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Despite UConn Loss, American Athletic Conference Enjoys Banner Week

Despite UConn Loss, American Athletic Conference Enjoys Banner Week

The American Athletic Conference always has something to prove.

As the league matures in its sixth season, its commissioner, athletic directors and coaches find themselves constantly making the case for why the American stands closer to the esteemed Power Five conferences than it does to its fellow “Group of Five” members.

And that’s why days like Saturday are so important.

Even as UConn lost to Boise State 62-7, several of its AAC brethren pulled off some impressive wins. Houston crushed Arizona, 45-18. East Carolina upset North Carolina, 41-19. And USF came back to beat Georgia Tech, 49-38. On the weekend, AAC teams went 7-5 overall and 3-2 against Power Five...