UCLA and Josh Rosen came in with the reputation and the ranking. The Memphis Tigers think it is time they got some respect and attention.
Rosen was unable to put together a fourth-quarter comeback like he did in the opener against Texas A&M, and host Memphis beat the No. 25 Bruins 48-45 on Saturday. The nationally televised game showcased a Tigers program that is 2-0 and has beaten a ranked team in each of the past three seasons.
Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns, and Jacobi Francis broke up a late fourth-down pass to lead Memphis. Francis' breakup with 56 seconds left sent the Tigers faithful into a celebration.