Bulls Drop A Heartbreaker To Cincy On Last Second Field Goal

By on November 17, 2019

There are three phases in all levels of football and unfortunately for the USF Bulls, their special teams had some issues on Saturday Night at Raymond James Stadium against Cincinnati.

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After USF missed four goals and with the score tied at 17, Bearcats graduate-transfer kicker Sam Crosa hit a 37 yarder to give his team a walk-off victory.

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There were plenty of Bearcat fans in the stadium to appreciate the come from behind win as the USF Bulls defense played their hearts out and deserved a win.

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“There’s no blame for anyone,” said coach Charlie Strong, during his postgame opening statement. “It’s just one of those losses that’s a team loss.”

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“We all had our arms around him,” Wilcox said. “We love Spencer, he’s a great kicker. It’s unfortunate what we were going through tonight, but he’s a great kicker and he’s got a great career ahead of him.”

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The Bulls contained Bearcats QB Desmond Ritter to 98 yards but tailback Michael Warren II gashed the Bulls for 134 yards and 1 touchdown on 26 carries. He had 98 of his 134 rushing yards in the second half and his TD with 14:26 to play in the fourth tied the score at 17

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Bulls QB Jordan McCloud had a strong game and helped the Bulls attain and maintain a lead throughout the first half and gave the 29 thousand Bulls fans some hope. McCloud finished with 267 and a score on 18-27 passing.

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McCloud a threw a strike in the third for a 49-yard completion to tailback Kelley Joiner and then tossed a 4-yard td pass to Wilcox. His td gave the Bulls a 17-7 lead in the third but the Bulls couldn’t add any more points and the Bearcats comeback crushed the Bulls hopes to go bowling in 2019.

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Notes: With 12 yards on his first two carries Saturday Jordan Cronkrite is now in the top 10 of USF’s career rushing yardage list. He has 1,808 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns 22 career games with the Bulls. He currently ranks number 8 on the list and should move up with two games left in the season.

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Up next for the Bulls: the last home game of the season against 18th ranked Memphis and maybe the last home game for Charlie Strong as the coach for the Bulls.

More photos from the game:

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