TAMPA — South Florida added a former conference opponent to its future scheduling, announcing a home-and-home series with Syracuse starting in 2015.
Syracuse was a Big East Conference rival from 2005-2012. The Orange left the Big East and joined the ACC in 2013.
The Bulls host Syracuse on Oct. 10, 2015, and will visit the Carrier Dome on Sept. 17, 2016.
In addition to Syracuse, Florida State is another ACC team that USF has a home-and-home series scheduled with for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
NO PASSING FANCY: Much of the talk around campus has been about RB Marlon Mack’s 275-yard performance in the Bulls’ 36-31 victory over Western Carolina.
The play of USF’s passing game, though, didn’t match up with the rushing attack, as starting quarterback Mike White went 9-of-26 for 181 yards and was pulled late in the game for junior Steven Bench, who completed one pass for 10 yards.
USF now turns its attention over to Maryland, which defeated James Madison 52-7 and likely will focus the bulk of its defensive attention on Mack.
The Bulls could be without WR Andre Davis, who sustained a bruised sternum against Western Carolina, and G Thor Jozwiak, who injured his left shoulder.
“I think there was some inconsistency with our passing game and it wasn’t all our quarterback,” Bulls offensive coordinator Paul Wulff said. “I think there was some other things from our protection to routes being run at the right depth.”