For one day at least, the South Florida Bulls football team looked like they knew what they were doing. USF smacked the Connecticut Huskies 48-22 on Saturday afternoon to collect their eighth-straight win the in the dySFunCTion series.
Walk-on slot receiver Bryce Miller—starting in place of the suspended Johnny Ford—got things going early for the Bulls when he caught the second touchdown of his USF career on a perfectly executed corner route on the Bulls’ second drive of the game. Miller led the team with three catches for 36 yards, and two touchdowns.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Jordan McCloud had an up-and-down game throwing, completing just 11-of-21 passes for 157 yards with three touchdowns and two very ill-advised throws into coverage that were intercepted. His biggest contribution came on the ground, including a 26-yard touchdown run with under two minutes remaining in the first half.
Sources around the team told The Daily Stampede to expect at least 20 carries for senior running back Jordan Cronkrite and he got just that. He had his best game of the season rushing for 148 yards, including five runs of over 10 yards.
Cronk’s backup Trevon Sands had possibly his best day as a Bull, rushing for 64 yards and a score on just seven carries. USF ran for 313 yards on the day, tripling their average per game for season (97 yards).
After back-to-back touchdown drives for the Huskies, the USF defense allowed just 13 yards on the next six UConn drives, including a forced fumble and a turnover on downs inside the USF 20-yard line.
Kickoff specialist Spencer Shrader rushed in from 22 yards out on a fake field goal early in the fourth quarter to seal the game for the Bulls.
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Walk-on backup Kirk Rygol came in for the Bulls on their final possession and uncorked a beauty of a pass to DeVontres Dukes-Odom for a 33-yard touchdown to end the fun.
USF will host BYU for homecoming next week at 3:30.