No. 17 Memphis tops No. 18 Cincinnati 34-24 to host AAC game
17 Memphis beat 18th-ranked Cincinnati 34-24 Friday for the Tigers’ third straight American Athletic Conference West title and the right to host the league championship — and the Bearcats again — next week. 18 CFP) will host a conference title game. Memphis also forced Cincinnati three-and-out after Ahmad Gardner intercepted White with 7:49 left with the Tigers up only 27-24. They held the nation’s eighth-best scoring offense below its average of 42.2 points a game, and Memphis didn’t match its average of 488.2 yards a game. Fickell said they will need to know Ridder’s status by Tuesday or Wednesday before making a decision on who starts the title game.