Memphis does seem to be about the closest thing to a rivalry that we have at this point. We hate them and they hate us equally and the games have been close.
Conference realignment ended more than a few annual rivalries, but there’s a couple new ones that have become among the most entertaining in all of college football. For Houston and Memphis, it’s a renewal of a rivalry that dates back across decades and multiple conferences. The two teams have played nothing but close games with crazy finishes since lining up as members of the American Athletic Conference in 2013, and Thursday night’s showdown in Houston was no different.