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Athlon: Quinton Flowers’ performance at UCF best of 2017

The former USF quarterback totaled a school-record 605 yards against the Knights.
USF quarterback Quinton Flowers (9) scrambles to escape UCF linebacker Titus Davis (10) during the first half of the Bulls' Nov. 24 game at UCF. (DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times)
USF quarterback Quinton Flowers (9) scrambles to escape UCF linebacker Titus Davis (10) during the first half of the Bulls' Nov. 24 game at UCF. (DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times)
Published Jan. 23, 2018
Updated Jan. 23, 2018

A month after his college career ended, Quinton Flowers remains the highlight reel that keeps on rolling.

Athlon Sports has ranked Flowers' 605-yard effort at UCF as the best individual performance of the 2017 college season.

Among the performances it topped: Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield's 598-yard, five-touchdown passing effort in Oklahoma's win against Oklahoma State in the "Bedlam" game, and Stanford RB Bryce Love's 301 rushing yards in a victory against Arizona State.

UCF QB McKenzie Milton's effort (429 total yards, five TDs) in the Knights' 49-42 win against the Bulls ranked 14th on the list.

Flowers established single-game school records for total yardage and passing yardage (503) in the defeat. His 83-yard TD pass to Darnell Salomon — and ensuing throw to D'Ernest Johnson for the two-point conversion — tied the score at 42-all with 1:41 to play.

Athlon recently also voted the Knights' triumph against the Bulls as the best college game of 2017.