Memphis Express vs. Orlando Apollos: Updated Score, Highlights & Stats

Garrett Gilbert, Austin Appleby Orlando Apollos QBs Garrett Gilbert and Austin Appleby

The Memphis Express capped off Saturday’s Week 3 Alliance of American Football action as they attempted to pick up their first win of the season. Unfortunately, they drew a tough matchup with the undefeated Orlando Apollos and talented quarterback Garrett Gilbert on the road. This was the nightcap of two games to start the weekend off, and surprisingly, there wasn’t much first-half scoring.

The Steve Spurrier-led Apollos came into Week 3 as the highest-scoring team in the league with 77 total points and a +42 point differential. On the opposite side, the Express entered at 0-2 and held a -28 differential. Memphis quarterback Christian Hackenberg struggled through the first two weeks and was benched at halftime of this matchup after another poor showing.

Let’s dive in and look at the updated score and highlights, as well as the latest stats, which will be updated at halftime and then after the game.

Updated Score & Highlights: Memphis Express vs. Orlando Apollos

Note: Highlights courtesy of the Alliance of American Football or The Athletic’s Arif Hasan.

Garrett Gilbert Hits Rannell Hall Early

D’Ernest Johnson Gets Apollos on the Board: 6-0

Christian Hackenberg Picked by Keith Reaser

Dontez Byrd With Huge Gain for Memphis

Hackenberg Brought Down for Apollos Sack

Terence Garvin With the Interception for Orlando

Express Replace Christian Hackenberg With Zach Mettenberger

Mettenberger Strikes Quick With Long Touchdown Pass: 9-6

Orlando’s De’Veon Smith With Impressive Run

Garrett Gilbert Responds With Strike to Rannell Hall: 15-6

Near-Interception Winds up in Wild Catch

Garrett Gilbert With Superb Touchdown Run: 21-9

Zach Mettenberger Responds With TD Pass to Gerrard Sheppard

Final: Orlando Apollos 21, Memphis Express 17

Memphis Express vs. Orlando Apollos Notable Final Stats

*All stats and box scores from No Extra Points and will be updated at halftime and then after the game.


  • MEM: Zach Mettenberger – 9/12, 120 yards, two touchdowns
  • MEM: Christian Hackenberg – 8/14, 88 yards, two interceptions
  • ORL: Garrett Gilbert – 14/28, 207 yards, one touchdown (seven rushes, 43 yards, one TD)

Running Backs

  • MEM: Sherman Badie – eight carries, 59 yards
  • MEM: Zac Stacy – 14 carries, 29 yards
  • MEM: Terrence Magee – four carries, 28 yards
  • ORL: D’Ernest Johnson – 13 carries, 79 yards, one touchdown
  • ORL: De’Veon Smith – eight carries, 52 yards

Wide Receivers, Tight Ends & Running Backs (Receiving)

  • MEM: Devin Lucien – three catches, 51 yards, one touchdown
  • MEM: Dontez Byrd – two catches, 51 yards
  • MEM: Gerrard Sheppard – one catch, 40 yards, one touchdown
  • MEM: Brandon Barnes – four catches, 24 yards
  • ORL: Rannell Hall – four catches, 68 yards, one touchdown
  • ORL: Charles Johnson – three catches, 53 yards
  • ORL: Scott Orndoff – two catches, 41 yards

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