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CFB-FBS: American Athletic Conference Week 2 Release

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Wagner at Navy
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Series: First meeting

Texas State at UTSA
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Series: UTSA leads, 4-0
Last Meeting: Sept. 12, 2020 (UTSA, 51-48)

Ole Miss at Tulane
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Series: Ole Miss leads, 43-29
Last Meeting: Sept. 18, 2018 (Ole Miss, 61-21)

Marshall at East Carolina
Time: 4 p.m.
Series: East Carolina leads, 11-5
Last Meeting: Sept. 18, 2021 (East Carolina, 42-38)

Tulsa at Washington
Time: 5 p.m.
Series: First meeting

UAB at Georgia Southern
Time: 6 p.m.
Series: UAB leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: Sept. 17, 2022 (UAB, 35-21)

Ohio at Florida Atlantic
Time: 6 p.m.
Series: Ohio leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: Sept. 3, 2022 (Ohio, 41-38)

SMU at Oklahoma
Time: 6 p.m.
Series: Oklahoma leads, 5-1-1
Last Meeting: Sept. 16, 1995 (Oklahoma, 24-10)

North Texas at FIU
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Series: Tied, 5-5
Last Meeting: Nov. 5, 2022 (North Texas, 52-34)

Memphis at Arkansas State
Time: 7 p.m.
Series: Memphis leads, 32-23-5
Last Meeting: Sept. 173, 2022 (Memphis, 44-32)

Houston at Rice
Time: 7 p.m.
Series: Houston leads, 33-11
Last Meeting: Sept. 24, 2022 (Houston, 34-27)

Florida A&M at South Florida
Time: 7 p.m.
Series: South Florida leads, 4-0
Last Meeting: Sept. 18, 2021 (South Florida, 38-17)

Charlotte at Maryland
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Series: Maryland leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: Sept. 10, 2022 (Maryland, 56-21)

Temple at Rutgers
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Series: Rutgers leads, 22-15
Last Meeting: Sept. 17, 2022 (Rutgers, 16-14)

All times Eastern

TALKING POINTS
UAB
1-0, 0-0 American
Last: Defeated North Carolina A&T, 35-6
Next: Sept. 9 at Georgia Southern (ESPN+)
American Ranks
Total Offense………………………….458.0 …………………..5th
Total Defense………………………….163.0 …………………. 2nd
Scoring Offense ……………………….35.0 …………………..6th
Scoring Defense …………………………6.0 …………………. 2nd

  • QB Jacob Zeno set a program record with 38 completions in the win against North Carolina A&T. Zeno went 38-for-41 for 293 yards and three touchdowns.
  • LB Jackson Britton registered a game- and career-high 12 tackles with 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble against the Aggies.
  • The win was the first career head coaching victory for coach Trent Dilfer.

CHARLOTTE
1-0, 0-0 American
Last: Defeated South Carolina State, 24-3
Next: Sept. 9 at Maryland (NBC)
American Ranks
Total Offense…………………………. 345.0 …………………10th
Total Defense………………………….168.0 …………………..3rd
Scoring Offense ……………………….24.0 ………………….. 7th
Scoring Defense …………………………3.0 ……………………1st

  • Head coach Biff Poggi earned his first collegiate victory with the win against South Carolina State.
  • Charlotte held its opponent without a touchdown for the first time since 2017 against Rice. The 49er defense allowed only three plays of more than 10 yards.
  • DE Eyabi Okie-Anoma had three tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack.

EAST CAROLINA
0-1, 0-0 American
Last: Lost at Michigan, 30-3
Next: Sept. 9 vs. Marshall (ESPNU)
American Ranks
Total Offense…………………………. 235.0 ………………….11th
Total Defense…………………………402.0 …………………10th
Scoring Offense ………………………….3.0 …………………13th
Scoring Defense ………………………30.0 …………………10th

  • East Carolina scored a field goal at the final gun against No. 2 Michigan, extending the Pirates’ streak to 313 games without being shut out.
  • QB Mason Garcia got the start and went 11- for-18 for 80 yards, while QB Alex Flinn went 6-for-11 for 52 yards.
  • The Pirate defense limited Michigan to 122 yards on 31 carries, an average of 3.9 yards per attempt.

