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1 American Athletic Conference Football Report 2015 Season Week Contact: Chuck Sullivan, Assistant Commissioner for Communications 15 Park Row West Providence, RI AMERICAN OVERALL SCHOOL W-L PCT PF PA H A W-L PCT PF PA H A N STREAK Temple rv/rv Won 5 EAST East Carolina Won 2 UConn Lost 3 USF Lost 3 UCF Lost 6 Cincinnati Won 1 SCHOOL W-L PCT PF PA H A W-L PCT PF PA H A N STREAK Memphis rv/rv Won 12 Navy rv/rv Won 8 WEST Houston rv/rv Won 5 Tulane Won 2 Tulsa Lost 2 SMU Lost 3 THIS WEEK Thursday, October 8 SMU at Houston *... 8 p.m. Television: ESPN2 Series: Houston leads, Last Meeting: Nov. 28, 2014 Houston, 35-9 Saturday, October 10 Tulane at Temple *... Noon Television: ESPNews Series: Tied, 1-1 Last Meeting: Dec. 6, 2014 Temple, 10-3 Navy at Notre Dame... 3:30 p.m. Television: NBC Series: Notre Dame leads, Last Meeting: Nov. 1, 2014 Notre Dame, Syracuse at USF... 3:30 p.m. Television: ESPNews Series: USF leads, 6-2 Last Meeting: Oct. 4, 2014 East Carolina, UConn at UCF *... 3:45 p.m. Television: ESPNU Series: Tied, 1-1 Last Meeting: Nov. 1, 2014 UConn, Louisiana-Monroe at Tulsa...6 p.m. Television: ESPNews Series: Tulsa leads, 2-1 Last Meeting: Aug. 30, 2007 Tulsa, East Carolina at Brigham Young... 7:30 p.m. Television: ESPNU Series: First meeting THE AMERICAN TODAY Four American Athletic Conference teams remain unbeaten through five weeks of the 2015 season, putting The American alongside the Big Ten and Big 12 as the only conferences with four undefeated teams. Memphis extended its school-record winning streak to 12 games, and improved to 2-0 in The American in the process, with a win at USF Friday night in Tampa. QB Paxton Lynch was 20-of-33 for 305 yards and two passing touchdowns, while he added a rushing touchdown to help Memphis get to 5-0 this season. It was Memphis third straight victory in which the Tigers overcame a halftime deficit, and it set the stage for what should be a big nonconference matchup against Mississippi in two weeks. USF fell to 1-3 overall and dropped its conference opener. RB Marlon Mack rushed for 107 yards on 20 carries for the Bulls, who led a 10-0 first-half lead get away. Houston remained unbeaten at 4-0 overall as the Cougars won their conference opener with a decision at Tulsa Saturday. Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. was once again the story as he rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 273 yards, completing 22 of 38 attempts. Tulsa QB Dane Evans threw for 326 yards, but the Golden Hurricane fell to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in The American. Navy improved to 4-0 and took the first step toward reclaiming the Commander-In-Chief s Trophy as the Midshipmen handled Air Force, 33-11, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. QB Keenan Reynolds rushed for 183 yards on 24 attempts and threw for 117 yards and a touchdown for the Midshipmen, who have won their last eight games. The Navy-Air Force winner has gone on to win the Commander-In- Chief s Trophy in each of the last 18 seasons. Temple completed a string of three straight road games and remained unbeaten in 2015 as the Owls were 37-3 winners at Charlotte Friday. The Owls pulled away in rainy conditions thanks to RB Jahad Thomas, who rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. QB P.J. Walker and WR Robbby Anderson connected for a pair of touchdown passes as Temple improved to 4-0 for the first time since East Carolina got a spark off the bench from QB James Summers for the second straight week as the Pirates rallied for a win at SMU. The Pirates trailed 23-7 in the second quarter when Summers took over and engineered six scoring drives on East Carolina s final nine possessions. Summers completed 9 of 10 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 85 yards and two TDs on nine carries. LB Montese Overton set an American Athletic Conference record with four sacks. SMU dropped its third straight despite a 249-yard, two-touchdown effort from QB Matt Davis. Tulane has won two straight as the Green Wave opened conference play with a win against UCF at Yulman Stadium. QB Tanner Lee threw a career-high four touchdown passes, while the Green Wave forced five UCF turnovers and registered seven sacks. DE Royce LaFrance led the defensive effort with three sacks for Tulane, which is 2-2 overall. UCF, which continued to fall victim to injuries, saw WR D Erren Wilson finish with seven receptions for 114 yards and an American Athletic Conference-record-tying three touchdowns. Cincinnati scored an impressive nonconference win as the Bearcats took a decision against Miami (Fla.) Thursday in front of a record crowd at Nippert Stadium. QB Hayden Moore threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns, adding a rushing TD as well, in his first career start. LB Eric Wilson finished with a game-high 14 tackles for the Bearcats, who improved to 3-2. UConn held a 10-7 lead late in the third quarter against Brigham Young, but the Cougars scored 23 points in the final 18:02 to rally for a victory in Provo, Utah.

