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2017 Schedule
4-0, 1st in American Athletic - East
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1dAdam Rittenberg

Power Rankings Week 4: USF makes its case

The Bulls don't have a signature win yet this season, but the defense forced six turnovers in an impressive victory over Temple.

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USF defense practically perfect

South Florida shut down Temple in all aspects, posting a defensive efficiency of 99.99 percent. Meanwhile, Alabama's defense was even more efficient than its offense, which wasn't far off perfect in its own right.

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Tice, Flowers lead No. 21 USF to 43-7 rout of Temple

Darius Tice rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns as No. 21 South Florida dominated defending American Athletic Conference champion Temple 43-7 on Thursday night for its school-record ninth consecutive victory.

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Tice on USF's 43-7 win (1:22)
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Collins on Temple's poor QB play (0:27)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Quite a night so far for South Florida RB Darius Tice: 10 rushes, 100 yards, two touchdowns. Tice provides a really nice complement to Quinton Flowers in the Bulls' backfield, especially when Flowers is having an off night.

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Abraham picks off Nutile for USF's 4th takeaway (0:40)
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Strong reflects on his team's performance in the 1st half (0:25)
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Temple's Martin takes the strip sack back for a TD (0:42)
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Nichols continues dominance with forced fumble (0:35)
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Flowers does it himself for the TD (0:39)
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Ed Placey ESPN College Football 

U South Florida NYC Watch Party Van Diemen's on 3rd Avenue. USF interception.

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Nichols gets 2nd interception of the night (0:53)
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Ed Placey ESPN College Football 

U South Florida NYC Watch Party Van Diemen's on 3rd Avenue

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Temple's fake FG goes horribly wrong (0:49)
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Temple's Marchi picked off by Nichols (0:43)

Ed Placey ESPN College Football 

U South Florida NYC Watch Party Van Diemen's on 3rd Avenue

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Can Bulls extend 30-plus point streak vs. Temple?

South Florida has scored at least 30 points in 20 straight games dating back to 2015, seven more games than the next longest streak (Oklahoma, 13 games). That's the fourth-longest such streak in the AP Poll era.

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USF aims to stay undefeated behind QB Flowers

No. 21 South Florida hosts Temple Thursday night (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App). The Bulls are led by dual-threat QB Quinton Flowers, who has rushed for more yards than any FBS quarterback not named Lamar Jackson over the last two seasons.

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Bulls, Aztecs early contenders for Group of 5 bid

No. 21 South Florida is one of two Group of 5 teams currently ranked in the AP Poll, along with No. 22 San Diego State. Come bowl season, the highest-ranked Group of 5 conference champion will be awarded a spot in a New Year's Six game.

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USF heavy favorites in AAC opener

USF is the favorite to win the American Athletic Conference and will begin that quest when it faces last year's champ in Temple on Thursday in Tampa (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ ESPN App).

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South Florida's Flowers destined for greatness (0:56)
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Flowers dazzles in USF victory (1:10)
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10dAndrea Adelson

Strong: USF win was salute to Irma victims

South Florida coach Charlie Strong said his team wanted to give those affected by Hurricane Irma "a sense of relief for a few hours" during Friday night's 47-23 win over Illinois.

Team Stats

Passing Yards204.885th
Rushing Yards289.09th
Points For40.8Tied-19th
Points Against17.3Tied-22nd