Josh Rosen lost Saturday to Memphis, which just so happens to have a Tennessee connection at quarterback.
There has been all sorts of hype surrounding the UCLA quarterback this season. But on Saturday, Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson got the best of the matchup during the Tigers’ entertaining 48-45 victory against the Bruins.
Ferguson, who joined Tennessee in 2013, competed with Josh Dobbs, Justin Worley and Nathan Peterman for the starting quarterback job. But a leg injury set Ferguson back, and he eventually transferred from Tennessee in 2014. He went the Juco route at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College before landing at Memphis.
Tennessee had Riley Ferguson, Nathan Peterman and Josh Dobbs in 2014 and the starting quarterback was Justin Worley.
— Conner Knapp (@ConnerKAllDay) September 16, 2017
On Saturday, Ferguson completed 23 of 38 passes for 398 yards with 6 touchdowns and 1 interception. Rosen, meanwhile, finished with 463 yards on 34-of-56 passing.
Yes, Rosen got the best of the head-to-head statistical matchup. But Ferguson can claim “scoreboard,” which is the biggest victory of all.