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TAMPA — The visiting Bulls (1-7) blocked an early punt and scored first, but were unable to stop the potent passing attack of Greg Windham as the Lions (7-2) rolled 38-12 on homecoming night Thursday.
Windham completed 7 of 15 passes for 186 yards and four touchdowns. He linked up with senior, and team captain, Reese Sturgis six times for 126 yards and three touchdowns. Taylor Smith-Gonzales also contributed to the air attack with a 60-yard touchdown reception.
In a game that had six total turnovers and 17 penalties, the Lions’ speed was the difference.
Following a Bulls’ score, which at the time put them up 12-7, Chris Murray gathered a squib kick and returned it 80 yards to give the Lions’ a lead they never surrendered.
Bulls quarterback Cody Crouse turned in a strong performance, completing 9 of 20 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns. But he turned the ball over three times which translated to points for the home team.