ORLANDO, FL (WMC) - Despite a 1-3 conference start, the Memphis Tigers are back in the American Conference Championship.
The Tigers, the preseason pick to win the league’s Western Division, won its last 5 games straight to earn the right to meet AAC East Winner and 8th-ranked UCF for a second straight time.
"The things we’ve learned about ourselves this year through adversity...Those are the success stories you want to be a part of,” head coach Mike Norvall said. “It’s been a heck of a journey, and to be able to win the West Division--that was a great thing, and something we’ll always celebrate. But to be able to go and capture it all, to win the American Conference against the opponent that we have to face--it would be an incredible moment. Not only for this football team, but for the city, the University, and continue to give this program momentum building where we want to get to here in the future. No matter what it’s looked like to this point, it’s come down to 60 minutes, and I can promise you our team will be ready.”
Kickoff the the American’s title game is 2:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC. We’ll have live reports for you from Orlando, the site of the AAC Championship, on WMC Action News 5.