|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|
(via USF Athletics Communications) - University of South Florida sophomore quarterback Matt Floyd (Milton) was honored with the Freddie Solomon Community Spirit Award at the fourth annual Premier Players of College Football banquet at the Hilton Downtown Tampa Hotel.
The Freddie Solomon Community Spirit Award honors a collegiate football player from Florida or South Carolina each year that has impacted the lives of others through giving and community service. Freddie Solomon played college football at the University of Tampa and spent 11 seasons as a wide receiver in the NFL. The two-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers has spent 21 years in Hillsborough County working with the Sherriff’s department to teach kids life lessons through football.
Floyd, a captain on the 2013 USF team, is very involved on the USF campus, holding numerous leadership positions while balancing his time between his football obligations and being a highly engaged and productive member of the USF community.
The 2012 Big East All-Academic selection was nominated for the 2013 AIPAC student activist of the year award. A dual major in political science and international studies, he has served as vice president of The Order of the Golden Brahman leadership society, president and founding member of the CUFI cadre charter, a member of the USF National Hazing Prevention Board, a member of the USF Hillel, AIPAC pro-Israel activism cadre and a member of the 2013 New Traditions Competition Task Force. While attending the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Policy Conference in Washington D.C., he was among a group from USF that received the "Top 5 Campus Advocates of the Year" award.
Floyd has made an impact off campus while serving as an intern for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and coaching little league football from 2008-2011.
Floyd has played in eight games and started three through two seasons at USF. He made his first start as a freshman in 2012, completing 21-of-39 passes for 176 yards at Cincinnati, and started the Bulls opener in 2013. He has thrown for 538 yards on his career so far.
The Premier Players Sports Foundation is based in Tampa and its mission is to help orphaned, foster and special needs children participate in sports by providing league sponsorships and proper equipment.
TAMPA, FL (University of South Florida Communications Release) – Freshman forward Chris Perry recorded consecutive double-doubles this past week and was named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for the second time this season on Monday.
Perry, from Bartow, Fla., averaged 14 points, going 11-of-17 from the field, and 12.5 rebounds while recording three blocks. Eleven of his total 25 rebounds were on the offensive end.
At George Mason, Perry recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds in helping the Bulls to a 68-66 win. On Saturday, Perry had 14 points and a career high 14 rebounds in the Bulls’ 66-64 win over Alabama.
The website CollegeSportsMadness.com on Monday named Perry its conference player of the week.
Perry and the 6-2 Bulls host Florida Gulf Coast on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the Las Vegas Classic.
American Athletic Conference Honors
Player of the Week: Shabazz Napier, G, UConn
Rookie of the Week: Chris Perry, F, USF
Sean Kilpatrick, G, Cincinnati
Montrezl Harrell, F, Louisville
Shaq Goodwin, F, Memphis
Nic Moore, G, SMU
Anthony Lee, F, Temple
By Darek Sharp / 620wdae.com
In easily their biggest win of the season the USF Bulls held on for a thrilling 66-64 win over Alabama Saturday night at the Sun Dome.
The Bulls held an eight-point lead with 2:30 remaining but the Tide kept making shots, forcing USF to hit its free throws in the final minute. Anthony Collins was 5-for-5 until missing with :10 left, giving Alabama the chance to win. However three shots, including one wide-open three for the lead, went awry.
John Egbunu swatted away Levin Randolph's layup try, but Shannon Hale -- who had just hit a three to make it 65-64 -- failed from three and Randolph's 15-foot jumper drew air.
Victor Rudd had 15 points and seven rebounds while freshman Chris Perry had 14 points and 14 boards in an impressive inside performance. Corey Allen and Musa Abdul-Aleem, who hit a couple of big 3's off the bench, scored nine apiece.
After missing his first five tries from three-point land, Rudd nailed one to put the Bulls ahead 58-52 with 3:30 left and Chris Perry's follow extended the lead to eight on the next possession. But Trevor Releford, who scored 17 points before fouling out, had back-to-back scores on the next two possessions and a USF turnover against Bama's press made for the frantic finish.
Alabama had used a 9-0 run to take a 44-40 lead, but the Bulls would go on an 8-0 stretch of their own to answer.
Egbunu had three blocks and Collins dished out nine assists including several alley-oops. Both players had seven points.
USF is now 6-2 on the season.
By Darek Sharp / 620wdae.com
It was a fitting end to a season where the USF Bulls struggled so much on offense. USF managed just eight first downs and 151 yards in the cold of Piscataway, N.J. losing to Rutgers 31-6.
USF played the second half like they were ready for it all to end. On four possessions the Bulls managed a total of, get this, minus-three yards.
After having lost its last three the Scarlet Knights finally gained bowl eligibility with a 6-6 record, though their American Athletic Conference mark was a rather poor 3-5. The Bulls finished with a 2-10 record, 2-6 in conference.
Chas Dodd threw for two touchdown passes and Paul James ran for 113 yards and two scores to lead Rutgers.
The game changed early when the Bulls thought they had an interception and long return by Brandon Salinas to the Rutgers 30, but a highly shaky roughing the passer penalty wiped it out. Rutgers scored on the next play for a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter.
Later the Bulls did catch a break as Lamar Robbins recovered a fumble as Rutgers was heading into the end zone. It looked like the Bulls would cash in, putting together a solid drive to the Rutgers 7, but they had to settle for a 24-yard field goal by Marvin Kloss.
Similarly late in the first half the Bulls got inside the 10 but only managed three points, and it was 21-6 in the break.
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.