Quinton Flowers wins national honor
In the wake of a record-shattering regular season, Bulls QB Quinton Flowers has picked up his second significant award.
Flowers has been named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Year. The honor comes almost six weeks to the day after Flowers was named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
The significance of this honor: It's based more on scientific formula than human vote. The official CFPA site says "recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams."
Previous National Performer of the Year winners include Heisman recipients Derrick Henry, Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston.
Flowers finished the regular season ranked in the top 20 in Division I-A in nine offensive categories, setting school season records for total offense (4,342 yards), rushing yards (1,530), rushing touchdowns (18), total TDs (42) and 300-total-yard games (nine).
USF (11-2) finished with the program's best record ever.