Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks and Memphis Tigers are ready to open their 2017 college football season when they take filed tonight. The game kicks off at 9:15 PM EST in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee. You can watch the action as it happens online on fuboTV.
Thursday’s game will mark the third all-time meeting between the two teams. The series is even at 1-1, the Warhawks won the first contest 21-20 in 1979 while the Tigers captured the last encounter with a 28-0 shutout over Louisiana-Monroe in 2000.
Date and Time: August 31st, 2017 9:15 PM EST
Venue: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: CBSSN (US)
Online Stream: FuboTV (US Desktop & Mobile) – (Subscription required click here to start your free fuboTV trial and watch now, you can cancel at any time. DVR available.)
Coach Matt Viator has disclosed that the Warhawks will be playing with four players at running back. Derrick Gore will start the game as Austin Vaughn is out with an injury.
At the tight end, Josh Pederson will start and three others will take turns. Eight players are excepted to control at Wide receiving with Brian Williams leading them.
The offensive line will see 10-11 players. Keaton Baggs is doubtful of play as he recovering from ACL.
Wesley Thompson and Marcus Hubbard will be the two players taking care of the defense along with four others.
Past season Memphis’ strength has been the passing offense, they will hope to grow on it this season. Riley Ferguson will be the man as the starting quarterback for the Tigers.
Defensively, the Tigers still need to find permanent starters at various positions. At Linebacker, Genard Avery and Curtis Akins will return and at safety, Jonathan Cook is a crucial player in the secondary.