2 AMERICAN NOTEBOOK Streaking Memphis extended its winning streak to a schoolrecord 12 games with its win against USF Thursday. The only teams with longer active winning streaks are Ohio State, which has won 18 straight, and TCU, which has won 13 in a row.. Navy has won its last eight games, which ranks as the fifth-longest active streak. Perfection The American has four unbeaten teams (Memphis is 5-0, Temple, Navy and Houston are 4-0). The only other conferences with four undefeated teams are the Big Ten and Big 12. Road Warriors Temple and Memphis are two of the teams in the nation that have gone 3-0 in true road games this season (Bowling Green). That s Offensive Seven of the 12 American Athletic Conference teams have averaged at least 400 yards of total offense through five weeks of the season. Houston averages yards per game, while Cincinnati, Tulsa and Memphis all average at least 500 yards per game. Moving The Chains East Carolina has converted 55 percent of its third-down situations. The Pirates lead the nation in third-down conversion percentage, while Navy is fourth nationally (53.8 percent). Security Instruments Navy has committed just one turnover this season. USF has lost just one fumble. Navy and Memphis are among the five teams nationally that have not thrown an interception in Rank And File Seven of the 12 teams in the American Athletic Conference were ranked in the top 25 of the Bowl Championship Series standings or the College Football Playoff committee rankings between 2008 and Team Years Ranked ( ) UCF 2010, 2013 Cincinnati 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 UConn 2008 East Carolina 2014 Houston 2009, 2011 USF 2008, 2009 Tulsa 2008 What A Rush Navy QB Keenan Reynolds entered the 2015 season as the NCAA career leader in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. Reynolds moved into second place among all players on the NCAA s career rushing touchdowns chart and needs four TDs to tie the mark set by former Wisconsin RB Montee Ball. Player, School (Years) TD 1. Montee Ball, Wisconsin ( ) Keenan Reynolds, Navy (2012-) Travis Prentice, Miami (Ohio) ( ) Ricky Williams, Texas ( ) Play On Seven of the 12 American Athletic Conference teams in 2015 were bowl-eligible in 2014 (UCF, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Navy, Temple). Houston, Memphis and Navy earned bowl victories last season. Staying Active American Athletic Conferece players among the NCAA FBS active career leaders. Rushing Yards Yards 2. Keenan Reynolds, Navy... 3,674 Tackles Total 1. Tyler Matakevich, Temple Michael Mudoh, Tulsa Trevon Stewart, Houston Sacks Total 5. Derrick Alexander, Tulsa Forced Fumbles Total 4. Nigel Harris, USF...7 Inerceptions Total 4. Adrian McDonald, Houston...15 Eyeballs Temple and Cincinnati have played in front of record home crowds. The Owls drew 69,176 at Lincoln Financial Field for their win against Penn State, while the Bearcats had an on-campus record 39,095 on hand at the newly renovated Nippert Stadium for their win against Alabama A&M before surpassing that number with 40,101 in attendance against Miami (Fla.). Memphis and East Carolina have both played in front of home crowds of at least 45,000 this season as well. Veteran Presence Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo, who is in his eighth year as the Midshipmen s head coach, has more head coaching experience than the other five West Division coaches combined (six years). Show Me Moore Cincinnati QB Hayden Moore came off the bench to throw for an American Athletic Conference-record 557 yards in the Bearcats loss to Memphis Sept. 24. Moore completed 31 of 53 passes with four touchdowns and two interceptions against the Tigers. Lynch Mob Memphis QB Paxton Lynch has completed 70.5 percent of his passes (103 of 146) with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions in To Be The Best American Athletic Conference teams play 11 games against teams ranked in the presason top 25 polls. The American s nonconference slate includes games against preseason No. 2 TCU, No. 4 Baylor, No. 10 Florida State, No. 11 Notre Dame, No. 16 Georgia Tech, No. 17 Mississippi, No. 19 Oklahoma, No. 21 Stanford and No. 24 Missouri. The first American Athletic Conference Football Championship will be played Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at noon ET and will be televised nationally on either ABC or ESPN. The 2015 season will be The American s first in its new 12-team, two-division format, in which each team will play eight conference games. Each team will face the other five teams in its own division as well as three teams from the other division. The American s East Division includes UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, USF and Temple. The West Division lineup is Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa. The two divisional champions will meet in The American Championship at the home site of one of the participants. The winner of the American Athletic Conference Football Championship will have the opportunity to participate in one of the College Football Playoff New Year s Bowls if it is the highest-ranked team among the champions of Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference and the Sun Belt Conference. Divisional Champions The divisional champions will be the teams from each division with the highest winning percentage in all conference games both divisional and non-divisional. In the event of a two-team tie within a division, the head-to-head result between the tied teams will determine the divisional champion. Championship Site The site of the American Athletic Conference Football Championship will be the home venue of the divisional champion with the best record in conference games. If the two divisional champions have the same conference record, then the regular-season headto-head winner between the divisional champions would host the championship. If the divisional champions have the same conference record and did not play in the regular season, then the team with the better overall regular-season record would host the championship American Athletic Conference Football

3 EAST DIVISION TALKING POINTS UCF 0-5, 0-1 American UCONN 2-3, 0-1 American USF 1-3, @USFFootball Last: Lost Tulane, Next: Oct. 10 vs. UConn American Ranks Total Offense th Total Defense th Scoring Offense th Scoring Defense th UCF saw its losing streak reach six games with the setback at Tulane. It is the Knights longest slide since The loss to Tulane dropped UCF to 15-2 all-time in American Athletic Conference games. WR D erren Wilson had seven receptions for 114 yards and three touchdowns, tying the American Athletic Conference record, while WR Chris Johnson had six catches for 113 yards against Tulane. They became the third and fourth UCF players to register 100-yard receiving games this season. QB Tyler Harris came off the bench to complete 10 of 15 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns against Tulane. UCF has used 13 different starting players on offense this season. Last: Lost at Brigham Young, Next: Oct. 10 at UCF American Ranks Total Offense th Total Defense nd Scoring Offense th Scoring Defense rd QB Bryant Shirreffs threw for 168 yards and a touchdown in the loss at Brigham Young. UConn held a 10-7 third-quarter lead against Brigham Young, but the Cougars scored 20 