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Wrap-Up, Haiku, and Quinton Flowers Worship Thread: USF 49, Memphis 42

Quinton Flowers turns in a legendary performance to carry the Bulls to victory.

NCAA Football: South Florida at Memphis Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

As Howard Cosell
once said, “What a football game
this turned out to be!”

I’ve seen just about every USF football game that has ever been played, and that was the most thrilling, exciting game of them all. And on the same field where J.R. Reed once had the greatest single-game performance in USF history, Quinton Flowers might have surpassed it.

There’s so much to process from that game. Here are the initial thoughts:

  • The school records broken in this game are numerous. Among them: most points scored in a road game (49). Most rushing yards in a game (416). Highest completion percentage in a game (Flowers was 24-for-29 for 82.8%).
  • USF had 679 yards of total offense, the second-most in school history.
  • Rodney Adams’ 92-yard touchdown run was a school record, and only the second 90+ yard play from scrimmage. DeAndrew Rubin’s 95-yard reception against Northern Illinois in 2002 is still the longest play from scrimmage.
  • Flowers set a new career high with 210 rushing yards. On his second-quarter touchdown run, he became the first quarterback in USF history to rush for 1000 yards in a season. With 1131 yards and at least three games left to play, he’s now a serious threat to break Marlon Mack’s school record for rushing yards in a season.
  • This defense is bad. Like super mega bad. Like #bad. But we’ll deal with that later.
  • USF is 8-2 for only the second time in school history. The Bulls finished the 2002 season 9-2, a record that can be matched with a win at SMU next Saturday.