Congratulations to RaginBull76, winner of the Week 7 Pick 'em and predict 'em game. He's also the first two time winner of the season. Walter Sobchak finished a very close second, having the same point differential, but losing on average variance by just two percentage points. That's a tough way to lose. Walter is due some kudos, though, for having the best record of the year in picking winners, 5-0. ZerogBull and Don Gee are tied for second in that respect, with a 5-1 record for each of them. Please put this week's picks in the comment section of this story to make it easier to find.

USF quarterback Quinton Flowers had a career day, amassing over 350 yards total offense and five touchdowns as he led the Bulls to victory over the UConn Huskies, 42-27.

Welcome to your official unofficial USF gameday chat as the UConn Huskies visit the Bulls.  Cheers and jeers are welcome here!

1Q 8:04 Bobby Puyol 26 yard field goal. 3-0 UConn
1Q 7:35 Quinton Flowers 54 yard touchdown run.  7-3 USF
2Q 2:22 Quinton Flowers 8 yard touchdown run.  14-3 USF

Who:                   UConn Huskies vs. USF Bulls
What:                  American Athletic Conference football game
When:                 Saturday October, 15th at 7 PM
Where:                Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Why:                   Conference championship implications

The Bulls of the University of South Florida host the University of Connecticut Huskies on Saturday at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. The game marks just the 13th matchup between the former Big East members in a series that favors USF, 8-5. The Bulls have won the last four games, while the Huskies had won the previous three. Most games in the series have been close affairs, with an average score of 22-14, or just a touchdown difference between the two. Seven of the games had final scores differing by six points or less. The last game, played in Storrs, was a 28-20 victory for the Bulls.

If it looks like you just saw one of these poll watch stories, it’s because you have. The two major national polls were delayed in coming out due to Hurricane Matthew. And, due to delays in adding several new rankings to the segment, last week’s posting was also behind. Fortunately, not much has changed in the short time between these two postings.

The poll watch continues as the Bulls stay on the cusp of being ranked through Week Five. In addition to the two big polls, this feature will now include other prominent media rankings to add context and diversity of opinion. The big media and coaches’ poll often reflect one another, which is probably an indication that they influence one another.

Congratulations to RaginBull76 for winning this week's Pick 'em game. Ragin barely edged out ZeroBull to snag the win. Both were off by nine points, but Ragin's variance to each score was lower. He now joins the winner circle, each of which has just one win on the season. BullEsh, TheBombasticBull, WalterSobchak, and usf_fan are the previous winners. Please comment on this posting with your predictions for the UConn game.

Marlon Mack keeps setting records and the USF Bulls keep winning, running away from the ECU Pirates late. Mack had 152 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns in the win. Bulls’ quarterback, Quinton Flowers, rushed for 115 yards, and passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns.

Welcome to your official unofficial gameday live blog of the USF Bulls hosting the ECU Pirates.  Cheers and jeers are welcome here!


1Q 9:31 Davis Plowman 40 yard field goal, 3-0 USF9:26
1Q 0:51 Quinton Flowers to D'Ernest Johnson 6 yard touchdown reception, 7-3 USF
2Q 9:26 Emilio Nadelman 26 yard field goal.  10-3 USF
2Q 5:33 Davis Plowman 49 yard field goal.  10-6 USF
2Q 0:34 Quinton Flowers 11 yard touchdown pass to D'Ernest Johnson  17-6

Who:                 The East Carolina University Pirates visit the University of South Florida Bulls
What:                American Athletic Conference football game
When:               Saturday, October 8, 2016
Where:              Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Why:                 Conference championship possibilities

The University of South Florida Bulls host the East Carolina University Pirates on Saturday in 7th matchup between the two programs. USF has dominated that series, winning five of the six games. The only win for ECU came in 2014, a season the Bulls won just four games, their third worst win total in program history.

TheBombasticBull joined the winners circle last week. Four of you picked the correct winner, but not as close as Bomba.  Please congratulate him and put your picks for the ECU game below.  


Marlon Mack ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns and a new school record as he led the Bulls to run all over the Bearcats. USF’s big scoring day started with a field goal on their first drive, while it took Cincinnati three possessions to put up their first

Welcome to the official unofficial gameday chat for the football matchup between the USF Bulls and the Cincinnati Bearcats.  Cheers and jeers are welcome here!

A week after being decimated by #13 FSU on national TV in a 55-35 embarrassment, the USF Bulls head to Cincinnati to try and rebound. The Bulls defeat by the Seminoles is the only blemish on their 3-1 record. Interestingly, the