MTSU beat the Memphis Tigers by one point in the final three minutes of the game on Saturday, February 9. The game was very exciting for the fans due to the lead changing hands several times during the match.
Memphis scored the first points in the match on a not releasing penalty by MTSU. The 35 yard kick grazed the right post, but was good for 3. MTSU responded immediately the scoring with a try in the southwest corner but failed to convert. 30 minutes into the half, MTSU scored another try. The tigers slotted their own try at the 34 minute and took a penalty kick at the 38th minute to go up 11 to 10 at the half.
The second half scoring was slower but the excitement was fabulous. MTSU was chronically offside which led to a yellow. As soon as he was back on the pitch, MTSU lost a player to yellow for a dangerous tackle. Memphis took three more points on the penalty and went up 14-10.
Memphis lost a player to a yellow due to multiple players going over the ball. Both teams were fighting hard to maintain control and to harden their defenses. Late in the second half, MTSU scored in the corner to go up 15-14.
The Tigers attempted a rally, but lost possession on the MTSU 20 and the time ran out.
“We played everyone and I think the lads played great”, stated Coach Swatzyna. “We are building a team and I wanted everyone in the game.”
The Tigers are a young team and are learning fast under the direction of Coach Swatzyna.
The Tigers invite you to attend the match against Mississippi State at 1:00 at Memorial Field (451 Zach Curlin Street) at the Memphis campus on Saturday February 16.
Debra invites all Tiger fans to enjoy the new Newbys on the Highland strip. The renovation of Newbys makes the bar a fun place to visit. The charm of the old Newbys remains but the facility is cleaner and nicer. Gotta check it out.