USF finally wins a football contest

by Gary Shelton on September 10, 2023

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Sunday, 3 a.m.

It wasn’t against a brand-name opponent. It wasn’t a lopsided victory.

But USF finally won a football game Saturday night. For the moment, that’s enough.

The Bulls, who had lost 11 straight games — most of them by wide margins — won their first game under new

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coach Alex Golesh in 38-24 decision over Florida A&M. The Rattlers, who had won 11 straight games in the FBC, were within a touchdown with 10 minutes to play, but couldn’t close in the late going.

USF quarterback Byron Brown threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more in the victory. FAMU quarterback Jeremy Moussa passed for 354 yards in the loss.

The Bulls were called for 114 yards in penalties. 

USF is home on Saturday against Alabama.

FSU 32, Southern Miss 3: The Seminoles held Southern Miss to 70 yards of total offense and just five first downs in an easy win. Southern Miss had just nine yards passing and just 61 yards rushing.

Quarterback Jordan Travis threw for two touchdowns. Running back Trey Benson ran for two more.

FSU travels to Boston College on Saturday for a noon game.

Florida 49, McNeese State 7: The Gators ran for 327 yards to dominate McNeese, led by Montrell Johnson’s 119 yards. Quarterback Graham Mertz threw for 193.

Receiver Ricky Pearsall caught six passes for 123 yards and a touchdown.

The Gators play at home against Tennessee Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Miami 48, Texas A&M 33: The Hurricanes scored 27 points in the second half to lead their way over the Aggies.

Quarterback  Tyler Van Dyke threw for five touchdowns and 374 yards in the win.

Receiver Xavier Restrepo caught six passes for 126 yards.

The ‘Canes, 2-0, play at home against Bethune-Cookman Saturday.

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