Brady White threw three touchdowns and running backs Kenny Gainwell and Kylan Watkins rushed for more than 100 yards each as Memphis remained unbeaten, rolling past South Alabama 42-6 on Saturday.
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- Memphis chooses Florida's Veatch as new AD
- Ex-Memphis player sues over handling of rape claim
- Memphis' Norvell hires Marshall's Fuller as DC
- Memphis' Pollard matches kick return TD record
Brady White threw for two touchdowns, Kenneth Gainwell scored three and Memphis' defense smothered Southern in the second half to pull away to a 55-24 victory on Saturday.
Patrick Taylor rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown, while defensive end Bryce Huff recorded a fourth quarter safety to seal a 15-10 victory over Ole Miss on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Memphis has filled its athletic director vacancy with Laird Veatch, who spent the past two years as Florida's executive associate athletic director for internal affairs.
Former Memphis football player Ernest Suttles is suing the school over its handling of a rape allegation.
Iowa held on to defeat Mississippi State, and Kentucky capped its best year since 1977 with a win over Penn State.
Memphis has hired Marshall defensive coordinator Adam Fuller to take over the same role with the Tigers.
Jamie Newman ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 34 seconds left to cap a big performance and Wake Forest's comeback in a 37-34 victory over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday.
Memphis' Tony Pollard has tied an NCAA record with his seventh career kickoff return for a touchdown.