Following week 2 of college football, the American Athletic Conference is left with 5 undefeated teams including UCF, Memphis, and SMU. With non-conference play to continue for week 3, the winning streak should continue for the front leaders of the AAC.
UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) hands the ball off to running back Adrian Killins Jr. (9) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)
Stanford @ #17 UCF
The powerhouse of the American Athletic Conference, the Knights of UCF, have dominated since the beginning of this season, following in their footsteps of the past two seasons. They began their rampage by shutting out their season opener, FAMU, 62-0. They followed by their first road opponents, FAU, by only allowing 14 points finishing 48-14. This week, their streak should continue as Stanford University visits the Bounce House. Averaging 55 points per game, the Stanford Defense should be wary of the impressive start of the Knights. Stanford, previously ranked #23, was handed their first loss Saturday by USC losing 45-20. Stanford has proven that they have a solid program, but the road test at UCF would be a hard one to pass.
How to watch: ESPN @ 2:30 on September 14
Final Score Prediction: UCF 40- Stanford 27
Austin Hall takes out a Southern receiver in the 55-24 win. Hall ended with three tackles and a pass broken up. (Frank Ramirez, The Daily Helmsman)
Memphis @ South Alabama
Coming off their second win of the season, the Memphis Tigers take on South Alabama this Saturday for their first road test of the season. The Tigers had an impressive Offensive game Saturday against Southern University. After this week's performance, the Tigers have shown that not only are they ready to hold an offense, but that they can put points on the board, too. With this being the first road game of the year the Tigers are favored by 19 points.
How to watch: ESPNU @ 2:30 on September 14
Final Score Prediction: Memphis 52- South Alabama 21
North Texas Green Machine vs SMU Mustangs game on September 7, 2019. (photo by Ari Talton / fi360 News)
Texas State @ SMU
It’s not a secret: SMU has impressive talent this season.The Mustangs wrecked North Texas this past Saturday at their first home game of the season. The Mustangs finished 49-27. The Mustangs have picked up over 86 points in just two weeks. This week, SMU takes on Texas State at home. The 0-2 Texas State Bobcats have been off to a rough start. Although QB Gresch Jensen has 554 passing yards this season so far, he has accounted for 2 of the 3 TD’s the Bobcats have had this season.
How to watch: ESPN 3 @ 6:00 on September 14
Final Score Prediction: SMU 41- Texas State 7
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