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USF crumbled in week four, despite previous success over Florida. Now USF looks to ECU and conference play to bounce back.
Nicholas Simonelli - Sep 28, 2022

USF Crumbled in Week Four Following a close loss to Florida, USF fans believed that game was the start of a turnaround for the team. The Bulls proved otherwise as they were beaten badly by Louisville resulting in a final score of 41-3. What looked to be a close game on paper shows differently and […]

USF Faces Off Against Howard
Nicholas Simonelli - Sep 10, 2022

USF Faces Off Against Howard With a rough start to the season, USF is hoping for a major turnaround this coming week against Howard. Despite the loss to BYU, the Bulls are hoping to put the season opener in the rear-view mirror and get their first win in 2022. Proving Themselves Entering week two the […]

USF Drops Season Opener
Nicholas Simonelli - Sep 4, 2022

The home opener for the Bulls proved to be harder than they expected. USF falls 50-21 to BYU in a heavily one-sided game. USF Drops Season Opener USF’s Slow Start Even with a new quarterback under center and a new offensive coordinator on staff, USF struggled to get going on Saturday night against BYU at […]

USF 2022 Season Outlook
Nicholas Simonelli - Sep 2, 2022

USF 2022 Season Outlook As the season is upon us the Bulls will prepare for their first matchup of the year against the BYU Cougars. Throughout the off-season, USF added a lot of talent and depth to its roster which could just propel them to a winning season. The USF 2022 season outlook shows off […]

Nicholas Simonelli - Aug 14, 2022

Best Returning G5 Linebackers The G5 conferences over the past years have brought a lot of amazing athletes to each position. Even though everyone is entertained very much so by the power five teams, you can never count out some of the group of five teams who never fail to disappoint. The G5 best-returning linebackers are […]

Top Returning G5 Tight Ends
Nick Lemkau - Aug 5, 2022

Top Returning G5 Tight Ends The talent pool in the Group of Five sometimes gets overlooked for the big names of the Power Five conferences. However, teams in the five smaller conferences have been recruiting at a high level and landing some of the nation’s most talented transfers. Group of Five schools often present a […]

Nicholas Simonelli - Aug 5, 2022

USF’s Top Five Sleepers 2022 As the season continues to approach the Bulls are working harder and harder every day to be prepared for their week one matchup. Despite having some talented transfers come in along with returning stars USF will need other players to step up. USF’s top five sleepers in 2022 will be […]

G5 Wide Receivers
Michael Hanich - Aug 5, 2022

College Football has had a history of some of its greatest wide receivers coming from small programs. Wide receivers in the group of five programs have the opportunity to become high-volume playmakers and go on to create great careers in the NFL. Antonio Brown was a player whose breakout performances with Central Michigan before becoming […]

Top Returning Group Of Five Specialists
Kevin McGuffey - Aug 4, 2022

It’s hard to believe the calendar has turned to August. Of course, that means later this month we’ll have actual college football to watch. Here at Last Word On College Football we’ve been going through the Power Five conferences counting down the best players at each position. Now we’re focusing on the Group Of Five […]

Best Group Of Five Offensive Linemen
Andrew McCleary - Aug 3, 2022

The playoff will never let the Group of Five in, they said. Now, with the Cincinnati Bearcats breaking through in 2021, will the college football public acknowledge just how good the football talent is outside the Power Five? One area that many point to as being a stark difference between the G5 and P5 conferences […]

Best Returning G5 Defensive Backs
Wes Pruett - Aug 2, 2022

The ‘Group of Five’ and its teams have produced many talented players in the NFL in recent years. We have covered the Best Returning G5 Quarterbacks so now we move to the other side of the ball. Many of these players have come from the defensive side of the ball.  In any defense, you need […]

G5 quarterbacks
Phillip Jordan - Aug 1, 2022

Who are the best returning G5 returning quarterbacks? The group of five really took a big leap last season with Cincinnati making the College Football Playoff. The Bearcats and quarterback Desmond Ridder grabbed most of the headlines, but there many terrific teams in those conferences. More importantly, they had plenty of talented quarterbacks. Some will […]

