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Floyd shines, defense dominates USF spring game



We'll have lots of notes up here in a second, but want to give you guys something to talk about here -- true freshman QB Matt Floyd went 20-of-34 for 233 yards and a touchdown as a surprise star in Saturday's spring game at Raymond James Stadium.


Floyd, who saw more playing time as Bobby Eveld took a shot to the jaw on the scrimmage's first play, went 6-for-7 for 75 yards against the No. 1 defense on his first drive, later connecting with receiver Derrick Hopkins on a 70-yard touchdown pass. USF's defense held the Bulls offenses to just two touchdowns on 25 possessions, forcing five turnovers.

Starting quarterback B.J. Daniels threw an 11-yard touchdown to receiver Sterling Griffin, but was largely inconsistent, completing 13 of 29 passes for 145 yards, with an interception that came on a deflected pass. Junior Demetris Murray was the game's leading rusher with 57 yards on 10 carries. Junior Darrell Scott had only two carries before pulling a muscle in his leg -- he's expected to miss next week's final scrimmage due to the injury.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 2, 2011 6:52pm]


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