The 2020 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game is set with the No. 9 Cincinnati Bearcats hosting the No. 23 Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cincinnati clinched a spot in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game title after finishing 6-0 in conference play. The Bearcats are 8-0 overall and will be making their second American Athletic Conference Championship Game appearance.
Tulsa also finished 6-0 in conference play (6-1 overall) and in a tie for the best regular-season record with Cincinnati. This will be Tulsa’s first-ever appearance in the championship game.
Cincinnati and Tulsa were set to square off to conclude the regular-season on Saturday, Dec. 12, but the game was canceled due to COVID-19 issues at Cincinnati.
If Cincinnati prevails over Tulsa, the Bearcats will finish as the highest-ranked Group of Five team in the College Football Playoff rankings, thus making them eligible for a New Year’s Six bowl game.
Brett McMurphy of Stadium current projects Cincinnati to play the Georgia Bulldogs in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and for Tulsa to play the Maryland Terrapins in the Military Bowl.
American Football Championship Game
- Matchup: (23) Tulsa at (9) Cincinnati
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020
- Time: 8:00pm ET
- TV: ABC
- Crew: Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Holly Rowe
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