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College football: Quinton Flowers’ versatility propels South Florida

College football: Quinton Flowers’ versatility propels South Florida

Quinton Flowers threw two touchdown passes and South Florida held off Tulsa 27-20 on Thursday night in Tampa, Fla., to remain in contention for a berth in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

Flowers, one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks, ran for 119 yards while also throwing for 142 to send the Bulls (9-1, 6-1) into next week’s regular-season finale against No. 15 Central Florida (9-0, 6-0) with the AAC’s East Division title on the line.

Luke Skipper scored on first-half runs of 12 and nine yards for the Golden Hurricane (2-9, 1-6), who blocked a punt to set up a 38-yard field goal that trimmed their deficit to 27-20 with 4:18...

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