USF Falls to Cincinnati 34-17
Photos/Text by Carl Wagenfohr
Wide Receiver Jessie Hester (center, dark jersey) scores USF's first touchdown on a 28-yard pass from QB B.J. Daniels, giving USF their only lead of the game, 7-3.
TAMPA - The number 21-ranked USF Bulls lost to the Cincinnati Bearcats last Thursday in front of their largest home crowd of the season, an announced 63,976.
The Bulls were unable to hold on to a 7-3 first quarter lead despite an injury to the Bearcats #1 quarterback Tony Pike. The final score was 34-17.
South Florida coach Jim Leavitt said the Bulls will regroup and prepare for next week's conference game at Pittsburgh, to be televised live on ABC at noon on October 24.
"I'm going to look at the film, tell them what they did right and what they did wrong ... and we'll move on," Leavitt said. "I don't have any other magical formula I can use."
The Bulls next home game is on October 30 against Big East rivals West Virginia. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.
Cincinnati QB Tony Pike, in his own end zone, barely escapes the grasp of USF Defensive End George Selvie. Cincinnati scored later in their drive, opening a lead of 17-7.
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