|FOOTBALL Regular Season|
|Aug 31||vs McNeese State||
|Sept 7||AT Michigan State||12:00pm|
|Sept 14||vs FAU||
|Sept 28||vs Miami||12:00pm|
|Oct 5||vs Cincinnati||
|Oct 12||AT UCONN||TBA|
|Oct 26||vs Louisville||
|Oct 31||AT Houston||TBA|
|Nov 16||vs Memphis||
|Nov 23||vs SMU||TBA|
|Nov 29||AT UCF||
|Dec 7||AT RUTGERS||TBA|
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Corey Allen, Jr. hit a floater with two seconds remaining as South Florida came back from a 17-point second-half deficit to beat George Mason, 68-66, Wednesday night.
Allen finished with 19 points, Victor Rudd had 15 and Chris Perry added 14 for the Bulls (5-2), which had a 23-1 run in the second half and snapped a two-game losing streak. The loss dropped the Patriots to 5-3.
George Mason opened the second half with a 19-7 run and held a 53-36 advantage after a layup by Marko Gujanicic with 12:19 remaining. But the Bulls responded with their run, running off 18 straight points and using the 23-1 run to take a 59-54 lead with 4:57 to play.
Bryon Allen's 3-pointer with 4:33 remaining, which ended the Bulls' run, was the Patriots' lone field goal during an 11-minute stretch.
Sherrod Wright paced George Mason with 22 points.
(via USF Communications) - University of South Florida head coach Willie Taggart today announced the dismissal of senior defensive backs Mark Joyce and JaQuez Jenkins from the USF football program for a violation of team rules.
“It’s disappointing they both are seniors. We’re talking about seniors, not freshmen,” Taggart, in his first season leading the USF program, said. “We’re trying to change a culture in our entire football program to one that is total commitment to the football team and winning. There are consequences that come with anything that counters that. Those consequences will be paid. There’s no one individual who is bigger than this football team.
“They’ve done a lot for our football program. Unfortunately, they made a mistake. They’ve got to deal with their mistake.”
Joyce and Jenkins both were suspended prior to the UCF game and did not play in that contest. Both players are on schedule to graduate in December.
Joyce started 22 career games, including 10 this season, and played in 47. He is the Bulls second leading tackler with 53 stops this season and has two interceptions. Jenkins started 15 career games, five this season, and played in 39. He logged 24 tackles on the season.
USF (2-9; 2-5 AAC) will complete the 2013 season Saturday with a 7:30 p.m. kick at Rutgers (5-6; 2-5 AAC).
By: Brian Alward
USF is unable to pull off the improbable upset against AAC rival UCF, lose 23-20 in Orlando Friday.
Johnny Ward forces UCF WR Storm Johnson to fumble his reception and it’s recovered by Kenneth Durden. USF was able to take advantage of the turnover when Marvin Kloss hit a 46-yard field goal to give the Bulls an early 3-0 lead. Sean Moffitt ties it up with a 27-yard field goal in the last couple minutes of the first quarter.
Marvin Kloss hits a 42-yard field goal to give the Bulls a 6-3 lead. Blake Bortles finds Justin Tukes for an 8-yard play for a touchdown to give UCF a 10-6 lead. Shawn Moffitt is able to hit a 24-yard field goal with six seconds remaining in the first half. The Knights now have a 13-6 lead going into half time.
Chris Dunkley scores on a 13-yard touchdown run. This ties the game at 13. UCF is able to get another field goal, a 39-yarder from Shawn Moffitt to give the Knights a 16-13 lead with 4:06 to go in the third quarter.
The Bulls start the fourth quarter ending a 9 play, 77-yard drive with a 1-yard rush by Marcus Shaw for a touchdown. Nate God win picks off Bortles to give USF great field position. That’s the fifth turnover of the night for the Knights. He intercepts the ball on one knee negating a possible pick-6. The Bulls are unable to get much going on offense and settle for a field goal attempt. Marvin Kloss misses the 51-yard field goal attempt. USF still has a 20-16 lead over UCF with 5:54 left in the game. Blake Bortles finds Breshad Perriman after a brilliant pump fake for a 52-yard touchdown to give the Knights a 23-20 lead with 4:50 left. The Bulls marching down on the ensuing drive, looking good, when Mike White throws an interception to basically ice the game for the Knights. UCF defeats USF 23-20.
By: Brian Alward
The Bulls’ lack of offense is evident again in the 16-6 loss to SMU Saturday.
The offensive woes would continue right from the start for the Bulls. USF goes three-and-out and is forced to punt on its first possession. SMU, however, scored on its first drive. The USF defense is able to hold SMU to only a field goal but it was a score nonetheless. The teams had a punt battle for the next three possessions.
The second quarter had a better vibe for the Bulls. On SMU’s third possession of the night, DB Hassan Childs intercepts QB Garrett Gilbert on first down. The Bulls are unable to take advantage of the INT though because Marvin Kloss slips while attempting a 51-yard field goal. At the end of the first half, SMU goes into the locker room with a 3-0 lead over USF.
SMU comes out in the second half firing on just about all cylinders. They go 75 yards on 11 plays with Prescott Line ending the drive with a 6-yard touchdown run. Chase Hover misses the ensuing extra point. SMU leads USF 9-0. The Bulls get another pick by Hassan Childs, his second of the night. This gives the Bulls the ball on their own 2-yard line with 3:08 left in the third quarter. But again, USF is unable to take advantage or even move the ball very far. They get the ball to the 8-yard line and have to punt on fourth down. SMU marches right down on the ensuing drive and scores. Neal Burcham hits Der'rikk Thompson for a 37 yards touchdown. The third quarter would end with SMU leading USF 16-0.
Mike White would start the fourth quarter by being intercepted by Jay Scott. SMU would take over at the Bulls’ 34-yard line. The USF defense would force SMU to punt on 4th-and-21. The Bulls will start their next drive from their own 20-yard line with 12:15 remaining being shut out 16-0. They must get some kind of points on this drive to even have a chance. Jay Scott intercepts Mike White for the second time in the fourth quarter. SMU takes over at the USF 37-yard line. SMU goes three-and-out and is forced to punt. The Bulls take over at their own 10-yard line with 7:54 left. The drive started off well with a 73-yard pitch and catch from White to Andre Davis. Davis has now has three 100-yard receiving games to set a USF record. That’s the silver lining. The bad news? The drive ended like the rest of the USF drives – with no points. The Bulls got the ball into the red zone, but couldn’t punch it in on four downs. The Bulls finally get on the board with 50-yard punt return for a touchdown by Chris Dunkley. The shutout is avoided, but it may be too little too late. It was. SMU defeats USF 16-6.
USF will take on No. 18 UCF on Friday at 8 p.m. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Corey Allen Jr. had 19 points and a career-high six steals, leading South Florida to a 72-63 victory against Stetson on Friday night.
Anthony Collins scored 15 points and Martino Brock finished with 10 for the Bulls (4-0).
Willie Green led Stetson (0-5) with a career-high 20 points. Teammates Aaron Graham and Kentwan Smith added 15 and 12, respectively.
Allen, who had only five points and two steals before the intermission, led a late charge by the Bulls from a 57-56 deficit. In the final four minutes he had two steals followed by dunks to get the lead up to five. Then in the final minute he put it away with a wild driving shot as the shot clock was hitting zero.
Green scored 10 points for the Hatters in a first half that included five ties and seven lead changes. The teams were even at 35 at halftime.