2010 South Florida Bulls football team

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2010 South Florida Bulls football
USF Bulls Wordmark.png
Meineke Car Care Bowl Champions
Conference Big East
2010 record 8–5 (3–4 Big East)
Head coach Skip Holtz
Offensive coordinator Todd Fitch
Defensive coordinator Mark Snyder
Home stadium Raymond James Stadium (65,890 grass)
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Connecticut §   5 2         8 5  
West Virginia §   5 2         9 4  
Pittsburgh §   5 2         8 5  
Syracuse   4 3         8 5  
South Florida   3 4         8 5  
Louisville   3 4         7 6  
Cincinnati   2 5         4 8  
Rutgers   1 6         4 8  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 South Florida Bulls football team represented the University of South Florida (USF) in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The USF Bulls played their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The 2010 college football season was only the 14th season overall for the Bulls, and their sixth season in the Big East Conference. This was the first season with Skip Holtz as the head coach at USF, and the first without the program's only head coach, Jim Leavitt, who was fired January 8, 2010.[1]

On April 17, 2010, USF held its annual intersquad spring football game at Raymond James Stadium. 'Team South Florida' defeated 'Team Bulls' by a score of 49–31, in front of a record crowd of 6,357.[2]

On November 3, USF defeated Rutgers 28–27, making it the 100th victory in the history of USF football.

Concluding the season, USF was invited to the Meineke Car Care Bowl to face the Clemson Tigers. It marked the 6th consecutive season that the Bulls have gone to a post-season bowl. USF defeated Clemson, 31-26, securing a 3rd straight bowl victory for the Bulls. Quarterback BJ Daniels was named the MVP of the game.

The Bulls finished the season 8–5, 3–4 in Big East play. It is the 5th straight season that USF has finished with 8 or more wins.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 7:00 PM Stony Brook* Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL BHSN W 59–14   40,201[3]
September 11 12:21 PM at #6 Florida* Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL SEC Network L 14–38   90,612[4]
September 25 7:00 PM Western Kentucky* Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL Big East Network W 24–12   40,206[5]
October 2 7:00 PM Florida Atlantic* Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL Big East Network W 31–3   38,434[6]
October 9 12:00 PM Syracusedagger Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL Big East Network L 9–13   41,917[7]
October 14 7:30 PM at #25 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN L 6–20   54,955[8]
October 22 8:00 PM at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPN2 W 38–30   32,670[9]
November 3 7:00 PM Rutgers Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN2 W 28–27   39,465[10]
November 13 12:00 PM at Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPNU W 24–21 OT  43,887[11]
November 20 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN2 L 10–17   43,844
November 27 12:00 PM at Miami (FL)* Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ESPNU W 23–20 OT  41,148
December 4 8:00 PM Connecticut Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN2 L 16–19   41,809
December 31 12:00 PM vs. Clemson* Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Meineke Car Care Bowl) ESPN W 31–26   41,122
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/story.aspx?storyid=122022&catid=250
  2. ^ http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=37331&SPID=2981&DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=204931246
  3. ^ "Stony Brook Seawolves vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Florida Gators Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Florida Atlantic Owls vs. South Florida Bulls". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Syracuse Orange vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2010. 
  9. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 25, 2010. Retrieved October 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  11. ^ "South Florida Bulls vs. Louisville Cardinals Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 17, 2010. Retrieved November 16, 2010.