FLORIDA ATLANTIC
1-0, 0-0 American
Last: Defeated Monmouth, 42-20
Next: Sept. 9 vs. Ohio (ESPN+)
American Ranks
Total Offense………………………….493.0 …………………..4th
Total Defense………………………….361.0 …………………..9th
Scoring Offense ……………………….42.0 …………………. 2nd
Scoring Defense ………………………20.0 …………………..8th

  • QB Casey Thompson, a transfer from Nebraska, tied a school record with five touchdown passes in the win against Monmouth.
  • RB Larry McCammon rushed for a game-high 125 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries against the Hawks.
  • The Owls continue their season-opening homestand against Ohio Saturday. Florida Atlantic dropped last year’s meeting in Athens, 41-38.

NORTH TEXAS
0-1, 0-0 American
Last: Lost to California, 58-21
Next: Sept. 9 at FIU (ESPN+)
American Ranks
Total Offense…………………………..225.0 …………………12th
Total Defense…………………………669.0 …………………14th
Scoring Offense ………………………..21.0 …………………10th
Scoring Defense ………………………58.0 …………………14th

  • WR Ja’Mori Maclin had four receptions for a career-high 122 yards and two long touchdowns against California in the season-opener.
  • Maclin turned in the first 100-yard game of his career. He had all four of his catches in the first 15:22 of game action.
  • QB Stone Earle passed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, but was intercepted twice against the Golden Bears.

MEMPHIS
1-0, 0-0 American
Last: Defeated Bethune-Cookman, 56-14
Next: Sept. 9 at Arkansas State (ESPN+)
American Ranks
Total Offense…………………………..551.0 ……………………1st
Total Defense…………………………….75.0 ……………………1st
Scoring Offense ……………………….56.0 ……………………1st
Scoring Defense ……………………….14.0 …………………..4th

  • RB Sutton Smith rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns, while RB Blake Watson had 75 yards and three TDs in the win against Bethune-Cookman.
  • QB Seth Henigan went 27-for-36 for 334 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions, registering his 11th career 300-yard game.
  • The Tigers are 26-1 in their last 27 nonconference games at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium.

RICE
0-1, 0-0 American
Last: Lost at Texas, 37-10
Next: Sept. 9 vs. Houston (NFL Network)
American Ranks
Total Offense………………………….. 176.0 …………………13th
Total Defense…………………………458.0 …………………12th
Scoring Offense ………………………..10.0 …………………12th
Scoring Defense ……………………….37.0 ………………….11th

  • Rice gained an early 3-0 lead against No. 11 Texas, but the Owls did not score again until late in the fourth quarter.
  • QB JT Daniels threw for 149 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions in his Rice debut.
  • Rice opened its season against a top-25 opponent for the second straight year and the 17th time overall. The Owls fell to 2-14-1 all-time against ranked teams in season-openers.

NAVY
0-1, 0-0 American
Last: Lost to Notre Dame, 42-3
Next: Sept. 9 vs. Wagner (CBSSN)
American Ranks
Total Offense…………………………..169.0 …………………14th
Total Defense…………………………444.0 ………………….11th
Scoring Offense ………………………….3.0 …………………13th
Scoring Defense ………………………42.0 …………………13th

  • FB Daba Fofana had a team-high 56 rushing yards on 15 carries, but Navy was limited to 169 total yards in the loss to Notre Dame in Dublin, Ireland.
  • LB Will Harbour finished with a team-high eight tackles against Notre Dame.
  • Navy was idle in Week 1 as the Midshipmen prepare for their Sept. 9 home opener against Wagner.

