With South Florida on their bye week resting, it should be noted what’s happening around the rest of the American Athletic Conference. With a few short weeks left in the college football season, the American has proven to be surprisingly one of the more internally competitive conferences in the sport, with a whopping five teams tied for first place with a 3-1 conference record, and Temple sitting a half game back after their upset win over East Carolina this past weekend.
Here’s the slate of AAC action taking place this week:
Friday, November 7, 7:30 PM ESPNU- Memphis (5-3, 3-1) @ Temple (5-3, 3-2)
As mentioned before, Temple saved themselves from being knocked out of the conference race through upsetting 19th ranked East Carolina last Saturday. After breaking their two game conference losing streak, they look to gain momentum when playing host to a Memphis team that statistically ranks in the top 20 in points scored and points allowed per game.
A matchup where one would jokingly remark that someone has to win. It has not been a pretty year for the two teams who across the board are statistically ranked at the bottom of the entire FBS.
Both squads are coming off blowout losses at the hands of Memphis, so we’ll see if the Mustangs or Golden Hurricane can muster up a victory and some momentum as the season winds down.
Saturday, November 8, 3:30 PM CBS Sports Network- UConn (2-6, 1-4) @ Army (2-6)
UConn has been a team where their steady improvement hasn’t necessarily translated into victories. Yet last week, they were able to get on the conference board through knocking off UCF 37-29.
Running back Deshon Foxx shined for the offense, rushing for 102 yards on 11 carries and a TD, while the Huskies defense came up big, picking off Justin Holman 4 times. The Huskies will look to carry this positive energy into Yankee Stadium with their date against Army.
It hasn’t been happy sailings for Tulane in their inaugural year in the AAC. The Green Wave are ranked 119th in the nation in points per game, only being able to muster up 18.1 points per contest.
This Saturday, they will head west on I-10 to face Houston and the elusive 3 pronged attack of Greg Ward Jr., Kenneth Farrow, and Ryan Jackson, a trio USF fans became all too familiar with this past Sunday.