Last year the Bulls gave up 590 yards to Cincinnati and still win, so the defense for USF (4-2, 0-2 Big East) is well aware of the dangers that dual-threat QB Zach Collaros,right, and RB Isaiah Pead can bring to today's game. Cincinnati's defense is much improved from a year ago, especially in turnover margin, where the Bearcats (5-1, 2-0) rank second in Division I-A with a plus-12 margin in their six games.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer
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USF QB B.J. Daniels and RB Darrell Scott will try to bounce back from disappointing performances in a loss at UConn. Daniels had three turnovers and struggled to convert on third down, and Scott had a fumble that was returned for the winning touchdown. USF will be happy to return home, where it has averaged more than 600 yards and 50 points in its three home wins, all against lighter competition than what the Bulls face today.
USF vs. Cincinnati, noon, Ch. 28, 970-AM