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Flowers leads USF over Cincinnati 33-3 for 11th straight win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Quinton Flowers eclipsed 3,000 yards career rushing and scored one touchdown Saturday night to help No. 18 South Florida shrug off a slow start and extend the nation's longest winning streak to 11 games with a 33-3 victory over Cincinnati.

The dual-threat quarterback also set up a TD with a long completion to Temi Alaka and linebacker Auggie Sanchez scored on a 65-yard interception return on the final play of the first half for the Bulls (6-0, 3-0 American Athletic Conference), who've matched the best start in school history .

''We play much better than we did,'' coach Charlie Strong said, noting that his team still has yet to put together in which the Bulls have shined on offense, defense and special teams.

''We don't know how far we can go because we haven't played a complete game yet,'' Strong added. ''When that happens, we'll see what kind of team we have.''

USF also began 6-0 in 2007, climbing to a No. 2 ranking in The Associated Press Poll before plummeting out of the national spotlight with three consecutive losses.

The Bulls scored at least 30 points in a game for the 23rd consecutive game, tying the longest such stretch in college football since 1936. Oregon did it during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, while USF's streak began in 2015.

Cincinnati (2-5, 0-3), blown out by a Florida team ranked in the Top 25 for the second straight week , has lost seven straight AAC games dating to last season.

The Bearcats were trounced at home the previous week by UCF, which is tied with USF for first place in the league's East Division.

Flowers scored on a 1-yard run in the third and finished with a team-high 80 yards rushing on 15 attempts. In addition to increasing his career rushing total to 3,069, the senior completed 16 of 29 for 184 yards.

Cincinnati's defense played considerably better than the previous week when UCF's McKenzie Milton threw for five TDs and the Bearcats yielded 515 yards and 51 points in just three quarters.

With USF coming off putting up 61 against East Carolina and ranking 10th nationally in total offense at more than 500 yards per game, it was difficult to imagine the struggling Bearcats faring much better against the Bulls.

Flowers, however, had difficulty finishing drives early, with the Bulls settling for first-half field goals of 38, 28 and 21 yards before Darius Tice scored on an 11-yard run to hike USF's lead to 16-3 with 2:24 remaining in the opening half.

Cincinnati dug a deeper hole when Moore - on an untimed down awarded because USF was penalized for being offside on what should have been the final play of the half - was way off the mark on the pass Sanchez picked off and returned for his TD.

''It's tough to overcome some things like that, and it showed tonight,'' Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell said. ''It was a swift kick that was really, really difficult to overcome.''

The Bearcats avoided a shutout with a 30-yard field goal by Ryan Jones, who also missed a 39-yarder with the Bearcats trailing 5-3 in the second quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

Cincinnati: The Bearcats continue to hurt themselves with penalties and costly turnovers. They were flagged seven times in the opening half and finished with 11 penalties for 98 yards. Moore's fumble late in the third quarter led to a field goal that made it 33-3.

South Florida: The Bulls, who've never won a conference title in any of the three leagues they've been a part of, are building confidence by the victory. They are 16-3 in AAC games over the past three seasons and have seven straight conference games dating to last season.

HELP NEEDED

Moore accounted for most of Cincinnati's offense in last week's loss to UCF, throwing for 278 yards and one TD while also rushing for a career-best 75 yards and two TDs. The Bearcats relied heavily on him again, with the junior quarterback finishing 16 of 28 passing for 147 yards and one interception before being replaced by backup Ross Trail in the fourth quarter.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

USF improved to 24-4 over its last 28 games, tied for the fourth-best mark in the country over that stretch behind Alabama, Clemson and San Diego State. The Bulls are the AAC's highest ranked team, ahead of No. 22 UCF and No. 25 Navy, who both are unbeaten, too.

UP NEXT

Cincinnati: Returns home to face SMU next Saturday.

