USF Bulls 2018 Football Schedule & Analysis

USF Bulls 2018 Football Schedule & Analysis

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USF Bulls 2018 Football Schedule & Analysis


Breaking down and analyzing the 2018 USF football schedule.

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2018 USF Football Schedule
Realistic Best Case Scenario

– Charlie Strong’s team comes out roaring. It beats Elon in a nice tuneup, and then come the big wins it didn’t seem to get early last year, beating Georgia Tech in a battle of great ground games, and then taking care of Illinois on the road to set the tone for the season – and move into the top 25.

– East Carolina isn’t a problem at home, and then comes the week off before going on an easy run of UMass, at Tulsa and UConn to stay unbeaten. Realistically, there’s a loss somewhere in the run of three road games in four weeks, but …

– The Bulls beat UCF to take the American Athletic East. At best, USF finishes 11-1 and goes off to the conference championship game. At worst, it loses one of the good non-conference games and finishes 10-2.

2018 USF Football Schedule
Realistic Worst Case Scenario

– The Bulls get knocked out of national attention with losses to Georgia Tech and Illinois for a 1-2 start. They keep winning during the easy part of the slate, but whatever – the strength of schedule won’t be all that great by the midway point of the season.

– Just when there’s a chance to turn things around with a big statement win at Houston, the Bulls lose. They split the road dates at Cincinnati and Temple, but they still might be in the mix for the East title. And then …

– They lose to UCF. They still go bowling – the schedule is too soft in the middle – but it’s another year without an American Athletic title. Worst yet, it’s another loss to that team up the road.

2018 USF Very, Very Early Prediction: 9-3

2018 USF Football Schedule

Sept. 1 Elon

Sept. 8 Georgia Tech

Sept. 15 at Illinois

Sept. 22 East Carolina

Sept. 29 OPEN DATE

Oct. 6 at UMass

Oct. 12 at Tulsa

Oct. 20 UConn

Oct. 27 at Houston

Nov. 3 Tulane

Nov. 10 at Cincinnati

Nov. 17 at Temple

Nov. 23 UCF


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