Red Raiders fall to South Florida in Birmingham Bowl, 38-34
24 December, 2017, 02:09 | Author: Lamar Ellis
T.J. Vasher wasn't the No. 1 target for Texas Tech in Saturday's Birmingham Bowl but the sophomore from Rider made some big catches and for a minute appeared to have the game-winning TD to clinch a winning season for Tech. With the win, USF finished its season with a 10-2 record, reaching the 10-win mark in consecutive seasons for the first time in program history.
Shimonek to Dylan Cantrell on the 3-yard touchdown pass gives the Red Raiders a 17-10 lead early in the 3rd quarter.
For the Bulls' first drive, they also drove down to the red zone but were unable to score a touchdown, and senior kicker Emilio Nadelman kicked a 25-yard field goal to tie the game, 3-3, with 7:12 left in the first quarter.
The Red Raiders' drive came to a halt several plays later when a tipped pass from Nic Shimonek was intercepted in the end zone. It's the 6th time this season that the Red Raiders haven't allowed a first quarter touchdown. The senior quarterback was also a threat on the ground, as he rushed for 106 yards and another touchdown on 14 carries.
The Texas Tech stop preserved a seven-point advantage, but the battle of field position would still end up helping USF. Flowers needed just two plays before giving the Bulls a 31-27 lead on a 64-yard touchdown pass to a streaking Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
But the Red Raiders left Flowers and the Bulls too much time to strike back, and strike back they most certainly did.
Batson, on a reverse from wide receiver Keke Coutee, escaped multiple South Florida defenders in the backfield before breaking loose for a 19-yard rush before being forced out at the USF 2-yard line. Texas Tech's Justin Stockton ran for 24 yards on the first play and Tre King found pay dirt three plays later on a 4-yard rushing score to put the Red Raiders up 24-17 with 5:55 left in the quarter.
Key Player: Flowers. The South Florida quarterback played like a man on fire in the final quarter and threw two touchdown passes to Scantling and McCants to get the win over Texas Tech. Red Raiders go up 34-31, 1:31 left in the 4th.
How will things transpire in the Magic City as USF squares off against the Red Raiders?
Flowers became the American Athletic Conference's career leader in total offense with a 21-yard touchdown pass late in the first half. Vasher on the game's final play fell short of the end zone, completed 32 of his 59 pass attempts on the day.
South Florida answered when Flowers threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Nichols to tie the game, 17-17, with 8:34 left in the third quarter.
For anyone that still thought that Musk was joking, he put those thoughts to rest today with a few images posted to Instagram . Musk also told Plait that he's willing to consider launching other objects inside the Tesla suggested by the public.
The Dallas-based telecommunications giant also reiterated its plan to invest an additional $1 billion in the US next year. AT&T said it would pay the bonus to union-represented, non-management and front-line managers based in the U.S.
The report was leaked by someone who was at the meeting and confirmed by others who were briefed on the meeting. US President Donald Trump has reportedly claimed Haitians "all have AIDS" and Nigerians live in "huts".
Parents of one student in OH think they have the flawless gift for the teachers who spend hours with their child every day. News stations across the country have picked up on the tweet , from 10 News Tampa Bay Sarasota to Good Morning America.
It is likely to restrict the company from expanding services that allowed non-professional drivers to offer rides to clients. The decision in Luxembourg, after a challenge brought by taxi drivers in Barcelona, will apply across the whole of the EU.
Unfortunately, it's a secret and I cannot give more details about the design, "said a spokesman for the fashion house". Princess Michael of Kent has come under fire for her brooch, with the royal issuing a public apology.
Joining the original cast is Lily James ( Cinderella , Baby Driver ), Universal Pictures will open in theaters on July 20, 2018. The character is nearly exclusively mentioned in the past tense, and there is little, if any, new footage of Streep .
A total of 563 cases were reported last week , more than double the 227 cases in the previous week, county officials said. Officials warn that young children, elderly people and those who have chronic disease are especially vulnerable.
At its launch on Saturday, Nio introduced a battery charging plan with a rental subscription set at 1,200 yuan ($181) a month. Nio plans to build over 1,100 "Power Swap" charging stations and deploy over 1,200 "Power Mobile" vehicles by 2020, it added.
'We may not be alone'
A defnse official told CNN the program cost at least $22 million over five years, before it was shut down in 2012. The object in question had no wings. "It would hit and go the other way".
Snow forecast upped for tonight, tomorrow
And for next Wednesday, we bring back a slight chance of rain for the afternoon with highs again in the 50s. Portions of the Parkland may see some snow, but it will move quickly out of the area by the evening hours.
Second US Stock Exchange Launches Bitcoin-based Trading
Spot bitcoin eased 1.9 per cent on the Bitstamp exchange to US$18,650, after surging to a record high of US$19,666 on Sunday. For one, Eurex will likely need a more robust online platform as CBOE saw outages following its release on December 10.