We finish our countdown of the best games of the college football season, with some thrilling finishes taking us to No. 1.
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- Six schools accept invitations to join American
- 6 schools officially apply to join AAC, source says
- Tulane to return home for Sept. 25 game vs. UAB
- COVID knocks out S. Carolina as bowl canceled
Our staff breaks down the entire bowl season with analysis from every game.
From postgame celebrations to the best on-field moments, follow along for the highlights of bowl season.
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— Jermaine Brown Jr. ran for three touchdowns, Dylan Hopkins added two TD passes and UAB beat UTEP 42-25 on Friday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
— DeWayne McBride rushed for 108 yards with two touchdowns and Grayson Cash's interception on Marshall's final drive sealed a 21-14 win for UAB on Saturday.
— DeWayne McBride ran for 210 yards and scored four touchdowns, both career highs, and UAB defeated Louisiana Tech 52-38 on Saturday to become bowl eligible.
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— Wiley Green threw three touchdown passes and Rice held off UAB 30-24 on Saturday in a key Conference USA matchup.
Six schools -- Florida Atlantic, Charlotte, North Texas, UTSA, Rice and UAB -- have accepted invitations to join the American Athletic Conference.
The AAC is expected to send Florida Atlantic, Charlotte, North Texas, UTSA, Rice and UAB formal letters by the end of the week detailing the terms of expansion after the schools officially requested to join the conference, a source told ESPN.
— Dylan Hopkins threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead UAB to a 34-0 win over Southern Miss on Saturday.
— Dylan Hopkins threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for a third and Grayson Cash returned an interception 100 yards for a score to lead Alabama-Birmingham past Florida Atlantic, 31-14 in a Conference USA battle on Saturday.
— Malik Willis accounted for three touchdowns — all in the third quarter — and Liberty pulled away in the second half to defeat UAB 36-12 in nonconference action on Saturday.
— Dylan Hopkins threw three first-half touchdown passes, including a 65-yard bomb to Tre Shropshire to start the second quarter, and Alabama-Birmingham took a 21-0 lead, then held on to post a 28-21 win over Tulane on Saturday night.
Tulane will return home to play its game against UAB at Yulman Stadium on Sept. 25 after being displaced the past two weeks because of Hurricane Ida.
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