fourth-quarter points to pull away. RB Arkeel Newsome had team highs with 68 rushing yards and 63 receiving yards against BYU. UConn opened the season with two straight wins, but the Huskies have dropped their last three. UConn resumes conference play against UCF. UConn was the first American Athletic Conference team to win a league game against the Knights as the Huskies took last year s meeting. Next: Lost to Memphis, Next: Oct. 10 vs. Syracuse American Ranks Total Offense th Total Defense rd Scoring Offense th Scoring Defense th RB Marlon Mack rushed for 107 yards on 20 carries, while RB Darius Tice rushed for 36 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in the loss to Memphis. QB Quinton Flowers completed 17 of 26 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown with one interception against Memphis. USF held a 10-0 lead against Memphis before the Tigers came back to win. The loss to Memphis ended a streak of two straight wins in conference openers for USF. The Bulls started eight drives within their own 15-yard line against Memphis. TE Sean Price has 61 career receptions, the most by a tight end in school history. CINCINNATI 3-2, 0-2 American Last: Beat Miami (Fla.), Next: Oct. 16 at Brigham American Ranks Total Offense nd Total Defense th Scoring Offense rd Scoring Defense th QB Hayden Moore threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing TD in his first career start to lead Cincinnati past Miami (Fla.). The win was Cincinnati s first victory against Miami since 1947, ending a streak of 11 straight losses to the Hurricanes. Cincinnati has five players with at least 200 receiving yards this season and five players with at least two touchdown receptions. The Bearcats have four players with at least two rushing touchdowns. Cincinnati had a school-record 752 yards of offense against Memphis Sept. 24. The Bearcats are off in Week 6 and resume play Oct. 16 at Brigham Young. EAST CAROLINA 3-2, 1-1 American Last: Won at SMU, Next: Oct. 10 at Brigham American Ranks Total Offense th Total Defense th Scoring Offense th Scoring Defense th QB James Summers came off the bench to rally East Carolina to a come-frombehind win for the second straight week. Summers, who entered the game in the second quarter as East Carolina trailed SMU, 20-7, rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns and completed 9 of 10 passes for 153 yards and two TDs. LB Montese Overton had an American Athletic Conference-record four sacks agianst SMU. East Carolina has won 25 straight games when the Pirates are ahead after three quarters. The Pirates face BYU for the first time with Saturday s trip to Provo, Utah. TEMPLE 4-0, 1-0 American Last: Won at Charlotte, 37-3 Next: Oct. 10 vs. American Ranks Total Offense th Total Defense th Scoring Offense th Scoring Defense st Temple is 4-0 for the first time since 1974 after the Owls cruised past Charlotte. RB Jahad Thomas rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns in the win at Charlotte. Thomas also had a team-high three receptions for 48 yards in rainy conditions. LB Nate L. Smith scored a touchdown on a blocked punt return and had a 74-yard interception return against the 49ers. Thomas leads The American in all-purpose yardage, averaging ypg. The game at Charlotte was Temple s third straight road contest. The Owls play three of their next four at home, beginning with Saturday s game against Tulane American Athletic Conference Football

4 WEST DIVISION TALKING POINTS HOUSTON 4-0, 1-0 NAVY 4-0, 2-0 TULANE 2-2, 1-0 Last: Won at Tulsa, Next: Oct. 8 vs. SMU American Ranks Total Offense nd Total Defense th Scoring Offense nd Scoring Defense th QB Greg Ward Jr. rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns in the win against Tulsa. The yardage total was the most by a Houston quarterback in school history. Head coach Tom Herman is the second Houston coach to begin his career with four straight wins. He joined John Jenkins, who won his first eight in Houston has scored on its opening drive in all four games this season. Houston is 10-2 with Greg Ward Jr. as its starting quarterback. RB Kenneth Farrow registered his ninth career 100-yard game. Farrow rshed for 159 yards against Tulsa. The Cougars host SMU Thursday. Last: Beat Air Force, Next: Oct. 10 at Notre Dame American Ranks Total Offense th Total Defense st Scoring Offense th Scoring Defense st Navy extended its winning streak to eight games with a victory against Navy in the first game of the Commander-In-Chief s Trophy series. The winner of the Navy-Air Force game has won the Commander-In-Chief s Trophy in 18 straight years. QB Keenan Reynolds needs four rushing TDs to tie Montee Ball s all-time NCAA record. Reynolds has 73 career rushing TDs. Navy leads The American in both scoring defense (15.0 ppg) and total defense (333.0 ypg). The Midshipmen forced four turnovers against Air Force. Navy has committed just one turnover this season and has played three straight games without a turnover. Last: Beat UCF, Next: Oct. 10 at Temple American Ranks Total Offense th Total Defense th Scoring Offense th Scoring Defense th QB Tanner Lee threw for a career-high four touchdowns in Tulane s conferenceopening win against UCF. DE Royce LaFrance registered three sacks against UCF as Tulane had seven sacks as a team. The Green Wave had 12 tackles for loss. Tulane s defense forced five turnovers against UCF. The Green Wave scored 28 points off of UCF turnovers, matching the best mark in The American s brief history. C Sophomore Aaron Golub made his Tulane debut against UCF, becoming the first legally blind player to appear in a Division I football game. Golub serves as a long-snapper. MEMPHIS 5-0, 2-0 SMU 1-4, 0-1 TULSA 2-2, 0-1 Last: Won at USF, Next: Oct 17 vs. Mississippi American Ranks Total Offense th Total Defense th Scoring Offense st Scoring Defense th Memphis extended its winning streak to a school-record 12 games with the win against USF. The Tigers have overcome halftime deficits to win in their last three contests. Memphis has 239 points through five games, the most by a Tiger team in its first five games in school history. Memphis saw a streak of six straight games with at least 40 points come ton an end against USF. Memphis is 5-0 for the first time since QB Paxton Lynch has thrown 146 passes without an interception this season. Lynch has thrown 10 touchdown passes. The Tigers have won seven straight road games. Last: Lost to East Carolina, Next: Oct. 8 at Houston American Ranks Total Offense th Total Defense th Scoring Offense th Scoring Defense th QB Matt Davis completed 19 of 37 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to East Carolina. WR Courtland Sutton was held without a touchdown for the first time in his career against East Carolina. Sutton had a TD reception in the Mustangs first four games. SMU scored more points in its four games (134) than it did in the 2014 season (133). Davis has thrown 123 consecutive passes without an interception. The Mustangs have scored on 16 consecutive trips to the red zone. SMU has nine defensive interceptions this season, or three more than the Mustangs had in Last: Lost to Houston, Next: Oct. 10 vs. ULM American Ranks Total Offense rd Total Defense th Scoring Offense th Scoring Defense th RB Zack Langer rushed for three touchdowns and 62 yards on 19 carries in the loss to Houston. Tulsa had scored in every quarter this season until the Golden Hurricane was shut out in the second period against Houston. QB Dane Evans threw for 326 yards against Houston, turning in his fourth 300-yard game of the season. Tulsa had 456 yards of total offense against Houston a season low for the Golden Hurricane, but more than Tulsa had in nine of its 12 games last year. Langer has rushed for three touchdowns twice in four games this season. The Golden Hurricane plays ULM Saturday in its final nonconference game American Athletic Conference Football

