With a long time to prepare for bowl games, coaches often try different tactics. Memphis didn't get the ball to DeAngelo Williams enough early, but once the Tigers turned to their bread-and-butter guy, the impressive senior took over the game. As Akron found out, it is usually feast or famine when facing a risk-taking Joe Lee Dunn defense. The Zips' adjustment to dump-off passes worked, but it was too late to catch the Tigers. -- Jim Donnan|
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College Bowl Mania
Williams has run for 40 touchdowns over the last two seasons.
Making Motor City Music
Beset by injuries all year, Memphis finally has a reason to feel good about the 2005 season. DeAngelo Williams ran for 233 yards and three TDs -- breaking the NCAA record for most career 100-yard games in the process -- as the Tigers held off a late charge by Akron to win the Motor City Bowl 38-31. Story