0
J. Ducker 1 15 15.0 0
K. Drake 1 12 12.0 0
A. Martin 1 10 10.0 0
C. Prieskorn 2 9 4.5 1
C. Wright 1 7 7.0 0
Utah State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Cobbs 6 79 13.2 1
T. Vaughn 4 34 8.5 0
J. Sterzer 2 12 6.0 0
O. Tia 1 9 9.0 0
C. Tyler Jr. 2 1 .5 0
Memphis Interceptions
Player Int Yards
S. Oliver 2 35
J. Williams 1 0
Utah State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Memphis Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Doyle 4 148 37.0
Utah State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. Kotsanlee 5 188 37.6
Memphis Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Lewis 2 8 4.0
Utah State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Jones 1 1 1.0
Memphis Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Nash III 1 0 0
D. Ross 1 26 26.0
Utah State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Vaughn 4 121 30.3
Memphis Missed FG
Player Length
Utah State Missed FG
Player Length




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