Week 11 American Athletic Football Scores, Picks Recap, Quick Analysis

    Week 11 American Athletic football scores, picks recaps, and quick game analysis.

    November 15, 2015


    Games In Order Of Best To Worst

    Memphis at Houston

    Final Score: Houston 35, Memphis 34
    Pick: Houston 41, Memphis 33
    Line: Houston -6.5, o/u: 72

    Houston came up with a furious comeback, but needed a 48-yard missed game-winning field goal attempt from Jake Elliott to survive. Demarcus Ayers came up with 13 catches and Kenneth Farrow ran for two touchdowns, but it was backup QB Kyle Postma who got it done with a seven-yard touchdown run to cap off a fourth quarter run of 21 unanswered Houston points to take the lead for good. Memphis got up 20-0 highlighted by a 61-yard Doroland Dorceus touchdown catch, but Postma stepped in for Greg Ward, who injured an ankle, and came up with a 75-yard scoring drive late in the first half with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Linell Bonner to start the comeback. Memphis turned the ball over twice – Houston didn’t give it up – and outgained the Cougars 490 yards to 392.

    Player of the Game: Houston LB Elandon Roberts made 18 tackles with a sack, two tackles for loss and an interception.

    Tulsa at Cincinnati

    Final Score: Cincinnati 49, Tulsa 38
    Pick: Cincinnati 45, Tulsa 31
    Line: Cincinnati -17.5, o/u: 76

    In a wild shootout with 1,240 yards of total offense, Cincinnati overcame three turnovers with two touchdown passes from Gunner Kiel and three short rushing scores from Mike Boone to push ahead of the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa kept pushing with two touchdown passes from Dane Evans, 139 rushing yards and two scores from Ramadi Warren, and 168 yards and a touchdown from Keyarris Garrett, but Cincinnati couldn’t be stopped converting 13-of-17 third down tries.

    Player of the Game: Cincinnati RB Mike Boone ran 18 times for 137 yards and three scores.

    Temple at South Florida

    Final Score: South Florida 44, Temple 23
    Pick: South Florida 24, Temple 23
    Line: Temple -3, o/u: 48.5

    South Florida ripped up the Temple defense for 326 rushing yards with Marlon Mack taking off for a 57-yard touchdown and a 48-yard scoring dash to put it away, and he also took a pass 20 yards for a touchdown on the way to a 31-10 halftime lead. Temple fought back with two Austin Jones field goals and a 14-yard Ventell Bryant touchdown catch, but USF stay comfortably ahead with the ground game. Quinton Flowers threw for 230 yards and two scores and ran for 90 yards and a touchdown for the Bulls.

    Player of the Game: South Florida RB Marlon Mack ran 21 times for 230 yards and two scores, and caught three passes for 42 yards and a score.

    Tulane at Army

    Final Score: Tulane 34, Army 31
    Pick: Army 27, Tulane 17
    Line: Army -2.5, o/u: 46

    Andrew DiRocco nailed a 35-yard field goal as time ran out to give the Green Wave the win. Army tied it on an 11-yard Edgar Poe touchdown catch with just under two minutes to play, but Tulane went 59 yards in nine plays for the win. Tulane rolled out to a 28-7 lead helped by a 90-yard Teddy Veal touchdown catch and a 48-yard fumble return for a score from Parry Nickerson, but Army roared back with a blocked punt for a touchdown and two Ahmad Bradshaw touchdown passes before the final Tulane drive. Army held the ball for 37:38, but couldn’t control the clock late.

    Player of the Game: Tulane DT Tanzel Smart made nine tackles with two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

    SMU at Navy

    Final Score: Navy 55, SMU 14
    Pick: Navy 45, SMU 21
    Line: Navy -21.5, o/u: 64.5

    Keenan Reynolds set the all-time rushing touchdown record, and rolled for scoring runs from four, 43, eight, and 32 yards away, and he hit Jamir Tillman for a 72-yard scoring play. Navy was up 28-0 before SMU got on the board with a one-yard Matt Davis touchdown run, but the game was never close. The Midshipmen scores 21 unanswered points, all in the fourth. Navy out rushed SMU 403 yards to 144.

    Player of the Game: Navy QB Keenan Reynolds completed 2-of-9 passes for 81 yards and a score, and ran 14 times for 137 yards and four scores.

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