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Three things we learned from the AAC in Week 9

We learned a lot in just one game.

NCAA Football: South Florida at Houston Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

USF was overrated

We tried to warn you! The Bulls came into this week ranked in the Top 25 and undefeated, but there were some who were skeptical about their record. Houston proved why. USF’s defense couldn’t get a stop nearly all game, and allowed the Cougars to score 57 points and rack up 682 yards of offense. The Bulls looked solid offensively, but they got into a track meet they weren’t qualified to be in.

D’Eriq King deserves Player of the Year now

McKenzie Milton (UCF) and Darrell Henderson (Memphis) will be in consideration, but the race is all but over. D’Eriq King has been torching opposing defenses all season, and his latest performance was the best of his career. Passing for 419 yards and five touchdowns and rushing for 132 yards and two more scores, King lit up the USF defense all game. He reached his peak on this run, arguably the best run in all of college football this year.

Tulsa is the best one win team in the country

This may sound weird, but the Golden Hurricane are the best at close losses. Tulsa lost to Tulane 24-17 this weekend, and it was yet another close loss. Minus the Arkansas game they lost by 23, Tulsa hasn’t lost a game by more than 15 points. That doesn’t help much when they’re 1-7, but it might be a telling sign of what the future holds. A team with a ton of close losses usually converts them into wins the next year, so we may see an improved Tulsa team in 2019.