AAC Roundup Week 5

With Temple dropping an important game on the road to Boston College Saturday, the Owls move to 2-3 on the season. Let’s see how the rest of the conference faired, and how Temple stacks up against the American East.

Tulane 40-24 Memphis

The Green Wave picked up their second win of the season on the road against Memphis, as the Tigers dropped to 3-2 on the season.

The game changer Saturday came on the ground, as Tulane rushed for 318 yards as a unit, led by Darius Bradwell, who rushed for 143 yards on 19 carries, to go along with 2 touchdowns. Corey Dauphine also added two touchdowns on the ground.

The Green Wave travel to take on undefeated Cincinnati this week, while Memphis will welcome UConn to campus looking for its fourth win of the season.

UCF 45-14 Pittsburgh

The undefeated Knights haven’t skipped a beat after losing conference, and Peach Bowl-winning coach Scott Frost to Nebraska. The 13th ranked Knights moved to 4-0 on the season, and remain atop the American East ahead of fellow undefeated sunshine state rival USF.

Quarterback McKenzie Milton continued his scorching play against the Panthers, throwing for 328 yards through the air, 6 total touchdowns, and no interceptions. On the season, the junior quarterback has now thrown 13 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions, and 5 touchdowns on the ground.

Milton was named AAC Offensive Player of the Week (Al.com)

Running back Adrian Killins Jr. also had an outstanding day receiving, 140 yards and a touchdown, on just 3 receptions for an average of 46.7 per catch.

The Knights will take on SMU this week looking to remain undefeated.

East Carolina 37-35 Old Dominion

Reid Herring threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Pirates to a close victory over last week’s Cinderella team Old Dominion.

ECU rushed for just under 180 yards as a team on its way to win number two on the season to bring its record to 2-2.

The Pirates will travel to South Philly this week to take on Temple, in what has turned into a huge game for both teams who will look to become bowl eligible later in the season.

Cincinnati 49-7 UConn

The Bearcats remained undefeated and moved to 5-0 on the season with a 42 point trouncing of UConn.

Desmond Ridder threw 2 touchdowns, and Michael Warren II rushed for over 100 yards and 2 touchdowns respectively to take down the Huskies.

The un-spectacular season continued for the Huskies as they move to 1-4 on the season ahead of their matchup with Memphis this week. Meanwhile, the Bearcats will look to remain undefeated as they take on Tulane Saturday at noon.

SMU 63-27 Houston Baptist

SMU picked up its second win in a row after losing its first three to bring its record to 2-3 through five weeks this season.

The Mustangs were led by William Brown who passed for over 300 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Quarterbacks Ben Hicks and Jamie Sackville also threw touchdowns in relief of Brown.

SMU will have its toughest matchup of the early season as they travel to take on UCF.

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