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USF's Quinton Flowers named AAC offensive player of the week

USF quarterback Quinton Flowers, center, celebrates one of his five touchdowns in Saturday’s victory over Connecticut. Flowers earns conference offensive player of the week for his performance.

OCTAVIO JONES | Times

USF quarterback Quinton Flowers, center, celebrates one of his five touchdowns in Saturday’s victory over Connecticut. Flowers earns conference offensive player of the week for his performance.

In the wake of his 370-yard, five-touchdown effort against Connecticut, Bulls quarterback Quinton Flowers on Monday was named American Athletic Conference offensive player of the week.

Flowers, who ran for three touchdowns and passed for two in Saturday's 42-27 victory, ranks second in the conference — and 18th nationally — in total offense (312.9 yards per game). He has gained at least 224 yards and has accounted for at least one touchdown in every game this season.

"Not only did he run and throw a touchdown, he also was a lead blocker (on Marlon Mack's 34-yard scoring run)," coach Willie Taggart said. "I mean, that's twice this year he had a nice block to help the running back score. He's a winner."

'NOLES AT NIGHT: Florida State's next game will be in prime time. The No. 13 Seminoles will host No. 4 Clemson on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m., the ACC announced. The game will air on Ch. 28.

CLEMSON: Starting tailback Wayne Gallman will be out of practice this week as he goes through concussion protocol, coach Dabo Swinney said. Gallman missed most of the No. 4 Tigers' win over North Carolina State.

DELAWARE: Head coach Dave Brock was fired.

LSU: Running back Leonard Fournette, who aggravated a left ankle injury Sept. 24, has asked to practice this week in preparation for the No. 25 Tigers' game against No. 23 Ole Miss on Saturday, coach Ed Orgeron said.

NOTRE DAME: Suspended cornerback Devin Butler pleaded guilty to misdemeanor resisting law enforcement after an altercation with police outside a bar near campus.

OKLAHOMA: Standout running back Samaje Perine will miss at least two games for the No. 16 Sooners with a pulled muscle, coach Bob Stoops said.

USC: Junior receiver Steven Mitchell Jr. will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

.FAST FACTS

State games

Miami: at Virginia Tech, 7

Thursday, ESPN

USF: at Temple, 7 Friday, ESPN

UCF: at UConn, noon Saturday, ESPNEWS

Florida: vs. Georgia, 3:30 Oct. 29 at Jacksonville, Ch. 10

FSU: vs. Clemson, 8 Oct. 29,

Ch. 28

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