2016 AAC Football Schedule Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2016 AAC Football Schedule has officially been announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 10 with UConn at Navy.

“I am pleased to announce our 2016 football schedule, as we seek to build upon our incredibly successful 2015 season,” said Commissioner Mike Aresco. “Our schools continue to schedule outstanding nonconference games against the best teams in the nation, which will enhance our conference’s national profile and will prepare our teams well for what will be another exciting race for our conference championship.”

Featured 2016 non-conference match-ups for The American include BYU at Cincinnati, Virginia at UConn, East Carolina at Virginia Tech, Oklahoma vs. Houston (at NRG Stadium), Memphis at Ole Miss, Notre Dame vs. Navy (at Jacksonville, FL), SMU at Baylor, Temple at Penn State, Tulane at Wake Forest, Tulsa at Ohio State, UCF at Michigan, and Florida State at USF.

The 2016 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game is set for Saturday, Dec. 3 at the home stadium of either the East or West Division winner.

2016 AAC Football Schedules

East Division

West Division

2016 AAC Football Schedule (Composite)

Thursday, September 1
UT Martin at Cincinnati
Maine at UConn
Tulane at Wake Forest

Saturday, September 3
South Carolina State at UCF
Western Carolina at East Carolina
Towson at USF
Army at Temple
Oklahoma at Houston 1
Southeast Missouri State at Memphis
Fordham at Navy (CBSSN)
SMU at North Texas
San Jose State at Tulsa

Saturday, September 10
UCF at Michigan
Cincinnati at Purdue
UConn at Navy * (CBSSN)
NC State at East Carolina
Northern Illinois at USF
Stony Brook at Temple
Lamar at Houston
SMU at Baylor
Southern at Tulane
Tulsa at Ohio State

Thursday, September 15
Houston at Cincinnati (ESPN)

Saturday, September 17
Maryland at UCF
Virginia at UConn
East Carolina at South Carolina
USF at Syracuse
Temple at Penn State
Kansas at Memphis
Navy at Tulane *
Liberty at SMU
North Carolina A&T at Tulsa

Friday, September 23

Saturday, September 24
UCF at Florida International
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati
Syracuse at UConn
East Carolina at Virginia Tech
Florida State at USF
Charlotte at Temple
Houston at Texas State
Bowling Green at Memphis
UL Lafayette at Tulane
Tulsa at Fresno State

Thursday, September 29
UConn at Houston * (ESPN)

Saturday, October 1
UCF at East Carolina *
USF at Cincinnati *
SMU at Temple *
Memphis at Mississippi
Navy at Air Force
Tulane at Massachusetts 2

Thursday, October 6
Temple at Memphis * (ESPN)

Friday, October 7
SMU at Tulsa * (ESPN2/ESPNU)

Saturday, October 8
Cincinnati at UConn *
East Carolina at USF *
Houston at Navy * (CBSSN)

Thursday, October 13
Navy at East Carolina – Postponed to Nov. 19

Friday, October 14
Memphis at Tulane * (ESPNU)

Saturday, October 15
Temple at UCF *
UConn at USF *
Tulsa at Houston *

Friday, October 21
USF at Temple * (ESPN)

Saturday, October 22
UCF at UConn *
East Carolina at Cincinnati *
Houston at SMU *
Memphis at Navy * (CBSSN)
Tulane at Tulsa *

Friday, October 28
Navy at USF * (ESPN2)

Saturday, October 29
UCF at Houston *
Cincinnati at Temple *
UConn at East Carolina *
Tulsa at Memphis *
SMU at Tulane *

Friday, November 4
Temple at UConn * (ESPN2)

Saturday, November 5
Brigham Young at Cincinnati
East Carolina at Tulsa *
Memphis at SMU *
Navy vs. Notre Dame 3 (CBS)
Tulane at UCF *

Saturday, November 12
Cincinnati at UCF *
SMU at East Carolina *
USF at Memphis *
Tulane at Houston *
Tulsa at Navy * (CBSSN)

Thursday, November 17
Louisville at Houston (ESPN)

Friday, November 18
Memphis at Cincinnati * (CBSSN)

Saturday, November 19
Navy at East Carolina *
Tulsa at UCF *
UConn at Boston College
USF at SMU *
Temple at Tulane *

Friday, November 25
Cincinnati at Tulsa *
Houston at Memphis *

Saturday, November 26
UCF at USF *
Tulane at UConn *
East Carolina at Temple *
Navy at SMU *

Saturday, December 3
American Athletic Conference Championship (ABC/ESPN)

Saturday, December 10
Navy vs. Army 4 (3 p.m., CBS)

* American Athletic Conference game
1 NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
2 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
3 EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.
4 M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.

Comments (4)

Last weekend should be USF-UCF, Houston-SMU, Tulsa-Tulane, Temple-UConn, Memphis-Cincinnati, and East Carolina-Navy to help foster rivalries.

ECU and Navy, Memphis Cincy don’t play every season. Could switch to Navy/Tulane and Memphis/Tulsa, Cincy/ECU are kinda on their own so I guess that could work. Rivalries come and go