2. USF Secondary- The Bulls' defensive backs had one of their most impressive performances of the season. They completely terrorized quarterback Tyler Palko, who was second in the nation in passing efficiency entering the game. The Bulls' defensive backs Palko picked off three passes and allowed Palko to throw for a season-low 159 yards. Prior to Saturday, Palko had thrown only three interceptions all season long. The leading tackler for the Bulls was Trae Williams, who had seven tackles and one interception. Jeremy Burnett was able to get his first interception of his career while Mike Jenkins picked off his first pass of the season.
3. USF Wide Receivers- On the opening drive of the game, the Bulls drove 65 yards in 12 plays thanks in part to the plays made by the wide outs. After successfully faking a punt on fourth down, Matt Grothe completed three consecutive passes to Taurus Johnson, Ean Randolph, and Marcus Edwards. Two plays later, Taurus Johnson ran a double reverse 22 yards for the first USF touchdown. Johnson would also have three receptions for 24 yards for the game. From this point on, the receivers had a heck of a game. There were no key drops and every player, who touched the ball, seemed to contribute. Ean Randolph caught five passes for 39 yards while S.J. Green added three catches for 45 yards. In the third quarter with the Bulls leading 14-6, Amarri Jackson made a huge catch and run for a 46 yard score.
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