The Bulls faced off against the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday and the outcome wasn’t what many people expected; a 29-17 loss. The running game, which is usually USF’s most efficient part of their offense, was shut down and held to only 62 yards.
Navy’s QB Keenan Reynolds rushed for his 77th touchdown of his career, which tied the FBS record for most rushing touchdowns.
Despite the loss; however, USF Head Coach Willie Taggart is optimistic about the rest of the season.
“It means everything, knowing that if we take care of business; we will have a chance to play for the conference title.” “The players know what’s at stake and they want to play for the conference title.”
Although the players know what is at stake, the AAC East standings at the moment are not in USF’s favor. Temple is currently first in the division after a slugfest with Notre Dame, and Cincinnati is also ahead of USF after win against UCF.
The Bulls still have have to face Temple & Cincinnati at home, which is a huge advantage for the team.
“We know what these next 4 weeks mean for our season, but we have to take it one game at a time. Our goal is to go 1-0 each week”, said USF QB Quinton Flowers.
The Bulls know it’s going to be a challenge these next 4 weeks, but despite the opportunity to play for a title, one question remains for USF–Can they play like the team they are capable of being?
Only time will tell, but if they do play up to their talent level there is no doubt they will be a force to reckon with in their conference.
Prediction: USF will go up to East Carolina this week and get a much need win. The Running game will come back to life and fuel the offense. Quinton Flowers plays well, but Marlon Mack is the player of the game with over 100 rushing yards. USF keeps their conference their conference title hopes alive.
Final: USF 28 Eastern Carolina 24