TAMPA, Fla. -- It's probably only a matter of time before Jordan Todman gets going, but so far South Florida has limited the surefire Big East offensive player of the year.
Todman had only 21 yards on six carries in the first quarter. Those six carries are the big stat. The Bulls have done a good job of containing his yardage on first and second down, forcing UConn to take him off the field and look to pass on long third downs. Zach Frazer has thrown it eight times, and ideally the Huskies would like to run it much more than throw it.
USF has definitely loaded the box as much as possible, and the Bulls should have gotten burned for a touchdown on it. But Frazer didn't see wide open tight end John Delahunt when the Huskies caught the Bulls on a first-quarter run blitz. They still picked up 22 yards on the play, but had to settle for a field goal to tie it.
South Florida is making Connecticut go to the passing game more than it would like. If the Huskies can beat them through the air, the Bulls can live with that.