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Quinton Flowers a Unitas Award finalist

USF quarterback Quinton Flowers is among 10 finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

Bulls QB Quinton Flowers has been named one of 10 finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to an outstanding senior or fourth-year junior quarterback.

Flowers, Memphis' Riley Ferguson and Toledo's Logan Woodside are the only Group of Five finalists. In addition to on-the-field accomplishments, the award considers "character, citizenship, scholastic achievement and leadership qualities."

The winner will be announced Dec. 8 in Baltimore.

Flowers eclipsed 10,000 total yards for his career in Saturday's 28-24 loss to Houston. Though eight games this season, he's 112-of-210 for 1,570 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions; and has run for 620 yards and nine TDs on 129 carries (4.8-yard average).

He ranks sixth in the American Athletic Conference in rushing, eighth in passing yards per game (196.2) and fifth in total offense (273.8 ypg).