American Athletic Conference (AAC)
Founded2013
Member Team (Football)11
Commissioner (Since)Michael Aresco (2012)
HeadquartersIrving, TX
Websitetheamerican.com
2021 American Athletic Conference Standings
2021 Final Standings AAC
ConferenceAll Games
TeamWLPctPointsAgainstWLPctPointsAgainst
Cincinnati801.0003221311310.929516236
Houston801.0003101761220.857502286
Central Florida530.625203198940.692415319
East Carolina530.625247197750.583356316
Tulsa530.625212207760.538343346
SMU440.500289249840.667461341
Memphis350.375205224660.500361351
Navy350.375208220480.333241339
Temple170.12593330390.250196450
South Florida170.1251942772100.167279416
Tulane170.1251852592100.167331408

2021 AAC Championship: Cincinnati 35 Houston 20

2021 American Athletic Conference Team Statistical Leaders
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StatisticTeamMetric
Team Scoring Offense and Defense
Points Scored Per Game-TotalSMU38.4
Average Game Margin-TotalCincinnati20.0
Points Scored Per Game-ConfCincinnati40.3
Average Game Margin – ConfCincinnati23.9
Passing Offense
Pass Attempts Per GameSMU38.8
Pass Completions Per GameSMU26.1
Completion PercentageSMU67.2
Passing Yards Per GameSMU304.5
Passing TDs Per GameSMU3.3
Rushing Offense
Rushing Attempts Per GameNavy57.7
Rushing Yards Per GameNavy226.9
Average Yards Per CarryUCF5.4
Rushing TDs Per GameCincinnati2.4
Total Offense
Plays Per GameEast Carolina74.8
Total Yards Per GameSMU466.9
Average Yards Per PlayCincinnati6.7
Penalties
Penalties Per Game (Fewest)Navy4.4
Penalty Yards Per Game (Fewest)Navy36.2
Offense Turnovers
Fumbles Per Game (Fewest)Houston0.1
Interceptions Per Game (Fewest)Navy0.3
Total Turnovers Per Game (Fewest)Navy0.7
Team Scoring Defense
Points Allowed Per Game-TotalCincinnati16.86
Points Allowed Per Game-ConfCincinnati16.38
Passing Defense
Completions Allowed Per GameTemple15.3
Passing Yards Allowed Per GameCincinnati168.4
Passing Completion % Per GameCincinnati53.9
Passing TDs Allowed Per GameCincinnati0.9
Rushing Defense
Rushing Yards Allowed Per GameHouston108.2
Rushing Yards Per Carry AllowedHouston3.4
Rushing TDs Allowed Per GameHouston0.9
Total Defense
Yards Allowed Per GameHouston302.6
Total Yards Allowed Per PlayCincinnati4.5
Turnovers
Interceptions Per Game (Most)Cincinnati1.4
Fumbles Recovered Per Game (Most)Cincinnati1
Total turnovers Forced Per GameCincinnati2.4
2021 American Athletic Conference Individual Statistical Leaders
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StatisticPlayerTeamMetric
Passing
CompletionsTanner MordecalSouthern Methodist308
Completion %Clayton TuneHouston68.2%
Passing YardsTanner MordecalSouthern Methodist3,628
Passing Yards Per AttDesmond RidderCincinnati8.6
Passing TDsTanner MordecalSouthern Methodist39
Passer EfficiencyDesmond RidderCincinnati158.7
Rushing
Rushing AttemptsShamari BrooksTulsa218
Rushing YardageJerome FordCincinnati1315
Rush Yards Per AttAnthony WatkinsTulsa7.4
Rushing TDsJerome FordCincinnati19
Receiving
ReceptionsNathaniel DellHouston90
Receiving YardsNathaniel DellHouston1,329
Yards Per ReceptionSam Crawford, Jr.Tulsa17.5
Receiving TDsNathaniel DellHouston12
Total Offense
Yards From ScrimmageJerome FordCincinnati1,535
Total YardsTanner MordecalSouthern Methodist3,830
Total Yards Per Play
TouchdownsJerome FordCincinnati20
TDs Responsible ForTanner MordecalSouthern Methodist41
Kicking
Extra Points MadeDalton WitherspoonHouston60
Field Goals MadeZach LongTulsa22
Field Goal PctZach LongTulsa95.7%
Avg. Punt YardsRyan WrightTulane47.5
Defense
Solo TacklesJJ RussellMemphis78
Total TacklesJJ RussellMemphis123
Tackles for LossDarius HodgesTulane17
SacksCurtis BrooksCincinnati7.5
InterceptionsJa’Quan McMillian, Marcus JonesEast Carolina, Houston5
Passes DefendedJa’Quan McMillianEast Carolina16
Fumbles ForcedMichael McMorrisNavy4
American Athletic Conference All-time W-L Records (All teams)
AAC All-time Records, Sorted by Win %. Click to scroll.
TeamSeasonsWLPctDiv ChampsConf ChampsNotes
Louisville201371        0.8750
Cincinnati2013-20225523        0.705144UCF, Memphis, Cincinnati shared 2014 championship
Central Florida2013-20225624        0.700024UCF, Memphis, Cincinnati shared 2014 championship
Houston2013-20225325        0.679531No Div winner in 2021, Houston earned spot in CG
Memphis2013-20224832        0.600032UCF, Memphis, Cincinnati shared 2014 championship
Navy2015-20223627        0.57141
Temple2013-20223841        0.481021
Tulsa2014-20223238        0.45711
Southern Methodist2013-20223544        0.4430
South Florida2013-20223148        0.3924
Rutgers2013-201335        0.3750
East Carolina2014-20222646        0.3611
Tulane2014-20222052        0.2778
Conneticutt2013-20191145        0.1964
American Athletic Conference Notable Seasons
AAC Notable Seasons. Click to scroll
SeasonTeamRecordP5 WinsFinal PollWeeks in PollBowl Result
2013Central Florida12-12108Fiesta Bowl (W) over Baylor
2015Houston13-13810Peach Bowl (W) over Florida State
2017Central Florida13-02611Peach Bowl (W) over Auburn
2018Central Florida12-111116Fiesta Bowl (L) to LSU
2019Memphis12-21179Cotton Bowl (L)) to Penn State
2020Cincinnati9-10816Peach Bowl (L) to UGA
2021Cincinnati13-12016Cotton Bowl (CFP) (L) to Bama
2021Houston12-2100Birmingham Bowl (W) over Auburn