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Dec 05, 2013

Louisville at Cincinnati and ACC Championship Game Previews

No. 19 Louisville (10-1, 6-1 American) at Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1 American) Cincinnati leads series 22-21-1 (Last meeting October 26, 2012: Louisville 34, Cincinnati 31) Louisville travels to Cincinnati for the final regular season matchup of the season as the teams fight for conference bowl positioning. Both teams come in to the game riding high as the Bearcats have won six-straight games since falling at South Florida, while the Cardinals have won four in a row since losing to conference leader […]

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Dec 04, 2013

American Athletic Conference Selection Snapshot

The final week of the American Athletic Conference regular season has four games on the slate with Temple and Houston having already wrapped up their schedules. Two of the top three teams in the American face off on Thursday as Louisville travel to Cincinnati. The Bearcats are still alive for a BCS bid if they were to beat the Cardinals and have UCF fall to SMU on Saturday. Cincinnati would still need to jump UCF in the final BCS standings […]

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Nov 12, 2013

American Week Twelve Previews

Houston (7-2, 4-1 American) travels to No. 20 Louisville (8-1, 4-1 American) for its second-straight road game against a ranked opponent. The Cougars suffered their first conference defeat last weekend, falling 19-14 at UCF. The matchup features the top two scoring offenses in the conference with Louisville averaging 38.4 points per contest, and Houston close behind at 38.1 points per game, despite only scoring two touchdowns against the Knights. The Cardinals won 31-10 at Connecticut last Friday night. The teams […]

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Nov 05, 2013

American Week Eleven Preview

The two remaining unbeaten teams in American Athletic conference play face off as Houston (7-1, 4-0 American) visits No. 21 UCF (6-1, 3-0 American). The winner takes sole possession of first place in the conference and controls its own destiny to a BCS bid. Both teams have found success on offense, as Houston leads The American in scoring (41.1 ppg), while UCF ranks third (37.0). Houston QB John O’Korn and UCF QB Blake Bortles rank in the top four in […]

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Oct 29, 2013

American Week Ten Preview

Cincinnati (5-2, 2-1 AAC) travels to Memphis (1-5, 0-3 AAC) for a Wednesday night conference game. The Bearcats are 1-2 on the road this season, with losses at Illinois and South Florida, but are on a two-game winning streak overall, defeating Temple and Connecticut at home. Memphis has lost three-straight since defeating Arkansas State on September 21. The Tigers have won 18 of 30 matchups against Cincinnati dating back to 1966, but the teams have not met since the Bearcats’ […]

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Oct 15, 2013

American Week Eight Preview

  No. 6 Louisville (6-0, 2-0 AAC) plays its second-straight weeknight game, hosting UCF (4-1, 1-0 AAC) on Friday. The Cardinals picked off two fourth-quarter passes to survive a Thursday night clash with Rutgers, 24-10, and keep their perfect record intact. UCF and Louisville have been stingy on defense, both ranking in the top 15 in points allowed. The Knights have not played since defeating Memphis in week six. Memphis (1-4, 0-2 AAC) returns home to face SMU (1-4, 0-1 […]

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Oct 08, 2013

American Week Seven Preview

Rutgers (4-1, 1-0 AAC) travels to No. 8 Louisville (5-0, 1-0 AAC) for a pivotal Thursday night conference matchup. Both teams are averaging more than 40 points per game, and each can stop the run as well, ranking first and second in the conference in rush defense. Louisville has held opponents out of the end zone, though, allowing just 6.8 points per game, while Rutgers has surrendered 27.6 points per contest, including 52 points in a shootout victory this past […]

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Oct 01, 2013

American Week Six Preview

No. 7 Louisville (4-0) visits Temple (0-4, 0-1 AAC) in the conference opener for the Cardinals. The Louisville defense leads the nation in points allowed, surrendering only 6.8 points per game. Temple has lost its lost two games by a combined three points to Fordham and Idaho. UCF (3-1) travels to Memphis (1-2) for its first conference game since moving to the American Athletic Conference. The Knights hung tight with South Carolina, rallying from a 28-10 fourth quarter deficit, but […]

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Oct 01, 2013

Week Five Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF – Miami vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm – Miami vs. UCF SBNation – Miami vs. UCF ESPN ACC Blog – Maryland   It has become pretty apparent that most of the experts expect to see an instate battle between Miami and UCF in this year’s Russell Athletic Bowl. Maryland and Rutgers are the only other teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and American Athletic Conference, respectively, […]

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Sep 24, 2013

Week Four Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Miami vs. Cincinnati Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF – Miami vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm – Miami vs. UCF ESPN ACC Blog – Georgia Tech SBNation – Georgia Tech vs. UCF   The projections for the American Athletic Conference remain almost the same after week four. UCF leads the way for the second straight week, appearing in four projections. Cincinnati continues to appear in a lone projection and Rutgers returns after a one week hiatus. […]

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