USF’s Scott finally gets a big victory

by Gary Shelton on October 24, 2021

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Scott finally beats someone his size./STEVEN MUNCIE

Oh. So that's what they mean by running with the Bulls.

USF stampeded over Temple Saturday night, rolling up a school-record 421 yards\s rushing in a 34-14 victory. It was the first win over an FBS opponent in the tenure of coach Jeff Scott. USF had not beaten a FBS opponent for 728 days.

Jaran Mangum rushed for 152 yards and Kelley Joiner had 138 om the win. USF had 44:35 of possession time.

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Beforehand, Scott's only wins at USF were over The Citidel and Florida A&M.

"I know it’s been a tough start to the season," Scott said. "I know it’s a challenge to come out and not have the success. To see when we drove in all the fans that were here supporting us. That really encouraged me. It’s easy to show up and have a bunch of people here when you’re winning and everything is going good, but when you’re struggling and trying to find a way, "

USF plays at East Carolina Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

FSU 59, UMass 3: Yeah, it was only against UMass. So what? These days, FSU needs all the dominant victories it can get.

The Seminoles scored 28 points in the second period, and led 52-3 after three periods to move to 3-4 on the season.

Jashaun Corbin had 127 yards rushing for the game.

FSU had 586 yards for the game compared to UMass's 241.

"At the end of the day, I thought we did what we needed to do," FSU coach Mike Norvell said. "I thought we went out there and played a good game, complimentary football. I thought it was a dominant performance by our defense, something that we needed. I was really pleased with our performance defensively.”

“Even the first month of the season, you saw the fight, you saw the belief of what we were trying to push to. We still got a long ways to go in our journey, but all we can control is today.”

FSU, winners of three straight, visits Clemson Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Miami 31, N.C. State 30. Maybe Manny Diaz was right. Maybe the Miami Hurricanes are a better football team than you might have thought.

UM upset 18th ranked North Carolina State Saturday night, following freshman quarterback Tyler Van Dyke to the victory. Van Dyke threw for 325 yards and four touchdowns. In the game's final moments, it was his pass to Will Mallory for a first down that slammed the door on the Wolfpack.

"How about Tyler Van Dyke?" Diaz said. "He's a freshman. I'm so proud of him. He did it all. He didn't look like young guy."

Miami will play at Pitt Saturday at noon.


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