Quinton Flowers threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as the USF Bulls finished their season strongly.
USF beat the Central Florida Knights 44-3 Thursday night, their eighth win in their final nine games. UCF fell to 0-12.
The Bulls were barely challenged by UCF after the Knights took a 3-0 lead. UCF ran for only 87 yards and threw for only 116 in the defeat. The Bulls had 455 yards of total offense compared to 203 for UCF.
USF scored 17 in the second period and 16 in the third to win their route. With their 44 points against the Knights, USF had 153 in their last three games.
The Bulls still have a chance to win the American Athletic Conference East Division if UConn can upset Temple on Saturday.
For the night, Flowers hit 14 of 19 passes for 176 yards and ran for 87 yards. Teammate Marlon Mack had 101 yards, his eighth 100-yard game of the season. The Knights were led by Tre’Quan Smith, who caught seven passes for 102 yards.
Central Florida immediately turns its attention to its coaching search. USF (8-4 after a 1-3 start) will prepare for the AAC title game or a bowl game.