#18/15 USF (5-0; 2-0 American) vs. Cincinnati (2-4; 0-2 American)
Saturday, Oct. 14 • 7:30 PM (Homecoming)
Raymond James Stadium
ESPNU • USF Football Radio Network (AM 820 in Bay Area)
LONGEST ACTIVE WIN STREAKS NATIONALLY
Clemson – 11 games
USF – 10 games
GAME DAY VS CINCINNATI
USF returns to Raymond James Stadium after a bye week to face its third AAC East Division foe of 2017. USF is 11-1 all-time vs. East Division opponents (divisions were created in 2015) and has won its last two meetings with Cincinnati, including a 65-27 win in 2015 in Tampa. With a win, USF would equal the best start (6-0) in program history.
HOMECOMING: USF is 11-9 in Homecoming games, winning the last two – including a 45-24 win over Syracuse in 2015 that marked a turning point for the program and began the current run of 23 wins in 27 games.
AAC ON THE RISE: USF (18/15) is one of three AAC teams in the Top 25 polls – joined by UCF (22/21) and Navy (25/24). That is tied with the SEC and is one behind the ACC, Big 12 and Pac 12 for number of ranked teams. The three AAC teams are among 17 that remain unbeaten in FBS football.
ON AN AAC ROLL: USF is 15-3 in AAC games over the last three seasons and has won six straight AAC games overall and eight straight AAC home games, last falling to Memphis (24-17) on Oct. 2, 2015 – a span of two years.
MOST SUCCESSFUL ERA: USF’s record 10-game win streak is the second longest nationally (Clemson, 11). USF’s 23 wins over 27 games mark the winningest period in program history and among the top four nationally.
30-POINT SCORING STREAK: USF has scored 30 or more points in 22 straight games, the longest active streak in the nation and one game from equaling the longest such streak in the AP Poll (1936) era, (Oregon, 23, 2011-12).
GROUND GAME: USF is ranked in the Top 10 in both rushing yards (5th) and rushing defense (2nd) in the NCAA statistics. Only Alabama is better against the run and the Bulls and Crimson Tide are the only teams ranked in the Top 10 of both statistical categories.
USF STATISTICAL LEADERS:
RUN: Tice: 438 yards, 7 TD, 87.6 ypg
PASS: Flowers: 52.9%, 934 yds, 10 TD, 2 INT, 186.8 ypg
REC: Valdes-Scantling, 22 rec., 322 yds, 3 TD, 64.4 ypg
SCORING: Nadelman, 56 pts, 10-11 FG, 26-28 PAT
TACKLES: Sanchez, 32
TFL: Hector, 7.0
SACKS: Hector & Love, 3.0
INT: Abraham & Wilkins, 3