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Bulls have a highlight day as Quinton Flowers shines in Spring game

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The USF Bulls gave their faithful several options to be excited about Saturday in their annual spring game.

Take, for instance, the starting quarterback. Quinton Flowers led his White team to a 32-19 victory over the Green. In so doing, he hit 15 of 22 passes for 129 yards.

But Asiantii Woulard wasn’t bad, either. He hit nine of 16 for 157 yards, including a 65-yard pass to Rodney Adams.

Then there was linebacker Auggie Sanchez (two interceptions), and Bruce Hector (two sacks). The day will do nothing to decrease the optimism over the Bulls, who were 8-5 a year ago.

“The beauty of our offense is any one of those guys can touch it at any time,” coach Willie Taggart said. “I think that’s why those guys like playing in it because they all know that they can get the ball every time we go out and snap the ball.”

The job now for Taggart might be to temper optimism.

“We put ourselves in that position,” said Sanchez of the support after a bowl appearance. “We made them come out and believe in something USF is doing and believe in USF football. We hope it keeps growing and that was a big turnout for just the spring game. We hope when the season comes it’s 60 times as many people.”

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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