2013 American Athletic Conference football season

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2013 American Athletic Conference
football season
AAC Primary Logo.png
League NCAA Division I FBS
(Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport Football
Duration August 29, 2013
through January 1, 2014
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) ESPN
Regular season
Champion UCF
Football seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 UCF   8 0         12 1  
#15 Louisville   7 1         12 1  
Cincinnati   6 2         9 4  
Houston   5 3         8 5  
SMU   4 4         5 7  
Rutgers   3 5         6 7  
Connecticut   3 5         3 9  
South Florida   2 6         2 10  
Memphis   1 7         3 9  
Temple   1 7         2 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 American Athletic Conference football season was the 23rd NCAA Division I FBS football season of the American Athletic Conference (The American). The season was the first after the breakup of the former Big East Conference, which lasted in its original form from its creation in 1979 until July 2013. The charter of the former Big East was retained by The American.

UCF as The American's Champion earned the league's last automatic berth for a BCS Bowl Game. Following the 2013 college football season, the BCS (1998–2013) will be replaced by a four team playoff system. Starting in 2014, The American will lose its Automatic Qualifier (AQ) status, and fall into the "Group of Five" with Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, and the Sun Belt Conference.

In its first year, the conference consisted of 10 football members: Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers, SMU, South Florida, Temple, and UCF.[1] Conference members began regular-season play on August 29 when UCF hosted Akron. Conference play started on September 7 when Temple hosted Houston. The regular season concluded on December 7.[2] The following match-ups were not seen in conference play in 2013: Cincinnati–UCF, Connecticut–Houston, Louisville–SMU, Memphis–Rutgers, and South Florida–Temple. Louisville–SMU and Memphis–Rutgers will not be seen in any year in The American play as Louisville and Rutgers are leaving for the ACC and Big Ten, respectively, in 2014.

Previous season[edit]

On February 28, 2013, ESPN reported that the conference's seven schools that did not play FBS football, which had announced plans to leave the conference as a bloc no later than July 2015, had reached an agreement to leave in July 2013, and would keep the "Big East" name when they formed a new conference at that time. As a result, the football schools retained the original Big East charter and would operate under a new name in the 2013 football season.[3] The new conference name was officially announced on April 3, 2013.[4]

Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers, and Syracuse were co-champions with identical 5–2 records. Louisville received the Big East BCS bid. As the Big East BCS representative, the Cardinals defeated Florida 33-23 in the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl. In other bowl games, Cincinnati defeated Duke 48-34 in the Belk Bowl 48-34 with interim coach Steve Stripling. Rutgers lost to Virginia Tech 13-10 in the Russell Athletic Bowl, while Syracuse in their final game as a Big East member defeated former Big East member West Virginia 38-14 in the Pinstripe Bowl. In Pittsburgh's final game as a Big East member, the Panthers lost to Ole Miss 38-17 in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

Preseason[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Three teams have new head coaches for the 2013 season. Tommy Tuberville replaces Butch Jones at Cincinnati, Willie Taggart replaces Skip Holtz at South Florida and Matt Rhule has taken over for Steve Addazio at Temple.

Preseason Poll[edit]

The 2013 American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll was announced at the 2013 American Athletic Conference Media Day in Newport, Rhode Island on July 30, 2013.[5]

  1. Louisville (28)
  2. Cincinnati (2)
  3. Rutgers
  4. UCF
  5. South Florida
  6. Houston
  7. UConn
  8. SMU
  9. Temple
  10. Memphis
  • (first place votes)

Rankings[edit]

Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV   Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
  Pre
Wk
2
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3
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4
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5
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6
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7
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8
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15
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16
Final
Cincinnati AP RV RV NR RV RV RV RV NR
C RV RV NR RV NR RV RV 25 23 RV RV
Harris Not released RV RV RV RV
BCS Not released
Connecticut AP
C
Harris Not released
BCS Not released
Houston AP RV NR RV RV NR
C RV RV RV RV NR
Harris Not released RV RV RV RV RV NR
BCS Not released
Louisville AP 9 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 18 20 20 19 21 21 19 18 15
C 9 8 7 6 7 8 8 6 16 17 16 13 15 16 16 16 15
Harris Not released 6 16 16 16 14 16 18 17 16
BCS Not released 20 19 20 20 21 20 19 18
Memphis AP
C
Harris Not released
BCS Not released
Rutgers AP RV RV RV RV NR
C RV NR RV RV RV RV RV NR RV NR
Harris Not released
BCS Not released
SMU AP
C
Harris Not released
BCS Not released
South Florida AP
C
Harris Not released
BCS Not released
Temple AP
C
Harris Not released
BCS Not released
UCF AP RV RV RV RV RV 21 19 19 15 17 17 15 15 10
C RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 22 21 19 20 19 17 15 12
Harris Not released RV 25 22 21 20 19 20 18 15
BCS Not released 23 23 21 17 18 19 16 15

Schedule[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
American member won
American member lost
American teams in bold

Week 1[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 7:00 PM Akron UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL ESPN3 W 38–7   35,115
August 29 7:30 PM Towson Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN3 L 33-18   30,689
August 29 10:00 PM Rutgers Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA ESPNU L 52-51 OT  33,098
August 30 8:00 pm Texas Tech SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumDallas, TX ESPN L 43-21   34,790
August 30 8:30 PM Southern Houston Reliant StadiumHouston, TX ESPN3 W 62–13   26,205
August 31 12:00 PM Purdue Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPNU W 42-7   36,007
August 31 3:30 PM Temple #14 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN NBC L 28-6   80,795
August 31 7:00 PM McNeese State South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN3 L 53-21   35,470
September 1 3:30 PM Ohio #9 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN W 49-7   55,332
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Memphis

Week 2[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 8:00 pm UCF FIU FIU StadiumMiami, FL CBSSN W 38–0   15,823
September 7 12:00 pm Cincinnati Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN2 L 17–45   43,031
September 7 12:00 pm South Florida Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPNU L 6–21   70,401
September 7 12:00 PM Houston Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA American Athletic Network  HOU 22–13   27,328
September 7 12:00 PM Norfolk State Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ CBSSN W 0–38   49,111
September 7 12:00 PM Eastern Kentucky #8 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN3 W 7–44   53,647
September 7 4:30 PM Duke Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN ESPN3 L 28–14   44,237
September 7 8:00 PM Montana State SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas, TX ESPN3 W 30–31   10,107
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Connecticut

Week 3[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 12:00 PM #7 Louisville Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Governor's Cup) ESPN W 27–13   65,445
September 14 1:00 PM Eastern Michigan Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN3 W 28–10   47,604
September 14 1:00 PM Fordham Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPN3 L 30–29   20,047
September 14 6:00 PM UCF Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA Big Ten Network W 34–31   92,855
September 14 7:00 PM Northwestern State Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN3 W 9–66   30,384
September 14 7:00 PM Florida Atlantic South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN3 L 28–10   33,792
September 14 7:30 PM Maryland Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ESPN3 L 32–21   38,916
September 14 8:00 PM Memphis Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN CSS L 15–17   23,992
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Houston, SMU

Week 4[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 21 8:00 PM #15 Michigan Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ABC L 24–21   42,704
September 21 4:00 PM Cincinnati Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH (Battle for the Victory Bell) ESPN3 W 14–0   21,269
September 21 3:00 PM Houston Rice Reliant Stadium • Houston, TX (Bayou Bucket Classic) FSN W 31–26   34,831
September 21 7:00 PM SMU Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ESPNU L 42–13   86,542
September 21 3:30 PM Arkansas Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN W 28–24   51,969
September 21 4:30 PM Arkansas State Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPN3 W 31–7   36,279
September 21 12:00 PM FIU #7 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN/ESPN3 W 72–0   51,586
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Temple, South Florida, UCF

