2014 American Athletic Conference football season

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2014 American Athletic Conference
football season
AAC Primary Logo.png
League NCAA Division I FBS
(Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport Football
Duration August 28, 2014
through January 2015
Number of teams 11
TV partner(s) ESPN
Regular season
League champions UCF, Cincinnati, Memphis
Football seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Memphis §   7 1         10 3  
Cincinnati §   7 1         9 4  
UCF §   7 1         9 4  
East Carolina   5 3         8 5  
Houston   5 3         8 5  
Temple   4 4         6 6  
South Florida   3 5         4 8  
Tulsa   2 6         2 10  
Tulane   2 6         3 9  
SMU   1 7         1 11  
Connecticut   1 7         2 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
As of 16:00, 3 January 2015 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 American Athletic Conference football season was the 24th NCAA Division I FBS football season of the American Athletic Conference (The American). The season was the second since the breakup of the former Big East Conference, which lasted in its original form from its creation in 1979 until 2013.

The 2014 season was the first with the new College Football Playoff in place. From 1998 to 2013, FBS postseason football was governed by the Bowl Championship Series. With the move to the new format, The American is no longer an Automatic Qualifying conference (AQ), and is considered a member of the "Group of Five" (G5) with Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, and the Sun Belt Conference. Whereas under the previous system the champion of The American was guaranteed an automatic berth to a BCS bowl game, now only the highest ranked member of the "Group of Five" is guaranteed to receive a bid to one of the six major bowls.[1]

The American consisted of 11 members: Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, South Florida, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, and UCF. The regular season and conference play began on August 28, when Temple visited Vanderbilt, and Tulane visited Tulsa.[2]

Previous season[edit]

The UCF Knights were the 2013 American Champions, finishing 8–0 in conference and 12–1 overall. The Knights earned the conference's final BCS automatic bid before college football moved to a playoff system. UCF upset No. 6 Baylor 52–42 in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl, and finished the year ranked in the Top–10.

In other bowl games, Cincinnati lost to North Carolina 39–17 in the Belk Bowl. In their final years as members of The American, Louisville defeated Miami 36–9 in the Russell Athletic Bowl, and Rutgers lost to Notre Dame 29–16 in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Preseason[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Preseason Poll[edit]

The 2013 American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll was announced at the 2014 American Athletic Conference Media Day in Newport, Rhode Island on July 29, 2014.[4]

  1. Cincinnati (17)
  2. UCF (7)
  3. Houston (6)
  4. East Carolina
  5. SMU
  6. USF
  7. Memphis
  8. Temple
  9. UConn
  10. Tulane
  11. Tulsa
  • (first place votes)

Head coaches[edit]

Rankings[edit]

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  Selected for College Football Playoff
(Italics)
  Number of first place votes
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Tied with team above or below also with this symbol
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Final
Cincinnati AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
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CFP Not released
Connecticut AP
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CFP Not released
East Carolina AP RV 23 22 19 18 18 21
C RV 24 21 19 16 17 19 RV RV
CFP Not released 23
Houston AP
C
CFP Not released
Memphis AP RV 25
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CFP Not released
SMU AP
C
CFP Not released
South Florida AP
C
CFP Not released
Temple AP
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CFP Not released
Tulane AP
C
CFP Not released
Tulsa AP
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CFP Not released
UCF AP RV RV RV RV
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CFP Not released

Schedule[edit]

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

Schedule source: [2]

Week 1[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 9:15 PM Temple Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN SECN W 37–7   31,731
August 28 8:00 PM Tulane Tulsa H.A. Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK CBSSN  TULSA 38–31 2OT  19,032
August 29 8:00 PM BYU Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN L 35–10   35,130
August 29 9:00 PM UTSA Houston TDECU StadiumHouston, TX ESPNU L 27–7   40,775
August 30 8:30 AM Penn State UCF Croke ParkDublin, Ireland (Croke Park Classic) ESPN2 L PSU 26–24   50,304
August 30 8:00 PM NC Central East Carolina Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPNews W 52–7   42,758
August 30 7:00 PM Austin Peay Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN ESPN3 W 63–0   27,361
August 30 7:00 PM Western Carolina South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN3 W 36–31   31,642
August 31 8:30 PM SMU #10 Baylor McLane StadiumWaco, TX FS1 L 45–0   45,733
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Cincinnati

