2020 American Athletic Conference football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2020 American Athletic Conference Football Schedule has officially been announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 19 with Houston at Memphis and Navy at Tulane.

For the 2020 season, the American will play as an 11-team conference without divisions after the departure of the UConn Huskies, who are now a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Independent.

Featured 2020 non-conference match-ups for each American team include Cincinnati at Nebraska, East Carolina at South Carolina, Houston at Washington State, Memphis at Purdue, Navy vs. Notre Dame (in Dublin, Ireland), TCU at SMU, Temple at Miami (FL), Tulane at Mississippi State, Tulsa at Oklahoma State, North Carolina at UCF, and USF at Texas.

The 2020 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game is set for Saturday, Dec. 5 at the home stadium of the team with the best conference record. The game will be televised by either ABC or ESPN.

Kickoff times and television designations for the first three weeks of the season will be announced in June. The remaining kickoff times and TV will be announced six to 12 days prior to the date of the game.

2020 American Athletic Conference Football Schedules

2020 AAC Football Schedule (Composite)

Saturday, Aug. 29
Navy vs. Notre Dame (2pm, ESPN)
* in Dublin, Ireland

Thursday, Sept. 3
Austin Peay at Cincinnati
Rice at Houston
Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane

Friday, Sept. 4
North Carolina at UCF (ESPN)
Saturday, Sept. 5
Marshall at East Carolina
USF at Texas
Arkansas State at Memphis
SMU at Texas State
Temple at Miami (Fla.)
Toledo at Tulsa

Friday, Sept. 11
Western Michigan at Cincinnati (ESPN network)

Saturday, Sept. 12
Florida International at UCF
East Carolina at South Carolina
Houston at Washington State
Memphis at Purdue
Lafayette at Navy
Bethune-Cookman at USF
Stephen F. Austin at SMU
Idaho at Temple
Tulane at Northwestern
Tulsa at Oklahoma State

Saturday, Sept. 19
UCF at Georgia Tech
Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)
Norfolk State at East Carolina
Houston at Memphis
Nevada at USF
Navy at Tulane
Rutgers at Temple
SMU at North Texas
Northwestern State at Tulsa

Thursday, Sept. 24
UCF at East Carolina (ESPN network)

Saturday, Sept. 26
Cincinnati at Nebraska
North Texas at Houston
Memphis at UTSA
Temple at Navy
USF at Florida Atlantic
Tulane at Mississippi State
Tulsa at Arkansas State

Thursday, Oct. 1
Memphis at SMU (ESPN network)

Saturday, Oct. 3
Tulsa at UCF
USF at Cincinnati
East Carolina at Georgia State
Navy at Air Force

Thursday, Oct. 8
Tulane at Houston (ESPN network)

Saturday, Oct. 10
East Carolina at USF
Temple at UMass

Friday, Oct. 16
UCF at Memphis (ESPN network)
Houston at BYU (ESPN network)

Saturday, Oct. 17
Cincinnati at Tulsa
Navy at East Carolina
USF at Temple
SMU at Tulane

Friday, Oct. 23
Tulsa at USF (ESPN network)

Saturday, Oct. 24
Tulane at UCF
Cincinnati at SMU
Houston at Navy
Temple at Memphis

Friday, Oct. 30
East Carolina at Tulsa (ESPN network)

Saturday, Oct. 31
UCF at Houston
Memphis at Cincinnati
Navy at SMU
Temple at Tulane

Thursday, Nov. 5
SMU at Temple (ESPN network) (or Saturday, Nov. 7)

Saturday, Nov. 7
Florida A&M at UCF
Houston at Cincinnati
Tulane at East Carolina
USF at Memphis
Tulsa at Navy

Thursday, Nov. 12
East Carolina at Cincinnati (ESPN network)

Saturday, Nov. 14
Temple at UCF
USF at Houston
Memphis at Navy
SMU at Tulsa
Army at Tulane

Saturday, Nov. 21
Cincinnati at UCF
East Carolina at Temple
Houston at SMU
UT Martin at Memphis
Navy at USF
Tulane at Tulsa

Friday, Nov. 27
UCF at USF (ESPN network)

Saturday, Nov. 28
Cincinnati at Temple
SMU at East Carolina
Tulsa at Houston
Memphis at Tulane

Saturday, Dec. 5
American Athletic Conference Championship (ABC or ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 12
Army vs. Navy (in Philadelphia, Pa.)

Comments (2)

Only a couple of homes games versus 5 Major conferences (TCU @ SMU), (Rutgers @ Temple) and (North Carolina @ UCF). Seems like usually there are more.

I’m a North Carolina fan and I like the fact that they rescheduled the canceled UCF game from two years ago. I could care less about everything else.