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USF shows off weapons in easy victory over Towson

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For USF, the challenge might be to figure out how to blend all of its talent.

Which, as they say, isn’t a bad problem to have.

The Bulls opened their 2015 season Saturday night with a 56-20 victory over Towson, even though none of stars seemed to have a huge night.

Quarterback Quinton Flowers, for instance,  threw for only 178 yards. He did throw two touchdown passes and run for two more.

Running back Marlon Mack had only 58 yards, breaking a streak of five straight games where he had gained more than 100.

Receiver Rodney Adams caught only two passes for 20 yards, although he ran in a touchdown.

Yet, the Bulls rolled, scoring two touchdowns in each of their first two periods and 21 in the third. In all, the Bulls had 444 yards of offense even though they had the ball for only 22:20 of the sixty minutes.

USF is home Saturday night against Northern Illinois.

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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