Week 2[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 12:00 PM Stony Brook Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT SNY W 19–16   23,543
September 6 7:00 PM East Carolina #21 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPNU L 33–23   80,899
September 6 8:00 PM Grambling Houston TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN3 W 47–0   30,081
September 6 10:00 PM Memphis #11 UCLA Rose Bowl (stadium)Pasadena, CA Pac-12 Network L 42–35   72,098
September 6 12:00 PM SMU North Texas Apogee StadiumDenton, TX FSN L 43–6   22,398
September 6 3:30 PM Maryland South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL CBSSN L 24–17   28,915
September 6 1:00 PM Navy Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPN3 L 34–21   28,408
September 6 4:00 PM Georgia Tech Tulane Yulman StadiumNew Orleans, LA ESPNews L 38–21   30,000
September 6 12:00 PM #4 Oklahoma Tulsa H.A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ABC/ESPN2 L 52–7   29,357
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Cincinnati, UCF

Week 3[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 9:00 PM Houston #25 BYU LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT ESPN L 35–23   57,630
September 12 7:00 PM Toledo Cincinnati Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPNU W 58–34   31,912
September 13 12:00 PM UCF #20 Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO SECN L MIZ 38–10   60,348
September 13 12:00 PM Boise State Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ABC/ESPN2 L BSU 38–21   30,098
September 13 12:00 PM East Carolina #17 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg ESPN W ECU 28–21   63,267
September 13 3:30 PM NC State South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL CBSSN L USF 49–17   27,269
September 13 8:00 PM SE Louisiana Tulane Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, LA ESPN3 W TUL 35–20   26,358
September 13 7:00 PM Tulsa Florida Atlantic FAU StadiumBoca Raton, FL FCS L 50–21   14,112
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Memphis, SMU, Temple

Week 4[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 19 8:00 PM Connecticut South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN  USF 17–14   28,723
September 20 6:00 PM Bethune-Cookman UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL ESPN3 W UCF 41–7   44,510
September 20 7:00 PM Miami (OH) Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium • Cincinnati, OH CBSSN W 31–24   41,926
September 20 3:30 PM North Carolina East Carolina Dowdy-Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPNU W ECU 70–41   51,082
September 20 8:00 PM UNLV Houston TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN3 W 47–14   23,408
September 20 7:00 PM Middle Tennessee Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPN3 W 36–17   46,378
September 20 3:30 PM #6 Texas A&M SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumDallas, TX ABC/ESPN2 L 58–6   34,820
September 20 1:00 PM Delaware State Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPN3 W 59–0   19,202
September 20 12:30 PM Tulane Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ACC RSN L 47–13   20,197
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Tulsa

Week 5[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 27 6:00 PM Cincinnati #22 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH BTN L 58–20   108,362
September 27 4:00 PM Temple Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ESPNews  TEMP 36–10   27,755
September 27 6:30 PM Memphis #10 Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS FSN L 24–3   61,291
September 27 12:00 PM TCU SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas, TX CBSSN L 56–0   23,093
September 27 12:00 PM South Florida #19 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPNU L 27–10   78,111
September 27 12:00 PM Tulane Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPNews L 31–6   48,361
September 27 8:00 PM Texas State Tulsa H. A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPNEWS L 37–34 3OT  21,353
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: East Carolina, Houston, UCF

Week 6[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 2 7:00 PM UCF Houston TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN  UCF 17–12   26,685
October 4 7:00 PM Memphis Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium • Cincinnati, OH CBSSN  MEM 41–14   25,456
October 4 12:00 PM SMU #22 East Carolina Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC ESPNU  ECU 45–24   45,029
October 4 3:00 PM Tulsa Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO MWN L 42–17   25,806
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Connecticut, South Florida, Temple, Tulane

Week 7[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 9 7:30 PM BYU UCF Bright House Networks Stadium • Orlando, FL ESPN W UCF 31–24 OT  41,547
October 11 12:00 PM Cincinnati Miami (FL) Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ACCRSN L 55–24   43,953
October 11 8:00 PM Connecticut Tulane Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, LA ESPNews  TULN 12–3   23,076
October 11 7:00 PM #19 East Carolina South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPNU  ECU 28–17   31,567
October 11 6:00 PM Houston Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN CBSSN  HOU 28–24   32,784
October 11 12:00 PM Tulsa Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPNews  TEMP 35–24   25,340
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: SMU

