USF vs. Florida Atlantic, 7, 98.7-FM, 1010-AM
Florida Atlantic (0-2) doesn't have a single player with 100 rushing or receiving yards this season, but USF coach Willie Taggart is impressed with the team's overall speed — WR Jenson Stoshak averaged 17.3 yards a catch last season and has a 40-yard catch this season. Taggart knows this FAU team well, having played it in each of the past three seasons while coaching at Western Kentucky, only winning once. After an actual attendance of 22,609 in the opener, how many USF fans will show up for Taggart's second home game with the Bulls (0-2)?
Watch out for … Freshman Nigel Harris of Hillsborough High should get his first career start at weakside linebacker, filling in for the injured Reshard Cliett. The Bulls defense is focused on creating turnovers and is disappointed with dropped interceptions against Michigan State. On offense, look for Taggart to get his tight ends more involved after just 33 receiving yards in the first two games.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer