2014 Record: 4-8
2015 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 4.0*
2015 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
The fact that South Florida, as recently as 2008, was a legit Top 10 team in the country now seems like some strange fever dream. The forgotten stepchild of Florida football has gone a combined 9-27 over the last three seasons, and they don't seem like they are close to a breakthrough in Willie Taggart's crucial third season in Tampa.
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South Florida returns just 10 starters from last year's team. They are still extremely young, with as many as nine potential freshmen and sophomores in the starting 22. But Taggart, who has shaken up his staff and tried to restock the roster, needs results.
All four of South Florida's wins last year were by just one score and an average of 4.5 points per win. But while they were sneaking out wins they also had some respectable efforts against teams like Maryland, East Carolina, Memphis and Central Florida. So they kind of ran the gamut on being pretty good and pretty bad.
I actually do think that South Florida is an improving team, and I think they could be setting up to make a big leap forward in 2016. They have a very soft early October with home games against Memphis, Syracuse, and SMU, and the lone road game at Connecticut. Add in what should be a win over Florida A&M in the opener and they have a chance to get their four wins before Halloween.
And they better get to four wins by then. Because the odds are that this team won't win again after All Hallows' Eve. Four of their last five games are on the road and all against teams in the upper half of the division. The one home game is against division favorite Cincinnati. So Taggart better build up some goodwill and show progress with some early wins because things could get ugly in November.
2015 South Florida Bulls Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location
Sat, Sep 5th, 2015 Florida A&M 07:00 PM Raymond James Stadium
Sat, Sep 12th, 2015 at Florida St. 11:30 AM Bobby Bowden Field
Sat, Sep 19th, 2015 at Maryland TBA Capital One Field at Byrd Stad
Fri, Oct 2nd, 2015 Memphis 07:00 PM Raymond James Stadium
Sat, Oct 10th, 2015 Syracuse TBA Raymond James Stadium
Sat, Oct 17th, 2015 at Connecticut TBA Rentschler Field
Sat, Oct 24th, 2015 SMU TBA Raymond James Stadium
Sat, Oct 31st, 2015 at Navy 12:00 PM Navy-Marine Corps Memoria
Sat, Nov 7th, 2015 at E. Carolina TBA Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Sat, Nov 14th, 2015 Temple TBA Raymond James Stadium
Fri, Nov 20th, 2015 Cincinnati TBA Raymond James Stadium
Fri, Nov 27th, 2015 at UCF TBA Bright House Networks Stadium
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from 5Dimes Sportsbook.
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