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USF: 5 bold predictions for Birmingham Bowl

USF scores late TD, wins wild Birmingham Bowl over Texas Tech USF: 5 bold predictions for Birmingham Bowl
Edward Snyder | 24 December, 2017, 03:13

Texas Tech takes an early 3-0 lead after Clayton Hatfield split the uprights on a 26-yard field goal with 10:47 left in the first quarter. USF quarterback Quinton Flowers was the hero fo the day after putting the Bulls on his back in the second half, shrugging aside a woeful first half to pull USF from behind for the win.

Flowers completed 17 of his 34 passes on the day, throwing for 311 yards and four touchdowns. Instead, the Red Raiders finish an up-and-down season at 6-7. Texas Tech had scored with 1:31 left in the game to go up 34-31 but could not hold on to the lead. USF responded with an 11-play drive that covered 58 yards and ended with a 25-yard field goal from Emilo Nadelman.

The Red Raiders high tempo offense gets going after the second play in the third quarter when Kolin Hill forces Flowers to fumble the ball and Demarcus Fields comes up with it. Texas Tech's 28th takeaway of the season. He also ran 14 times for 106 yards and a fifth score. The Red Raiders, meanwhile, are allowing 31.8 points per game, 434 yards per game, and rank 124th in the nation in passing yards allowed.

The Red Raiders' defense forced USF to go three-and-out, and the Red Raiders started on their own 35-yard line.

With 16 seconds left, Flowers threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to McCants to give USF a 38-34 lead, and after the Hail Mary pass was too short, the South Florida Bulls won the Birmingham Bowl.




From there the quarterbacks took center stage, with Flowers leading the Bulls on two touchdown drives and Shimonek leading the Red Raiders on one. Facing fourth and three, the Red Raiders chose to go for it, but Shimonek was sacked by Senat for a loss of 10 yards. He threw for three touchdowns and was intercepted twice on deflected balls.

South Florida made its way across midfield on a 43-yard catch from Marquez Valdes-Scantling but bogged down in the red zone and turned the ball over on downs following a fail fourth-down conversion.

Two of Texas Tech's best weapons were on full display against South Florida.

The last quarter played out as many expected with both teams scoring back-and-forth during the final 15 minutes of the contest. Vasher somehow getting left wide open in the end zone for an easy touchdown pass from Nic Shimonek.

USF would tie the score at ten with 51 seconds remaining in the second quarter, as McCants caught the first of his two touchdown receptions.

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