News: The Bull defense allowed 27 points and 327 yards Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The Panthers had the ball for nearly 42 minutes. USF was unable to force a turnover again, but Pitt only ran for 2.5 yards per carry. The Bulls will start again in 2012 and hope that injuries will stay away.
South Florida Defense Gives Up 27 Points, 194 Rushing Yards
News: The South Florida defense 27 points and 194 rushing yards Friday against Cincinnati.
Analysis: The Bulls once again did not force a turnover. The Bearcats had a touchdown drive in each quarter and have performed below expectations this season.
News: The Bull defense allowed 40 points and 548 yards against Miami (FL) on Saturday.
Analysis: After the first quarter, the Hurricanes scored 37 points and had 456 passing yards. Injuries may have done in the USF defense and it will be interesting to see how they finish the season against Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
South Florida Defense Finally Gets an Interception
News: The Bull defense recorded its first interception of the season in the ninth game against Connecticut on Saturday. The defense also held the Huskies to six points.
Analysis: It is hard to tell if the Bull defense had a good game or they were just up against an inept offense. Let's go with the former. The Bulls were the only FBS team without an interception prior to the game.
News: The Bull defense allowed five second half touchdowns to the loss to Syracuse on Saturday.
Analysis: The South Florida has allowed at least 23 points in every game and more than 30 six times. The team has now lost six straight games, but none more psyche-damaging than Saturday's comeback loss.
South Florida Defense Stuffs Louisville Running Backs
News: The Bull defense limited Senorise Perry and Jeremy Wright to 22 caries for 56 yards on Saturday. Teddy Bridgwater, meanwhile, had his way with the USF defense.
Analysis: The Bull defense was not able to hold a four-point lead with three minutes left. Bridgewater threw for an 11-yard touchdown with 95 seconds remaining to swing the game for the Cardinals. Perry and Wright also both scored a touchdown, but they had very little room to move on most plays.
News: The Bull defense will have a new look when the team returns from the bye in Week 8 against Louisville, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Redshirt freshman linebacker Zack Bullock, redshirt freshman C.J. Garye, and true freshman Tashon Whitehurst will get more playing time as USF tries to snap a four-game losing streak. The Bulls have allowed more than 30 points in four straight games and are the only defensive unit in the country without an interception.
News: The South Florida defense was fairly stout against Rutgers on Thursday. Turnovers gave the Scarlet Knights a short field in the second half, but the Bulls bottled up Jawan Jamison for the most part.
Analysis: Despite being smaller than the huge Rutgers receivers, the Bull secondary did a decent job. Jamison did get loose for a 41-yard touchdown run to seal the game, but he averaged just 3.7 yards per carry. The Bull defense kept things competitive for an offense that turned the ball over four times.
News: USF wasn't great offensively in the 23-20 win over Notre Dame but they didn't have to be. Notre Dame turned the ball over five times, with USF scoring a defensive touchdown in the first quarter on a 96-yard fumble return by Kayvon Webster.
Analysis: USF had their issues in slowing down the Notre Dame offense but in key moments they were able to take advantage of the mistakes. When the turnovers add up a defense can become profitable from a fantasy standpoint, and it's even better when the unit scores.
News: Having lost three defensive linemen from last year's unit the USF Bulls need players to step up to make up for the losses. One of those players is sophomore defensive end Julius Forte, who has started off fall camp well. He and classmate Ryne Giddins are two of the players hoping to progress enough to move into the starting lineup this season.
Analysis: USF has produced some good defensive linemen in recent years, and Forte and Giddins could add to the recent success there. Getting pressure on the quarterback is key, especially with so many Big East teams going to spread offenses.
News:Analysis: South Florida allowed 38 points while totaling one sack and one fumble recovery. South Florida's next game is against Western Kentucky, who have been surprisingly unfriendly to fantasy defenses so far this year.
News: South Florida will matchup with Rutgers' 48th-ranked scoring offense Thursday night.
Analysis: The Bulls defense hasn't been that strong, and a mediocre fantasy performance should be expected Thursday
News: South Florida gave up 41 points to Pitt on Saturday.
Analysis: The Bulls surrendered nearly 500 yards of total offense in the loss and things don't figure to get any easier Friday against West Virginia.
News: The Bulls will be charged with slowing the Cincinnati offense that is ranked 11th in total offense.
Analysis: South Florida has been very strong defensively so far this season, though this will be their toughest test thus far in 2009.