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2023 AAC Championship Game Preview: SMU Mustangs @ Tulane Green Wave

Welcome to conference championship weekend.

The American Athletic Conference Championship Game is a late afternoon staple of the weekend, often associated with New Year’s Six stakes. This year’s matchup between two teams with unblemished conference records is no exception.

Tulane (11-1, 8-0 AAC) hosts the event for the second consecutive year. The Green Wave are the reigning conference champions, knocking off UCF 45-28 last December at Yulman Stadium before the Knights departed for the Big 12. Once again, Tulane’s AAC Championship Game opponent is on its way out of the conference.

SMU (10-2, 8-0 AAC) prepares for its first and last AAC Championship Game.