The junior scored on a 97-yard run-back in the second quarter of Memphis' 37-34 loss to Wake Forest. That matched the career mark shared by Clemson's C.J. Spiller, Houston's Tyron Carrier and San Diego State's Rashaad Penny.
Pollard made a quick cut, stiff-armed a defender and raced down the left sideline. Memphis fans responded with chants of "Tony" at Legion Field.
It was Pollard's first kickoff return for a score this season, with teams kicking to him only 21 times before the bowl game. He returned four the distance in 2017 and did it twice as a redshirt freshman in 2016.
Pollard also scored a touchdown on a 41-yard rush in the first quarter. He finished with 113 yards on 18 carries in the loss.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.