Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma and star running backs Bryce Love of Stanford and Saquon Barkley of Penn State lead the Associated Press midseason All-America team, along with two defensive backs from No. 1 Alabama.
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And then there were eight
With Clemson, Washington, Washington State and Navy all going down Saturday, that leaves just eight teams in FBS that remain unbeaten.
Quinton Flowers eclipsed 3,000 yards career rushing and scored one touchdown Saturday night to help No. 18 South Florida extend the nation's longest winning streak to 11 games with a 33-3 victory over Cincinnati.
The Bulls will don special cleats to help bring awareness for mental health in their game on Saturday against Cincinnati.
There's no sense skipping the obvious choice. Quinton Flowers should have the greatest say in how far the unbeaten Bulls can go.
USF QB Quinton Flowers talks to Ryan McGee, Ivan Maisel and Heather Dinich about his success this season, what Charlie Strong has meant to him, overcoming personal tragedy and more.
The Bulls still commit too many penalties and struggle with consistency, but the offensive firepower is obvious. South Florida racked up 390 rush yards in its 61-31 win against ECU.
Quinton Flowers threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 18 South Florida extended its school-record winning streak to 10 by routing East Carolina 61-31 on Saturday.
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USF hits 30 points in the 1st half today against East Carolina. It's the 22nd straight game with at least 30 points for USF, 1 shy of the longest streak in the AP Poll Era, trailing only Oregon's 23-game streak over the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
It's conceivable that Strong, off to a strong start with the Bulls, could be a better fit at a Power 5 school next time around compared to what happened at Texas.
The Bulls don't have a signature win yet this season, but the defense forced six turnovers in an impressive victory over Temple.
USF defense practically perfect
South Florida shut down Temple in all aspects, posting a defensive efficiency of 99.99 percent. Meanwhile, Alabama's defense was even more efficient than its offense, which wasn't far off perfect in its own right.
Darius Tice rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns as No. 21 South Florida dominated defending American Athletic Conference champion Temple 43-7 on Thursday night for its school-record ninth consecutive victory.
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Quite a night so far for South Florida RB Darius Tice: 10 rushes, 100 yards, two touchdowns. Tice provides a really nice complement to Quinton Flowers in the Bulls' backfield, especially when Flowers is having an off night.