SOUTH FLORIDA
0-1, 0-0 American
Last: Lost at Western Kentucky, 41-24
Next: Sept. 9 vs. Florida A&M (ESPN+)
American Ranks
Total Offense………………………….540.0 …………………. 2nd
Total Defense…………………………465.0 …………………13th
Scoring Offense ……………………….24.0 ………………….. 7th
Scoring Defense ……………………….41.0 …………………12th

  • South Florida and Western Kentucky were tied at 24-24 midway through the third quarter before the Hilltoppers closed with 17 unanswered points.
  • QB Byrum Brown rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns, while RB Nay’Quan Wright went for 111 yards against WKU.
  • The Bulls reeled off 540 yards of offense and had 374 rushing yards in the opener.

SMU
1-0, 0-0 American
Last: Defeated Louisiana Tech, 38-14
Next: Sept. 9 at Oklahoma (ESPN+)
American Ranks
Total Offense…………………………..457.0 …………………..6th
Total Defense…………………………269.0 …………………..6th
Scoring Offense ……………………….38.0 …………………..4th
Scoring Defense ……………………….14.0 …………………..4th

  • QB Preston Stone went 23-for-37 for 248 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs past Louisiana Tech.
  • RB LJ Johnson Jr. rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries as the Mustangs gained 209 yards on the ground.
  • Stone completed passes to 10 different receivers. TE RJ Maryland had a team-high five receptions for 58 yards.

TEMPLE
1-0, 0-0 American
Last: Defeated Akron, 24-21
Next: Sept. 9 at Rutgers (Big Ten Network)
American Ranks
Total Offense………………………….353.0 …………………..9th
Total Defense………………………….279.0 ………………….. 7th
Scoring Offense ……………………….24.0 ………………….. 7th
Scoring Defense ……………………….21.0 …………………..9th

  • Temple trailed 21-7, but scored the final 17 points of the game in the come-from-behind win against Akron.
  • QB E.J. Warner went 28-for-49 for 292 yards and two touchdowns, both to RB Edward Saydee.
  • The Owls held the Zips scoreless in the second half and allowed only 41 yards in the final 30 minutes. LB Yvandy Rigby had a game-high 14 tackles.

UTSA
0-1, 0-0 American
Last: Lost at Houston, 17-14
Next: Sept. 9 vs. Texas State (ESPN+)
American Ranks
Total Offense……………………………417.0 …………………..8th
Total Defense…………………………334.0 …………………..8th
Scoring Offense ………………………..14.0 ………………….11th
Scoring Defense ………………………..17.0 …………………..6th

  • UTSA saw a streak of 11 consecutive wins against unranked teams snapped with the season-opening setback at Houston.
  • RB Kevorian Barnes rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, while WR Joshua Cephus had nine catches for a career-high 123 yards and a TD.
  • The Roadrunners host Texas State. UTSA is 32-20 all-time against Texas-based teams.

TULSA
1-0, 0-0 American
Next: Defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 42-7
Next: Sept. 9 at Washington (Pac-12 Network)
American Ranks
Total Offense……………………………517.0 …………………..3rd
Total Defense………………………….252.0 …………………..4th
Scoring Offense ……………………….42.0 …………………. 2nd
Scoring Defense ………………………….7.0 …………………..3rd

  • QB Cardell Williams came off the bench to go 13-for-14 for 233 yards and three touchdowns with a rushing TD in the win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
  • Williams completed his first 13 passes as the redshirt freshman saw his first game action.
  • WR Marquis Shoulders had five receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns against the Golden Lions.

TULANE
1-0, 0-0 American
Last: Defeated South Alabama, 37-17
Next: Sept. 9 vs. Ole Miss (ESPN2)
American Ranks
Total Offense………………………….436.0 ………………….. 7th
Total Defense………………………… 265.0 …………………..5th
Scoring Offense ………………………..37.0 …………………..5th
Scoring Defense ………………………..17.0 …………………..6th

  • QB Michael Pratt completed 14 of 15 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns in the season-opening win against South Alabama.
  • Pratt’s efficiency rating of 346.0 is the best of any FBS player in Week 1.
  • WR Jha’Quan Jackson had three receptions for a career-high 106 yards and two touchdowns against the Jaguars.
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