And then there was one.
The University of South Florida has the only defense in the 120-team Football Bowl Subdivision not to register an interception this season. When Wisconsin picked off Illinois on Saturday afternoon, USF was all alone in that dubious distinction following its 37-28 loss to Temple at Lincoln Financial Field. The Bulls didn't even have a pass breakup.
Opposing quarterbacks have attempted 181 passes in six games.
It's the first time in USF's 16-season history that the Bulls have gone through a six-game stretch without an interception.
"It's really hard," Bulls senior CB Kayvon Webster said. "We've got to help out our offense. We've been practicing (getting turnovers) since camp started and we get them in practice."
But during the real games — nada.
"You wonder, 'Why not?' " USF senior LB Sam Barrington said. "We emphasize interceptions and not dropping the ball in practice."
Bulls first-year defensive coordinator Chris Cosh had no explanation.
"We've still got to address it," Cosh said. "We've still got to change it."
USF senior QB B.J. Daniels, operating with an ankle injury suffered last week against Florida State, had limited mobility. He came in as USF's leading rusher (271 yards), but he just 6 yards on nine carries. None of them, according to USF coach Skip Holtz, were called runs.
"I was still able to deliver the football," Daniels said. "I still think offensively we were successful moving the ball."
Daniels was 18 of 31 for 219 yards passing. He moved his career passing total to 7,862 yards, 17th-place all-time among state of Florida FBS teams, passing former Miami Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta (7,690).
His total offense career yards are at 9,773 — ninth all-time among Florida FBS teams.
"B.J. wasn't limited mentally today, but he was limited athletically," Holtz said.
"When he got to the perimeter, he didn't have anything mobility-wise," USF offensive coordinator Todd Fitch said. "He didn't practice (against USF's first-team defense) and I was concerned about that, but he was seeing things pretty decently."
Daniels lost a fumble after a 7-yard sack in the second quarter, but USF dodged a bullet when Temple's Brandon McManus hit the right upright on a 22-yard field-goal attempt. The bigger curiosity occurred when Temple's Nate D. Smith appeared to grab Daniels' facemask, rip the helmet off his head … and nothing was called.
"It was one of those plays that happened so fast," Daniels said. "One thing I didn't understand was it happened on the right hash and my helmet ended up on the left hash. I couldn't explain that one."
Daniels collected his 24th career rushing touchdown, tying the USF record of Andre Hall (2005-06). … Senior RB Lindsey Lamar scored twice to give him five touchdowns, which leads USF this season. … DE Julius Forte started over Ryne Giddins, who had started 19 consecutive regular-season games dating to 2010. Giddins played and had two tackles. Forte finished with one tackle. … DE Tevin Mims was credited with USF's only sack. … Terrence Mitchell, who had struggled on punt returns (three muffs in five games), was replaced by Andre Davis, who caught it cleanly, but had just 19 yards on his four returns. … Temple (2-2, 1-0) won its first Big East game since being kicked out of the league in 2004. The Owls were 14-75 in Big East play from 1991-2004. … The Bulls have an open date, then travel to No. 19-ranked Louisville (5-0), the Big East preseason favorite, on Oct. 20. The Cardinals were idle on Saturday and face their Big East opener Oct. 13 at Pittsburgh.