USF-WVU: Notes from the Press Box

USF Redshirt freshman quarterback B.J. Daniels threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns and added another 104 yards on the ground to lead USF to a much-needed 30-19 victory over West Virginia. There were many on hand to witness the win including representitives from many major bowls. Here are the notes from the press box

-Bowl representatives from the Capital One, Tostiso's Fiesta, Champs, Sugar, PapaJohns, Orange, Rose, Meinke Car Care, St Pete, National Championship and Yankee Stadium were all in attendance to watch the victory.

-NFL scouts from the Jaguars, Colts, Bucs, Cardinals, Giants, Raiders, Dolphins and Falcons attended Friday's game.

-Former Bulls Nick Schuyler, Tyrone McKenzie, Ben Williams and Danny Tolley, were at the game.

-White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, and son, Ozney, who is considering the baseball team were in attendance and on the sideline prior to the game.

-USF's win over West Virginia improves the Bulls record to 6-2 for the third consecutive season and sixth time in the programs 13-year history.

-With the victory, the Bulls are now 3-2 all-time against West Virginia and 2-1 against the Mountaineers at Raymond James Stadium.

-S Nate Allen wore No. 10 tonight to honor former player Keeley Dorsey.

-Tonight's attendance of 56,328 is the second consecutive home game of better than 50,000 and also is the seventh largest to ever see a USF home game.

-West Virginia is the fourth ranked opponent USF has played this season which is the most in a single season in program history. By the end of the weekend, USF will be only one of eight teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision to have faced four ranked opponents this season. The others are Miami, USC, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Vanderbilt.

-Noel Devine was held to fewer than 50 yards rushing for the first time in nine games, dating back to last season.

-Devine was held without a touchdown for the first time in eight games.

-USF has never played three consecutive ranked opponents, let alone three in a span of 16 days or even in a single season.


Individual Notes

-Mo Plancher, Nate Allen, Kion Wilson and George Selvie were USF's captains for tonight's game.

-Tonight's offensive starters were: WR Carlton Mitchell, WR Jessie Hester, LT Jamar Bass, LG Jeremiah Warred, C Sampson Genus, RG Zach Herman, RT Mark Popek, TE Ben Busbee, WR Dontavia Bogan, WR A.J. Love, QB B.J. Daniels, RB Mo Plancher, HB Richard Kelly.

-Tonight's defensive starters were: LE Jason Pierre-Paul, NT Terrell McClain, DT Aaron Harris, RE George Selvie, LB Sabbath Joseph, LB Kion Wilson, LB Chris Robinson, LC Quenton Washington, SS Mistral Raymond, FS Nate Allen, RC Jerome Murphy.

-DE George Selvie tied the USF career record for games started tonight with 45. He joins Carlton Williams (2005-08), Stephan Nicolas (2002-06), and Trae Williams (2002-06) who also started 45 career games.

-QB B.J. Daniels threw for a career high three touchdowns with TDs to Carlton Mitchell, A.J. Love and Sterling Griffin.

-Carlton Mitchell's TD reception was his fourth of the season and ninth of his career.

-Mitchell moved into second on the school's career receiving yards list (1,352). He was fifth on the list prior to catching five passes for 132 yards against West Virginia. Only Hugh Smith has more yards with 1,523 from 1999-02.

-A.J. Love's TD reception was the first of the season and the fourth of his career.

-LB Kion Wilson recorded his first interception of the season and the second of his career in the second quarter. On the same play, Sabbath Joseph recovered his first career fumble.

-Sterling Griffin's TD reception was his second career score.

-B.J. Daniels had more total yards (336) then West Virginia had for the game (323).

-Daniels' 104 yards rushing marks the third time in his career that he has surpassed the century mark. His other two 100 yard games came against Florida State and Charleston Southern.

-K Eric Schwartz is only the third player in the Big East this season to be perfect in field goals with three or more attempts.

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