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Cincinnati football comes up short at Memphis in AAC Championship

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Fletcher Page,

MEMPHIS – The second time around didn't work out for the University of Cincinnati football team either.

No. 16 Memphis defeated the No. 21 Bearcats 29-24 Saturday to win the American Athletic Conference Championship at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, eight days after the Tigers beat UC here in the regular-season finale.

The loss ends the Bearcats chance to play in The Cotton Bowl Classic, putting their postseason destination into a handful of potential different outcomes.

For a time, UC appeared poised to win its first AAC title.