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College football scouting report: USF Bulls vs. Syracuse Orange, noon Saturday, Ch. 28, 970-AM

USF vs. Syracuse, noon, Ch. 28, 970-AM

The Bulls (3-1) have had high praise for the Orange (3-1) and QB Ryan Nassib, but five of his Big East-high nine touchdown passes came against I-AA Maine. A bigger priority for USF will be trying to contain senior Delone Carter, on pace for a second straight 1,000-yard rushing season. Last year, Carter was held to 43 yards on 13 carries against the Bulls. As a freshman in 2006, he rushed for 86 yards in a 27-10 loss to USF. Nassib's top target is 6-foot-1 junior receiver Van Chew, who is averaging 18.1 yards on 19 catches. It's the conference opener for both teams.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

What to watch for …

Can USF quarterback B.J. Daniels build on last week's 14-for-19 showing and get into a rhythm with receivers Dontavia Bogan, left, and Sterling Griffin? Daniels should be encouraged by the stats posted by Washington's Jake Locker against Syracuse last month — 22-of-33, 289 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions. USF's secondary, which will be without starting safety Jerrell Young (ankle), must avoid giving up big plays. And the Bulls need to step up on third down after allowing Syracuse to convert nine in last season's game. It'll be hard for the two teams to start as ugly as they did last season: a combined five turnovers in the first five minutes of the game.

College football scouting report: USF Bulls vs. Syracuse Orange, noon Saturday, Ch. 28, 970-AM 10/08/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 8, 2010 7:49pm]
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