Football: Bulls trample Owls, 31-3

Mark Gibson

FAU took a beating as it fell to University of South Florida 31-3 on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

USF (3-1) gained a two-touchdown head start in the first quarter as the Bulls took advantage of FAU’s (1-3, 0-1) mistakes.

The first came from a five-yard touchdown run from running back Moise Plancher after USF capitalized on an interception by safety Jerrell Young. The second was an 11-yard return by linebacker Armando Sanchez after a blocked punt.

The Owls’ only score came late in the second quarter on a 29-yard field goal by kicker Ross Gornall, making the score 14-3 at the end of the first half.

The game continued to slip out of FAU’s grasp as USF built on its lead. In the third quarter, quarterback B.J. Daniels threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dontavia Bogan on a flea flicker. Daniels went 10-15 for 130 yards and rushed for 36 yards on seven carries.

That touchdown was later followed by a 46 yard field goal by kicker Maikon Bonani, giving the Bulls a 24-3 lead.

The Owls’ offense continued to struggle on offense as quarterback Jeff Van Camp was continuously pressured and sacked. Van Camp finished the day 17-22 for 136 yards with one interception and seven sacks, one sack shy of an FAU school record.

Van Camp was hurt on a fumble forced by linebacker Sam Barrington and quarterback Graham Wilbert came in to replace him.

USF made their final blow on a one-yard touchdown burst by Plancher, giving the Bulls a 31-3 victory.

FAU will travel to Monroe, Louisiana to take on University of Louisiana at Monroe on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.