Week 8[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 17 9:00 PM Temple Houston TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPNU  HOU 31–10   21,471
October 18 12:00 PM Tulane UCF Bright House Networks Stadium • Orlando, FL ESPNU  UCF 20–13   35,015
October 18 3:30 PM Cincinnati SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas, TX CBSSN  CIN 41–3   16,849
October 18 12:00 PM USF Tulsa H. A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPNews  USF 38–30   18,744
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Connecticut, East Carolina, Memphis

Week 9[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 23 7:00 PM Connecticut #18 East Carolina Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC ESPNU  ECU 31–21   40,152
October 24 7:00 PM South Florida Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN2  CIN 34–17   30,024
October 25 5:00 PM Temple UCF Bright House Networks Stadium • Orlando, FL CBSSN  UCF 34–14   39,554
October 25 12:00 PM Memphis SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas, TX ESPNews  MEM 48–10   19,498
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Houston, Tulane, Tulsa

Week 10[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 31 8:00 PM Cincinnati Tulane Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, LA ESPN2  CIN 38–14   21,414
October 31 8:00 PM Tulsa Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPNU  MEM 40–20   26,846
November 1 12:00 PM UCF Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT CBSSN  CONN 37–29   28,751
November 1 12:00 PM #21 East Carolina Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPNews  TEMP 20–10   22,130
November 1 4:00 PM Houston South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPNews  HOU 27–3   29,782
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: SMU

Week 11[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 7 7:30 PM Memphis Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPNU  MEM 16–13   23,882
November 8 3:30 PM Connecticut Army Yankee StadiumBronx, New York CBSSN L 35–21   27,453
November 8 3:30 PM Tulane Houston TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPNU  TULN 31–24   32,205
November 8 12:00 PM SMU Tulsa H. A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK CBSSN  TULSA 38–28   14,269
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Cincinnati, East Carolina, South Florida, UCF

Week 12[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 13 7:00 PM East Carolina Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN2  CIN 54–46   19,113
November 14 8:00 PM Tulsa UCF Bright House Networks Stadium • Orlando, FL ESPN2  UCF 31–7   35,323
November 15 3:30 PM Memphis Tulane Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, LA ESPNU  MEM 38–7   28,614
November 15 8:00 PM South Florida SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas, TX CBSSN  USF 14–13   19,463
November 15 12:00 PM Temple Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 L PSU 31–13   100,173
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Houston, Connecticut

Week 13[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 22 12:00 PM SMU UCF Bright House Networks Stadium • Orlando, FL ESPNews  UCF 53–7   30,920
November 22 8:00 PM Cincinnati Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT CBSSN  CIN 41–0   24,012
November 22 3:30 PM Tulane East Carolina Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC ESPN3  ECU 34–6   48,433
November 22 12:00 PM Tulsa Houston TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN3  HOU 38–28   23,572
November 22 4:00 PM South Florida Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPNews  MEM 31–20   34,635
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Temple

Week 14[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 28 12:00 PM UCF South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL (Rivalry) ESPN2  UCF 16–0   36,963
November 28 7:30 PM East Carolina Tulsa H. A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK ESPNU  ECU 49–32   15,126
November 28 12:00 PM Houston SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas, TX CBSSN  HOU 35–9   15,446
November 29 12:00 PM Cincinnati Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPNews  CIN 14–6   21,255
November 29 4:00 PM Connecticut Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN ESPNews  MEM 41–10   35,102
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Tulane

Week 15[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 4 7:30 PM UCF East Carolina Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC (Rivalry) ESPN  UCF 32–30   41,259
December 6 12:00 PM Houston Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN  CIN 38–31   24,606
December 6 12:00 PM SMU Connecticut Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT CBSSN  SMU 27–20   22,921
December 6 7:30 PM Temple Tulane Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, LA ESPN2  TEM 10–3   20,612
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bye Week: Memphis, South Florida, Tulsa

Bowl games[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 22* 2:00 PM BYU Memphis Marlins ParkMiami, FL (2014 Miami Beach Bowl) ESPN W 55–48 2OT  20,761
December 26* 8:00 PM NC State UCF St. Petersburg, FL (Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl) ESPN L 27–34   26,675
December 27* 1:00 PM #2 Cincinnati Virginia Tech Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD (Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman) ESPN L 17–33   34,277
January 1* 12:00 PM Houston Pittsburgh Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl) ESPN W 35-34    
January 3* 1:00 PM East Carolina Florida Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Birmingham Bowl) ESPN2 L 20-28    
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bowl eligibility[edit]

