Bulls Shatter Records in 52-45 Win Over Navy

By on October 29, 2016

 

Three 100-yard rushers help USF set new rushing record with 412 yards

D'Ernest Johnson (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

D’Ernest Johnson (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

TAMPA, FLA. – Powered by a 42-point, 464-yard explosion in the first half, USF improved to 7-2 for the third time in program history and first since 2002 with a 52-45 victory over No. 22 Navy on Friday night.

 

At 4-1 in The American, USF kept its share of first place in the East Division on a record-breaking night at Raymond James Stadium. The Bulls set new top program marks with 412 rushing yards, three 100-yard rushers, 190 rushing yards in the first quarter and 279 rushing yards by halftime.

 

Marlon Mack (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

Marlon Mack (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

USF set a new school single-season record with 32 rushing touchdown with five scores on the ground on Salute to Service night. The Bulls racked up four TD runs while finding the end zone on each of their first six drives of the game and seized the momentum by jumping out to a 28-0 lead in the opening quarter.

 

Quarterback Quinton Flowers (Miami) rushed for 176 yards and two touchdowns on top of throwing for 219 yards and two scores. Marlon Mack (Sarasota) rushed for 125 yards and his performance included a career long 85-yard touchdown run. D’Ernest Johnson (Immokalee) ran for a career-high 107 yards with two touchdowns as fellow Immokalee, Fla., native Edgerrin James looked on from the USF sideline.

 

The Gulf Coast Offense got Ray Jay rocking in a hurry by opening the game with six consecutive touchdown drives capped off by five different players.

 

USF jumped out to the lead it was looking for just over a minute in. Flowers posted the second-longest run of his career with a 63-yard sprint to the end zone on the Bulls’ fourth play from scrimmage.

 

USF halted Navy’s opening drive with a fourth-down tackle for loss by senior linebacker Nigel Harris at the Midshipmen’s 47-yard line. Seven plays later, Johnson extended the lead with a 23-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. Johnson is one 10 USF players to register at least 10 touchdowns in a season.

 

USF needed just 13 seconds to get back into the end zone on its third drive, when Mack set a new career high with an 85-yard touchdown run on the Bulls’ first play. Mack’s explosive play marked the second-longest TD run in USF history, behind only Rafael Williams’ 86-yarder against Valparaiso in 1998.

 

USF took a 28-0 lead thanks to tight end Elkanah Dillon’s 41-yard touchdown catch with 3:10 remaining in the first quarter.

 

Flowers’ 1-yard touchdown run helped the Bulls pump their lead up to 35-7 with 10:43 to go before halftime. Flowers has 10 rushing touchdowns this season, three away from the season record set by Andre Hall in 2005.

 

The Bulls rolled into the break with a 42-14 lead after Marquez Valdes-Scantling hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass with 1:52 left in the second quarter. The junior from St. Petersburg extended his touchdown catch streak to three games.

 

Navy cut the USF lead to 45-27 in the fourth quarter before the Bulls passed the 600-yard mark with another score. Johnson set a new career high in rushing yards with his 16-yard scoring run with 9:22 to play. The 1 minute, 15 second sequence marked USF’s 31st touchdown drive in two minutes or less this season.

 

Defensively, senior safety Nate Godwin (Tampa) posted a team-high nine tackles. Team-leading tackler Auggie Sanchez (St. Petersburg) finished with eight stops, while cornerback Ronnie Hoggins (Coconut Creek) registered his second interception of the season.

