Riley Ferguson threw three touchdown passes and Memphis took advantage of five turnovers by No. 25 Navy to hand the Midshipmen their first loss 30-27 on Saturday.
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After Memphis defensive lineman Ernest Suttles was charged with rape Saturday, he was dismissed from the program for violation of team rules.
Can Tigers stop Navy's rushing attack?
ESPN's FPI projects Memphis to have a 67 percent chance to defeat No. 25 Navy on Saturday (3:45 p.m. ET on ESPNU/ESPN App). Navy leads the FBS with 414.2 rushing yards per game.
Riley Ferguson threw for 431 yards and seven touchdowns, four of them to his favorite target Anthony Miller, as Memphis routed UConn 70-31 on Friday night.
FPI gives Memphis the huge edge
Memphis and Connecticut are meeting for just the third time, and the first time since 2014. The home team won in each of the previous matchups (UConn in 2013 and Memphis in 2014).
McKenzie Milton threw for three touchdowns, Adrian Killins Jr. accounted for two more scores and UCF beat Memphis 40-13 Saturday night in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
UCF looks like the team to beat in the American and a top contender for a New Year's Six bowl spot. Scott Frost's team, 0-12 just two years ago, crushed Memphis 40-13 in Orlando. The Knights out-gained Memphis 603-382 and forced four turnovers. Expect Frost to get serious consideration for Power 5 jobs in this cycle, and not just at Nebraska if it opens.
UCF favored in AAC showdown
In a matchup of AAC undefeated teams, UCF has a big edge over Memphis, per ESPN's Football Power Index. UCF is No. 1 in FPI among all Group of 5 teams this season; Memphis is No. 5.
The 35-year-old certainly turned heads when his Tigers stunned UCLA in Memphis two weeks ago.