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American Athletic Conference week 10 roundup

The AAC West race continues to heat up and Navy took a significant step forward in its quest for the conference crown. Take a look at the week that was in the AAC.

WHO WON

Temple beat SMU, 60-40 (AAC)

Tulsa beat UCF, 45-30 (AAC)

Houston beat Cincinnati, 33-30 (AAC)

UConn beat Tulane, 7-3 (AAC)

Navy beat Memphis, 45-20 (AAC)

USF beat ECU, 22-17 (AAC)

WHO LOST

ECU lost to USF, 22-17 (AAC)

SMU lost to Temple, 60-40 (AAC)

Cincinnati lost to Houston, 33-30 (AAC)

Tulane lost to UConn, 7-3 (AAC)

Memphis lost to Navy, 45-20 (AAC)

BEST WIN

Navy’s statement win over Memphis Saturday changed the entire landscape of the American. Memphis, which crept up as high as No. 13 in the polls, was the clear favorite to be the Group of Five access bowl candidate. That all changed as Keenan Reynolds and the Navy triple option exploited all of the Tigers’ flaws and routed them in a 45-20 win. Things are now uncertain in the American. Houston is the only undefeated team left in the conference but Navy looks like a bonafide contender that could play anyone in the country. We’re in for an exciting finish.

CONFERENCE STANDINGS

WEST

Houston (9-0, 5-0 AAC)

Navy (7-1, 5-0 AAC)

Memphis (8-1, 4-1 AAC)

Tulsa (5-4, 2-3 AAC)

Tulane (2-7, 1-5 AAC)

SMU (1-8, 0-5 AAC)

EAST

Temple (8-1, 5-0 AAC)

USF (5-4, 3-2 AAC)

UConn (5-5, 3-3 AAC)

Cincinnati (5-4, 2-3 AAC)

ECU (4-6, 2-4 AAC)

UCF (0-10, 0-6 AAC)

BEST PLAYER PEFROMANCE

UConn sophomore cornerback Jamar Summers earned the AAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week award for his performance against Tulane in the Huskies’ 7-3 win. Deservedly so, as well. Summers was responsible for the only touchdown of the game which came on a 67-yard pick six. He also recorded five tackles and pass breakup as UConn held the Tulane offense to just 140 yards of total offense.

WHAT’S NEXT

SATURDAY

Tulane plays at Army

SMU plays at Navy (AAC)

Temple plays at USF (AAC)

Memphis plays at Houston (AAC)

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Tulsa plays at Cincinnati (AAC)


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