Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Tigers

Head Coach: Mike Norvell

Team Mascot: TOM

Year Opened: 1965

Capacity: 59308

City / State: Memphis / Tennessee

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Black and Blue Bowl

Rival Team: Southern Miss Golden Eagles

Memphis-Southern Miss games have produced some of the most fiercely competitive contests in the history of these two programs, which has led to this rivalry having the nickname, the Black and Blue Bowl. The rivalry between these two southern schools dates back to 1935 when the Golden Eagles shutout the Tigers 12-0. Today Southern Miss holds a 40-22-1 lead in the all-time series. However, Memphis will look to narrow the gap when these teams meet next.

Memphis vs Louisville

Rival Team: Louisville Cardinals

The Tigers rivalry with Louisville spans several sports with football and basketball taking center stage in the competition. Memphis and Louisville first met on the gridiron in 1948 when the Tigers took down the Cardinals 13-7. The rivalry has been back and forth over the years. However, the Cardinals hold a slim 24-19 lead in the all-time series. The Tigers will look to close the gap when these two longstanding rivals meet on the gridiron.

Paint Bucket Bowl

Rival Team: Arkansas State Red Wolves

The Memphis Tigers have a fierce rivalry with the Arkansas State Red Wolves, which dates back to 1914 when ASU beat Memphis 18-6. The name of the rivalry is derived from the fact that the winner is awarded a trophy made out of a paint bucket and brushes. The winner also gets to smear a designated part of the rival’s campus with paint. Memphis leads the all-time series 30-23-5 and will look to extend their lead when these rivals meet next.

Memphis vs Ole Miss

Rival Team: Ole Miss Rebels

The rivalry between the Tigers and Rebels dates back to 1921 when these two schools met in Oxford. The Rebels have gotten the best of the Tigers over the years having won 48 of the 62 meetings between these teams, However, the Tigers are on a one game winning streak that they’ll look to extend next season.

SuperTailgate Awards

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Tigers

Head Coach: Mike Norvell

Team Mascot: TOM

Year Opened: 1965

Capacity: 59308

City / State: Memphis / Tennessee