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Haiku and Postgame Thoughts: USF 37, UConn 20

Everyone questioned USF this week, including themselves. Would the leopard change its stripes? Apparently so.

NCAA Football: South Florida at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

All about #process

Bulls fans wanted to believe

Gulf Coast Offense Back??

Don’t worry about the score, as a Darius Tice with 32 seconds left cost the USF gamblers a cover. What made this game so much better was the play calling. The belief in what was possible. Quinton Flowers being used as a runner and a passer. USF’s superior athletes out in space making magic happen.

  • Quinton Flowers 385 yards is a career high. It’s also the second-most for a Bull ever.
  • Flowers surpassed 7,000 career passing yards. He becomes the seventh player in NCAA history with both 7,000 passing and 3,000 rushing yards.
  • 100 career touchdowns accounted for by Quinton Flowers: 69 passing and 31 rushing.
  • Q’s total line: 24-37, 385, 3 TD, 1 INT. 16 rushes, 131 yards.
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s 95-yard TD catch tied the career long by a Bull. DeAndrew Rubin caught one from Marquel Blackwell of equal distance vs. Northern Illinois in 2002.
  • No Bull had a 100-yard reception game in over a year, now MVS has done it in back-to-back games: 10 for 186 last week, 6 for 152 this week.
  • Three Bulls with 10 tackles: Jaymon Thomas, Devin Abraham, and Nico Sawtelle. The Bulls also had eight tackles for loss as a team.
  • Emilio Nadelman hit a career-long field goal of 51 yards to put the Bulls up 37-14 in the fourth quarter.
  • USF averaged 7.8 yards per play, and punted one (1) time.

More soon.