Navy Passing
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Will Worth 15/25 299 12.0 1 1
Team 0/2 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 15/27 299 11.1 1 1
South Florida Passing
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Quinton Flowers 19/29 219 7.6 2 0
Brett Kean 1/1 -2 -2.0 0 0
TEAM 20/30 217 7.2 2 0
Navy Rushing
CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
Will Worth 28 129 4.6 4 17
Toneo Gulley 7 60 8.6 2 22
Chris High 10 53 5.3 0 15
Shawn White 3 32 10.7 0 13
Calvin Cass Jr. 5 31 6.2 0 9
Dishan Romine 1 12 12.0 0 12
TEAM 54 317 5.9 6 22
South Florida Rushing
CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
Quinton Flowers 13 176 13.5 2 63
Marlon Mack 11 125 11.4 1 85
D’Ernest Johnson 19 107 5.6 2 23
Brett Kean 1 4 4.0 0 4
TEAM 44 412 9.4 5 85
Navy Receiving
REC YDS AVG TD LONG
Jamir Tillman 4 76 19.0 0 43
Dishan Romine 3 61 20.3 0 42
Calvin Cass Jr. 3 56 18.7 0 37
Darryl Bonner 3 50 16.7 1 29
Toneo Gulley 1 42 42.0 0 42
Shawn White 1 14 14.0 0 14
TEAM 15 299 19.9 1 43
South Florida Receiving
REC YDS AVG TD LONG
Rodney Adams 7 54 7.7 0 19
Elkanah Dillon 1 41 41.0 1 41
Tyre McCants 3 27 9.0 0 13
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 2 26 13.0 1 16
Marlon Mack 3 25 8.3 0 11
Mitchell Wilcox 1 23 23.0 0 23
D’Ernest Johnson 1 14 14.0 0 14
Chris Barr 1 9 9.0 0 9
Deangelo Antoine 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
TEAM 20 217 10.9 2 41
Navy Fumbles
FUM LOST REC
Sean Williams 0 0 1
TEAM 0 0 0
South Florida Fumbles
FUM LOST REC
Mitchell Wilcox 1 1 0
TEAM 1 1 0
Navy Defense
TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HUR TD
Hudson Sullivan 13 7 0 1 0 0 0
Daiquan Thomasson 7 5 0 0 0 0 0
Sean Williams 6 4 0 0 1 0 0
Jarvis Polu 6 2 0 0 1 0 0
Josiah Powell 5 4 0 0 0 0 0
Tyris Wooten 5 3 0 0 1 0 0
Alohi Gilman 5 2 0 2 0 0 0
D.J. Palmore 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
Elijah Merchant 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
Micah Thomas 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Amos Mason 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Forrestal 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Sayles 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nnamdi Uzoma 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ted Colburn 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Craig Scott 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor Heflin 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jarid Ryan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Battle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Norton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 75 41 0 3 3 0 0
South Florida Defense
TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HUR TD
Nate Godwin 9 5 0 0 0 0 0
Auggie Sanchez 8 4 0 0 0 0 0
Deatrick Nichols 6 4 0 0 1 0 0
Bruce Hector 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
Hassan Childs 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
Jaymon Thomas 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
Khalid McGee 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
Nigel Harris 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
Deadrin Senat 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
Ronnie Hoggins 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
Johnny Ward 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Juwuan Brown 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nico Sawtelle 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Thomas 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Marlon Gonzalez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Awoleke 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Love 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Bronson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Stanley Clerveaux 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D’Ernest Johnson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kirk Livingstone 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Reaves 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cecil Cherry 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 76 52 0 1 1 0 0
Navy Interceptions
INT YDS TD
No Navy Interceptions
South Florida Interceptions
INT YDS TD
Ronnie Hoggins 1 0 0
TEAM 1 0 0
Navy Kick Returns
NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Dishan Romine 4 77 19.3 25 0
TEAM 4 77 19.3 25 0
South Florida Kick Returns
NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Mitchell Wilcox 2 39 19.5 26 0
Deatrick Nichols 1 0 0.0 0 0
Elkanah Dillon 2 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 5 39 7.8 26 0
Navy Punt Returns
NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Calvin Cass Jr. 1 6 6.0 6 0
TEAM 1 6 6.0 6 0
South Florida Punt Returns
NO YDS AVG LONG TD
D’Ernest Johnson 1 31 31.0 31 0
TEAM 1 31 31.0 31 0
Navy Kicking
FG PCT LONG XP PTS
Bennett Moehring 0/0 0.0 0 3/3 3
TEAM 0/0 0.0 0 3/3 3
South Florida Kicking
FG PCT LONG XP PTS
Emilio Nadelman 1/1 100.0 27 7/7 10
Brandon Behr 0/1 0.0 0 0/0 0
TEAM 1/2 50.0 27 7/7 10
Navy Punting
NO YDS AVG TB IN 20 LONG
Alex Barta 3 144 48.0 0 2 55
TEAM 3 144 48.0 0 2 55
South Florida Punting
NO YDS AVG TB IN 20 LONG
Jonathan Hernandez 2 77 38.5 0 2 43
TEAM 2 77 38.5 0 2 43
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