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Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
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Bulls-SMU notes: Daniels in attendance

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B.J. in the house

Former USF QB B.J. Daniels, now with the Seattle Seahawks, was on the sideline during pregame.

“It can get a little cold and rainy, but I love Seattle,’’ said Daniels, who was a seventh-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, then claimed by the Seahawks upon his release. “We’re trying to get that home-field (NFC playoff) advantage right now. It’s a good situation.’’

As for USF, Daniels said, “They will get it turned around. This is a transition year. They’re going to keep getting better.’’

Daniels was cut by the Seahawks last week, but he was almost instantly re-signed to Seattle’s practice squad.

Kloss slump

After hitting a school-record 13 consecutive field goal attempts, USF junior PK Marvin Kloss missed three of his next four (from 49, 55 and 51 yards).

Saturday night, his 51-yard attempt in the second quarter never had a chance. He slipped on the turf during the approach and the kick sailed low and short.

Bulls bits

USF junior WR Andre Davis caught a pass in his 28th straight game, adding to his school record. … Penalties continue to haunt USF. In the first quarter, Shaw broke loose for a 76-yard run to the SMU 20, but it was negated by a holding penalty on OT Quinterrius Eatmon. … Freshman DB Hassan Childs got a second-quarter interception when a pass went off the hands of SMU WR Jeremy Johnson, then picked off another at the USF 2-yard line in the third quarter. Childs has three interceptions, surpassing Mark Joyce for the team lead. … For the second straight week, USF’s defense held its opponent without a touchdown in the first half. … SMU’s roster included freshman WR Deion Sanders Jr. Like his dad at Florida State, the young Sanders wears No. 2. … The Bulls finish with two road games. They travel to Orlando on Black Friday to face the UCF Knights (9-1, 6-0), who can get closer to wrapping up the AAC’s BCS bowl bid with a victory. How can UCF fall short? If the Knights lose at SMU on Dec. 7, and Cincinnati beats Louisville two nights earlier, UCF and Cincinnati would be tied at 7-1 in league play. The tiebreaker is the higher BCS ranking. Conceivably, Cincinnati could finish ahead of UCF in that scenario. Meanwhile, USF finishes on Dec. 7 at Rutgers (5-5, 2-4), where it hasn’t won since 2005.

Joey Johnston

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