I’ll be sharing my thoughts on this game later today. But for now here are what others have had to say.
That one time when Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp made that one movie that no one saw and everyone made fun of
The Zimbabwean Dollar at a currency exchange
The Galipoli Campaign
Napoleon ‘s Invasion of Russia
The Ford Pinto
…and the list goes on.
I don’t think you can blame Tommy Tuberville for some of the things that happened like you could against Illinois, but he made some questionable decisions tonight. Namely calling timeout before UC onside kicked with a little over 2 minutes left. I understand that you needed to make sure you were ready for a recovery. Having already burned a timeout to call a 4th down play, that was stuffed, kind of meant you probably shouldn’t waste one there. Look, I’m not a big fan of Tuberville’s. Maybe this is something with a logical reason that I’m just picking on. I don’t know. I’m not saying he was the wrong hire because hey, it’s been 5 games. But saying his start is not inspiring is truthful and I think something most of us can agree.
The Bearcats got off to an encouraging start defensively Saturday night, forcing a fumble on the second play from scrimmage. But the offense was unable to take advantage, settling for a 40-yard field goal attempt that 6-foot-5 Mike McFarland leaped to block and the speedy Godwin ran back 75 yards to give USF a 7-0 lead.
The Bearcats’ miscues included a blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown, and a fumble deep in their own territory that was returned for another USF touchdown.
“Tough night,” a somber UC coach Tommy Tuberville said. “We didn’t start playing, especially on the offensive side of the ball, until about the middle of the third quarter. Defensively we played well enough to win, but you can’t give up 14 points on the road. It’s hard to overcome that.”
FIVE turnovers from UC! The Bulls got two interceptions from Mark Joyce (or, you know, as many as the ENTIRE DEFENSE HAD DURING THE WHOLE FREAKING SEASON LAST YEAR), two fumble recoveries (on four fumbles), and a blocked field goal by Mike McFarland that went 75 yards to the paint on a runback by freshman Nate Godwin. A defense that has struggled to make plays all year imposed its will with a heretofore unseen ferocity on Saturday.