By Herald Staff
The American Athletic Conference Championship game was held at Nippert Stadium a sold out crowd of over 38.000. #3 ranked Cincinnati Bearcats beat #16 ranked University of Houston Cougars 35 to 20.
A Key Cincinnati Bearcat player was Jerome Ford who rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns. UC’s quarter back Desmond Riddler threw three touchdown passes and the Bearcats defense sacked the Cougars quarter back Clayton Tune eight times and held their running game under 100 yards.
The Bearcats finished the season 13-0 and now will play Alabama in the semifinals in the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas. on December 31.
The National Championship will be held Jan 10th in Indianapolis, Indiana.