5 NATIONAL POLLS Associated Press Poll USA Today Poll American Preseason Media Poll Sept. 27 Poll School Record Pts 1. Ohio State (45) 4-0 1, Michigan State (5) 4-0 1, Mississippi (10) 4-0 1, TCU 4-0 1, Baylor 3-0 1, Notre Dame 4-0 1, UCLA 4-0 1, Georgia 4-0 1, LSU 3-0 1, Utah (1) 4-0 1, Florida State Clemson Alabama Texas A&M Oklahoma Northwestern USC Stanford Wisconsin Oklahoma State Mississippi State Michigan West Virginia California Florida Receiving votes: Toledo 68, Oregon 64, Arizona 48, Boise State 38, Iowa 37, Texas Tech 36, Houston 23, Duke 18, Temple 17, Miami (Fla.) 14, Kansas State 12, Memphis 11, North Carolina State 10, Navy 9, Minnesota 5, Brigham Young 5, Tennessee 4 Sept. 27 Poll School Record Pts 1. Ohio State (61) 4-0 1, Michigan State (2) 4-0 1, TCU 4-0 1, Baylor 3-0 1, Mississippi (1) 4-0 1, Georgia 4-0 1, Notre Dame 4-0 1, LSU 3-0 1, Florida State 3-0 1, UCLA 4-0 1, Clemson Utah Alabama Oklahoma Texas A&M USC Northwestern Wisconsin Oklahoma State Stanford West Virginia Mississippi State Florida California Oregon Receiving votes: Michigan 84, Arizona 72, Kansas State 66, Miami (Fla.) 61, North Carolina State 52, Boise State 47, Duke 44, Iowa 44, Memphis 42, Texas Tech 22, Temple 18, Toledo 15, Auburn 8, Minnesota 6, Missouri 6, Georgia Tech 6, Houston 5, Kentucky 3, Indiana 2, Tennessee 2, Navy 1, Brigham Young 1, Illinois 1 American Championship Team... Points Cincinnati...22 Memphis...5 Houston... 2 UCF...1 East Division Team (First-Place Votes)... Points 1. Cincinnati (29) UCF (1) Temple East Carolina USF UConn West Division Team (First-Place Votes)... Points 1. Memphis (13) Houston (10) Navy (7) Tulane SMU Tulsa...47 WEEK-BY-WEEK IN THE NATIONAL POLLS Below is a weekly look at each American Athletic Conference team s spot in the Associated Press and USA Today polls in Rankings are listed as AP/USA Today. UCF Cincinnati UConn East Carolina Houston Memphis Navy USF SMU Temple Tulane Tulsa Preseason -/rv rv/rv -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- Sept. 8 -/- rv/- -/- -/- -/- -/rv -/- -/- -/- rv/rv -/- -/- Sept. 13 -/- -/- -/- -/- rv/rv -/rv -/- -/- -/- rv/rv -/- -/- Sept. 20 -/- -/- -/- -/- rv/rv rv/rv -/- -/- -/- rv/rv -/- -/- Sept. 27 -/- -/- -/- -/- rv/rv rv/rv rv/rv -/- -/- rv/rv -/- -/- Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29 Dec. 7 Final American Athletic Conference Football

6 THE 2015 SEASON 2015 HOME ATTENDANCE SCHOOL (Capacity) GP TOTAL AVG. LARGEST CROWD UCF (45,323) 2 75,668 37,834 39,184 (vs. Florida International) Cincinnati (40,000) 3 117,308 39,103 40,101 (vs. Miami (Fla.)) UConn (40,000) 3 87,577 29,192 33,204 (vs. Navy) East Carolina (50,000) 2 91,226 45,613 50,514 (vs. Virginia Tech) Houston (40,000) 2 65,736 32,868 35,257 (vs. Texas State) Memphis (61,000) 2 86,902 43,451 45,712 (vs. Cincinnati) Navy (34,000) 3 95,437 31,812 34,717 (vs. East Carolina) USF (65,897) 2 52,980 26,490 30,434 (vs. Florida A&M) SMU (32,000) 4 96,898 24,224 32,047 (vs. Baylor) Temple (68,532) 1 69,176 69,176 69,176 (vs. Penn State) Tulane (30,000) 3 66,608 22,203 25,470 (vs. Duke) Tulsa (30,000) 2 41,147 20,574 24,001 (vs. Florida Atlantic) 2015 TOTALS ,663 32,644 69,176 (Temple vs. Penn State) TOP PERFORMANCES 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Player, School, Year 2015 Career Keenan Reynolds, Navy, Sr Kenneth Farrow, Houston, Sr. 2 9 Zack Langer, Tulsa, Sr. 2 6 Marlon Mack, USF, So. 2 6 Jahad Thomas, Temple, Jr. 3 4 Matt Davis, SMU, Jr. 2 4 Ryan Jackson, Houston, Sr. 4 Chris Swain, Navy, Sr. 2 3 William Stanback, UCF, Jr. 3 Mike Boone, Cincinnati, So. 1 3 Greg Ward Jr., Houston, Jr. 2 2 Chris Hairston, East Carolina, Sr. 1 2 Jarvis Cooper, Memphis, So. 1 2 Dontrell Hilliard, Tulane, So. 1 2 Sherman Badie, Tulane, So. 2 James Flanders, Tulsa, Jr. 2 Tion Green, Cincinnati, Jr. 1 1 James Summers, East Carolina, Jr. 1 1 D Angelo Brewer, Tulsa, So. 1 1 Micha Reed, UCF, Jr. 1 Ron Johnson, UConn, So. 1 Sam Craft, Memphis, Jr. 1 Lazedrick Thompson, Tulane, Jr YARD RECEIVING GAMES Player, School, Year 2015 Career Isaiah Jones, East Carolina, Jr. 2 7 Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa, Sr. 3 6 Shaq Washington, Cincinnati, Sr. 2 6 Keevan Lucas, Tulsa, Jr. 1 6 Darius Joseph, SMU, Sr. 5 Mekale McKay, Cincinnati, Sr. 1 4 Joshua Atkinson, Tulsa, Jr. 3 3 Chris Moore, Cincinnati, Sr. 1 3 Demarcus Ayers, Houston, Jr. 2 2 Courtland Sutton, SMU, Fr. 2 2 Robby Anderson, Temple, Sr. 2 Jordan Akins, UCF, So. 1 1 Chris Johnson, UCF, So. 1 1 Tre Quan Smith, UCF, Fr. 1 1 D erren Wilson, UCF, Fr. 1 1 Max Morrison, Cincinnati, Sr. 1 1 Anthony Miller, Memphis, So. 1 1 Elkanah Dillon, USF, Fr. 1 1 Sherman Badie, Tulane, So. 1 1 Trevon Brown, East Carolina, So. 1 Steven Dunbar, Houston, So. 1 Mose Frazier, Memphis, Sr. 1 Jamie Gilmore, Temple, Sr. 1 Jahad Thomas, Temple, Jr. 1 Dontrell Hilliard, Tulane, So YARD PASSING GAMES Player, School, Year 2015 Career Paxton Lynch, Memphis, Jr. 4 8 Dane Evans, Tulsa, Jr. 4 7 Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati, Jr. 1 5 P.J. Walker, Temple, Jr. 1 3 Blake Kemp, East Carolina, Jr. 2 2 Justin Holman, UCF, Jr. 2 Matt Davis, SMU, Jr. 1 1 Hayden Moore, Cincinnati, Fr. 1 1 Greg Ward Jr., Houston, Jr. 1 Garrett Krstich, SMU, So. 1 Tanner Lee, Tulane, So. 1 Tim Boyle, UConn, Jr. 1 THE RECORD BOOK The American s single-game records: Most Rushing Yards 1. Marlon Mack, USF vs. Western Carolina (8/30/14) Sherman Badie, Tulane at Tulsa (8/28/14) Mike Boone, Cincinnati vs. USF (10/24/14) Breon Allen, East Carolina vs. North Carolina (9/20/14) Brandon Hayes, Memphis vs. Tulsa (10/31/14) 199 Most Rushing Touchdowns 1. Keenan Reynolds, Navy vs. East Carolina (9/19/15) 5 2. Marlon Mack, USF vs. Western Carolina (8/30/14) 4 Kenneth Farrow, Houston vs. Tulsa (11/22/14) 4 Chris Hariston, East Carolina vs. Towson (9/5/14) 4 Longest Rush 1. Sherman Badie, Tulane at Tulsa (8/28/14) 90 yds 2. Sherman Badie, Tulane at Rutgers (9/27/14) 86 yds Most Passing Yards 1. Hayden Moore, Cincinnati vs. Memphis (9/24/15) Garrett Gilbert, SMU vs. Temple (10/26/13) Garrett Gilbert, SMU vs. Rutgers (10/5/13) 484 Most Pass Completions 1. Garrett Gilbert, SMU, vs. Rutgers (10/5/13) 45 2, Garrett Krstich, SMU vs. East Carolina (10/2/14) Garrett Gilbert, SMU vs. Texas Tech (8/30/13) 41 Longest Pass 1. Blake Bortles, UCF vs. Akron (8/29/13) 91 yds 2. Greg Ward Jr., Houston vs. Cincinnati (12/6/14) 89 yds Most Touchdown Passes 1. Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati vs. Toledo (9/12/14) 6 2. Gary Nova, Rutgers at Fresno State (8/29/13) 5 Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville vs. Ohio (9/1/13) 5 Garrett Gilbert, SMU vs. Rutgers (10/5/13) 5 John O Korn, Houston vs. Rutgers (10/26/13) 5 Dane Evans, Tulsa vs. SMU (11/8/14) 5 Most Receiving Yards 1. Robby Anderson, Temple vs. SMU (10/26/13) Keevan Lucas, Tulsa vs. Tulane (8/28/14) Cam Worthy, East Carolina at Virginia Tech (9/13/14) Chris Moore, Cincinnati at Ohio State (9/28/14) Jeremy Johnson, SMU vs. Rutgers (10/5/13) 217 Most Receptions 1. Jeremy Johnson, SMU vs. Rutgers (10/5/15) Justin Hardy, East Carolina at Cincinnati (11/13/14) Deontay Greenberry, Houston at Temple (9/7/13) 14 Justin Hardy, East Carolina vs. UConn (10/23/14) 14 Keevan Lucas, Tulsa at Houston (11/22/14) 14 Isaiah Jones, East Carolina at Florida (9/12/15) 14 Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa at Oklahoma (9/19/15) 14 Most Touchdown Receptions 1. Leonte Carroo, Rutgers at Fresno State (8/29/13) 3 Jeremy Johnson, SMU vs. Rutgers (10/5/15) 3 Deontay Greenberry, Houston vs. Rutgers (10/26/13) 3 Jeff Godfrey, UCF vs. UConn (10/26/13) 3 Robby Anderson, Temple at Memphis (11/30/13) 3 Keevan Lucas, Tulsa vs. Tulane (8/24/14) 3 Chris Moore, Cincinnati at Ohio State (9/28/14) 3 Justin Hardy, East Carolina vs. SMU (10/4/14) 3 Andre Davis, USF at Tulsa (10/18/14) 3 Josh Reese, UCF vs. North Carolina State (12/26/14) 3 D erren Wilson, UCF at Tulane, 10/3/15 3 Longest Reception 1. Breshad Perriman, UCF vs. Akron (8/29/13) 91 yds Most Field Goals 1. Richie Leone, Houston at Temple (9/7/13) 5 Jake Elliott, Memphis at Houston (10/12/13) 5 Longest Field Goal 1. Jake Elliott, Memphis vs. USF (11/17/03) 56 yds Longest Punt Return 1. Khalif Herbin, Temple vs. Delaware State (9/20/14) 84 yds Longest Kickoff Return 1. Janarion Grant, Rutgers at Fresno State (8/29/13) 100 yds Brandon Wilson, Houston at Louisville (9/12/15) 100 yds Jahad Thomas, Temple at Cincinnati (9/12/15) 100 yds Most Tackles 1. Tyler Matakevich, Temple at Idaho (9/28/23) Michael Mudoh, Tulsa vs. Florida Atlantic (9/5/15) Randall Joyner, SMU vs. Rutgers (10/5/13) 18 Greg Blair, Cincinnati vs. Louisville (12/5/13) 18 DeDe Lattimore, USF vs. Rutgers (12/7/13) 18 Jeff Luc, Cincinnati vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/20/14) 18 Jeff Luc, Cincinnati at Ohio State, 9/28/14 18 Zach Edwards, Cincinnati vs. Memphis, 10/4/14 18 Eric Wilson, Cincinnati vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/19/ American Athletic Conference Football

7 THE 2015 SEASON AWARD WINNERS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sept. 7 Keevan Lucas, WR, Tulsa Sept. 14 Greg Ward Jr., QB, Houston Sept. 21 Keenan Reynolds, Sr., QB, Navy Sept. 28 Keenan Reynolds, Sr., QB, Navy Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 15 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 Dec. 7 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sept. 7 Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple Sept. 14 Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple Sept. 21 Eric Wilson, LB, Cincinnati Sept. 28 William Jackson III, CB, Houston Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 15 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 Dec. 7 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sept. 7 Roderick Proctor, WR, Memphis Sept. 14 Brandon Wilson, CB, Houston Jahad Thomas, RB, Temple Sept. 21 Jake Elliott, K, Memphis Sept. 28 Spencer Smith, P, Memphis Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 15 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 Dec. 7 ACTIVE CAREER WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS 5 Jake Elliott (K, Memphis) 3 Andrew Gantz (K, Cincinnati); Tyler Matakevich (LB, Temple) 2 Gunner Kiel (QB, Cincinnati); William Jackson (CB, Houston); Brandon Wilson (CB, Houston); Paxton Lynch (QB, Memphis); Keenan Reynolds (QB, Navy); Praise Martin-Oguike (DE, Temple); Keevan Lucas (WR, Tulsa) 1 Justin Holman (QB, UCF); Sam Geraci (P, Cincinnati); Chris Moore (WR, Cincinnati); Eric Wilson (LB, Cincinnati); Josh Hawkins (CB, East Carolina); Kyle Bullard (K, Houston); Kenneth Farrow (RB, Houston); Trevon Stewart (S, Houston); Steven Taylor (LB, Houston); Roderick Proctor (WR, Memphis); Spencer Smith (P, Memphis); Mattias Ciabatti (P, USF); Nigel Harris (LB, USF); Austin Jones (K, Temple); Jahad Thomas (RB, Temple); Tavon Young (CB, Temple); Parry Nickerson (CB, Tulane); Dane Evans (QB, Tulsa) 2015 STATISTICAL RANKINGS OFFENSE DEFENSE Team Rush Pass Total Score Rush Pass Total Score KR PR Int. Sacks TFL T/O UCF Cincinnati UConn East Carolina Houston Memphis Navy USF SMU Temple Tulane Tulsa AGAINST THE CONFERENCES ATLANTIC COAST (3-3) Duke 37, Tulane 7 (9/3) Florida State 34, USF 14 (9/12) Houston 34, Louisville 31 (9/12) Georgia Tech 65, Tulane 10 (9/12) East Carolina 35, Virginia Tech 28 (9/26) Cincinnati 34, Miami (Fla.) 23 (10/1) Syracuse at USF (10/10) BIG 12 (1-3) Baylor 56, SMU 21 (9/4) Memphis 55, Kansas 23 (9/12) Oklahoma 52, Tulsa 38 (9/19) TCU 56, SMU 37 (9/19) BIG TEN (1-1) Temple 27, Penn State 10 (9/5) Maryland 35, USF 17 (9/19) COLONIAL ATHLETIC (3-1) UConn 20, Villanova 15 (9/3) East Carolina 28, Towson 20 (9/5) Tulane 38, Maine 7 (9/19) James Madison 48, SMU 45 (9/26) CONFERENCE USA (3-1) Florida International 15, UCF 14 (9/3) Tulsa 47, Florida Atlantic 44 (ot) (9/5) SMU 31, North Texas 13 (9/12) Temple 37, Charlotte 3 (10/2) MID-AMERICAN (3-0) Memphis 44, Bowling Green 41 (9/19) Temple 25, Massachusetts 23 (9/19) Cincinnati 37, Miami (Ohio) 33 (9/19) MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC (1-0) USF 51, Florida A&M 3 (9/5) MISSOURI VALLEY (1-0) Memphis 63, Missouri 7 (9/5) MOUNTAIN WEST (2-0) Tulsa 40, New Mexico 21 (9/12) Navy 33, Air Force 11 (10/3) OHIO VALLEY (1-0) Houston 52, Tennessee Tech 24 (9/5) PAC-12 (0-1) Stanford 31, UCF 7 (9/12) PATRIOT (1-0) Navy 48, Colgate 10 (9/5) SOUTHEASTERN (0-3) Florida 31, East Carolina 24 (9/12) Missouri 9, UConn 6 (9/19) South Carolina 31, UCF 14 (9/26) Mississippi at Memphis (10/17) Vanderbilt at Houston (10/31) SOUTHERN (0-1) Furman 16, UCF 15 (9/19) SOUTHWESTERN (1-0) Cincinnati 52, Alabama A&M 10 (9/5) SUN BELT (1-0) Houston 59, Texas State 14 (9/26) ULM at Tulsa (10/10) INDEPENDENTS (1-1) UConn 22, Army 17 (9/12) Brigham Young 30, UConn 13 (10/2) East Carolina at Brigham Young (10/10) Navy at Notre Dame (10/10) Cincinnati at Brigham Young (10/16) Notre Dame at Temple (10/31) Tulane at Army (11/14) Navy vs. Army (12/12) Total Nonconference Records All Games FBS Opponents FCS Opponents AP Top USA Today Top Bowl Games American Athletic Conference Football

