It appeared as if a lot hasn't changed since the 2004 season, with the defense carrying the Nittany Lions against the Bulls. With two turnovers, which resulted in 14 points, Alan Zemais, Chris Harrell, Tamba Hali and Matthew Rice led the charge. For as many sparks as the offense showed at times, there were just as many stalls, with three turnovers and a horrid 33% third down efficiency.
Some quick hits from today's game:
Derrick Williams and Justin King made their debut in blue and white with Williams pulling in three catches for 38 yards (long 25 yards) and rushing for three carries for three yards. King saw action on both sides of the ball with his big highlight resulting in a 68 yard run.
Michael Robinson went five for 15 with no passing touchdowns and an interception. He also rushed for 28 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown.
The defense forced two turnovers against the Bulls. Alan Zemaitis picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown, while Chris Harell pulled in an interception and returned it for 16 yards.
The Nittany Lion defense contained the Big East's best rusher, Andre Hall, to 73 yards on 22 carries and no touchdowns. After a slow first quarter the USF running attack found some success running between the tackles.
Tony Hunt had 14 carries for 148 yards, the bulk of which came on a late 68 yard run. He also scored on a one yard touchdown leap in the second quarter.
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