USF embarrassed at home by Tulane, drops second in a row

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TAMPA ‘ Darius Bradwell scored a touchdown for the seventh straight game and led a 364-yard rushing attack that carried Tulane to a 41-15 rout of USF on Saturday.

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The Green Wave (4-5, 3-2 American Athletic Conference) won in the state of Florida for the first time since 1977, ending a 13-game skid with a dominating performance against an opponent suddenly reeling after spending three weeks ranked in the Top 25.

Bradwell rambled 73 yards untouched to put Tulane up 34-3 late in the third quarter and finished with 134 yards on 15 carries. Corey Dauphine rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns, and graduate transfer Justin McMillan ran for his third TD in two starts as the Green Wave quarterback.

USF (7-2, 3-2) has dropped two straight for the first time since 2015. The Bulls tumbled from the Top 25 following a 57-36 loss at Houston and were thoroughly outplayed Saturday in falling behind 27-3 at halftime.

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Comparing 2018 USF to Past 6-0 Teams with Weak Schedules

As we all know, USF has put us through a wringer of clutch last-second wins against very bad teams. The phrase ‘worst 6-0 team ever’ has been thrown around, so let’s investigate that. Is it true?

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Long answer: I did an analysis of teams that started a season at least 6-0, and finished the season ranked 50th or worse in sports-reference.com‘s Simple Rating System metric. I like the SRS because it rates all teams in terms of points above or below average, for both offense and defense, and adjusts for garbage-time points.

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  • Publisher: The Daily Stampede
  • Date: 2018-10-18T19:27:02-04:00
  • Author: Gary Stephen
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Big Ten Bowl Projections, Post-Week 7

Back by no one’s demand except our fearless leader’s, here are your inaugural 2018 OTE Big Ten Bowl Projections. As a general rule, I follow what Wikipedia tells me are the bowl selection orders by conference, try to keep up on who played whom last year or whatever, and snub other Big Ten teams at every turn.

Disagree? Noted a number of repeats (I’m sure there’s at least one; just look harder)? Formatting not working for you? Let me know in the comments so I can laugh at you and maybe try to fix things next week.

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  • Publisher: Off Tackle Empire
  • Date: 2018-10-16T13:00:02-05:00
  • Author: MNWildcat
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