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2018 Schedule
10-2, 2nd in American Athletic - East

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida and USF have agreed to play a three-game football series beginning in 2022. The Bulls will travel to Gainesville in 2022 and will host the Gators in Tampa for the first time ever on Sept. 9, 2023. The Bulls will return to Gainesville on Sept. 6, 2025. These two have met only one other time, with Florida winning 38-14 in Gainesville in 2010.

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32dChris Low

QB Barnett enrolls at USF as grad transfer

QB Blake Barnett, who started his career at Alabama and recently graduated from Arizona State, has enrolled at South Florida as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play for the Bulls next season.

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55dTom VanHaaren

Source: Sun Devils QB Barnett transferring

Backup quarterback Blake Barnett is transferring from Arizona State and will visit USF this weekend, a source confirmed to ESPN. As a grad transfer, he'll have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Tragedy to Triumph (5:09)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Strong will face off against his former team (assuming he sticks around long enough), as USF and Louisville have agreed to a 3-game series to be played at Papa Johns Stadium in 2022 and 2026 and in Tampa in 2024.

South Florida defeats Texas Tech in Birmingham Bowl thriller (1:33)

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With its Birmingham Bowl victory, South Florida has now won at least 10 games for the second straight season. The school had never reached double-digit victories in a season prior to last year.

Strong doused with Gatorade (1:04)
USF takes late lead with McCants TD (0:29)
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178dAndrea Adelson

How a USF quarterback triumphed over tragedy to become a star

When he was 7, his dad was killed in a drive-by shooting. At 17, his mom died of cancer. And days before his first college start, his brother was shot and killed. But Quinton Flowers has persevered to become a record-breaking star for the Bulls.

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205dKyle Bonagura and David M. Hale

College football bowl projections: USF

One of our experts expects the Bulls to face off against an ACC opponent in Maryland, while the other sees South Florida traveling to Alabama for a matchup with a Conference USA foe.

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206dAndrea Adelson

QB Flowers sorry for gesture; discipline unlikely

Quinton Flowers, the star South Florida QB, said the gesture he made to the student section at Spectrum Stadium on Friday was not intended to be offensive.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF coach Scott Frost after finishing an undefeated regular season: "This place is really special and I saw a glimpse tonight of what it can be, and I go back to these players and these coaches. We started at the bottom two years ago and I knew we could be good. I didn't think it would happen this fast. An undefeated season doesn't happen very often. I'm thrilled for the guys that they got to experience it."

UCF beats South Florida in thriller to remain unbeaten (2:49)
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No. 12 UCF caps perfect regular season with win over USF

Mike Hughes' 95-yard kickoff return with 1:28 remaining was the difference as No. 12 Central Florida completed the first unbeaten regular season in program history with a wild 49-42 victory over No. 19 South Florida on Friday.

UCF answers with kick-six for lead (1:01)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

USF and UCF have put together a game for the ages, a back-and-forth fitting for such an intense rivalry between two of the best Group of 5 teams in the country.

Anderson scores on screen pass for UCF TD (0:31)
South Florida's Solomon makes incredible catch on third-and-18 (0:57)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Dredrick Snelson caught his second touchdown pass of the game, getting completely behind the USF secondary to give UCF the lead back in what has been a wild offensive back-and-forth.

Snelson gets wide open for huge UCF TD (0:18)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Going into the season, all the media buzz surrounded USF quarterback Quinton Flowers. He's showing exactly why against UCF with an all-out performance that has been difficult for the Knights' defense to stop. He's up to 459 total yards and four touchdowns.

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