College Football Predictions Review: American Athletic

I love predictions. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you love predictions as well. I’ve been making college football predictions for well over a decade now and I don’t like to brag, but I’m pretty damn good at it. I hit way more often than I whiff, but let’s face it….no one is perfect.

Anyway, I’m not the kind of guy who makes predictions and then buries them to never be seen again. Oh no. I like to bring those suckers back and see just how right/wrong I was when I made these predictions back in August.

We are going to break this down conference-by-conference because that’s just how we roll around these parts.

Next up? The conference that is almost a Power 5 conference, but not really….the AMERICAN ATHLETIC!!

So, without further ado…..

 

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12. Connecticut Huskies

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Record: 3-9

Predicted Record: 4-8

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


11. East Carolina Pirates

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Record: 3-9

Predicted Record: 3-9

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


10. Cincinnati Bearcats

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Record: 4-8

Predicted Record: 10-2

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: St. Petersburg Bowl vs. Virginia


10. Tulane Green Wave

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Record: 4-8

Predicted Record: 2-10

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


8. SMU Mustangs

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Record: 5-7

Predicted Record: 3-9

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


7. UCF Knights

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Record: 6-6

Predicted Record: 4-8

Bowl Game: Cure Bowl vs. Arkansas State

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


6. Memphis Tigers

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Record: 8-4

Predicted Record: 7-5

Bowl Game: Boca Raton Bowl vs. Western Kentucky

Predicted Bowl Game: Boca Raton Bowl vs. Ohio


5. Houston Cougars

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Record: 9-3

Predicted Record: 9-3

Bowl Game: Las Vegas Bowl vs. San Diego State

Predicted Bowl Game: Bahamas Bowl vs. Northern Illinois


4. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes

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Record: 9-3

Predicted Record: 6-6

Bowl Game: Miami Beach Bowl vs. Central Michigan

Predicted Bowl Game: Cure Bowl vs. Georgia Southern


3. USF Bulls

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Record: 10-2

Predicted Record: 6-6

Bowl Game: Birmingham Bowl vs. South Carolina

Predicted Bowl Game: Miami Beach Bowl vs. Bowling Green


2. Navy Midshipmen

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Record: 

Predicted Record: 10-2

Bowl Game: Armed Forces Bowl vs. Louisiana Tech

Predicted Bowl Game: Armed Forces Bowl vs. Baylor


1. Temple Owls

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Record: 10-3

Predicted Record: 11-1

Bowl Game: Military Bowl vs. Wake Forest

Predicted Bowl Game: Military Bowl vs. Boston College

How Did I Do?:

Yep.

The AAC is the fifth conference that I’ve reviewed my predictions on and once again I NAILED the conference winner which makes me a perfect five for five! Everyone and their mothers were picking the sexy Houston Cougars who were coming off a huge win against Florida State in last year’s Peach Bowl. Not this guy. There was something about this Temple team that I liked back in August and I was spot on by not only predicting them to win the conference, but also picking which bowl game they would end up in. BOOM SHAKA LAKA!

As far as the rest of the conference? I was so-so. I picked Navy as the second best team in the conference and they were. I picked Houston to go 9-3 and they did. However, I was far from perfect. I totally whiffed on USF, Tulsa, and Cincinnati. Who really saw the Cincinnati thing coming? The Bearcats have been consistently good for as long as I can remember and this year they just fell off a cliff. USF on the other hand? Willie Taggart did an amazing job with these guys and went ahead and parlayed that into a promotion as the head coach of the Oregon Ducks. Not a bad year at all for that guy and it’ll be interesting to see where they go from here.

The big news is….I’m still 100% perfect on my conference winners. Las Vegas, I’m coming for you.

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