Bowl eligible[edit]

Bowl ineligible[edit]

Records against other conferences[edit]

American vs. power conferences[edit]

Legend
  American win
  American loss
Date Visitor Home Winning Team Opponent
Conference
August 28 Temple Vanderbilt Temple SEC
August 30 Penn State UCF Penn State Big Ten
August 31 SMU Baylor Baylor Big 12
September 6 Maryland South Florida Maryland Big Ten
September 6 Memphis UCLA UCLA Pac 12
September 6 East Carolina South Carolina South Carolina SEC
September 6 Georgia Tech Tulane Georgia Tech ACC
September 6 Oklahoma Tulsa Oklahoma Big 12
September 13 UCF Missouri Missouri SEC
September 13 East Carolina Virginia Tech East Carolina ACC
September 13 North Carolina State South Florida North Carolina State ACC
September 20 Texas A&M SMU Texas A&M SEC
September 20 North Carolina East Carolina East Carolina ACC
September 20 Tulane Duke Duke ACC
September 27 Tulane Rutgers Rutgers Big Ten
September 27 Memphis Ole Miss Ole Miss SEC
September 27 TCU SMU TCU Big 12
September 27 South Florida Wisconsin Wisconsin Big Ten
September 27 Cincinnati Ohio State Ohio State Big Ten
October 11 Cincinnati Miami (FL) Miami (FL) ACC
November 15 Temple Penn State Penn State Big Ten

American vs. FBS conferences[edit]

Conference Record
ACC 2–4
Big 12 0–3
Big Ten 0–6
C-USA 1–3
Independents 1–4
MAC 2–0
Mountain West 1–2
Pac-12 0–1
SEC 1–4
Sun Belt 0–1
Total 8-28

Players of the week[edit]

Following each week's games, American 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
Week 1 Kevin Lucas WR Tulsa Tavon Young CB Temple Marvin Kloss PK South Florida
Week 2 Paxton Lynch QB Memphis Nigel Harris LB South Florida Deshon Foxx PR Connecticut
Week 3 Gunner Kiel QB Cincinnati Josh Hawkins LB East Carolina Sam Geraci P Cincinnati
Week 4 Shane Carden QB East Carolina Tank Jakes LB Memphis Mattias Ciabatti P USF
Week 5 Chris Moore WR Cincinnati Praise Martin-Oguike DE Temple Austin Jones PK Temple
Week 6 Shane Carden QB East Carolina Tank Jakes LB Memphis Kyle Bullard PK Houston
Week 7 Justin Holman QB UCF Terrance Plummer LB UCF J.J. Worton PR UCF
Week 8 Andre Davis WR South Florida Steven Taylor LB Houston Andrew Gantz PK Cincinnati
Week 9 Shane Carden QB East Carolina Jacoby Glenn CB UCF Andrew Gantz PK Cincinnati
Week 10 Brandon Hayes RB Memphis Praise Martin-Oguike DE Temple Jake Elliott PK Memphis
Week 11 Dane Evans QB Tulsa Parry Nickerson CB Tulane Jake Elliott PK Memphis
Week 12 Gunner Kiel QB Cincinnati Jacoby Glenn CB UCF Andrew Gantz PK Cincinnati
Week 13 Kenneth Farrow RB Houston Jeff Luc LB Cincinnati Michael Easton KR UCF
Week 14 Paxton Lynch QB Memphis Nick Temple LB Cincinnati Jake Elliott PK Memphis
Week 15 Breshad Perriman WR UCF Tyler Matakevich LB Temple Shawn Moffitt PK 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

[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

Conference awards[edit]

The following individuals received postseason honors[6] as voted by the American Athletic Conference football coaches at the end of the season

2014 American Athletic Conference Individual Awards
Award Recipient(s)
Offensive Player of the Year

Shane Carden, East Carolina

Defensive Player of the Year

Jacoby Glenn, UCF
Tank Jakes, Memphis

Special Teams Player of the Year

Jake Elliott, Memphis

Rookie of the Year

Marlon Mack, USF

Coach of the Year

Justin Fuente, Memphis

2014 All-American Athletic Conference Football Teams
First Team Second Team
Offense Defense Offense Defense

WR - Breshad Perriman, UCF
WR - Justin Hardy, East Carolina
OT - Eric Lefeld^, Cincinnati
OT - Al Bond, Memphis
OG - Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati
OG - Rowdy Harper, Houston
C - Taylor Hudson, East Carolina
TE - Alan Cross, Memphis
QB - Shane Carden, East Carolina
RB - William Stanback, UCF
RB - Marlon Mack, USF
K - Jake Elliott, Memphis
RS - Deion Sanders Jr., SMU

