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American Athletic Conference Week 12 Roundup

Check out what you missed from around the conference in the Week 12 AAC Roundup.

WHO WON

ECU beat UCF, 44-7 (AAC)

USF beat Cincinnati, 65-27 (AAC)

Temple beat Memphis, 31-12 (AAC)

UConn beat Houston, 20-17 (AAC)

Navy beat Tulsa, 44-21 (AAC)

SMU beat Tulane, 49-21 (AAC)

WHO LOST

UCF lost to ECU, 44-7 (AAC)

Tulane lost to SMU, 49-21 (AAC)

Cincinnati lost to USF, 65-27 (AAC)

Memphis lost to Temple, 31-12 (AAC)

Tulsa lost to Navy, 44-21 (AAC)

Houston lost to UConn, 20-17 (AAC)

BEST WIN

South Florida notched an impressive, surprising rout of Cincinnati Friday, 65-27. The win marked yet another for the red-hot Bulls, who are now winners of six of their last seven, after starting the season 1-3. Not only that, USF continued its steady rise up the AAC East division, trailing Temple by just one game and owning the head to head. The Owls face a suddenly-dangerous UConn squad next week while USF plays in-state rival Central Florida. The Bulls’ win over the Bearcats set up an exciting, final week of the season with division hops on the line.

CONFERENCE STANDINGS

WEST

Navy (9-1, 7-0 AAC)

Houston (10-1, 6-1 AAC)

Memphis (8-3, 4-3 AAC)

Tulsa (5-6, 2-5 AAC)

SMU (2-9, 1-6 AAC)

Tulane (3-8, 1-6 AAC)

EAST

Temple (9-2, 6-1 AAC)

USF (7-4, 5-2 AAC)

UConn (6-5, 4-3 AAC)

Cincinnati (6-5, 3-4 AAC)

ECU (5-6, 3-4 AAC)

UCF (0-11, 0-7 AAC)

BEST PLAYER PEFROMANCE

ECU junior quarterback Blake Kemp had not only one of the finest passing performances of the season during the win over UCF; he had one of the finest ever in Pirate history. His career-high four touchdowns and 465 yards propelled the Pirates to a 44-7 romping of UCF in a must-win game. The start for Kemp came after three consecutive losses from incumbent James Summers and the junior didn’t miss a beat, as he entered fifth nationally with a 69.8 completion percentage.

WHAT’S NEXT

THURSDAY

USF plays at UCF (AAC)

FRIDAY

Navy plays at Houston (AAC)

Tulsa plays at Tulane (AAC)

SATURDAY

SMU plays at Memphis (AAC)

Cincinnati plays at ECU (AAC)

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UConn plays at Temple (AAC)


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