It all comes down to the Cincinnati Bearcats and Tulsa Golden Hurricanes for the AAC Championship game and a spot in a New Years Six Bowl game, or even a College Football Playoff bid for the Bearcats if they were to win. This is one of the most anticipated matchups of the weekend, with both programs coming into the game riding high off of magical seasons.
For the Bearcats, Cincinnati comes into the game with Tulsa with a lot to prove. Saturday will be the final time for Cincinnati to prove they belong at the College Football Playoff table. The Bearcats are on a magical ride of a season, a once in lifetime type seasons.
Coming into the matchup with Tulsa, the Bearcats have outscored their opponents 327-120.
For Tulsa, they come into the AAC championship game against Cincinnati, 6-1 on the season, with the lone loss coming on the road at Oklahoma State. Like the Bearcats, Tulsa is on a magical run of its own. Having run the tables in the AAC and becoming the surprise team of the season, the Golden Hurricanes will look to play spoiler to the Bearcats season on Saturday.
Saturday’s matchup between Tulsa and Cincinnati will be an exciting one.
This will be the first time that Tulsa will have the opportunity to play for an AAC crown. For the Bearcats, Saturday’s game with Tulsa will be the second time in back to back years that Cincinnati has made a trip to the AAC Championship game. Both teams will be playing for their first-ever AAC championships.
Saturday’s game will be the 35th meeting between the two programs, with Tulsa holding the slight 17-15-2 advantage over the Bearcats.
The entire college football world will be watching in primetime Saturday night as the Bearcats and Golden Hurricanes battle it out on ABC live from Cincinnati, Ohio.