So much for the Mack Attack.
The USF Bulls, playing without two-time conference rushing leader Marlon Mack, still steamrolled to a big win over Northern Illinois Saturday night, 48-17. Northern Illinois had played in six straight Mid-America Championship games, so it figured to give to Bulls a game.
That didn’t happen. Quarterback Quinton Flowers threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns. He added 53 more yards rushing.
Without Mack, the Bulls turned to backups Darius Tice and D’Ernest Johnson. Tice rushed for 92 yards and Johnson for 87.
The Bulls got 113 yards on only three cathes from Ryeshene Bronson, including a 73-yard touchdown.
Next week, the Bulls travel to Syracuse to take on Orangemen of the Big 10. USF is home against FSU the next week.