Here are a few images from the LITTY photo montage recap gallery from the woeful 31-17 Week Two win over Stony Brook by staff photographer Dennis Akers. Dennis takes titillating shots, and thankfully we will once again be dropping his fire photos right here all season long! Click the image above or HERE to see all 110 photos in the album.
Tyre McCants (Niceville, Fla.) put USF (2-0) ahead for the final time with a 65-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter and led the team with 74 receiving yards. Darius Tice’s second touchdown of the day extended the Bulls’ nation-leading streak of 30-plus point games to 19.
Senior quarterback Quinton Flowers (Miami) threw two touchdown passes and led the Bulls’ rushing attack with 67 yards to move into a tie for second on USF’s career rushing list with 2,731 yards. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (St. Petersburg) gave USF its first lead with a 6-yard TD catch in the third quarter and led the Bulls with four receptions.
USF’s defense limited Stony Brook to 229 yards (137 passing) and posted five sacks and 12.0 tackles for loss. The Bulls also collected at least two takeaways for the second straight outing. Mazzi Wilkins (Tampa) set up USF’s final score with an interception deep in Stony Brook territory and Devin Abraham (Tarpon Springs) hauled in his second pick of the season in the final minute.
Auggie Sanchez (St. Petersburg) posted a team-high 12 tackles and had one of USF’s 12 tackles for loss. Fellow linebacker Nico Sawtelle (Jensen Beach, Fla.) recorded a career-high 10 tackles and registered one of the Bulls’ five total sacks.
Down, 7-0, USF evened up the score on its third drive of the game with a 1-yard touchdown run by Tice (Miami). USF’s nine-play, 73-yard drive was highlighted by Flowers’ 14-yard run and a 17-yard catch by Elkanah Dillon (Ocala, Fla.) that set the Bulls up at the Stony Brook 6-yard line.
Stony Brook (0-1) took a 10-7 lead to the halftime locker room before the Bulls got things rolling on offense late in the third quarter. Valdes-Scantling’s acrobatic 6-yard touchdown catch gave USF its first lead with 2:43 left in the quarter and capped an 18-play, 80-play drive. Mitchell Wilcox’s 20-yard reception got the Bulls into Seawolves territory and Temi Alaka’s 15-yard catch set USF up for the score.
Tajee Fullwood’s 46-yard punt return on the ensuing drive put the Bulls back in the red zone, where USF was 4-of-4 on the day, and Emilio Nadelman (Miami) extended the lead to 17-10 with a 33-yard field goal with 32 seconds left in the third quarter. Fullwood (Tampa) finished with a career-high 85 punt return yards and just three returns (28.3 ypr).
After Stony Brook tied things up at 17-17, USF jumped back ahead in explosive fashion with McCants’ 65-yard touchdown reception with 11:23 remaining.
Wilkins’ second pick of the season set USF up at the Stony Brook 25 and Tice put the game away four plays later with a 14-yard touchdown run with 1:40 remaining.
No. 21 USF posted 24 second half points to slip past Stony Brook in the fourth quarter and remain undefeated in 2017. USF also extended the Bulls nation-leading streak of 30-plus point games to 19 Saturday at Raymond James Stadium. Hurricane Irma, currently a category 4 storm, is set to wreak havoc on Florida and led to the cancellation of Saturday’s AAC opener at UConn. All of you stay safe out there, this storm is the real deal!
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Stony Brook vs. USF Image Gallery 2017
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