Time to start talking USF. I’ll go first.
If I knew which UH team was going show up, I’d make a score prediction. I’ll be happy if we don’t embarrass ourselves or the school like at Tulsa or 2nd half of Memphis for our defense. If we play two good halves of football on both sides, I think we have a shot. If we try to jam the ball down USF’s throat, we’ll be in for a long day. If I were Applewhite, I’d start #9 Lark and #4 King at WR (both are fast but King is only 5’10", Lark 6’2" is a better option deep), Bonner or Dunbar (I like Dunbar b/c he’s 6’3" vs 6’0") at slot, and our TE with the best hands (don’t know who that is b/c we throw to them so little). We have another WR with speed, #18 Corbin, but he has hands of stone smeared with butter. The other fast guy, #85, Leday is good running straight but he has trouble laterally (Maybe from a blown knee a few seasons ago, hat-tip Pray). We also have a fast freshman who hasn’t played any and probably won’t at this point. Game plan would be send Lark and King, or their subs Leday and, God forbid, Corbin, deep every play, and Bonner/Dunbar across the middle at 15-ish yards, and flare the TE to the flat if he isn’t needed to block a blitz (which I expect to see a lot of), and just run that sort of play from a dozen or more different looks (if we have that many), and sometimes curl up the WR instead of going deep. Maybe once every 3 or 4 completions we go with the same action but give to an RB or have the QB run. Trying to pound the middle runnig won’t work against USF, but, I’m afraid that’s what will happen. So, in the end, we have too many 3rd and longs and the D tees off on our QB and we have to scramble, throw some picks, get sacked and USF wins. Nonetheless, I am a loyal UH fan so…GO COOGS!!!