You have to play a complete game to beat UCF.
Memphis did everything right in the first half to put the Knights on their heels, but the second half was a different story. While the Tigers held UCF to just 14 points in the second half, they didn’t score any. Darrell Henderson and Patrick Taylor were suffocated by the UCF rush defense, and it allowed the defending champions to come back in the game. The Tigers still had a chance to win the game, but the last two plays didn’t go well. It just goes to show you that you have to play well the entire game to beat the Knights. USF and Memphis found that out last year, and the Tigers experienced another painful defeat in 2018.
Garrett Lewis is the man at Navy.
In just over a year, Navy has gone from Zach Abey to Malcolm Perry to Garrett Lewis as their quarterback. Perry’s struggles as of late warranted the change as Navy has been heading in the wrong direction. The Midshipmen are still searching for answers even after Lewis’ start against Temple. He went just 3-for-11 for 14 yards passing and had just 56 yards on 12 carries rushing. Navy drops to 2-4 on the season, and there are some serious concerns about if this team can make a bowl game. Lewis has always been the best passer of the three quarterback options, but this game didn’t showcase that ability. Will he get the start next week? Who knows, but he has to be better if he does.
USF’s roller coaster offense continues.
It seems like the story on offense is the same: we have no idea what were getting on a weekly basis. USF can have a running back rush for 302 yards one week en route to 58 points, but the next week they have to come from behind to beat Tulsa 25-24. Most of the complaints from Bulls fans has been about the playcalling, and that seems to have picked up right where it left off in 2017. USF remains undefeated, but three close wins to struggling teams makes many wonder if they’re due for a letdown. More consistency on offense would relieve those concerns.