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Eight quarters into the Charlie Strong era, Bulls fans still are waiting for the offense to find a rhythm. The Bulls spotted San Jose State a 16-point lead before rallying for a 42-22 win in Week Zero, and managed only seven first-half points in Saturday's lackluster 31-17 victory against FCS foe Stony Brook. Additionally, two USF punts already have been blocked (one for a TD).
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The original start time was noon. The earlier start — and a halftime shortened to 15 minutes — is meant to help the Bulls arrive back in Tampa early Saturday evening, presumably before the bay area feels any potentially severe effects from Hurricane Irma.
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The two schools and the American Athletic Conference explored options that would allow South Florida, which is located in Tampa, to return home before the major hurricane is expected to hit Florida on Sunday morning.
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Bulls senior WR Ryeshene Bronson announced via his Instagram account Tuesday he'll require season-ending shoulder surgery.
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A look at Connecticut, which hosts USF on Saturday at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn.
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The arrival of Hurricane Irma, which has impacted every football game on every level in Florida, now is jeopardizing USF's game 1,250 miles to the northeast.
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If social media is any sign, USF's fan base is gradually melting down over the way its Heisman candidate, QB Quinton Flowers, has been employed -- or under-employed -- through two games. Charlie Strong's reaction to the criticism: Bulls tickets are being under-utilized also.
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Quinton Flowers threw for 186 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns, helping the Bulls shrug off a slow start to win their home opener under Strong, 31-17 on Saturday. "They didn't surprise us. We knew what we were getting," Strong said. "As a ranked team, we're going to get everyone's best."
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Actual attendance for USF's home opener Saturday against Stony Brook was the lowest for a Bulls home debut in 13 years. The Tampa Sports Authority reported Sunday 18,302 fans actually passed through the Raymond James Stadium turnstiles.
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The No. 19 Bulls trailed 16-0 at San Jose State in their opener and went on to a 42-22 victory. They trailed FCS Stony Brook 10-7 at halftime Saturday before cruising, 31-17.
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Eight quarters into his ultra-hyped senior season, QB Quinton Flowers' dual-threat dominance has been brandished only in spurts and stretches. So far, he's averaging 267.5 total yards, roughly 50 fewer than he was at this point last season.
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SF opened the season with a 42-22 rout of San Jose State, overcoming an early 16-0 deficit in coach Charlie Strong's debut with the Bulls. They have scored at least 30 in a nation-leading 18 consecutive games. Stony Brook, which stepped up to Division I in 1999, is a facing an FBS opponent for the ninth time, The Seawolves are 1-7 in the previous eight games.
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Now that his team has worked out its kinks, cobwebs and jitters on the West Coast, Bulls coach Charlie Strong expects two things in Saturday's home opener. His team to be sharper, and his injury list to be shorter.
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It was the worst of times for the USF Bulls in 2013. It was a 2-10 season in Willie Taggart’s first year at South Florida. But it was also the best of times on the recruiting trail, where USF assembled the top group in the American Athletic Conference. And it showed in the coming years.