DALLAS (AP) -
ran for 123 yards and a touchdown, and
added 111 more on the ground and another score to lead Memphis to a 31-26 win over SMU on Saturday.
Steele sat out the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury. It was the first time since 2005 that two Memphis players have
rushed for over 100 yards in the same game.
did it in 2005 against Houston.
Memphis (5-5, 3-3 C-USA) rushed for 306 yards and finished with 436 yards of total offense.
, who replaced an injured
Bo Levi Mitchell
, threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to
with 38 seconds left to cut the Tigers lead to 31-26. The Mustangs failed to convert on the two-point conversion and Memphis
recovered the Mustangs' onside kick attempt.
SMU (1-9, 0-6 C-USA) has lost 15 consecutive Conference USA games.
Memphis grabbed a 31-20 lead with 1:31 remaining after a 10-play, 77-yard drive which lasted 6:09 ended with a 24-yard field
threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to
for a 28-20 Memphis lead with 12:59 left. Toney completed 9 of 19 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.
Turner's 21-yard touchdown pass to Beasley narrowed Memphis' lead to 21-20 with 3:31 left in the third quarter. Turner completed
19 of 31 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns.
Mitchell injured his shoulder early in the second quarter when he attempted to throw a stiff-arm on a quarterback sneak. Mitchell
was 5 of 7 for 83 yards.
Steele and Ross each ran for a touchdown in the first quarter to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead.
Mitchell connected with
for a 53-yard touchdown pass with 1:37 left in the first quarter and
converted on field goal attempts of 38 and 40 yards to narrow Memphis' lead to 14-13 at halftime.
Sanders led all receivers with 107 yards on five receptions.