Flowers gets Offensive in the AAC

By on October 17, 2016

 

Quinton Flowers (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

Quinton Flowers (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

 

TAMPA, FLA – The USF football team (6-1; 3-0 The American) equaled the best start in program history Saturday with a 42-27 victory over UConn and a pair of juniors were honored by the American Athletic Conference for their standout performances in the Bulls’ seventh straight conference win.

Quarterback Quinton Flowers (Miami) was named the conference’s Offensive Player of The Week, earning the honor for the second time this season. Linebacker Auggie Sanchez (St. Petersburg)was named to the conference weekly Honor Roll.

Auggie Sanchez (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

Auggie Sanchez (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

Flowers was spectacular Saturday as he produced 370 total yards and a career-high tying five touchdowns, often in mind-bending fashion. His 54-yard touchdown run to open the scoring for USF was featured at No. 5 on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top Plays of the Day. He added plenty more dazzling runs on the day to post a team-high 157 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground. Flowers was also prolific through the air, passing for 213 yards and a pair of touchdowns as he hit wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (St. Petersburg) for a 26-yard score and tight end Mitchell Wilcox (Tarpon Springs) for a 29-yard score in the game.

Mitchell Wilcox takes it away from UCONN for TD (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

Mitchell Wilcox takes it away from UCONN for TD (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

Flowers led USF to 529 total yards and a season-best 316 rushing yards against a UConn defense that entered the game ranked No. 11 in the nation giving up just 98.8 rushing yards per game.

Meanwhile, Sanchez posted a career-day in leading a USF defense that posted season highs with five sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss while holding UConn to just 72 yards rushing. Sanchez led USF with 11 tackles and a career-best three sacks. He now ranks second in The American in tackles (9.3 tpg), third in sacks (6), and fourth in tackles for loss (8.0).

Auggie Sanchez wraps uf Bryant Shirreffs and the UCONN Huskies (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

Auggie Sanchez wraps uf Bryant Shirreffs and the UCONN Huskies (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

USF will look to extend its best-ever conference start on Friday when the Bulls travel to Philadelphia, Pa. for a nationally televised, Friday night clash vs. Temple. The game is set for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.

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