We got another Box Score EMOJICAP for you guys, fresh off USF's 61-31 thumping of AAC East nemesis East Carolina.
Let's get into it!
Best thing I've had to eat in Greenville on this trip?— The Daily Stampede (@StampedeSBN) September 30, 2017
This sixty burger.
Touchdown #USF. Johnson. 61-31 Bulls, 5:55 left
USF dropped a '60 Burger' on ECU Saturday, coming away with 61 points in their 30-point win over the Pirates.
It's the most points ever scored by the Bulls on the road and third most against an FBS program.
The last time USF scored 60+ points in a game was the 65-27 destruction of Cincinnati in November of 2015 (personally my favorite USF game ever).
Not all of USF's points were generated by the offense however....
Everyone give it up for Auggie Sanchez, who came away with his first career pick-six during the big road win.
Auggie Sanchez (!!) with the pick six to stuff out some ECU momentum - its 21-10 now. pic.twitter.com/4TLeruUlqC— Ryan T. Smith (@RyanSmithWrites) September 30, 2017
After several near misses throughout his time in Tampa, fifth-year (what feels like ten) year senior finally took one to the house.
His and Mazzi Wilkins' fourth quarter interception brought the team's total up to 14 on the year, where they continue to lead the nation.
Another shoutout to the USF offense for being able to finish drives by going 8-8 in the red-zone.
In trips within the Pirate 20, the Bulls came away with six touchdowns and two field goals. Marquez Valdes-Scantling's 75-yard jet sweep touchdown in the second quarter was the only USF score from beyond the 20.
After only getting field goals most of the time during last week's win over Temple, the Bulls did a better job at converting those opportunities into touchdowns.
Sirk and Destroy
Tip of the hat to ECU graduate senior quarterback Thomas Sirk because man, that dude came to ball on Saturday.
Despite completing only 47% of his passes and getting beat up at the times by the Bulls defense, he still managed to account for 302 yards through the air, 87 yards on the ground, and all four of the Pirates' touchdowns.
This year's ECU squad doesn't do a lot of things well, but what they are effective at is letting Sirk pass the dang ball all over the place and see what they can do from there.
Imagine if the he still had James Summers or Zay Jones to go along with Davon Grayson and Quay Johnson. That would be a very dangerous attack for ECU.
Two weeks until USF's homecoming matchup versus Cincinnati.
Remind your friends, plan accordingly, and make sure Raymond James is packed for a 5-0, ranked ballclub that deserves it.