If you were looking for a response to what coach Willie Taggart’s USF Bulls were made of after losing badly at home to Florida State last week, you got it. Or should we say, the Cincinnati Bearcats got it. And got it. And got blown away.
The Bulls broke open a back and forth first half that it led 24-20, by scoring 21 unanswered points leading to a 45-20 win Saturday night.
RB Marlon Mack became USF’s all time leading rusher on this play in the second half:
— American Football (@American_FB) October 2, 2016
Mack finished with 118 yds on 20 carries and two TD’s. QB Quinton Flowers also ran for two scores as the Bulls pulled away.
Cincinnati Freshman QB Ross Trail gave the ‘Cats some hope with a good first half leading two TD drives, but finished with three picks and was benched in the second half. Veteran QB Gunner Kiel, who has been the off and on starter the last two years, was equally ineffective in the second half just throwing 3-11.
USF’s win was their seventh in their last eight AAC games dating back to last season.