Nicholas Simonelli - Jul 23, 2022

USF 2022 Conference Matchup Previews The USF Bulls will start their AAC stretch on October 1st when they square off against East Carolina University. The AAC has been a growing conference with many good competitors. Recently featured Cincinnati who had made the playoff in 2021. Considering the striking upbringing of the AAC, the USF conference […]

Quinton Flowers Joins USF Hall of Fame
Nicholas Simonelli - Jul 7, 2022

Quinton Flowers Joins USF Hall of Fame Last week, Quinton Flowers a former USF QB, was inducted into the USF athletics Hall of Fame. Flowers joins USF Hall of Fame with a highly touted group and is one of the selections for the 2022 class. Career at USF Flowers played for the Bulls from 2014-2017. […]

Keys to Success for USF
Nicholas Simonelli - Jun 23, 2022

As the Bulls approach their third season under Jeff Scott, a lot of things hope to be changed from last season to sustain a better record. The keys to success for the 2022 USF Bulls are pretty simple to identify. To fix them may be another story.  Even with a new offensive coordinator and a […]

Nicholas Simonelli - May 31, 2022

USF 2022 Running Back Room Preview With the Bulls receiving a lot of good offensive transfers, the question still lingers of how good the running game will be? Many good names have stepped up in the past two seasons, one being Jaren Mangham who has carried the load. Several other guys will be looking to […]

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South Carolina heads to Kentucky this weekend. Take a look at the keys to a Gamecock statement win on Saturday.
David Knight, Editor - May 31, 2022

South Carolina has a huge opportunity in Lexington this weekend. The Gamecocks will need to play better than they have thus far in 2022, but the chance to take down a top 15 opponent is there. South Carolina can get a signature win for head coach Shane Beamer if it can beat Kentucky on Saturday. […]

2022 Week Five Bowl Projections: Two teams in our selection committee games lost meaning two new schools join the party this week.
Kevin McGuffey - May 31, 2022

A Couple Of Changes This Week Hello everyone and welcome back to everyone’s favorite time of the week. That’s right it’s the updated Last Word Bowl Projections. One of our playoff teams got a huge scare and two of our selection committee teams lost. As a result, we’ve got new teams crashing the party. Let’s […]

Wake Forest’s Turning The Page

It appears that Wake Forest’s turning the page last week was not so difficult after all. Much, in fact, too much was made of head coach Dave Clawson’s response to Hurricane Ian and the potential for change it could have on the Florida State game. And then there was the issue of how to move […]

Big 12 Week Five Takeaways
Andrew McCleary - May 31, 2022

As the dust settled on Big 12 play, it become abundantly clear. College Gameday was going to finally venture to Lawrence, Kansas when the Jayhawks host TCU. The fact that those two Big 12 teams have positioned themselves here after five games is pretty remarkable. It also highlights the absolute zaniness of college football. October […]

Keys to Arkansas loss to Alabama
Wes Pruett - May 31, 2022

  On Saturday, Razorback fans were all red for their SEC West opponent in Alabama. Following the 49-26 loss to the Crimson Tide, there are many questions around Fayetteville as to why this team performed the way it did.  What went wrong for the Razorbacks on Saturday? We will look at this performance by the […]

Iowa Falls to Michigan
Nick Lemkau - May 31, 2022

Methodical, consistent, and on a mission. Those were the qualities exhibited by the visiting team inside on Saturday afternoon. Michigan had not won a game inside Kinnick Stadium in 17 years. The Wolverines ended that streak against Iowa with a convincing 27-14 win. Iowa falls to Michigan at home, unable to pull within striking distance […]

Sanjay Gorur - May 31, 2022

The Texas A&M Aggies lost to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 24-42. The Aggies are now 1-1 in conference play, and they will travel to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama next Saturday. While Texas A&M already struggled in a lot of areas, the team showed more weaknesses today on both sides of the ball. Now, there is […]

Kevin McGuffey - May 31, 2022

Mistakes Doom The Wildcats The last two times Kentucky faced Ole Miss it ended in heartbreak for the Cats. Unfortunately for the Big Blue Nation, the third time wasn’t the charm. Following a very similar script, UK had its chances but couldn’t get the job done. Let’s look at what went wrong as Kentucky falls […]