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5 USF Players to Watch vs. SMU

Demo breaks down five USF Bulls to watch when SMU faces off against South Florida on Saturday in Ford Stadium.

Jr. QB Quinton Flowers

Flowers is coming off one of the greatest offensive performances in USF history as the junior quarterback posted a school record, 473 yards of total offense with five touchdowns against Memphis. He rushed for 210 yards with three scores and threw for 263 with two more scores.  Flowers has a quarterback rating of 154. That just goes to show what he's been able to do this season.  He’s rushed for 100 yards five times and is the second leading quarterback the country. Flowers set a program-record 34 touchdowns in 2015, but has already accounted for 32 this season.  

Sr. WR Rodney Adams

Adams is also coming off a big game. He had a career-high 270 all-purpose yards against Memphis. He made eight receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown, and also had a 92 yard touchdown run—which was the longest in USF history. Adams set a USF record with 822 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 2015. He has 671 yards and five touchdowns through 10 games this year. In 14 of his last 19 games, he has scored at least one touchdown.  

Jr. RB Marlon Mack

Mack has rushed for 100 yards five times this season, bringing his career total at USF to 18. Last season he rushed for nine 100-yard games. He set a USF record with 6.6 yards per carry last season and is 14th in the FBS with 6.93 ypc in 2016. His 3,267 career rushing yards and is the Bulls’ all-time leashing leading rusher. His 12 rushing touchdowns this season rank as the 2nd-best season total in USF history. Mack also has 11 career touchdown runs of 45 yards or more, including an 85-yarder against Navy this season.   

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Jr. MLB Auggie Sanchez

Sanchez leads the Bulls with 85 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, six sacks, three pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. Sanchez is top 15 in AAC in Tackles (2nd, 8.7), Sacks (5th, 0.60), and tackles for a loss (15th, .80) per game. He led the team in tackles next season with 117 tackles—which was the second best season total in USF history. He has made 35 starts over the past three seasons and is the 9th all-time with 270 career tackles for the Bulls. 

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Sr. LB Nigel Harris

Harris is third on the team with 57 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, two sacks, two interceptions, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery. Harris led the nation with six forced fumbles two years ago and has eight for his career. His 34-yard interception return against ECU held set up the game sealing touchdown. He also had a 49-yard interception return, a sack, and 1.5 TFL and six tackles in the Bulls’ season opener.


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