You spend your entire Saturday glued to your television and Twitter to keep up with all of the AAC games (and every other game) every week, which makes you a really good college football fan …
… but why settle for good when you can be great?
Schedule facts are quick, easy and — most importantly — they’ll make you sound really smart when you drop them into casual conversations in the break room at work.
Let’s take a look at 10 interesting tidbits about Week 4 of the AAC schedule:
- AAC teams hold a collective all-time record of 96-105-8 (.459 winning percentage) against their Week 3 non-conference opponents.
- No new friends: Every AAC team has played its upcoming opponent at some point in history prior to this weekend.
- The 11 FBS non-conference programs playing AAC teams in Week 4 combined for a 3-8 record in Week 3.
- SMU has 39 wins in 93 total matchups with TCU, but the Horned Frogs have dominated as of late, winning 14 of the last 16 meetings with an average margin of victory of 26.9 points.
- USF will host No. 13 Florida State on Saturday and will look to even up the all-time series record to 2-2. The Bulls have lost two straight to FSU after winning the first ever meeting in 2009.
- East Carolina has enjoyed a lot of success against Virginia Tech lately, winning two straight against the Hokies and looking for a third in Week 4. Something to point out is that the final score has been within one score in each of the last four contests between the two programs.
- UConn will host Syracuse for the first time since the two programs left the Big East following the 2012 season. The Huskies are 6-3 against the Orange all time and have not lost to them at home.
- Despite Cincinnati’s 10-game winning streak over Miami (Oh.) in the Battle for the Victory Bell, the RedHawks still own a slight series advantage at 27-26-1. And even though Miami has struggled in recent years, this game has gone to the Bearcats by an average of just 8.3 points the last three meetings.
- With six Power 5 teams and two FCS opponents on the slate, the AAC combined for a 5-3 record in non-conference games in Week 3. ESPN’s FPI predicts a 7-4 record for the AAC outside the league this weekend, with SMU, USF, ECU, and UConn losing.
- Vegas currently lists Houston (-34.5) as the AAC’s biggest favorite this week with SMU (+21) as the biggest underdog. Altogether, the conference is favored to win eight games.