South Florida 6, Illinois 2 (Q1, ): South Florida defensive tackle Deadrin Senat was flagged for targeting on Illinois quarterback Chayce Crouch.
The play was reviewed and upheld, disqualifying Senat from the game.
It was his first completion of the day and the first score of the day.
Flowers connects with running back D’Ernest Johnson for a 17-yard score, Flowers’ third of the game, to put South Florida up by four touchdowns.This continues an impressive offensive run for South Florida, dating back to last season.Illinois coach Lovie Smith will have to evaluate and decide if the young Crouch is worth benching in favor of the elder George.FINAL: South Florida 47, Illinois 23 – The Illini fall to 2-1, as the Bulls stay undefeated at 3-0.The play before the touchdown run was also the first time the Illini have crossed midfield during the contest.
South Florida 16, Illinois 2 (Q2, ): The Bulls run over the Illini in the end zone on a Darius Tice 10-yard touchdown run to cap an 87-yard drive.USF has three players with over 100 yards rushing, and both teams need to commit five flags to set the NCAA single-game record.South Florida 44, Illinois 15 (Q4, ): Flowers tosses his third score of the night on a 13-yard throw to Tyre Mc Cants, and looks to be padding his Heisman stats. South Florida 37, Illinois 15 (Q4, ): Epstein gets on the board for his second score of the night with a 21-yard touchdown catch from Jeff George Jr. South Florida 37, Illinois 9 (Q3, ): The Bulls may have just put this one out of reach.In one of the most sloppy games of the year, Illinois could not keep up with No. The Bulls, led by Heisman hopeful quarterback Quinton Flowers, rambled over the Illini for 376 rushing yards, 304 passing yards and 680 total yards.The game also featured 31 total penalties, which is six flags short of the single-game NCAA record for penalties.South Florida 6, Illinois 2 (Q1, ): On the ensuing point after attempt, the Illini blocked the PAT and returned it for two points, getting Illinois on the board in one of the most unconventional ways.