The USF Bulls rolled Cincinnati during its Homecoming game to increase its record to 6-0. In a dominant 33-3 finish, South Florida tied Oregon for the longest 30-point streak since 1936.
The win matched the best record in USF’s history. But more importantly, it made the Bulls bowl-eligible. USF became the first American Athletic Conference team to earn bowl eligibility this season.
Senior USF kicker Emilion Nadelman accounted for 15 points as he converted 4 of 4 field goal attempts and 3 of 3 point-after conversions. Senior QB Quinton Flowers led the Bulls with 80 yards on the ground and a TD. Flowers completed 16 of 29 passes for 184 yards and no interceptions.
It was another strong showing for linebacker Auggie Sanchez, who had a pick-six interception of Bearcats QB Hayden Moore to close the first half at 23-3.
It was Sanchez’s second pick-six in the last two games and the Bulls’ nation-leading 15th interception.
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The victory extended USF’s win streak to 11 games, which is the best in Division I-A. Despite the win, it was another slow start for USF’s offense.
Once again, the Bulls accrued their share of penalties. USF was flagged 14 times for 137 yards. A highlight was USF’s defense, which was dominant, holding Cincinnati to 95 rushing yards.
USF will go on the road next week to face Tulane.