• Rutgers 23, South Florida 13. Ask us again how goofy we feel for having picked the Bulls to win the Big East. We will tell you, free of sidestepping or correct grammar, way more goofier than we did at this time yesterday. The Crystal Ball Curse, which we have made up, lives and breathes of its own accord.
Making Thursday night worthwhile viewing all by himself was Rutgers tailback Jawan Jamison, whose spin move here is fun to watch in .gif form. But it was gasp-worthy in HD. Find video if you can. It was a truly beautiful moment in a game almost entirely devoid of them. Jamison wrapped up his evening in Tampa with 151 yards and a touchdown, his fourth consecutive 100-yard game. Jamison’s 41 carries broke a school record that had stood since 1972. [BOX | RECAP]
The Bulls turned the ball over four times last night. The Scarlet Knights committed 11 penalties for 85 yards, most of which came in the first half. Mini Laff Riot time? Mini Laff Riot time. Five representative reactions:
Dear ESPN college football programming chiefs: we can tell this game is the placebo.
— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) September 14, 2012
Shouldn’t USF just keep doing the draw-’em-offsides play, or are they saving that for overtime?
— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) September 14, 2012
USF has now lost 9 of its last 10 conference games. And you’re supposed to be our new Big East power?
— Paul Myerberg (@PreSnapRead) September 14, 2012
Someone will win this game. All of us watching it have already lost.
— Patrick Southern (@patricksouthern) September 14, 2012
— TomahawkNation.com (@TomahawkNation) September 14, 2012
• Roster blotter. We’ll theoretically hear whether Tyler Wilson will suit up against ‘Bama at some point today, but no decision has been made as of this writing … it would cost a lot of money for Cal to fire Jeff Tedford … and some guy named “Sammy Watkins” returns to action for Clemson.
• Misc. If anyone needs us for the rest of the season, we’ll be living in this MAC-themed corn maze … Sunday Morning Quarterback muses on creamy-middled schedules … and let the notion that Chip Kelly’s jocularity might outpace your own serve as a dire warning, Pac-12 Pravda types.