8 NCAA LEADERS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing... YPG 15. Jahad Thomas, Temple Keenan Reynolds, Navy Greg Ward Jr., Houston Zack Langer, Tulsa Marlon Mack, USF Kenneth Farrow, Houston Chris Swain, Navy Completions Per Game... CPG 14. Dane Evans, Tulsa Blake Kemp, East Carolina Greg Ward Jr., Houston Paxton Lynch, Memphis Passing Yards Per Game... YPG 3. Dane Evans, Tulsa Paxton Lynch, Memphis Hayden Moore, Cincinnati Greg Ward Jr., Houston Matt Davis, SMU Blake Kemp, East Carolina Tanner Lee, Tulane Passing Efficiency... Rating 4. Paxton Lynch, Memphis Greg Ward Jr., Houston Dane Evans, Tulsa Hayden Moore, Cincinnati Matt Davis, SMU Receptions Per Game... RPG 9. Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa Demarcus Ayers, Houston Isaiah Jones, East Carolina Shaq Washington, Cincinnati Keevan Lucas, Tulsa Receiving Yards Per Game... YPG 4. Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa Keevan Lucas, Tulsa Isaiah Jones, East Carolina Demarcus Ayers, Houston Courtland Sutton, SMU Josh Atkinson, Tulsa Chris Moore, Cincinnati Shaq Washington, Cincinnati Total Offense... YPG 5. Greg Ward Jr., Houston Dane Evans, Tulsa Paxton Lynch, Memphis Matt Davis, SMU Hayden Moore, Cincinnati Scoring...PPG 4. Keenan Reynolds, Navy Zack Langer, Tulsa Andrew Gantz, Cincinnati Jahad Thomas, Temple Greg Ward Jr., Houston Redford Jones, Tulsa Jake Elliott, Memphis Kyle Bullard, Houston Austin Jones, Temple All-Purpose Yards... YPG 4. Jahad Thomas, Temple Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa Demarcus Ayers, Houston Zack Langer, Tulsa Tackles...TPG 2. Michael Mudoh, Tulsa Elandon Roberts, Houston Eric Wilson, Cincinnati Matt Linscott, Tulsa Tyler Matakevich, Temple Tackles For Loss... TFL/Game 3. Matt Linscott, Tulsa Steven Taylor, Houston Royce LaFrance, Tulane Bruce Hector, USF Sacks...SPG 8. Steven Taylor, Houston Nate D. Smith, Temple Montese Overton, East Carolina Tyus Bowser, Houston Royce LaFrance, Tulane Tyler Matakevich, Temple Passes Defended... PD/Game 12. William Jackson, Houston Tyler Matakevich, Temple Quincy Adams, Navy Arthur Maulet, Memphis Interceptions... Int/Game 21. Tyler Matakevich, Temple Adrian McDonald, Houston Horace Richardson, SMU Four with Forced Fumbles...FF/Game 11. Jarred Alwan, Temple Will Anthony, Navy Kevin McCoy, Navy Andrew McCleneghen, SMU Punting... Avg 12. Mattias Ciabatti, USF Caleb Houston, UCF Worth Gregory, East Carolina Alex Starzyk, Temple Punt Returns... Avg 20. Shaq Washington, Cincinnati Tajee Fullwood, USF Roderick Proctor, Memphis Quay Johnson, East Carolina Kickoff Returns... Avg 9. Jahad Thomas, Temple Brandon Wilson, Houston Jae Lon Oglesby, Memphis Rodney Adams, USF Jordan Franks, UCF Braeden West, SMU Field Goals...FG/Game 2. Andrew Gantz, Cincinnati Redford Jones, Tulsa Austin Jones, Temple Jake Elliott, Memphis Kyle Bullard, Houston TEAM LEADERS Rushing Offense... YPG 3. Navy Houston USF Memphis Cincinnati Tulsa SMU Temple East Carolina Tulane UConn UCF Rushing Defense... YPG 8. Houston Temple USF Memphis UCF Navy Cincinnati UConn Tulane East Carolina SMU Tulsa Passing Offense... YPG 5. Cincinnati Tulsa Memphis Houston East Carolina SMU Tulane UCF UConn Temple USF Navy Pass Efficiency Defense... Avg 33. Temple UConn Houston Navy USF East Carolina Cincinnati Tulane Memphis UCF Tulsa SMU Total Offense... YPG 4. Houston Cincinnati Tulsa Memphis SMU East Carolina Navy USF Tulane Temple UConn UCF Total Defense... YPG 35. Navy UConn USF Temple UCF Cincinnati Houston East Carolina Memphis Tulane Tulsa SMU Scoring Offense... Avg 4. Memphis Houston Cincinnati Navy Tulsa SMU East Carolina Temple Tulane USF UCF UConn Scoring Defense...PPG 13. Navy Temple UConn Houston USF Memphis UCF East Carolina Cincinnati Tulane Tulsa SMU Net Punting...Net Avg 7. Memphis UCF Houston USF East Carolina Cincinnati Temple Tulsa Navy UConn SMU Tulane Punt Returns... Avg 24. Cincinnati USF Memphis Temple East Carolina Navy UCF SMU Houston Tulane Tulsa UConn Kickoff Returns... Avg 22. Houston UCF USF Temple Cincinnati Memphis SMU East Carolina Tulsa Tulane Navy UConn Fumbles Recovered... Total 3. Navy Houston...5 Tulane Tulsa...4 UCF UConn...3 Memphis Temple...2 SMU...2 Cincinnati...2 East Carolina...2 Interceptions... Total 7. SMU Temple Houston UConn...5 USF...5 Tulane Memphis East Carolina Navy...2 Cincinnati Tulsa...1 Turnovers Gained... Total 12. Houston SMU Tulane Navy...9 Temple UConn Memphis East Carolina...5 USF...5 Tulsa UCF...4 Cincinnati...4 Turnovers Lost... Total 1. Navy Houston Memphis USF Temple...6 Tulane UConn...7 SMU...7 Tulsa East Carolina UCF Cincinnati Turnover Margin...Margin/Game 3. Navy Houston Tulane SMU Temple Memphis UConn USF Tulsa East Carolina UCF Cincinnati Tackles For Loss...Per Game 19. USF Tulsa Tulane Houston Temple East Carolina UConn UCF Memphis Cincinnati Navy SMU Sacks...Per Game 13. Houston Temple East Carolina USF Tulane Tulsa Navy Memphis UConn Cincinnati SMU UCF Sacks Allowed...Per Game 12. Navy Cincinnati East Carolina Memphis Temple Houston USF Tulane Tulsa UCF UConn SMU American Athletic Conference Football

9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF The College Football Playoff is a big success. Fans, including many who are new to the sport, enjoy it. The first College Football Playoff semifinals and national championship were the three most-viewed programs in cable television history. Every Game Counts The playoff preserves the excitement and significance of college football s unique regular season where every game counts. Four Teams The selection committee ranks the teams based on championships won, strength of schedule, head-to-head results, comparative outcomes of common opponents and other factors. Two Days New Year s Eve and New Year s Day belong to college football, with two semifinal games and four other top bowl games continuing a wonderful tradition. The two teams winning the playoff semifinals compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship. That game is in a different city each year, always on a Monday night. Universal Access Every FBS team has equal access to the College Football Playoff based on its performance. No team automatically qualifies. Governance University presidents and chancellors from all 10 FBS conferences and Notre Dame serve on the CFP Board of Managers and govern the administrative operations, with commissioners (the Management Committee) managing the event. A small staff in the playoff office in Irving, Texas, carries out the detailed responsibilities. Selection Committee A talented group of high-integrity individuals with experience as coaches, student-athletes, college administrators and journalists, along with sitting athletics directors, comprise the selection committee. Members of the committee are: Jeff Long (chair), Barry Alvarez, Mike Gould, Pat Haden, Kirby Hocutt, Tom Jernstedt, Bobby Johnson, Tom Osborne, Dan Radakovich, Condoleezza Rice, Mike Tranghese, Steve Wieberg and Tyrone Willingham. Selection Committee Responsibilities Rank the top 25 teams and assign the top four to semifinal sites. Assign teams to New Year s bowls Create competitive matchups Attempt to avoid rematches of regular-season games and repeat appearances Consider geography College Football Playoff Schedule SEMIFINAL Capital One Orange Bowl December 31, p.m./8 p.m. ET, ESPN Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla. SEMIFINAL Goodyear Cotton Bowl December 31, p.m./8 p.m. ET, ESPN AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl December 31, 2015 Noon ET, ESPN Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga. Vizio Fiesta Bowl January 1, p.m. ET, ESPN University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual January 1, p.m. ET, ESPN Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, Calif. Allstate Sugar Bowl January 1, p.m. ET, ESPN Mercedez-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La. College Football Playoff National Championship January 11, :30 p.m. ET, ESPN University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. Participants In New Year s Bowls Both participants in the Orange, Rose and Sugar Bowls are contracted outside the playoff arrange ment (Big Ten and Pac- 12 to Rose Bowl; SEC and Big 12 to Sugar Bowl; ACC to Orange Bowl against the highest ranked available team from the SEC, Big Ten and Notre Dame). If a conference champion qualifies for the playoff, then the bowl will choose a replacement from that conference. When those bowls host the semifinals and their contracted conference champions do not qualify, then the dis placed champion(s) will play in one of the other New Year s bowls. When not hosting semifinals, the Cotton, Fiesta and Peach Bowls will welcome displaced conference champions and the topranked champion from a non-contract conference. The highestranked available teams will fill any other berths. The selection committee will make the pairings American Athletic Conference Football

