Maybe the reason USF coach Willie Taggart was still throwing at the end was that he wanted to inflate quarterback’s Quentin Flowers‘ numbers for the Sunshine Player of the Week.
Taggart didn’t get his last-second touchdown, but Flowers still had enough numbers for the weekly award. He threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 115 in USF’s 38-22 victory over East Carolina.
Other players considered for the award include USF’s Marlon Mack, who had 150 yards rushing; FSU’s DaMarcus Walker, who blocked a late extra point to preserve a win; FSU’s Davin Cook, who ran for 150 yards; FIU running back Alex Gardner, who had 141 yards rushing; FIU running back Anthony Jones, who had 128 yards rushing; and FIU receiver Thomas Owens, who caught seven passes for 125 yards.
The Sunshine State award is given weekly by the SaintPetersBlog to outstanding college players in the state.