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Bowl Games From Saturday, December 22nd

SCFP Week 19 Segment Three:

December 22nd

Wake Forest 37 Memphis 34

Rushing Yards: Memphis 207 to Wake’s 201

Passing Yards: Wake 328 to Memphis’ 171

Total Yards: Wake 529 to Memphis’ 378

Turnovers: Memphis & Wake 1 apiece

Third Down Conversions: Memphis 6/16 Wake 6/19

Army 70 Houston 14

Rushing Yards: Army 507 to Houston’s 87

Passing Yards: Houston 230 to Army’s 85

Total Yards: Army 592 to Houston’s 317

Turnovers: Army 1 Houston 2

Third Down Conversions: Army 7/7 Houston 3/13

The AAC lost both of their games

  • Memphis, who won the West Division in the AAC, lost to the ACC’s, Wake Forest, 37-34, a 5th place finisher in the ACC’s Atlantic Division
  • Memphis did what it is becoming known for, losing sizable leads, the Tigers led by 18, 28-10, in the 2nd Quarter.
  • They built a 17-point lead vs UCF in the AAC Championship game, only to lose, 58-41, ironically by 17!
  • Memphis scored to regain the lead, 34-30, with 1:15 to play, then allowed Wake to score & take a 37-34 lead with 34 seconds left to play.
  • Memphis then drove the length of the field only to miss a 41-yard FG as time expired.
  • Wake Finished 7-6 overall and tied for 5th with FSU in the Atlantic Division @ 3-5
  • Houston, widely regard as one of the most talented teams in the American, was annihilated by Army, 70-14, an Independent
  • Houston finished the 2018 campaign tied for 1st in the West Division of the AAC with Memphis @ 5-3, the Cougars (Houston)  lost their head to head with the Tigers (Memphis), 52-31, allowing Memphis to represent the West in the AAC Championship game vs Central Florida (UCF)
  • Army finished the season, a remarkable, 11-2, losing their opener to Duke, 34-14 and in overtime to OU, 28-21
  • However, it should be noted, the Black Knight played only 2 P5’s teams and lost both times!

The MAC vs SBC & C-USA vs MWC

Troy 42 vs Buffalo 32

Rushing Yards: Troy 113 to Buffalo’s 102

Passing Yards: Troy 320 to Buffalo’s 274

Total Yards: Troy 433 to Buffalo’s 374

Turnovers: Troy 1 Buffalo 4

Third Down Conversions: Troy 9/16 Buffalo 5/12

Louisiana Tech 31 Hawaii 14

Rushing Yards: La Tech 168 to Hawaii’s 58

Passing Yards: La Tech 285 to Hawaii’s 168

Total Yards: La Tech’s 453 to Hawaii’s 226

Turnovers: Hawaii & La Tech had 3 apiece

Third Down Conversions: La Tech 6/13 Hawaii 2/14

Some Facts about these games

  • Buffalo won the East Division of the Mid-American only to lose the Mac Championship by a single point, 30-29, to Northern Illinois
  • The Bulls finished the season 10-4
  • Troy finished tied for the East Division of the Sun Belt at 7-1, but lost the Head to Head to App. State, 21-10, in Boone, NC
  • Troy finished the season @ 10-3
  • Hawaii finished tied for 2nd in the Mountain West, West Division at 5-3, Yet it should be noted the Rainbow Warriors beat only 1 team w/ a winning record (San Diego State 31-30)
  • Louisiana finished 2nd in the West Division of C-USA with a 5-3 record, tied with 2 other teams, North Texas (29-27 Win) & Southern Miss (21-20 Loss)
  • La Tech played a very good Non-Conference schedule, losing to LSU, 38-21 & Mississippi State, 45-3, finishing 2018 season with an 8-5 record!
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