Week 5[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 28 12:00 PM South Carolina UCF Bright House Networks Stadium • Orlando, FL ABC L 28–25   47,605
September 28 12:00 PM Miami South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPNU L 49–21   47,562
September 28 12:00 PM SMU TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX FS1 L 17–48   45,111
September 28 3:30 PM Connecticut Buffalo UB StadiumAmherst, NY ESPN3 L 12–41   20,952
September 28 4:00 PM Houston UTSA AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX FSN W 59–28   32,487
September 28 4:00 PM Temple Idaho Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID Altitude L 24–26   15,323
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers

Week 6[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 5 12:00 PM #7 Louisville Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA American Athletic Network  UL 30-7    21,709
October 5 12:00 PM Rutgers SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas, TX ESPNews  RU 55-52 OT   19,436
October 5 4:30 PM UCF Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPN3  UCF 24-17    30,274
October 5 7:00 PM Cincinnati South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN3  USF 26-20    31,077
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Connecticut, Houston

Week 7[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 10 7:30 PM Rutgers #8 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN  UL 24-10    55,168
October 11 8:30 PM Temple Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN  CIN 38-20   32,220
October 12 12:00 PM Memphis Houston BBVA Compass Stadium • Houston, TX ESPNews  HOU 25–15   20,103
October 12 12:00 PM South Florida Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT American Athletic Network  USF 13–10   37,861
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: SMU, UCF

Week 8[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 18 8:00 PM UCF #8 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN  UCF 38–35   55,215
October 19 12:00 PM Connecticut Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPNU  CIN 41–16   28,847
October 19 12:00 PM SMU Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN American Athletic Network  SMU 34–29   16,241
October 19 1:00 PM Army Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPN3 W 34–29   25,333
October 19 3:30 PM BYU Houston Reliant Stadium • Houston, TX ESPNews L 47–46   33,115
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Rutgers, South Florida

Week 9[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 26 12:00 PM Connecticut #21 UCF Bright House Networks Stadium • Orlando, FL American Athletic Network  UCF 62–17   37,924
October 26 12:00 PM Houston Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPNews  HOU 49–14   52,200
October 26 12:00 PM #18 Louisville South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN2  LOU 34–3   35,782
October 26 3:00 PM Temple SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas, TX ESPN3  SMU 59–49   15,786
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Cincinnati, Memphis

Week 10[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 30 8:00 PM Cincinnati Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPN2  CIN 34–21   22,571
October 31 7:00 PM South Florida Houston Reliant Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN  HOU 35–23   22,707
November 2 12:00 PM Temple Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ American Athletic Network  RUT 23–20   46,447
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Connecticut, Louisville, SMU, UCF

Week 11[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 8 8:30 PM #20 Louisville Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ESPN2  LOU 31-10   27,104
November 9 7:00 PM Houston #19 UCF Bright House Networks Stadium • Orlando, FL ESPN2  UCF 19-14   44,665
November 9 12:00 PM SMU Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH American Athletic Network  CIN 28-25   28,069
November 9 3:30 PM UT Martin Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPN3  MEM 21-6   24,487
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Rutgers, South Florida

Week 12[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 16 12:00 PM Cincinnati Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ    CIN 52-17   40,870
November 16 3:00PM Connecticut SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas, TX    SMU 38-21   14,639
November 16 7:00 PM Houston #19 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPNU  LOU 20-13   53,027
November 16 7:00 PM Memphis South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL    MEM 23-10   30,831
November 16 12:00 PM #15 UCF Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA    UCF 39-36   20,174
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 13[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 21 7:30 PM Rutgers #17 UCF Bright House Networks Stadium • Orlando, FL ESPN  UCF 41-17   41,244
November 23 12:00 PM Cincinnati Houston Rice Stadium • Houston, TX ESPNews  CIN 24-17   20,197
November 23 7:00 PM Connecticut Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA    CONN 28-21   20,045
November 23 12:00 PM Memphis #21 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY    LOU 24-17   46,421
November 23 7:00 PM SMU South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL    SMU 16-6   28,397
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 14[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 29 8:00 PM South Florida #17 UCF Bright House Networks Stadium • Orlando, FL (War on I-4) ESPN  UCF 23-20   45,952
November 29 12:00 PM SMU Houston Reliant Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN2  HOU 34-0   23,210
November 30 12:00 PM Rutgers Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ESPNU  CONN 28-17   22,163
November 30 12:00 PM Temple Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN    TEM 41-21   25,671
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Cincinnati, Louisville

