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A primetime clash between No. 15 SMU and No. 25 Memphis was expected to deliver plenty of excitement. After a thrilling first half of action, Memphis receiver Antonio Gibson kicked the second half off with a bang on a 97-yard kickoff return touchdown.

The Tigers already felt great coming out of the half with a 23-17 lead and Gibson made the sideline even more lively. The senior found a small crease near the sideline and snuck through it before burning the kicker on his way to the end zone for a game-changing score.

SMU already had enough problems stopping Gibson on offense. He racked up 104 receiving yards, including a 50-yard touchdown, in the first half with an 11-yard run as well.

If the Mustangs can’t figure out a way to contain Gibson, he’ll keep finding the end zone and run over SMU’s dreams of an undefeated season.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection