Hello Bulls fans, K-Mart here! Three wins in a row is not catching lightning in a bottle, it’s more like mad skills. The USF Bulls football players are working their magic once again.
“Thank God it’s Friday,” were my first thoughts as I headed towards down Raymond James Stadium
for the game. Seemingly everyone else in the tri-county area was
heading to the game and our 3 mile drive took 45 minutes (Hint: if you
go to a game, go early!). Luckily my friend/chauffer had a bubble wand
to make the drive eventful. If that wasn’t enough driving
entertainment all I had to do was look out my window to see random
green and gold youth leaning out of car windows circling the Bull sign
and shouting “Wooooo!” all the way down Dale Mabry.
When we finally made it to the Ray Jay parking field, there was Bull
pandemonium everywhere! There were painted guys, jerseyed girls and
everything in between. Just about every 3rd car had a grill fired up in
front it, every 4th car was blaring opposing music and every 5th car
had a tent. Tables lined with red and blue plastic cups and hacky sack
boards littered the field as far as I could see, and a feeling of
excitement and hometown support had taken over.
The game started at 8 p.m. after a light rain shower (gotta love that
unpredictable Florida weather). The game was “edge of your seat”
material. We were down by 17 points in the second quarter. No one lost
hope though, and our golden boy Grothe connected with A.J. Love and
Taurus Johnson for 2 touchdowns and ran a 3rd in himself (34-20). Our
nationally number 1 ranked defense spent all night kicking butt, yet
somehow let our 14 point lead slip away in the 4th quarter (blinding
flash of light that only the defense could see?? Hmm??). Neck and neck,
our safety, Nate Allen, caught an interception and ran it back 40
yards. In the end our freshman kicker, Maikon Bonani, came
through with a 43-yard field goal.
The crowds were pushing forward to storm the field, but the cops had
brought reinforcements… their horses. Next time you’re in town, you
have to check out a Bulls game. It is an unforgettable, must-see
Let me know if you were at the game and leave me some Bulls love!