USFN Insider Game Balls: USF-Ball State

Check out who earned our game balls for the Bulls performance in the 37-7 home rout of Ball State. Only on

Player of the game:

QB B.J. Daniels –The Bulls junior quarter back had a career game against Ball State, completing 28 of 39 passes for 359 yards and a touchdown while leading the Bulls to 519 total yards of offense. Daniels only played in 3 quarters and did throw an interception, but besides that play, Daniels was poised, confident, looked extremely comfortable, and was a key to the Bulls offensive surge. B.J. hit receiver Victor Marc for a 20-yard score in the 2nd quarter, while leading the Bulls to six scoring drives, and two other missed field goal attempts. On the night Daniels set career records in attempts, completions, and yardage, while his total yards were the fourth-highest single-game total in program history.

Offensive Game Balls:

RB Darrell Scott – There has been a lot of talk about the Bulls junior running back for some time, and in just his second game after a two year layoff, Scott delivered. Leading all Bulls rushers with 82 yards on just 11 carries, including a 31-yard run in the third quarter where Scott hurdled a player, then capped off the drive with a 1-yard score where he hurdled another defender to get into the end zone. Scott showed the strength, speed, and athletic ability that Bulls fans have heard about and coupled with Demetris Murray, gives the Bulls a solid 1-2 punch going forward.

WR Terrence Mitchell – The USF true sophomore earned his first start at receiver and led the team in catches with seven for 60 yards. Mitchell, who's a special team's ace, also put a big hit on a Ball State player during a return. Mitchell showed that he has speed, can be electric when he touches the football, and is a threat on offense.

The O-line – For a unit that has three players starting at new positions this season, including Quinterrius Eatmon, a redshirt freshman at tackle, the line has played surprisingly well. They paved the way for 519 yards of offense, opened huge holes for the running game, gave Daniels time to throw, and only gave up one sack during the home opening victory.

WR Victor Marc – The Bulls receiver had a team-high 81 yards and caught his first touchdowns on a 20-yard strike from Daniels. Marc had a very good training camp, earning plenty of praise from the staff and on Saturday showed fans why.

Defensive Game Balls:

DE Claude Davis The USF senior recorded two sacks, three tackles forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in the win. Fans have heard a lot about Davis since he was at Lake Gibson, and Davis is finally delivering, showed great speed off the edge and a knack for getting to the quarterback. Davis now has 3 sacks in two games..

LB DeDe Lattimore – Lattimore showed what he could do as a freshman and has picked off right where he left off. He was huge in week one and in week two was tied for second in tackles with 7, and two for a loss. He also caused a fumble, and had a pass break-up

DB Kayvon Webster – After the big scoring play last week, the Bulls junior had another solid game at home. Webster led all defensive backs with 5 tackles, was physical, got off his blocks and was stingy in coverage. Webster would have had an interception if not for a questionable roughing the passer penalty.

Special teams:

SS Mark Joyce – The Bulls true sophomore took a fumble on the opening kickoff and returned it for a touchdown just eight seconds into the game, his second defensive score after scoring in the season opener last year. LB Mike Jeune, DB Spencer Boyd also deserve recognition for causing the fumble and setting the tone

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