AAC Week 7 Roundup

Don't miss a thing in the American Athletic Conference. Take a look at last week, including a big upset.

WHO WON

Houston beat Tulane, 42-7 (AAC)

USF beat UConn, 28-20 (AAC)

ECU beat Tulsa 30-17 (AAC)

Temple beat UCF, 30-16 (AAC)

Memphis beat Ole Miss, 37-24

WHO LOST

Cincinnati lost to BYU, 38-24

Tulane lost to Houston, 42-7 (AAC)

UConn lost to USF, 28-20 (AAC)

Tulsa lost to ECU, 30-17 (AAC)

UCF lost to Temple, 30-16 (AAC)

BEST WIN

It doesn’t get much better for the American than having one of its top-ranked schools take down an SEC top-ranked school. That’s just what No. 18 Memphis did to then-No. 13 Ole Miss on Saturday, beating the Rebels in convincing fashion. The 37-24 victory marked the seventh win over a Power Five opponent for the AAC this season. The win also put Memphis and head coach Justin Fuente on the map. The American is indeed rising, and the win over Ole Miss is the conference’s biggest to date. Three teams cracked into the top-25 this week, another reminder of just how quickly the conference is growing.

CONFERENCE STANDINGS

WEST

Houston (6-0, 3-0 AAC)

Memphis (6-0, 2-0 AAC)

Navy (4-1, 2-0 AAC)

Tulane (2-4, 1-2 AAC)

Tulsa (3-3, 0-2 AAC)

SMU (1-5, 0-2 AAC)

EAST

Temple (6-0, 3-0 AAC)

ECU (4-3, 2-1 AAC)

USF (3-3, 1-1 AAC)

UConn (3-4, 1-2 AAC)

Cincinnati (3-3, 0-2 AAC)

UCF (0-7, 0-3 AAC)

BEST PLAYER PEFROMANCE

USF squeaked by UConn with a 28-20 win and the Bulls can thank receiver Rodney Adams for three of those touchdowns. The junior Adams finished with 118 yards on five receptions and three touchdowns, including a 44-yard bomb. The junior receiver accounted for nearly 50 percent of the team’s total catches and 63 percent of the receiving yards. His big game ultimately propelled the team to a big win in conference play.

WHAT’S NEXT

THURSDAY

Temple plays at ECU (AAC) FRIDAY

Memphis plays at Tulsa (AAC)

SATURDAY

Houston plays at UCF (AAC)

Tulane plays at Navy (AAC)

SMU plays at USF (AAC)

UConn plays at Cincinnati (AAC)


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