DL - Terrell Hartsfield, Cincinnati
DL - Terry Williams, East Carolina
DL - Joey Mbu, Houston
DL - Martin Ifedi, Memphis
LB - Terrance Plummer, UCF
LB - Jeff Luc, Cincinnati
LB - Tank Jakes, Memphis
LB - Tyler Matakevich, Temple
CB - Jacoby Glenn, UCF
CB - Bobby McCain, Memphis
S - Clayton Geathers, UCF
S - Adrian McDonald, Houston
P - Mattias Ciabatti, USF

WR - Deontay Greenberry, Houston
WR - Keevan Lucas, Tulsa
OT - Torrian Wilson, UCF
OT - Ike Harris, East Carolina
OG - J.T. Boyd, East Carolina
C - Kyle Friend, Temple
TE - Bryce Williams, East Carolina
QB - Paxton Lynch, Memphis
RB - Kenneth Farrow, Houston
RB - Brandon Hayes, Memphis
K - Andrew Gantz, Cincinnati
RS - Keiwone Malone, Memphis

DL - Jaryl Mamea, UCF
DL - Thomas Niles, UCF
DL - Matt Ioaniddis, Temple
DL - Praise Martin-Oguike, Temple
DL - Derrick Alexander, Tulsa
LB - Zeek Bigger, East Carolina
LB - Brandon Williams, East Carolina
LB - Efrem Oliphant, Houston
CB - William Jackson, Houston
CB - Lorenzo Doss, Tulane
CB - Brandon Alexander, UCF
S - Sam Scofield, Tulane
P - Spencer Smith, Memphis

^ - denotes unanimous selection  Additional players added to the All-AAC teams due to ties in the voting

Home game attendance[edit]

as of December 6, 2014.

Team Stadium Capacity Gm 1 Gm 2 Gm 3 Gm 4 Gm 5 Gm 6 Gm 7 Total Average  % of Capacity
Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium* 65,535 31,912 41,926 25,456 30,024 19,113 24,606 173,037 28,839 44.01%
Connecticut Rentschler Field 40,000 35,130 23,543 30,098 27,755 28,751 24,012 169,309 28,218 70.55%
East Carolina Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium 50,000 42,758 51,082 45,029 40,152 48,433 41,259 268,713 44,786 89.57%
Houston TDECU Stadium 40,000 40,775 30,081 23,408 26,685 21,471 32,205 23,572 198,177 28,311 70.78%
Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium 61,008 27,361 46,378 32,784 26,846 34,635 35,102 203,106 33,851 57.08%
SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium 32,000 34,820 23,093 16,849 19,498 19,463 15,446 129,169 21,528 67.28%
South Florida Raymond James Stadium 65,890 31,642 28,915 27,269 28,273 31,567 29,782 36,963 214,861 30,694 46.61%
Temple Lincoln Financial Field 68,532 28,408 19,202 25,340 22,130 23,882 21,255 140,217 23,370 34.10%
Tulane Yulman Stadium 30,000 30,000 26,358 23,076 21,414 28,614 20,612 129,462 25,892 86.31%
Tulsa H. A. Chapman Stadium 30,000 19,032 29,357 21,353 18,744 14,269 15,126 117,881 19,647 65.49%
UCF Bright House Networks Stadium 45,323 44,510 41,547 35,015 39,554 35,323 30,920 226,869 37,812 83.43%

^* Cincinnati will be playing all its 2014 Paul Brown Stadium due to ongoing renovations to Nippert Stadium, capacity: 65,535.
Games highlighted in green were sell-outs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ About the College Football Playoff. ESPN.
  2. ^ a b "2014 American Athletic Conference Composite Schedule". American Athletic Conference. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jones Steps Down As SMU Head Coach". SMUMustangs.com. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cincinnati Tabbed As 2014 Favorite In Preseason Media Poll" (Press release). American Athletic Conference. July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American Athletic Conference Football Players of the Week". American Athletic Conference. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "American Athletic Conference Announces 2014 Postseason Football Honors". American Athletic Conference. Retrieved 10 December 2014.