USF pulls away to beat Howard for 1st win

by Gary Shelton on September 11, 2022

in general

Sunday, 3 a.m.

It wasn't a huge win. It wasn't over an impressive opponent. As victories go, the best you can say is that it beat the alternative.

Still, USF won its fourth game in the Jeff Scott era Saturday night.

These days, no win is too small to throw back.

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After a sluggish start, USF took Howard, 42-20 for its first win of the 2022 season. The Bulls trailed 7-0 after one quarter, but scored twice in each of the remaining periods to win.

Brian Batttie led the Bulls with 105 yards rushing, including a 60-yard touchdown. Quarterback Garry Bohanon threw for 219 yards.

USF plays at Florida on Saturday afternoon.

Kentucky 36, Florida 16: Evidently, Florida was not as ready under new coach Billy Napier as at first believed.

The Gators, who had opened their season with an impressive upset of Utah, were shut out in the second half in a loss to Kentucky Saturday night.

Florida led 16-13 at the break but couldn't score afterward.

Quarterback Anthony Richardson threw for just 143 yards and rushed for just four.

The Gators are home at USF Saturday.

Miami 30, Southern Miss 7: The Hurricanes pulled away in the second half to beat USM.

The Hurricanes led only 10-7 at the half. But the Hurricanes outscored USM 20-0 in the second half.

Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke passed for 263 yards and a touchdown. Running back Henry Parrish Jr. added 109 yards.

UM travels to Texas A&M Saturday.

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