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No. 19 Houston beats No. 22 Temple in AAC title game to clinch major bowl bid

No. 19 Houston beats No. 22 Temple in AAC title game to clinch major bowl bid

Greg Ward Jr. ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns, and Houston defeated No. 22 Temple, 24-13, in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship game Saturday at Houston.

The victory makes Houston, No. 19 in the College Football Playoff ranking, the Group of Five's major bowl representative, earning the Cougars a trip to either the Peach Bowl or Fiesta Bowl. First-year Coach Tom Herman helped the Cougars (12-1) to their second 12-win season and first since they went 13-1 in 2011 under former coach Kevin Sumlin. Temple is 10-3.

Aztecs win MWC

Donny Hageman kicked a 46-yard field goal with 5:10 to go and San Diego State beat Air Force, 27-24, at...

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