Temple 57, UConn 7
It was as if UConn was trying to prove it could be even worse than it was throughout the season. Four turnovers, 213 yards of total offense, 50 unanswered points to close out one of the worst defensive seasons in the history of college football. Temple ran at will, completed every pass it needed to outside of one pick, and even scored on a kick six. This was a light scrimmage for the bowl bound Owls.
Tulane 29, Navy 28
Tulane became bowl eligible as Jaetavian Toles caught a 26-yard touchdown pass with just over a minute to play, and Charles Jones scored on a two-point conversion for the win and a swag bag. Justin McMillian threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and the D held the wildly disappointing Navy running game to 117 yards and a score.
Memphis 52, Houston 31
The Tigers rolled through Houston with an explosive second half to take the West and go play UCF for the American Athletic title. Darrell Henderson ran for 178 yards and two scores, and Patrick Taylor added 128 yards and two touchdowns as Memphis finished with 401 yards and six rushing scores. Houston backup QB Clayton Tune threw three touchdown passes, but completed just 18-of-43 passes.
UCF 38, USF 10
UCF’s unbeaten season stayed alive with three touchdown runs and 181 yards from Greg McCray, but heart-and-soul QB McKenzie Milton was lost with a devastating leg injury. Darriel Mack came in and completed 5-of-14 passes for 81 yards, and the defense stepped up to never let the game get close.
Cincinnati 56, East Carolina 6
Desmond Ridder threw for 335 yards and four touchdowns, and Charles McClelland and Tavion Thomas each ran for over 100 yards with a touchdown in the blowout win – the Bearcats scored 42 points in the first half. East Carolina turned it over five times and Holton Ahlers threw a touchdown pass.