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Boston College, Cincinnati meet in Birmingham Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 6:29 PM EST

No. 23 Cincinnati (10-3, American Athletic Conference) vs Boston College (8-4, Atlantic Coast), Jan. 2, 3 p.m. ET LOCATION: Birmingham, Ala. TOP PLAYERS Cincinnati: QB Desmond Ridder, 2,069 passing yards, 17 TDs, 545 rushing yards, 2 TDs. Boston College: : RB AJ Dillon, 1,685 yards, 14 TDs. NOTABLE Cincinnati:...

No. 16 Memphis wins AAC title, coach heads to Florida State

Dec. 7, 2019 9:53 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Mike Norvell made his final home game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium memorable. Norvell and the Tigers captured the American Athletic Conference championship — after failing the previous two years — as Brady White’s 6-yard pass to Antonio Gibson...

AAC championship at stake in Memphis-Cincinnati rematch

Dec. 6, 2019 10:00 AM EST

For the fourth time ever, teams that met in a regular-season finale will play in a conference championship a week later. That makes Saturday’s Cincinnati-Memphis rematch to determine the American Athletic Conference a bit unusual. They’re returning to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium just eight days...

No. 16 Memphis, No. 21 Cincinnati face off for AAC title

Dec. 5, 2019 3:23 PM EST

No. 21 Cincinnati (10-2, 7-1 AAC, No. 20 CFP) at No. 16 Memphis (11-1, 7-1, No. 17), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Memphis by 9. Series record: Memphis 22-13. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The American Athletic Conference title is on the line as these teams meet again in the same stadium eight days apart. If Memphis...

No. 17 Memphis tops No. 18 Cincinnati 34-24 to host AAC game

Nov. 29, 2019 8:39 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Tigers marked off their first 11-win season along with the 500th victory in program history all in the same game. Now those are almost afterthoughts with the Tigers’ sights set on much, much more. Brady White threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns as No. 17 Memphis...

No. 17 Memphis hosts No. 18 Cincinnati in AAC title preview

Nov. 27, 2019 2:28 PM EST

No. 18 Cincinnati (10-1, 7-0 AAC, No. 19 CFP) at No. 17 Memphis (10-1, 6-1, No. 18), Friday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Memphis by 11. Series record: Memphis 21-13. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The chance to host the American Athletic Conference title game in a week with a spot in the Cotton Bowl possibly waiting for the...

No. 17 Cincinnati beats Temple 15-13 for AAC title berth

Nov. 23, 2019 11:47 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A blocked extra-point attempt turned into Cincinnati’s decisive points. In a season full of close escapes, this one was the most unusual. And the most meaningful, too. The Bearcats’ year of living dangerously has culminated in the American Athletic title game. Michael Warren...

No. 17 Cincinnati tries to clinch AAC East vs pesky Owls

Nov. 22, 2019 12:59 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The 17th-ranked Bearcats have been living on the edge. In their last two road games, they needed last-second field goals to beat East Carolina and South Florida. These ‘Cats have managed to stay alive in the American Athletic race, taking it down to the two final games. Cincinnati...

No. 17 Cincinnati can clinch AAC East by beating Temple

Nov. 21, 2019 4:28 PM EST

Temple (7-3, 4-2 AAC) at No. 17 Cincinnati (9-1, 6-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN2). Line: Cincinnati by 10 1/2. Series record: Temple leads 13-7. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Bearcats can clinch the AAC East and a spot in the conference’s title game. The Bearcats also would host the game if they beat Temple and...

No. 17 Cincinnati rallies to beat South Florida 20-17

Nov. 17, 2019 12:16 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 17 Cincinnati’s latest fourth-quarter comeback had a familiar ending. Sam Crosa kicked a 37-yarder field goal as time expired Saturday night, giving the Bearcats a 20-17 victory over South Florida and at least a share of the American Athletic Conference East division title. It...