A slow-paced, uneventful first three quarters at Brighthouse Stadium failed to keep fans in their seats in the game against Memphis. Unfortunately, those who left early missed complete domination by the Knights in the fourth quarter.
The Knights scored 23 unanswered points to beat Memphis 32-14, earning them their first Conference USA win.
Brynn Harvey was once again up to the challenge, as he carried the team to victory. Harvey rushed for 219 yards on 42 carries and a score. The lone touchdown iced the game with 0:41 left in the game and completed his workhorse effort.
Brett Hodges completed 16 of 28 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Ricky Kay was a pleasant surprise for the Knights, catching four passes for 52 yards and a score. He replaced Corey Rabazinski who went down with an apparent knee injury.
An overturned fumble recovery by Memphis was a key play to conserving the win as Billy Giovanetti fumbled the football. Upon further review, Giovanetti touched the ball while out of bounds, retaining possession for the Knights.
Nick Cattoi tied a school record by hitting four of four field goals. Cattoi cemented his spot as the starting kicker, and should continue to be reliable, especially at home.
An empty stadium didn’t help motivate the Knights players. Where were you Knight Fans? It was Family Weekend and the only full sections were each end zone, which was filled by most of the Greek community. The football team needs more support from Knight Fans, especially with the toughest part of our schedule coming up next month, where we play three ranked teams.
Up next, the Knights have a bye week. However, mark October 17th on your calendar because the game everyone has been waiting for against Miami will bring all the Knights Fans. Let’s fill the stands with Black and Gold and silence those in the puke green and orange.