How to Watch Iowa State Cyclones vs. Memphis Tigers – December 29

The Memphis Tigers hit the field against the Iowa State Cyclones in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl as major, 10.5-point underdogs on December 29, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN. The total is 58.5 points for this game.

You’ll want to head to ESPN for the upcoming matchup featuring the Cyclones and Tigers.

Cyclones vs. Tigers Game Info

  • Date: Friday, December 29, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Venue: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Cyclones Insights

  • The Cyclones are averaging 361.7 yards per game on offense (84th in the FBS), and they rank 40th on the other side of the ball with 350.6 yards allowed per game.
  • On offense, the Cyclones rank 73rd in the FBS with 26.3 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 35th in points allowed (350.6 points allowed per contest).
  • Iowa State is averaging 228.3 passing yards per game on offense this year (61st in the FBS), and is surrendering 217.7 passing yards per game (57th) on the other side of the ball.
  • The Cyclones are averaging 133.4 rushing yards per game on offense (96th in the FBS), and they rank 36th on the other side of the ball with 132.9 rushing yards allowed per game.
  • Iowa State ranks 75th in third-down efficiency (37.9%) on offense and 33rd in third-down percentage allowed (35.0%) on defense this year.
  • The Cyclones have the eighth-best turnover margin in college football at +8, forcing 16 turnovers (26th in the FBS) while turning it over eight times (15th in the FBS).

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Tigers Insights

  • On defense, Memphis is bottom-25, surrendering 425.5 total yards per game (18th-worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on the offensive side of the ball, posting 453.4 total yards per contest (16th-best).
  • Memphis’ defense ranks 95th in the FBS with 29.0 points given up per game, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks sixth-best by putting up 39.7 points per contest.
  • On defense, the Tigers are a bottom-25 pass unit, giving up 253.2 passing yards per game (18th-worst). Fortunately, they are thriving on the offensive side of the ball, putting up 301.4 passing yards per contest (14th-best).
  • Memphis is accumulating 152.0 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (78th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 172.3 rushing yards per contest (104th-ranked) on defense.
  • Things have been going well for the Tigers on both offense and defense on third down, as they are posting a 44.9% third-down conversion percentage (25th-best) and allowing a 31.6% third-down rate (15th-best).
  • With 17 forced turnovers (17th in the FBS) and 12 turnovers committed (44th in the FBS) this season, Memphis ranks 27th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +5.

Cyclones Leaders

  • Rocco Becht has 2,674 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions this year. He has completed 63.5% of his attempts, averaging 222.8 yards per game and 8.1 per attempt.
  • In addition to his passing stats, Becht also has 67 rushing yards (fourth on the Cyclones), with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Jaylin Noel has 60 catches for 741 yards and six TDs. In 11 games, he is averaging 5.5 catches and 67.4 yards per game.
  • In the passing game, Jayden Higgins, has totaled 769 receiving yards and five touchdowns after grabbing 44 balls on zero targets. Per game, he’s averaging 64.1 yards and 3.7 receptions through 12 games.

Tigers Leaders

  • Seth Henigan has passed for 3,516 yards this year, with 28 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He is completing 66.4% of his attempts while averaging 293.0 yards per game and 8.0 per attempt.
  • Henigan has also rushed for four touchdowns and 247 yards (third on the Tigers).
  • Blake Watson has 1,045 rushing yards (leading the Tigers) and 14 rushing touchdowns, while averaging 87.1 yards per game and 5.9 per attempt (56th in the FBS).
  • Watson has added 50 receptions (4.2 per game) for 463 yards (38.6 per game) with three receiving touchdowns. He’s been targeted zero times in the passing game.
  • Roc Taylor has registered 981 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 61 receptions, while being targeted zero times on the season.
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