In what was an epic battle between two remarkable offenses, the Memphis Tigers were led by their star quarterback when it mattered most. Seth Henigan orchestrated a calm, cool, and collected drive in the final moments over North Texas, ultimately throwing his first touchdown of the day as the game-winner.
Seth Henigan Calmly Leads Memphis to Victory Over North Texas
It wasn’t without its difficulties, but Memphis came from behind against North Texas to knock off a feist Mean Green team. The Tigers didn’t go away, and following a drop that would have likely won the game for them on the previous drive, needed some late-game heroics from their quarterback.
Henigan, who had a throw dropped on the previous drive, led his offense downfield in the blink of an eye, completing five consecutive pass attempts for 80 yards and the game-winning touchdown on a third-down pass from the North Texas 36-yard line.
In the end, his first touchdown strike of the game was the most important of perhaps the season as they kept their AAC hopes alive and knocked off North Texas, 45-42.
Led by Henigan and the rushing attack, Memphis gained 600 yards of total offense, including 330 through the air.
North Texas gained 630 yards of offense themselves as they didn’t go away. Mean Green QB Chandler Rogers did all that you would have imagined to orchestrate 630 yards of offense, throwing five touchdowns and 450 yards.
Rogers had led the Mean Green down the field for what appeared to be the game-winning drive just moments prior to Henigan’s brilliance.
Memphis head coach Ryan Silverfield had nothing but praise for his leader following the game.
“Phenomenal,” Silverfield said about Henigan’s performance. “He continues to do it, even when we had some drops, he’s the leader of our team, without any panic, just so impressed with what he’s able to do.”
The Tigers also got a huge performance from their running back Blake Watson. Needing just 22 total touches on offense, Watson scored twice and had 269 yards of total offense.
Memphis moves to 6-2 on the season with back-to-back road victories that saw them put up a combined 90 points. They have winnable contests on their schedule as the season comes to a close and fans can surely expect fireworks against SMU in Week 12.