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This Week in The American and Sun Belt – Nov. 10

November 10, 2018 | Orlando Sports Foundation, Inc

This Week in The American and Sun Belt – Nov. 10

ORLANDO, Fla. ( – As the college football season enters its ninth week on Saturday, there are a number of big matchups in the American Athletic Conference and Sun Belt Conference.

In The American, No. 12 UCF looks to continue its 21-game winning streak when it hosts Navy, while USF travels to Cincinnati for a primetime showcase between the second and third place teams in the east division. Memphis seeks its sixth win to become bowl eligible against Tulsa and Houston hosts Temple in a cross-divisional contest.’

The Sun Belt is highlighted by Troy battling Georgia Southern for first place in the east division. Bowl eligibility is on the line when Arkansas State heads to Coastal Carolina, while ULM can secure a postseason berth with a win over South Alabama.

The AutoNation Cure Bowl featuring teams from the American Athletic Conference and Sun Belt Conference is set for Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. The bowl’s mission is to bring teams together to find a cure for cancer.

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NAVY (2-6) at No. 12 UCF (8-0)

Saturday, Nov. 10 • Noon ET • ESPN2
Spectrum Stadium • Orlando, Florida

  • UCF looks to hold on to it’s 21-game winning streak while Navy looks to snap a six-game slide.
  • UCF averages 45.4 points and 548.8 yards per game.
  • Navy is third in the nation in rushing yards (286.9 yards per game).

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SMU (4-5) at UCONN (1-8)

Saturday, Nov. 10 • Noon ET • ESPN3
Pratt & Whitney Stadium • East Hartford, Connecticut

  • SMU looks to continue their series winning streak as it is 4-0 right now.
  • SMU is on a two-game hot streak which has tied them with Houston for second place in the American’s West Division.
  • Six of the Huskies’ first nine matchups were unbeaten at the time of play.

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TULSA (2-7) at MEMPHIS (5-4)

Saturday, Nov. 10 • Noon ET • ESPNU
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, Tennessee

  • This will be the 29th meeting between Tulsa and Memphis with the last three matchups being won by the visiting team.
  • Tulsa took a win against UConn last Saturday that snapped their seven-game slide.
  • Two of Memphis’ three conference losses were decided by one point.

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ECU (2-6) at TULANE (4-5)

Saturday, Nov. 10 • 4 p.m. ET • ESPNEWS
Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Although Tulane has won the last three meetings, ECU still holds a 11-4 series lead.
  • After a 2-2 start, ECU looks to snap a four-game slide.
  • Tulane has won their last two road games.

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USF (7-2) at CINCINNATI (8-1)

Saturday, Nov. 10 • 7 p.m. ET • ESPNU
Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Although USF has won the last three meeting, Cincinnati holds a 8-6 series lead.
  • After an eight-game winning streak, USF looks to snap a two-game slide.
  • Cincinnati has logged two shutouts this season against Miami (Ohio) and Navy.

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TEMPLE (5-4) at HOUSTON (7-2)

Saturday, Nov. 10 • 7 p.m. ET • CBSSN
TDECU Stadium • Houston, Texas

  • Houston has won all previous matchups between Temple and Houston.
  • Temple and Houston are both 4-1 in the American Athletic Conference.

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Saturday, Nov. 10 • 1 p.m. ET • ESPN+
Allen E. Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, Georgia

  • In a span of 135 total games, Troy Head Coach Neal Brown has never been shutout.
  • Troy has averaged 7.21 points per game off turnovers in the last three seasons.
  • Georgia Southern has won four of the last five meetings against Troy.

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Saturday, Nov. 10 • 4 p.m. ET • ESPN3
Bobcat Stadium • Boone, North Carolina

  • Appalachian State is Cure Bowl eligible for the fourth straight year.
  • Appalachian State is looking to continue their 3-0 series lead.
  • Texas State hosts App State with a 2-2 at home record.

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Saturday, Nov. 10 • 5 p.m. ET • ESPN+
Cajun Field • Lafayette, Louisiana

  • Louisiana looks to extend their 3-0 series lead against Georgia State.
  • Georgia State receiver, Penny hart, ranks fourth in Sunbelt history with 2,883 yards receiving.

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ULM (5-4) at SOUTH ALABAMA (2-7)

Saturday, Nov. 10 • 5 p.m. ET • ESPN+
Ladd-Peebles Stadium • Mobile, Alabama

  • With the series tied, 2-2, both ULM and South Alabama look to take the lead.
  • South Alabama will host ULM for Homecoming for the second year in a row. They have won all nine of their last Homecoming matchups.

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Saturday, Nov. 10 • 5 p.m. ET • ESPN+
Brooks Stadium • Conway, South Carolina

  • Coastal Carolina looks to even the series score which is at 1-0 right now.
  • Coastal Carolina will host Arkansas State in only their third game at home this season.
  • Arkansas State has won two of their last three Sun Belt Conference matchups which ties them for second in the West Division.