UCF (0-5): L to Tulane, 45-31
This game wasn't as close as the score might suggest-- UCF was behind 38-10 at one point. The Knights started freshman quarterback Bo Schneider, who threw for 236 yards and a touchdown but also three interceptions. His backup Tyler Harris, also a freshman, threw three touchdowns in a garbage-time rally. UCF turned the ball over five times and rushed for NEGATIVE 32 yards in the game.
So naturally, they're favored over UConn in the ConFLiCT.
USF (1-3): L to Memphis, 24-17
Memphis held on in a competitive game on the road against South Florida to win its 12th game in a row going back to last season. Star quarterback Paxton Lynch threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns, adding a touchdown run. He has yet to throw an interception this season.
Despite the 24 points allowed, it was a strong performance from the USF defense. As usual, you should expect zero offensive touchdowns between USF and UConn when the Bulls come to visit next weekend.
Cincinnati (3-2): W over Miami (FL), 34-23
The Bearcats backup quarterback Hayden Moore threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in his debut as the starter. This may be the best team in the conference. Cincinnati's offense has always been strong, but its defense looked the best it has all season. Although Miami (FL) may really not be that good.
ECU (3-2): W over SMU, 49-23
Rough week down in Dallas for SMU. ECU has bounced back nicely after a rough start with back-to-back wins, including one over Virginia Tech. The Pirates will be a formidable opponent under the Friday night lights at PAWS ARF October 30.
Tulane (2-2): W over UCF, 45-31
The Green Wave is currently 2-2, but that will change. Their upcoming schedule goes: at Temple, Houston, at Navy, at Memphis, and finally UConn. Husky fans are definitely expecting to win this match-up, but the Green Wave will be battle-tested when UConn comes to town.
Houston (4-0): W over Tulsa, 38-24
The Tom Herman era in Houston is off to a great start, and their upcoming schedule offers little challenge. They will face SMU, Tulane, UCF and Vanderbilt. At worst, they go 3-1 in that stretch, bringing them to 7-1 on the year before facing Cincinnati, Memphis, UConn and Navy. Ten wins is possible for this team, which would be pretty impressive.
Temple (4-0): W over Charlotte, 37-3
Temple has definitely proven that they're legitimate contenders for the American. They took care of business against a clearly inferior team Saturday to remain undefeated with home games against Tulane and UCF next on their schedule before traveling to East Carolina.