Appalachian State got things off to a wild start on Wednesday night, beating undefeated Coastal Carolina. Wake Forest put up 70 against Army. What other excitement did college football's Week 8 provide?
— Wiley Green threw three touchdown passes and Rice held off UAB 30-24 on Saturday in a key Conference USA matchup.
- 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
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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South Carolina becomes the second SEC team to back out of its bowl game due to COVID-19 concerns. The Gamecocks were to play UAB in the Gasparilla Bowl on Saturday.
UAB beat Marshall 22-13 on Friday night for its second Conference USA championship in the past three years.
UAB had its third consecutive game canceled when Friday's matchup against Southern Mississippi was called off because of COVID-19 concerns within the Golden Eagles program.
The UAB football team scrapped a trip to Texas next week to play UTEP because of positive COVID-19 tests.
The UAB-North Texas game scheduled for Saturday won't be played because of a COVID-19 outbreak and contact tracing among the Blazers.
Due to conditions around the coronavirus pandemic, the UTEP-UAB game will be moved up a day to Nov. 20 and relocated to Midland, Texas.
Conference USA has rescheduled seven football games that were postponed earlier this season because of COVID-19 issues. All will be played the first two weeks of December.
Bryson Lucero threw three touchdown passes to lead UAB to a 21-13 victory over UTSA in its Conference USA opener on Saturday.