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Out of Bounds: An Unconventional Weekly American Athletic Conference Preview - Week 7

This isn’t your grandfather’s weekly conference preview. This is AAC game day outside the lines.

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If you thought there wasn’t enough American football in Week 6, Week 7 is going to leave you even more high and dry.

Tulsa got i’s first conference win over Memphis, Navy gave SMU a run for their money, UCF battled it out over ECU in the Bounce House, Cincinnati continued its dominance over Temple and Houston looking like a surprise snack with a definitive win over struggling Tulane.

The conference gets to catch its breath this week with just three games on the menu, so let’s take a look at what’s interesting about these matchups, outside the lines.

Navy at Memphis

Cause. It’s the Tiger’s Cancer Awareness game Thursday as Memphis takes on Navy at the Liberty Bowl. Linebacker Bryce Edmondson had a message for those battling cancer as well as their friends and family with a specific shout out to the West Cancer Center & research Institute and all the work they do.

UCF at Cincinnati

Red. It may not be Nippert at Night but the Bearcats will still be looking to defend the home win streak by asking fans to wear red. The team will also be sporting red threads in the game against UCF. Plus, the college football trophy will be in Cincy, making moves around campus before heading to the Stadium for some pregame flicks. You can bet the Bearcats will be trying that trophy on for size.

Tulsa at USF

Home sweet home. After the Bulls’ “open, not off” week they host Tulsa at Raymond James Stadium Saturday. This is the first time USF has played at home in a month and it marks the first of four out of five that the Bulls will play at home. After opening the season by facing four opponents in five games that are ranked in the Week 7 AP Top 25 and posted a combine record of 19-4, the Bulls play four of their final seven games at home and will face four teams that have at least three losses in their first six games. Plus, USF is .500 or better at each of their remaining road foes. Things are looking good for Jeff Scott & Co.!

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