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USF HC Charlie Strong indicated that sophomore WR Darnell Salomon (undisclosed) will be available for Thursday night's AAC opener against Temple.

Salomon didn't play against Illinois last Friday for unspecified reasons. He posted a 5-59-1 receiving line through the first two games of the season. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound wideout was ESPN's No. 204 overall prospect in the 2016 cycle.
Sep 19 - 12:52 PM

USF sophomore WR Darnell Salomon (undisclosed) is not dressed for Friday's game against Illinois.

Salomon (6'3/215) had been working to a 5-59-1 receiving line through the first two games of the season. The exact nature of his injury has not been disclosed as of yet. In his absence, Tyre McCants figures to see a bump in playing time.
Sep 18 - 11:54 AM

South Florida senior WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught four passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 47-23 win over Illinois.

Valdes-Scantling came through with a 17-yard touchdown grab early in the third quarter as USF slowly began to pull away after a sluggish start. He's now working to a 14-202-2 receiving line through three games this season.
Sep 16 - 12:01 AM

South Florida redshirt senior RB Darius Tice rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Friday's 47-23 win over Illinois.

The Bulls were not at their sharpest on Friday, but boy howdy, did they have their running game working. Not only did Tice rush for 105 yards while averaging a cool 8.8 YPC, both Quinton Flowers (106 yards) and D'Ernest Johnson (101 yards) also topped the century mark. USF finished with 376 yards on the ground as a team. Tice has now topped 90 yards rushing in two of three games this season. His early success is made all the sweeter by the fact that he needed a medical hardship waiver (he missed most of the past season due to an ankle injury) to even take the field for the current campaign.
Sep 15 - 11:55 PM

South Florida senior QB Quinton Flowers completed 15-of-27 passes for 280 yards, four touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 106 yards and an additional score in Friday's 47-23 win over Illinois.

The numbers eventually came together for Flowers, but make no mistake, this was a sloppy, sloppy game by both teams, one which saw a slew of penalties. Ugliness aside, Flowers had plenty of isolated moments, including a perfectly thrown 39-yard bomb to Deangelo Antoine with about seven minutes gone by in the first quarter. South Florida has looked somewhat wobbly at times in the early going, but Flowers is well on his way to putting up yet another statistically glorious campaign -- he has now thrown for 678 yards with an 8/2 TD/INT ratio and has racked up 243 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, all in the space of just three games. The Bulls will play host to Temple next Thursday as they try for a crisper performance than what they offered on Friday.
Sep 15 - 11:35 PM

USF redshirt senior DT Deadrin Senat was ejected for targeting in the first quarter of Friday's game against Illinois.

Senat (6'2/305) was ejected after making helmet-to-helmet contact on a knockdown of Illinois QB Chayce Crouch midway through the first quarter. It wasn't a bone-jarring hit, but did appear to satisfy the bare-minimum requirements for targeting. This is already his second such ejection of the young season, as he was also booted after laying a questionable hit in a win over San Jose State in the season-opener.
Sep 15 - 8:45 PM

The start of Friday's game between Illinois and USF has been delayed due to inclement weather.

The game was initially supposed to kick off at 7:00 EST, but that has been pushed back to 7:30 EST. We'll keep you updated if there are further weather delays for this contest.
Sep 15 - 7:25 PM

Saturday's game between USF and UConn has been canceled due to Hurricane Irma.

The Bulls and Huskies are the latest teams to have themselves an unexpected bye as Irma -- a Category 5 hurricane, one of the strongest on record in the Atlantic -- prepares to make landfall in the state of Florida over the coming days. In a statement, UConn AD David Benedict said, "Our thoughts are with USF and all of the areas in the path of this storm. We wish them all the best as they deal with this terrible storm and are here ready to assist in any way that we can." As matters currently stand, there has been no makeup date scheduled for this contest.
Sep 7 - 7:26 PM

South Florida OC Sterlin Gilbert indicated that senior RB D'Ernest Johnson will see more targets as a receiver out of the backfield.

Good call. To this point, Johnson has arguably been a better receiving back than a prototypical running back. As a backup to Marlon Mack, he had a 28-293-5 receiving line last season and a 26-356-4 line the year before that. Meanwhile, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder has run for only 114 yards on 3.3 YPC against two weak defenses during USF's 2-0 start in 2017.
Sep 6 - 6:39 PM

USF senior WR Byeshene Bronson will miss the rest of the 2017 season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder.

Bronson suffered the injury early in summer camp. He caught only 10 passes for 188 yards last year but exited spring practices as a projected starter. With Rodney Adams off to the NFL, Bronson was expected to pick up some of the slack on the perimeter. Since Bronson hasn't used his redshirt, he can return next fall if he so chooses.
Sep 6 - 5:52 PM

The kickoff of the USF-UConn game has been moved up to 10:30 a.m. ET.

Not only that, but halftime will be cut to only 15 minutes. The game is being played in Connecticut, but the Huskies worked with USF to get the Bulls out of town early to assist with safe travel plans ahead of Hurricane Irma.
Sep 6 - 5:30 PM

South Florida senior QB Quinton Flowers completed 19-of-32 passes for 186 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 31-17 win against Stony Brook.

Flowers also had 67 rushing yards. For the second consecutive week, the Bulls looked sluggish against a weak opponent. Last week, USF got its act together late to pull out a 20-point win against San Jose State, and they did the same today after trailing 10-7 at halftime. Performances like these aren't going to cut it against a quality opponent. Fortunately for Charlie Strong's bunch, USF only has one 2016 bowl team on the slate through October (Temple).
Sep 2 - 7:32 PM

South Florida senior RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in Saturday's 42-22 win over San Jose State.

Johnson came through in high style near the end of the first half, taking the handoff and hitting the pile before scooting around to the left and turning on the afterburners down the sideline for a 50-yard score aided by a few killer blocks. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder rushed for 543 yards and eight touchdowns while playing backup to Marlon Mack last season. He's a potential 1,000-yard back for the current, freshly-birthed campaign.
Aug 26 - 11:55 PM

South Florida senior QB Quinton Flowers completed 11-of-22 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 70 yards and an additional score in Saturday's 42-22 win over San Jose State.

Flowers and the USF offense looked sloppy and out of sorts in the first quarter, but got their feet under them as the game went along. Even in what was a muted performance by his lofty standards, Flowers still had a number of highlight-reel plays. He fired off both of his touchdown passes in the second quarter, including a 49-yard bomb to Temi Alaka. And his ability to shed would-be tacklers as a runner remains simply magical. We expect some huge games from the Heisman contender as the season begins to unfold. Stony Brook shows next on USF's schedule.
Aug 26 - 11:50 PM

USF senior WR Byeshene Bronson (shoulder) did not make the trip with the Bulls for their Saturday game against San Jose State.

Bronson suffered a shoulder injury midway through the 2016 season and he has been nagged by it on and off in the offseason ramp up to the current campaign. While he is staying back to rest up, this is not believed to be an injury which will keep him out for an extended amount of time.
Aug 26 - 7:11 PM


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