Week 15[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 5 7:30 PM #19 Louisville Cincinnati Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH (Battle for The Keg of Nails) ESPN  LOU 31-24 OT   35,097
December 7 7:30 PM South Florida Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN2  RUTG 31-6   37,645
December 7 1:00 PM Memphis Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT    CONN 45-10   17,086
December 7 12:00 PM #15 UCF SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas, TX ESPN  UCF 17-13   12,589
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Temple, Houston

Reference: [6]

Bowl Games[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 28* 12:15 PM Rutgers Notre Dame Yankee StadiumBronx, NY (Pinstripe Bowl) ESPN L 29-16   47,122
December 28* 3:20 PM Cincinnati North Carolina Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Belk Bowl) ESPN L 39-17   45,211
December 28* 6:45 PM #18 Louisville Miami Hurricanes Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Russell Athletic Bowl) ESPN W 36-9   51,098
January 1* 8:30 PM #6 Baylor Bears #15 UCF University of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ESPN W 52-42   65,172
January 4* 1:00 PM Vanderbilt Houston Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (BBVA Compass Bowl) ESPN L 41-24   42,717
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Note: The American Athletic Conference did not have enough bowl eligible teams to send a representative to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.

Bowl Eligibility[edit]

Bowl Eligible[edit]

Bowl Ineligible[edit]

  • Connecticut (3-9): Lost the ability to become bowl eligible on October 26 after losing to UCF.
  • Temple (2-10): Lost the ability to become bowl eligible on October 26 after losing to SMU.
  • South Florida (2-10): Lost the ability to become bowl eligible on November 16 after losing to Memphis.
  • Memphis (3-9): Lost the ability to become bowl eligible on November 23 after losing to Louisville.
  • SMU (5-7): Lost the ability to become bowl eligible on December 7 after losing to UCF.

Records against other conferences[edit]

American vs. BCS conferences[edit]

Legend
  American Win
  American Loss
Date Visitor Home Winning Team Opponent
Conference
August 30 Texas Tech SMU Texas Tech Big 12
August 31 Purdue Cincinnati Cincinnati Big Ten
September 7 Cincinnati Illinois Illinois Big Ten
September 7 Duke Memphis Duke ACC
September 7 South Florida Michigan State Michigan State Big Ten
September 14 Louisville Kentucky Louisville SEC
September 14 Maryland Connecticut Maryland ACC
September 14 UCF Penn State UCF Big Ten
September 21 Michigan Connecticut Michigan Big Ten
September 21 Arkansas Rutgers Rutgers SEC
September 21 SMU Texas A&M Texas A&M SEC
September 28 SMU TCU TCU Big 12
September 28 Miami South Florida Miami ACC
September 28 South Carolina UCF South Carolina SEC

American vs. FBS conferences[edit]

Conference Record[7]
ACC 1-3
Big 12 1-2
Big Ten 2-3
Independents 1-3
Pac-12 0-0
SEC 2-3
Total 0-0

Players of the week[edit]

Following each week of games, American Athletic Conference officials select the players of the week from the conference's teams.

