NCAA Preseason top 25 countdown: #22 South Florida Bulls
22. SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS
2016 record: 11-2 (7-1 in conference)
Pass yards per game: 226.2
Rush yards per game: 285.2
Points scored per game: 43.8
Points allowed per game: 31.0
The South Florida Bulls went 11-2 last year in the AAC. The offense averaged almost 44 ppg. QB Quinton Flowers is a duel threat that can break a game open at any time. Flowers passed for 2,812 yards, ran for 1,530 yards and scored 42 total TDs in 2016. Flowers work on the ground coupled with RB Marlon Mack’s 1,187 yards led the Bulls to average about 285 rush yards per game.
With new head coach Charlie Strong’s defensive back ground the team could be on the cusp of a golden age for this young football program. Cut from the same cloth as a Lamar Jackson, Quinton Flowers could be a sleeper for the Heisman trophy in 2017.
Sat. Sept. 9th @ UConn
Thu. Sept. 21st vs Temple
Sat. Nov. 4th vs Houston