South Florida: On road next Saturday night at Tulane.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 15:00
35-E.Nadelman 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
24
yds
01:09
pos
3
33
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:43
35-E.Nadelman extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
30
Touchdown 5:43
9-Q.Flowers runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
18
plays
62
yds
06:05
pos
3
29
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:00
35-E.Nadelman extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
23
Touchdown 0:01
8-H.Moore incomplete. Intended for 1-K.Lewis INTERCEPTED by 43-A.Sanchez at USF 35. 43-A.Sanchez runs 65 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
65
yds
0:00
pos
3
22
Point After TD 2:24
35-E.Nadelman extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
16
Touchdown 2:24
6-D.Tice runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
75
yds
01:49
pos
3
15
Field Goal 7:15
35-E.Nadelman 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
89
yds
04:29
pos
3
9
Field Goal 15:00
35-E.Nadelman 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
60
yds
03:26
pos
3
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:08
97-R.Jones 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
69
yds
03:15
pos
3
3
Field Goal 9:48
35-E.Nadelman 39 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
73
yds
03:27
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 21 25
Rushing 7 14
Passing 9 9
Penalty 5 2
3rd Down Conv 4-16 9-20
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 256 402
Total Plays 70 83
Avg Gain 3.7 4.8
Net Yards Rushing 95 212
Rush Attempts 33 53
Avg Rush Yards 2.9 4.0
Net Yards Passing 161 190
Comp. - Att. 21-37 17-30
Yards Per Pass 4.4 6.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-17 0-0
Penalties - Yards 11-98 14-137
Touchdowns 0 3
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 1
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 7-41.9 6-48.7
Return Yards 37 99
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-18
Kickoffs - Returns 2-37 1-16
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-65
Kicking 1/2 7/7
Extra Points 0/0 3/3
Field Goals 1/2 4/4
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Cincinnati 2-5 30003
18 South Florida 6-0 3207333
161 PASS YDS 190
95 RUSH YDS 212
256 TOTAL YDS 402
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
H. Moore 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 147 0 1 94.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.7% 1522 10 6 108.8
H. Moore 16/28 147 0 1
R. Trail 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 31 0 0 84.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 31 0 0 84.5
R. Trail 5/9 31 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Warren II 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 47 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 164 1
M. Warren II 6 47 0 16
G. Doaks 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 37 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 37 0
G. Doaks 6 37 0 13
R. Trail 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 17 0
R. Trail 6 17 0 13
T. Boose 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 13 0
T. Boose 3 13 0 6
J. Greene 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
J. Greene 2 8 0 4
M. Boone 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 184 2
M. Boone 5 0 0 1
H. Moore 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
47 106 2
H. Moore 5 -27 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Lewis 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 360 4
K. Lewis 6 35 0 15
M. Boone 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 108 0
M. Boone 2 30 0 18
T. Geddis 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 25 0
T. Geddis 2 25 0 17
T. Cogswell 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 95 2
T. Cogswell 3 20 0 9
D. Gray 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 20 0
D. Gray 1 20 0 20
J. Deguara 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 98 0
J. Deguara 3 17 0 10
J. Pinckney 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 107 0
J. Pinckney 1 13 0 13
M. Warren II 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 41 0
M. Warren II 1 10 0 10
G. Doaks 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 8 0
G. Doaks 2 8 0 4
J. Rollins 26 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Rollins 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
B. Wright 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
B. Wright 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Jones 97 P
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
2/3 2/3
R. Jones 1/2 30 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Smith 37 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 41.9 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
41 40.8 0
J. Smith 7 41.9 0 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Warren II 3 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 20.9 23 0
M. Warren II 2 18.5 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Q. Flowers 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.2% 184 0 0 108.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.4% 1118 10 2 136.4
Q. Flowers 16/29 184 0 0
B. Kean 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 6 0 0 150.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.6% 64 0 0 112.5
B. Kean 1/1 6 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Q. Flowers 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 80 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
102 475 6
Q. Flowers 15 80 1 16
D. Tice 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 55 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 493 8
D. Tice 15 55 1 11
D. Johnson 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 53 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
109 485 4
D. Johnson 17 53 0 6
D. Antoine 14 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 58 0
D. Antoine 1 12 0 12
T. Sands 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 113 0
T. Sands 3 9 0 6
B. Kean 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 -2 0
B. Kean 1 2 0 2
C. Oladokun 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
C. Oladokun 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Antoine 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 50 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 159 1
D. Antoine 3 50 0 20
D. Salomon 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 132 1
D. Salomon 4 40 0 14
T. Alaka 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 121 1
T. Alaka 1 37 0 37
E. Dillon 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 46 0
E. Dillon 3 26 0 16
M. Valdes-Scantling 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 341 3
M. Valdes-Scantling 3 19 0 12
M. Wilcox 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 74 0
M. Wilcox 3 18 0 12
T. McCants 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 191 3
T. McCants 0 0 0 0
S. Clerveaux 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 12 0
S. Clerveaux 0 0 0 0
D. Johnson 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 68 1
D. Johnson 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Brown 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Brown 1-0 1.0 0
K. Pinkney 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
K. Pinkney 1-0 1.0 0
M. Love 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
M. Love 0-1 0.5 0
G. Reaves 41 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
G. Reaves 0-1 0.5 0
A. Sanchez 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
A. Sanchez 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Nadelman 35 K
IN-GAME FG XP
4/4 3/3
SEASON FG XP
14/15 29/31
E. Nadelman 4/4 28 3/3 15
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Hernandez 44 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 48.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
34 43.7 2
J. Hernandez 6 48.7 2 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Johnson 2 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 16.0 16 0
D. Johnson 1 16.0 16 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Johnson 2 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 6.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 6.2 9 0
D. Johnson 3 6.0 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CINCY 28 1:37 5 -11 Punt
9:43 CINCY 9 1:18 4 3 Punt
7:23 CINCY 23 3:15 10 64 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 CINCY 25 3:08 10 53 FG Miss
7:12 SFLA 35 2:49 7 -5 Punt
2:24 CINCY 25 0:17 3 4 Punt
1:33 CINCY 31 1:32 5 9 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CINCY 35 0:00 1 0
13:20 CINCY 20 1:21 4 11 Punt
5:43 CINCY 25 0:54 3 8 Punt
2:41 CINCY 11 1:12 4 57 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 CINCY 25 5:02 13 55 Downs
8:29 CINCY 11 2:48 8 30 Punt
2:55 CINCY 24 2:52 7 35 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:15 SFLA 40 3:27 12 38 FG
8:19 SFLA 29 0:49 3 1 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:58 SFLA 18 3:26 12 70 FG
11:44 SFLA 22 4:29 13 74 FG
4:13 SFLA 40 1:49 6 60 TD
1:56 SFLA 32 0:16 4 -26 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SFLA 25 1:10 7 25 Punt
11:48 SFLA 41 6:05 18 59 TD
4:38 SFLA 20 1:40 5 20 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:22 CINCY 32 1:09 4 24 FG
9:51 SFLA 30 1:09 3 7 Punt
5:34 SFLA 25 2:31 6 18 Punt