Week Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Position Team Player Position Team Player Position Team
Aug 31 Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville Terrance Plummer LB UCF Richie Leone P Houston
Sept 7 Deontay Greenberry WR Houston Calvin Pryor S Louisville JaBryce Taylor WR SMU
Sept 14 Blake Bortles QB UCF Lorenzo Mauldin DE Louisville Quron Pratt WR Rutgers
Sept 21 Gary Nova QB Rutgers Martin Ifedi DE Memphis Janarion Grant WR Rutgers
Sept 28 John O'Korn QB Houston William Jackson CB Houston Brandon Wilson DB Houston
Oct 5 Garrett Gilbert QB SMU Terrance Plummer LB UCF Marvin Kloss K USF
Oct 12 Brendon Kay QB Cincinnati Calvin Pryor S Louisville Jake Elliott K Memphis
Oct 19 Storm Johnson RB UCF Derrick Matthews LB Houston Paul Layton P Temple
Oct 26 Garrett Gilbert QB SMU Trevon Stewart S Houston Shawn Moffitt K UCF
Nov 2 Gary Nova QB Rutgers Zach Edwards S Cincinnati Marvin Kloss K USF
Nov 9 Garrett Gilbert QB SMU Brandon Alexander S UCF Charles Gaines CB Louisville
Nov 16 J. J. Worton WR UCF Bobby McCain CB Memphis Jake Elliott K Memphis
Nov 23 Brandon Kay QB Cincinnati Yawin Smallwood LB Connecticut Richie Leone P Houston
Nov 30 P. J. Walker QB Temple Taylor Mack CB Connecticut Rannell Hall WR UCF

Position key[edit]

Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB Defensive end DE
Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT Guard G Kickoff returner KR
Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB Long snapper LS
Punter P Placekicker PK Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Awards and honors[edit]

Conference awards[edit]

The following individuals received postseason honors as voted by the American Athletic Conference football coaches

2013 American Athletic Conference Individual Awards
Award Recipient(s)
Offensive Player of the Year

Blake Bortles, UCF

Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smith, Louisville
Special Teams Player of the Year Tom Hornsey, Memphis

Demarcus Ayers, Houston

Rookie of the Year John O' Korn, Houston
Coach of the Year George O' Leary, UCF

Home game attendance[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity Gm 1 Gm 2 Gm 3 Gm 4 Gm 5 Gm 6 Gm 7 Total Average
Cincinnati Nippert Stadium 35,000 36,007 30,384 32,220 28,847 127,458 31,864
Connecticut Rentschler Field 40,000 30,689 38,916 42,704 37,861 150,170 37,542
Houston Reliant Stadium, BBVA Compass Stadium, and Rice Stadium 46,846 (Average of Stadiums) 26,205 1 20,103 2 33,115 1 79,243 26,474
Louisville Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 55,000 55,332 53,647 55,168 55,215 270,948 54,190
Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium 61,000 44,237 36,279 30,274 16,241 127,031 31,758
Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium 52,454 49,111 47,604 51,969 148,684 49,561
SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium 32,000 34,790 10,107 19,436 14,639 78,972 23,111
South Florida Raymond James Stadium 65,857 35,470 33,792 47,562 31,077 147,091 36,975
Temple Lincoln Financial Field 68,532 27,328 20,047 21,709 25,533 94,617 23,654
UCF Bright House Networks Stadium 45,323 35,115 47,605 37,924 44,665 41,244 45,952 252,505 42,084

1 @ Reliant Stadium 2 @ BBVA Compass Field

  • UH vs Rice (34,481) a neutral site game does not count towards attendance

References[edit]

  1. ^ BIG EAST Announces 2013 Football Schedule
  2. ^ BIG EAST Announces 2013 Football Schedule - Composite Schedule
  3. ^ McMurphy, Brett; Katz, Andy; O'Neil, Dana (February 28, 2013). "Sources: Xavier, Butler also joining". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Name in College Sports - Current BIG EAST Enters New Era as 'American Athletic Conference'" (Press release). Big East Conference. April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Louisville Tabbed As Favorite In Preseason Media Poll" (Press release). American Athletic Conference. July 30, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ The American 2013 Football Schedule
  7. ^ Through week 5.

External links[edit]