Happy Football Bowl Season: The 2022 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl to Feature Memphis and Utah State
The 13th edition of the bowl game will be played Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas. Kickoff is set for 2:15 p.m. (CT) on ESPN. It will be the eighth meeting between the two schools and the first since 1977. Memphis leads the all-time series 4-3.
Memphis finished the regular season with a 6-6 overall record, including a 3-5 mark in the American Athletic Conference. The Tigers averaged 35.1 points per game under third-year head coach Ryan Silverfield. This is the Tigers’ ninth consecutive year qualifying for a bowl game, which is tied for the ninth-best active streak in the nation and the best among all non-Power 5 programs.
First played following the 2010 season, the annual bowl game in Dallas began honoring first responders for the 2014 game. First responders include police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, correctional officers, search and rescue, dispatchers, security guards, federal agents, border patrol agents and military personnel who have specialized training and are the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency. In 2018, the game was officially renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl to reflect the efforts to show appreciation to first responders. Tickets for first responders are underwritten by corporate partners.
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