Bulls ‘only’ win by 30 points against Cincinnati

by Gary Shelton on October 15, 2017 · 0 comments

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Darius Tice scpred a touchdown for Bulls./STEVEN MUNCIE

Darius Tice scored a touchdown for Bulls./STEVEN MUNCIE

Sunday, 5 a.m.

Before you shake your head at the underachievement, before you roll your eyes at a sputtering offense, before you throw your hands in the air over the points that were not scored, consider this:

The USF Bulls have now won 11 straight games, the most in America.

The Bulls have now scored at least 30 points in 23 straight games, the most of any team in the AP Poll era (1936-present).

This Bulls' team is now 7-0, and sure to improve on its 15th-place ranking (coaches' poll).

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Cincinnati quarterback Hayden Moore gets sacked by the Bulls defense./STEVEN MUNCIE

Cincinnati quarterback Hayden Moore gets sacked by the Bulls defense./STEVEN MUNCIE

Done? Now sigh and lament a less-than-stellar effort as the Bulls "only" beat Cincinnati by a score of 33-3.

“We can improve, we can get much better," said coach Charlie Strong. "We haven’t arrived yet. I think sometimes that’s what we think and we have to get rid of that attitude. We have to start thinking ahead in a different direction.

Quinton Flowers with a look of disappointment after not getting a first down./STEVEN MUNCIE

Quinton Flowers is disappointed after not getting a first down./STEVEN MUNCIE

“We don’t know how far we can go. We haven’t yet put together a complete game on offense, on defense and in the kicking game. It hasn’t happened yet. When we get that to happen, we’ll see what type of team we really are.”

Quarterback Quinton Flowers threw for 180 yards and ran for 80 more.

USF led only 9-3 late in the first half. However, Darren Tice scored on an 11-yard run, and on the last play of the half -- after a USF penalty gave the Bearcats an untimed down -- Auggie Sanchez picked off a pass and returned it 65 yards for a score.

The Bulls travel to New Orleans Saturday to play Tulane in a 7 p.m. game.

Josh Black sacks Cincinnati quarterback Ross Trail./STEVEN MUNCIE

Josh Black sacks Cincinnati quarterback Ross Trail./STEVEN MUNCIE

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