MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis running back DeAngelo Williams
picked up extra yards rushing two days after his already standout
performance in the Motor City Bowl.
A review of the tape of Memphis' 38-31 victory over Akron on
Monday showed that Williams ran for five yards that he didn't
receive credit for, Memphis athletic officials said.
Williams is currently credited with 30 rushes for 233 yards. But
after comparing the play-by-play with videotape, Williams actually
had 31 carries for 238 yards, according to a story posted on the
university's Web site on Wednesday.
The review has been submitted to the NCAA for consideration.
If accepted, the change would give Williams 1,964 yards on 310
carries for the season and boost his NCAA record in all-purpose
yards to 7,573.
The play that caused the confusion occurred as Memphis started a
drive with 12:31 left in the third quarter. Quarterback Maurice
Avery was credited with the run instead of Williams.
With the change, Williams would set a Motor City Bowl record for
rushing, topping the 237 yards by Jason Wright of Northwestern
against Bowling Green in 2003. The 31 carries would tie the mark
set by Chester Taylor of Toledo in 2001 against Cincinnati.