10 BOWL PARTNERSHIPS In addition to the College Football Playoff and New Year s Bowls, The American will have either a primary or secondary affiliation with 12 bowl games during its current six-year bowl cycle. The American works annually with its member schools and bowl partners to create the most sensible and attractive postseason matchups. The Miami Beach Bowl was played for the first time in 2014 at state-of-the-art Marlins Park in Miami, which sits on the site of the historic Orange Bowl stadium. An American Athletic Conference plays in the bowl each year, beginning with last year s matchup against Brigham Young. Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference and the Sun Belt Conference are scheduled for future years, though institutions from other conferences also will have the opportunity to participate. The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman takes place at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, while the events and activities surrounding the game are based in Washington, D.C. The American Athletic Conference will face an opponent from the Atlantic Coast Conference each year in the current cycle. The Birmingham Bowl takes place at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The American/Big East has partnered with the bowl since its inception in the 2006 season. The American Athletic Conference will annually face an opponent from the Southeastern Conference. The St. Petersburg Bowl is played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The American Athletic Conference will supply a team to the bowl during each year of the six-year cycle. Conference USA will play in the game in 2015, 2017 and 2019, while the Atlantic Coast Conference provides the opposing team in 2014, 2016 and The Hawaii Bowl is played on Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium on the campus of the University of Hawaii. The American Athletic Conference will participate in the bowl in 2015, 2017 and 2019, facing an opponent from the Mountain West Conference. The Boca Raton Bowl is a new game that will feature an American Athletic Conference team three times during the six-year cycle at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. The American representative will play a team from the Mid-American Conference in The AutoNation Cure Bowl will debut in 2015 at the newly renovated Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. An American Athletic Conference team will be paired against an opponent from the Sun Belt Conference. Net proceeds from the game will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is played at Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of Texas Christian University. The American Athletic Conference sends a team to the bowl in 2014, 2016 and The opponent will be a Big 12 team in 2016 and 2018, with Conference USA as a secondary affiliation. The Popeye s Bahamas Bowl is played in at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. The American Athletic Conference will face the Mid-American Conference in 2016 and Conference USA in The R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl is held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The American Athletic Conference has agreed to play in the bowl in 2018 and In addition to the conference s primary bowl affiliations, The American holds secondary partnerships with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee, the Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, as well as with other ESPN-owned bowls. AutoNation Cure Bowl Florida Citrus Bowl Orlando, Fla. Dec. 19, 2015 TBD CBSSN vs. Miami Beach Bowl Marlins Park Miami, Fla. Dec. 21, :30 p.m. ET ESPN vs. Boca Raton Bowl FAU Stadium Boca Raton, Fla. Dec. 22, p.m. ET ESPN vs. Hawaii Bowl Aloha Stadium Honolulu, Hawaii Dec. 24, p.m. ET ESPN vs. St. Petersburg Bowl Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, Fla. Dec. 26, a.m. ET ESPN vs. Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, Md. Dec. 28, :30 p.m. ET ESPN vs. Birmingham Bowl Legion Field Birmingham, Ala. Dec. 30, 2015 Noon ET ESPN vs American Athletic Conference Football

11 THE AMERICAN ON TELEVISION The 2015 football season will be the second under the American Athletic Conference s comprehensive television partnerships with ESPN and CBS Sports. The new arrangements began with the basketball season and will be in place through the academic year. The contracts provide for unprecedented exposure on two of the industry leaders in sports television. In football, the contract calls for all conference-controlled games which encompasses all conference games and home nonconference games to be televised. Nearly 90 percent of those games will be carried on either national broadcast or national cable platforms. In addition to contracted games on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNews, American Athletic Conference teams will regularly appear on CBS Sports Network through a sublicensing agreement with ESPN. Additional nonconference games will be available on ESPN3 ESPN s live multi-screen sports network, giving fans an online destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually. It is accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The network is currently available to more than 99 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.- based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks. ESPN, Inc., is the world s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of more than 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of eight U.S. 24-hour television networks and five HD simulcast services. Based in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80-percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN. CBS Sports Network is available to 100 million homes and may be seen on a digital basic cable package in all American Athletic Conference markets. Talent for The American s weekly game on CBS Sports Network includes Dave Ryan on play-by-play, Corey Chavous as the analyst and Lauren Gardner as the reporter. ABC Sat., Sept. 26 Virginia Tech at East Carolina 3:30 p.m. ESPN Fri., Sept. 4 Baylor at SMU 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 5 Penn State at Temple 3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 12 USF at Florida State 11:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 19 UConn at Missouri Noon Thu., Sept. 24 Cincinnati at Memphis * 7:30 p.m. Thu., Oct. 1 Miami (Fla.) at Cincinnati 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 16 Cincinnati at Brigham Young 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 23 Memphis at Tulsa * 8 p.m. Thu., Nov. 19 East Carolina at UCF * 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 Sat., Sept. 12 East Carolina at Florida 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 