Quinton Flowers tops 200 rushing yards as USF bests SMU

South Florida Bulls quarterback Quinton Flowers (9) celebrates as he scores a touchdown against the Southern Methodist Mustangs during the first quarter.

Kim Klement USA TODAY Sports

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quinton Flowers rushed for a South details for your garden Florida quarterback-record 201 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, helping the Bulls beat SMU 38-14 for their first three-game winning streak in four years.

USF (4-3, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) also plants matched its victory total for all of last season. SMU (1-6, 0-3) has lost five straight during a stretch in which the Mustangs have yielded 240 points.

With leading rusher Marlon Mack sitting out with a hamstring injury, Flowers broke USF’s single-game rushing creative outdoor designs record for a quarterback home improvement on his first carry of the second half. Matt Grothe ran 146 yards against Connecticut in 2007, and Flowers nearly matched that with 142 on 13 attempts while building a 17-7 halftime lead.

The sophomore carried 10 more times in the second half to become the eighth player in USF history to top 200 yards rushing.



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