Sep 12, 2015; Tallahassee, FL, USA; University of South Florida Bulls quarterback Quinton Flowers (10) scrambles out of the pocket during the first half of the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
No. 3 Quinton Flowers
The difference in offenses between Bowling Green and South Florida is quite diverse. The Falcons can sling the ball up and down the field like it’s nobody’s business, while the Bulls simply run the ball and try to play mistake-free football. Flowers only has three starts under his belt, but this is an incredible athlete. The sophomore signal caller may not be a gunslinger, but is definitely a threat on the ground. Flowers is South Florida’s second-leading rusher with 101 yards on 21 attempts and a touchdown. While Flowers has no problem extending plays with his legs, the Bulls do call for quite a few designed running plays for the Miami native. He carried the ball 14 times against Florida State last Saturday, but only ended up netting 38 yards (2.7 yards-per-carry). Still, this is a guy that is a threat to run on every play.
As far as a passer, Flowers certainly doesn’t take a lot of chances. He is confident using the running game to chip away at the yardage and bring to South Florida to manageable situations on third down. With that being said, Flowers is completing 60 percent of his passes so far this season. He only has 266 passing yards through two games, but is a dynamic threat. It’s really the legs of Flowers that Maryland is going to need to watch out for. However, Flowers does have the ability to hit the intermediate throws.