USF Finishes Program Worst 2-10 On the Season

South Florida finished off the season with a 31-6 loss to the hands of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Bulls had a dreadful first year under coach Willie Taggart with a 2-10 record on the season, the worst in school history.

PISCATAWAY, N.J.---- The first year of the Willie Taggart era has come to a close, but it wasn't a very pleasant way for South Florida's seniors to end their respective careers as Bulls. USF fell to the hands of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights by the score of 31-6 on Saturday night, while failing to score an offensive touchdown in the game for the sixth time this season. South Florida's 2-10 record to finish off the 2013 season is the worst in school history.

True freshman quarterback, Mike White, struggled most of the game and finished with 141 yards with two fumbles and an interception on 14-of-31 passing for the Bulls. Walt Wells' attack on offense was one-dimensional for most the night, limited to just 10 rushing yards on 20 carries for the game.

Rutgers quarterback, Chad Dodd, played mistake free football, finishing the game with 179 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-24 passing. It wasn't just Dodd who carried the load. The 6-foot, 210-pound running back, Paul James, was a load at running back. James carried the rock for 113 yards with two touchdowns on 26 carries, while averaging 4.3 yards-per-carry.

The Bulls' offensive put up just 151 yards of total offense and committed 11 penalties for 99 yards, which isn't a good recipe for success.

Rutgers (6-6, 3-5) is now bowl eligible with the win over Willie Taggart's program tonight and is projected to play Notre Dame in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28.


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