2 Memphis at USF * 7 p.m. UConn at Brigham Young 10:15 p.m. Thu., Oct. 8 SMU at Houston * 8 p.m. Thu., Oct. 22 Temple at East Carolina * 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 6 Temple at SMU * 8 p.m. ESPNU Sat., Sept. 19 USF at Maryland Noon Fri., Oct. 16 Houston at Tulane * 9 p.m. Fri., Oct. 30 East Carolina at UConn * 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 UConn at UCF * 3:45 p.m. East Carolina at Brigham Young 7:30 p.m. ESPNews Sat., Sept. 12 Temple at Cincinnati * 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19 USF at Maryland Noon Sat., Oct. 3 UCF at Tulane * Noon East Carolina at SMU * 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 Tulane at Temple * Noon ESPN3 Thu., Sept. 3 Villanova at UConn 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 5 Towson at East Carolina 6 p.m. Alabama A&M at Cincinnati 7 p.m. Missouri State at Memphis 7 p.m. Florida A&M at USF 7 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Houston 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 12 Memphis at Kansas 7 p.m. North Texas at SMU 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19 Memphis at Bowling Green 3 p.m. Temple at Massachusetts 3 p.m. Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio) 3:30 p.m. Furman at UCF 6 p.m. Maine at Tulane 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 James Madison at SMU 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 Louisiana-Monroe at Tulsa 6 p.m. CBS Sat., Dec. 12 Navy vs. Army 3 p.m. CBS Sports Network Thu., Sept. 3 Florida International at UCF 6 p.m. Duke at Tulane 9:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 5 Colgate at Navy Noon Florida Atlantic at Tulsa 3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 12 Army at UConn Noon Sat., Sept. 19 East Carolina at Navy * 3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 Navy at UConn * Noon Fri., Oct. 2 Temple at Charlotte 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 3 Houston at Tulsa * Noon Air Force at Navy 3:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 Syracuse at USF 3:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 Tulane at Navy * 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 31 USF at Navy * Noon Sat., Nov. 14 SMU at Navy * 3:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 20 Cincinnati at USF * 8 p.m. NBC Sat., Oct. 10 Navy at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. FS1 Sat., Sept. 12 UCF at Stanford 10:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19 Tulsa at Oklahoma Noon FSN Sat., Sept. 19 SMU at TCU 8 p.m. All times Eastern and subject to change. * American Athletic Conference game American Athletic Conference Football

12 MEDIA SERVICES BIG EAST FOOTBALL MEDIA SERVICES The official website of the American Athletic Conference features up-to-date information on all facets of the league. Football standings, results, statistics and notes are updated as games are played. In addition, in-game scores for all football contests involving American Athletic Conference teams will be updated in-progress. is the official media website for American Athletic Conference football and the media home for information on every Division I team and conference. Access and download weekly game notes, quotes, statistics, media guides, photos and more for the conference and each of its 11 member schools throughout the season. Login information will be distributed to accredited media, or you can apply for a password by sending an to Weekly Teleconference The American Athletic Conference will hold weekly teleconferences with its 12 head football coaches, beginning Monday, Aug. 31 and continuing each Monday through Nov. 30. Each coach will be available for 10 minutes. Media representatives wishing to participate in the teleconference should contact The American office for the phone number. This year s schedule is as follows (all times Eastern): 11 a.m. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy 11:10 a.m. Chad Morris, SMU 11:20 a.m. Bob Diaco, UConn 11:30 a.m. Ruffin McNeill, East Carolina 11:40 a.m. Philip Montgomery, Tulsa 11:50 a.m. Tom Herman, Houston Noon Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati 12:10 p.m. Willie Taggart, USF 12:20 p.m. Matt Rhule, Temple 12:30 p.m. Justin Fuente, Memphis 12:40 p.m. George O Leary, UCF 12:50 p.m. Curtis Johnson, Tulane Social Media Fans and media members are invited to follow the latest American Athletic Conference football news through social media. The American Twitter feed may be American_FB and the conference s official Facebook page is Conf. The American s Instagram handle AmericanConf American_Conf Weekly Release & Statistics Media members may access PDF versions of the complete weekly release, including conference and team-by-team statistics, on or via CollegePressBox. com. Regular updates of the weekly release will be distributed via from the conference office. To be included on the distribution list, send an request to Chuck Sullivan at Weekly Football Highlights The American Athletic Conference offers video highlights and clips of selected press conferences on a weekly basis through the XOS Digital XChange FTP tool. Content is available in full broadcast-quality resolution. Contact Chuck Sullivan for information on how to access the highlights. Weekly Awards The American names offensive, defensive and special teams Players of the Week each Monday morning during the season. Winners are chosen from nominations provided by conference sports information directors. The information will be available from the conference office via release as well as on the league web site. Annual Awards The American Athletic Conference will name first and second all-conference teams, players of the year on offense, defense and special teams, rookie of the year and coach of the year. The awards are chosen by a vote of the league s 12 head coaches at the conclusion of the regular season. The awards will be announced Dec. 2, The American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team is comprised of players who have an overall grade-point average of 3.00 or better over the previous academic year and completed at least two semesters of academic work. The team is announced in August. The American Athletic Conference Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year was established to recognize student-athletes who have achieved success in the classroom and on the field. The winner receives a scholarship which may be applied to graduate or professional studies. American Athletic Conference Communications phone Football Contact Chuck Sullivan Director of Communications Mobile: American Athletic Conference Communications Contacts UCF Brian Ormiston Office...(407) Mobile...(407) CINCINNATI Ryan Koslen Office... (513) Mobile...(513) UCONN Mike Enright Office...(860) Mobile...(860) EAST CAROLINA Tom McClellan Office...(252) Mobile... (252) HOUSTON David Bassity Office...(713) Mobile... (405) MEMPHIS Ron Mears Office...(901) Mobile... (832) NAVY Scott Strasemeier Office... (410) Mobile...(443) USF Brian Siegrist Office...(813) Mobile...(813) SMU Brad Sutton Office...(214) Mobile...(214) TEMPLE Rich Burg Office...(215) Mobile...(215) TULANE Roger Dunaway Office... (504) Mobile... (504) TULSA Don Tomkalski Office...(918) Mobile... (918) American Athletic Conference Football