ESPN decided to bring College GameDay to Orlando, and they weren’t disappointed. UCF put on a show for the entire country, and proved why they say they are deserving of more recognition. One team is officially set in the conference championship game, and the other one will be determined on Black Friday. Here are three things we learned from this conference in Week 12.
DB’s can catch too
In case any of you forgot who Delvon Randall was, he reminded us on Saturday against USF. Temple’s star safety pulled off an incredible one handed interception to help aid Temple’s 27-17 comeback win over the Bulls. Randall has been relatively quiet this year, but that has more to do with Temple’s early season struggles. He reminded fans why he’s one of the best in this conference, and it was a big play that his team needed on Saturday.
UCF will host the AAC Championship Game again
College GameDay was a success for the Knights. The school was prepared for the spotlight, showcasing a lot about their campus and what they have to offer. UCF fans showed out Saturday morning for the show, and brought a ton of creative signs with them. The energy was good, and the crew on the show seemed to come around to understand where the Knights are coming from. UCF also backed up the talk by beating Cincinnati 38-13 at the Bounce House (which also had an electric atmosphere). With the win, UCF will host the AAC Championship Game for a second consecutive year, and will face the winner of the game below.
Houston at Memphis will determine the West
It wasn’t pretty, but the Cougars and Tigers are here. The AAC West title will be on the line Friday when Houston travels to Memphis. After squandering a commanding lead, Houston now gets a chance to take a title that was once to believed to be only for them. They also get a chance to avenge a comeback loss against Memphis last year in Houston. Houston will be without D’Eriq King, but might get Ed Oliver back. Memphis played an extremely sloppy game last week against SMU, but you can bet Mike Norvell will have his team focused for this one. Cougars. Tigers. Are you ready?