Introducing a new feature to Bulls247; the weekly 2-4-7 takes a look at two key players, four significant plays and seven quick-hitters from South Florida's game. Here are the moments that stood out in the Bulls' 37 – 28 loss to Temple.
Two Key Players
Montel Harris dominated the ground game. He carried the ball 24 times for a game-high 133 yards and 2 touchdowns. Temple’s ability to keep the ball on the ground kept B.J. Daniels and the USF offense off the field.
Lindsey Lamar provided the lone spark to a sputtering Bulls offense. He carried the ball 10 times for 57 yards, good for 5.7 yards per carry, and added 3 receptions for 33 yards. Lamar scored once on the ground and once on a reception.
Four Key Plays
Temple set the tone early with a 24 yard run by QB Chris Coyer. The Bulls missed a long field goal giving the Owls good field position which they capitalized on. The Bulls crashed on the fake up the middle allowing Coyer to escape around the edge and score with ease.
Trailing 6-0 B.J. Daniels connected with Linsay Lamar on a check down late in the first quarter. Lamar made a couple guys miss and scurried into the endzone. Bonani’s PAT gave USF an early lead and momentum as the first first quarter came to a close.
Early in the second quarter the Bulls’ defense forced Temple to punt and pinned USF at its own 12 yard line. On third and six B.J. Daniels was sacked and fumbled the ball. The Owls recovered the fumble at the Bulls 10.
With 1:15 to go in the game Temple blocks Bonani’s, would-be go ahead field goal. One play later Temple scores to put on the exclamation point and seal the win.
Seven Quick Hitters
Maikon Bonani kicked four field goals to extend his record to 275 points.
Maikon Bonani missed two field goals. He had previously made 12 straight.
B.J. Daniels is now tied with Andre Hall with 24 rushing touchdowns, most in USF history.
USF has yet to make an interception this season.
The Bulls once again found themselves on the wrong side of time of possession as Temple had the ball for six minutes longer than USF.
USF has one conference win in the last two seasons.
The Bulls have now lost 11 of its last 14 games.