Navy lost to Notre Dame, 41-24UCF lost to UConn, 40-13 (AAC) ECU lost to BYU, 45-38 BEST WIN South Florida doesn’t get enough credit for the progress it has made in the past few seasons. The Bulls picked up their second win of the season against the ACC’s Syracuse Orange Saturday in convincing fashion. The 45-24 romping included 179 yards and two touchdowns for USF star running back Marlon Mack. One might scoff at the victory for the Bulls. Syracuse had three wins all of last year and has sat near the bottom of the ACC but USF, while trying to climb its way up the American, isn’t necessarily its conference’s best team. Either way, in a matchup of perhaps comparable teams, the AAC stole yet another victory from a Power Five opponent. That’s never a bad thing. CONFERENCE STANDINGS WEST Houston (5-0, 2-0 AAC) Memphis (5-0, 2-0 AAC) Navy (4-1, 2-0 AAC) Tulane (2-3, 1-1 AAC) Tulsa (3-2, 0-1 AAC) SMU (1-5, 0-2 AAC) EAST Temple (5-0, 2-0 AAC) UConn (3-3, 1-1 AAC) ECU (3-3, 1-1 AAC) USF (2-3, 0-1 AAC) Cincinnati (3-2, 0-2 AAC) UCF (0-6, 0-2 AAC) BEST PLAYER PEFROMANCE Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. had an incredible offensive effort during the Cougars’ 49-28 victory over AAC foe SMU Thursday. Through the air, Ward Jr. completed 16-of-18 passes for 243 yards. However, it was on the ground that the junior dual-threat quarterback did the most damage. He racked up 82 yards on 14 carries, leading the team in both categories, and found his way into the end zone four times. His stellar performance earned him AAC Offensive Player of the Week honors and he continues to be a catalyst for the impressive Cougars squad. WHAT’S NEXT FRIDAY Cincinnati plays at BYU Houston plays at Tulane (AAC) SATURDAY USF plays at UConn (AAC) Tulsa plays at ECU (AAC) Memphis hosts Ole Miss UCF plays at Temple (AAC)
AAC Week 6 Roundup
WHO WON Houston beat SMU, 49-28 (AAC) Temple beat Tulane, 49-10 (AAC) USF beat Syracuse, 45-24 UConn beat UCF, 40-13 (AAC) Tulsa beat Louisiana-Monroe, 34-24 WHO LOST SMU lost to Houston, 49-28 (AAC) Tulane lost to Temple, 49-10 (AAC)
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