Riley Ferguson

Riley Ferguson, Memphis Upset Josh Rosen, No. 25 UCLA 48-45

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sporting Alert – Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns and Memphis upset No. 25 UCLA 48-45 win at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Ferguson, who completed 23 of 38 passes with an interception, connected twice with Anthony Miller for touchdowns and also threw scoring passes to Joey Magnifico, Patrick Taylor Jr., Tony Pollard and Phil Mayhue.

Miller had nine receptions for 185 yards and Magnifico took six catches for 83 yards for the Tigers (2-0), who won it at the end after Jacobi Francis broke up a fourth-down pass in the closing 56 seconds of the game.

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen finished with 463 yards on 34 of 56 throws and four TD passes with two interceptions and ran for another score in the defeat.

Darren Andrews caught 10 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown, while Jordan Lasley, Austin Roberts and Jordan Wilson also pulled down scoring passes for the Bruins (2-1).

Roberts’ 22-yard touchdown with 11:51 to go in the fourth quarter, gave UCLA a 45-41 lead, but Ferguson and Mayhue combined from three yards to put Memphis back up with 9:56 left and the Tigers then held on for the win.

Next up for UCLA is its opening Pac-12 conference game on the road at No. 19 Stanford next Saturday. This game comes after the Bruins opened the season with three non-conference games.

Meanwhile, Memphis will next face Southern Illinois next Saturday at home next Saturday.


Scoring Summary


TD 11:32
Joey Magnifico 2 Yd pass from Riley Ferguson (Spencer Smith Kick)
2 plays, 91 yards, 0:26

TD 6:19
Jalen Starks 7 Yd Run (JJ Molson Kick)
5 plays, 50 yards, 1:56


FG 14:44
JJ Molson 33 Yd Field Goal
13 plays, 56 yards, 3:51
UCLA 10, MEM 7

TD 12:42
Jordan Wilson 5 Yd pass from Josh Rosen (JJ Molson Kick)
2 plays, 55 yards, 0:33
UCLA 17, MEM 7

TD 10:44
Patrick Taylor Jr. 47 Yd pass from Riley Ferguson (Riley Patterson PAT failed)
5 plays, 75 yards, 1:58
UCLA 17, MEM 13

TD 3:48
Tony Pollard 42 Yd pass from Riley Ferguson (Spencer Smith Kick)
6 plays, 95 yards, 1:53
UCLA 17, MEM 20

TD 1:22
Josh Rosen 1 Yd Run (JJ Molson Kick)
10 plays, 80 yards, 2:26
UCLA 24, MEM 20

TD 0:42
Anthony Miller 33 Yd pass from Riley Ferguson (Spencer Smith Kick)
3 plays, 72 yards, 0:40
UCLA 24, MEM 27


TD 11:03
Anthony Miller 12 Yd pass from Riley Ferguson (Spencer Smith Kick)
10 plays, 75 yards, 3:57
UCLA 24, MEM 34

TD 10:16
Darren Andrews 65 Yd pass from Josh Rosen (JJ Molson Kick)
2 plays, 64 yards, 0:47
UCLA 31, MEM 34

TD 6:58
Tim Hart 60 Yd Interception Return (Riley Patterson Kick)
7 plays, 21 yards, 2:43
UCLA 31, MEM 41

TD 5:29
Jordan Lasley 21 Yd pass from Josh Rosen (JJ Molson Kick)
5 plays, 52 yards, 1:29
UCLA 38, MEM 41


TD 11:51
Austin Roberts 22 Yd pass from Josh Rosen (JJ Molson Kick)
6 plays, 99 yards, 2:17
UCLA 45, MEM 41

TD 9:56
Phil Mayhue 3 Yd pass from Riley Ferguson (Riley Patterson Kick)
4 plays, 81 yards, 1:55
UCLA 45, MEM 48


Karl is one the top NFL and basketball contributors for He enjoys relaxing at the bench in Miami, as well as spending time with his family when he is not busy providing fresh content for publications.

View all posts by KARL HAMILTON →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons