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Three things we learned from the AAC in Week 14

Championship game is set, and lets hope Tulsa looks better for that game than they did this weekend.

NCAA Football: Tulsa at Navy Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Dear Tulsa,

I mean this as no disrespect, but please never wear what you did this weekend ever again.

Sincerely,

All of us

Once I got over the Golden Hurricane uniforms, and Tulsa overcame a slow start (6-3 at halftime against Navy), we officially found out who will play in the AAC Championship. For the second year in a row, we’ll see something in the conference that I don’t know if we’ve ever seen before, and the results from these events could have big implications nationally.

Tulsa needs new pants

I’ve been a huge fan of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team this year, but Saturday made me question my loyalty. Normally great in the uniform department, Tulsa took a step back this weekend. The white helmets and white jerseys weren’t an issue, as they presented a clean look, but the pants ruined it. I already struggle with the fact that Tulsa uses royal blue, red, and gold together, but for some reason the pants this weekend just didn’t sit well with me. I recommended that Tulsa burn the pants because they were that bad. Maybe if they wore gold helmets it would have been better, but it was the first completely bad things I’ve had to say about this team all season.

Memphis is unraveling

Maybe this is an overreaction to this weekend’s loss, but it really feels like the Tigers are lost. Losing stars like Kenneth Gainwell and Damonte Coxie hurt, but it wasn’t like they didn’t have playmakers left. Calvin Austin III has been a phenomenal weapon for Brady White, and is cementing himself as the next great Tigers playmaker. Losing to Tulane isn’t a result that anyone saw coming heading into the season, and heading into next year it appears as if the tables will be turned. More players are opting out and hitting the transfer portal too, so Memphis might be in a rebuild heading into 2021.

The conference championship is officially set

Tulsa’s been doing anything and everything to boost ratings by struggling in their games, but the Golden Hurricane keep winning and now find themselves in the AAC Championship Game. Before that, they’ll face the team that they’ll see in said championship. Cincinnati, for the second year in a row, will play their conference championship opponent the week before the game, but they’re hoping it goes better than last year. Cincinnati faced Memphis two games in a row in 2019, losing both. The Bearcats have been the best team in the conference nearly all year, and they’re hoping to raise a trophy to cap off the year. If they can fin a way to beat a stingy Tulsa team two games in a row, a playoff appearance is a possibility (no matter how slim the odds might be).