No. 23 USF looks to stay perfect at Tulsa

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TAMPA, Fla. – The USF Bulls head on the road Friday night to take on conference foe Tulsa. USF is in full conference mode and completed their non-conference schedule without a loss. USF is undefeated.

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USF is undefeated. It’s a fact. USF is also not even close to being a really good football team. Not yet. And that is also a fact. Some of you will throw your hands up or shake your head and say ‘Torello loves UCF! I follow him on Twitter! He always says good things about UCF!’ You’re not wrong that I think UCF is a great team. But you are wrong if you think I actually like the Knights, or any team for that matter. My job isn’t to root for anyone it is to report on what happens and to give my opinion.’

My opinion is that USF will lose a game soon. I do not expect it to be Friday night or next week against the former Fightin’ Bob Diaco’s (UConn), but the Bulls will lose a game and then the question becomes if they falter again before UCF on Black Friday. The offense does not look totally in sync. As senior wide receiver Tyre McCants said: ‘I think a lot of guys are afraid to make a mistake in the 1st half but in the 2nd half we just buy in. We just need to buy in from the beginning.’ McCants did add he does not think there is a focus issue, but just a matter of going full tilt from the start of a game.’

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TAMPA ‘Whenever USF handed the ball to running back Jordan Cronkrite on Saturday night, a big play seemed close. The Bulls were just one block, one chip, one cut away.

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Cronkrite showed the kind of talent he flashed with the Gators to speed 80 yards for the winning score in the Bulls’ 20-13 victory over East Carolina at Raymond James Stadium.

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ECU (1-2, 0-1) outgained them 412-296. USF’s 52 plays were its fewest since October 2015. The Pirates entered Saturday with two sacks all season; USF allowed six to them in front of an announced crowd of 34,562 at Raymond James Stadium.

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‘By the time it had gotten up to a Category 4, there was no way to get off the island… it was too late.’

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Since completing the 2,000-square foot house he designed and built on Dog Island in 2003, Bradlee Shanks always wondered how it would stand up during a hurricane.

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The house was passing the test, although the hurricane experience was proving to be a bit more forceful than what he expected.

‘I always wanted to see how my house performed in a hurricane and it’s performed marvelously,’ said Shanks, an art professor at the University of South Florida.

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