Flowers The Most Productive Collegiate Quarterback In Florida

By on November 10, 2016

 

Junior looks to become first 2,000/1,000 player in USF history, join Louisville’s Lamar Jackson as the only two in FBS this season

Quinton Flowers (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

Quinton Flowers (TRAVIS FAILEY PHOTO)

TAMPA, FLA. – The driving force behind USF’s record-breaking Gulf Coast Offense, junior quarterback Quinton Flowers (Miami), has taken his play to the upper stratosphere over the last six games, as he has averaged 332 total yards and three touchdowns per game over that span. Flowers is now the most productive collegiate quarterback in the state of Florida and stands among the most productive in the nation, as he ranks in the top 27 nationally in eight key offensive statistics.

Ranked 15th nationally producing 318.0 yards of total offense per game and 12th producing 18.0 points per game, Flowers leads all FBS quarterbacks in the state of Florida in 11 statistical categories. Along with leading state of Florida quarterbacks in total offense and points responsible for per game, Flowers leads in pass efficiency (150.7), pass TD (17), rushing yards (921), rushing yards per game (102.3), total TD scored (10), yards per completion (14.27), yards per carry (7.61) and total points responsible for (162).

“What they do on the football field not many can do,” USF Head Coach Willie Taggart said when asked to compare Flowers to Heisman Trophy candidate Lamar Jackson of Louisville. “To me, they’re probably the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country. Those two, they’re sick, special. For (Quinton) to do what he’s done, not only close to rushing for 1,000, but close to throwing for 2,000 is big-time.”

Coming off 395 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in a victory over No. 22 Navy, Flowers enters Saturday’s game at Memphis (7 p.m. on ESPNU) needing just 79 yards rushing and 59 yards passing to become USF’s first ever player to amass 2,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in the same season. He would join Louisville’s Jackson as the only two players to achieve that mark in FBS football so far in 2016. Only two achieved it in 2015, as Flowers just missed while posting 2,296 passing yards and 991 rushing yards.

Flowers has run for 100 yards in four of his last six games and eclipsed 300 total yards in four of six, as he is poised to become the first 1,000-yard rushing quarterback in state of Florida collegiate history. With 2,862 total yards (1,941 passing/921 rushing), 17 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns so far on the year, Flowers is on pace to break USF records in all three categories and possibly threaten the Bulls’ season passing and rushing yardage records. Over his last 22 games, Flowers has passed for 33 touchdowns with just nine interceptions and run for 18 touchdowns.

Flowers also has USF’s Gulf Coast Offense on pace to shatter season total offense, rushing, scoring and total touchdown records. The Bulls rank eighth nationally in rushing (272.9 ypg), ninth in scoring (43.4 ppg), and 16th in total offense (502.9 ypg) while producing 53 total touchdowns on the year, already just one off the school record of 54.

USF is bowl eligible for the eighth time in the program’s 20th season. The Bulls have four bowl victories and 14 winning seasons over that span. USF has had 25 players selected in the NFL Draft, 14 All-America selections and reached the No. 2 ranking in 2007 becoming the fastest program to go from inception to a top five national ranking.

 

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