More imperfection: Alvarado misses 46-yarder
It's still 35-0 here in the third quarter, but it's starting to get sloppy for USF. The Bulls, perhaps forgetting the whole process of receiving a kickoff, fumbled the return out of halftime as Jerome Murphy took it to midfield, then lost the ball.
Tennessee Martin immediately threw a deep interception to Carlton Williams, and USF followed with a meandering 11-play drive that ended with Delbert Alvarado missing a 46-yard field goal well short.
USF is already in run-out-the-clock mode, with Mike Ford getting six carries in a span of seven plays. Looked like he might have tweaked something in his leg on the final carry as he limped off the field, replaced by Jamar Taylor, who went 21 yards on the next play. Ford and left tackle Ryan Schmidt, who left in the second quarter with what looked to be a right knee injury, both appear to be fine on the sidelines.