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2010 South Florida Bulls football team

The 2010 South Florida Bulls football team represented the University of South Florida (USF) in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulls played their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The 2010 season was 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]

2010 South Florida Bulls football
USF Bulls Wordmark.png
Meineke Car Care Bowl champion
ConferenceBig East Conference
2010 record8–5 (3–4 Big East)
Head coachSkip Holtz (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorTodd Fitch
Defensive coordinatorMark Snyder
Home stadiumRaymond 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

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.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 47:00 p.m.Stony Brook*BHSNW 59–1440,201[3]
September 1112:21 p.m.at No. 6 Florida*SEC NetworkL 14–3890,612[4]
September 257:00 p.m.Western Kentucky*
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
Big East NetworkW 24–1240,206[5]
October 27:00 p.m.Florida Atlantic*
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
Big East NetworkW 31–338,434[6]
October 912:00 p.m.Syracuse 
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
Big East NetworkL 9–1341,917[7]
October 147:30 p.m.at No. 25 West VirginiaESPNL 6–2054,955[8]
October 228:00 p.m.at CincinnatiESPN2W 38–3032,670[9]
November 37:00 p.m.Rutgers
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
ESPN2W 28–2739,465[10]
November 1312:00 p.m.at LouisvilleESPNUW 24–21 OT43,887[11]
November 2012:00 p.m.Pittsburgh
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
ESPN2L 10–1743,844
November 2712:00 p.m.at Miami (FL)*ESPNUW 23–20 OT41,148
December 48:00 p.m.Connecticut
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
ESPN2L 16–1941,809
December 3112:00 p.m.vs. Clemson*ESPNW 31–2641,122

ReferencesEdit

  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.