You’ve Read This Far, So You Get Three Honest Thoughts On The American Athletic Championship
– It shouldn’t make too much of a difference in how UCF plays, but the Big 12 Championship should be just winding up by the time this starts. The Big Ten and ACC Championships are later, and the SEC will kick off just after this gets going. The Knights can’t be scoreboard watching, but if the Sooners lose, all of a sudden, there might be even more energy around the team. However …
– American Athletic Conference championship, you need to be gripping right away. You have a half an hour, and then America will turn to the SEC Championship to see what Alabama and Georgia are about to do. Last year, this was the early game on the other side of a dull Big 12 Championship blowout. This year, it’s smack dab in the middle of the day – losing a few viewers to Stanford-Cal, too. For a conference looking for respect and attention, its star teams have to come through with another thriller.
– The McKenzie Milton injury will be a centerpiece narrative to the broadcast, but Memphis QB Brady White might just take over the show. The Arizona State transfer has been a fantastic find. No, he hasn’t been Riley Ferguson, but he doesn’t have Anthony Miller to throw to, either. Even so, he’s been great hitting 64% of his throws for almost 3,000 yards and 25 touchdowns. However, four of his seven interceptions have come in the last two games. He’s going to have to be flawless.
Super. So Who’s Going To Win The American Athletic Conference Championship?
Go ahead and doubt this UCF team.
It might not have played a good enough schedule to get into the College Football Playoff, and the fan base might be grouchy that it’s about to miss out on a shot at playing for it all, but winning this would still be a special achievement.
The defense and running game will rally around Darriel Mack, who’ll have a rough start before settling in and getting the offense moving. The D will come up with two key takeaways, the O will overcome a big performance from the Memphis running game, and at home, the program will keep it all going with another thrilling win.
Even if it takes a bit of a shootout to get it done.
Fearless Prediction & Line
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