Houston Football: 3 reasons the Cougars will win 2021 AAC title

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Houston football has what it takes to dethrone Cincinnati to win the 2021 American Athletic Conference Championship — here’s why.

Houston football is preparing to take on Group of Five behemoth Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference championship game this weekend.

The Cougars are one of the hottest teams in college football, winners of 11 consecutive games including four against teams who are bowl-eligible (East Carolina, Tulsa, Memphis and SMU).

Houston has a defense that rivals Cincinnati and one that will test Bearcats QB Desmond Ridder and push him to his limits.

Houston has one AAC title under their belts, as they won the 2015 Championship over Temple by 11 points. We’ve got three reasons listed out of why this is Houston’s year to pull off the upset and win their second-ever AAC title.

1. Houston will make Cincinnati pay for mistakes

Cincinnati has 19 turnovers on the season (nine interceptions and 10 lost fumbles). They’ve recorded three turnovers in three of their past four games. The Bearcats offense committed 90 penalties this season, for a total of 680 yards.

The Bearcats are going to have to get it together or Houston will make them pay for those turnovers and penalties.

Will Cincinnati have distractions during the game with head coach Luke Fickell being rumored at various Power Five job openings?