USF MSoccer beats UCF 1 to 0

Posted: October 22, 2014 in Soccer

The Bulls improved to 9-4-1 (4-1-1) on the season with a 1 to 0 win over UCF tonight. Both sides battled in a defensive showing, but USF was able to strike in the first half and lock down on defense in the second half.

The Bulls got the game’s only goal in the 36 minute from Eduardo Maceira (assist from Lucas Baldin) that made it 1 to 0 in the first. USF had chance throughout the game, but either the UCF defense came up big or the crossbar kept the Bulls off the scoreboard. Spasoje Stefanovic had 3 saves during the game and the defense played it well throughout the game, helping the Bulls hang onto the win in a hostile environment.

The Bulls will host Memphis on the 25th as they try to add another win to their resume as the regular season slowly comes to an end.

Scouting Cincinnati: Offense

Posted: October 22, 2014 in Football

The Cincinnati offense is a spread system that will get multiple receivers on the field and will work fast. Quarterback Gunner Kiel has a quick release and will get the ball out fast to his playmakers, making life tough for the USF secondary. If the Bulls defense wants to hold its own in this game, they have to get pressure on Kiel and throw off his timing. Let’s see what the defense is facing against this unit.  Read the rest of this entry »

USF MSoccer takes on UCF

Posted: October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

The USF Bulls, 8-4-1 (3-1-1), are hoping to add another win to their resume as they hit the road to take on UCF. The Knight sare 1-8-4 (0-2-3) and will be looking for the big upset win. USF needs to come out in this game and not allow the upset bug to get them (game begins at 7 PM). Read the rest of this entry »

Scouting Cincinnati: Defense

Posted: October 22, 2014 in Football

The Bearcats run a standard 4-3 defensive front but will mix up the coverages at times. Cincinnati has struggled at times to stop the run, but they are solid in pass defense. For the Bulls to sustain drives in this game, they will have to establish the run early and often in this game. Let’s learn about who they will be lining up against in this game.  Read the rest of this entry »

Special teams have been solid this year for the Bulls and now they are going to be on the road in what could be a very close game between the two sides. USF will need to be ready to face the Cincinnati Bearcats’ special teams unit and stop them from making any momentum changing plays. Let’s see what they are facing in this game. Read the rest of this entry »

Inside the numbers: Cincinnati

Posted: October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Bearcats are 3-3 on the year and have an offense that will spread the field and attack the USF secondary through the air. However, despite a strong offense, Cincinnati has struggled on defense this year allowing opponents to run for high numbers throughout the year. Let’s learn more about the Bearcats and the numbers they have put up and allowed so far this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Final thoughts: Tulsa

Posted: October 20, 2014 in Football

The win over Tulsa was an emotional roller coaster for everyone. In the first half, fans were calling for Flowers or Bench to replace Mike White. The offense was awful and the defense was being gashed by a then 1-5 Tulsa squad. It was ugly. I even wondered if the team realized they were in a game or were still asleep thanks to the 11 AM start time for them. Things were looking real bad until the team emerged from the locker room after half time. Whatever Coach Taggart said to his squad, the listened and woke up big time in the 2nd half. Read the rest of this entry »