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College football: Quinton Flowers’ versatility propels South Florida

College football: Quinton Flowers’ versatility propels South Florida
South Florida's Darius Tice (6) heads for the end zone to score on Tulsa's Keidrien Wadley (11) and Akayleb Evans (26) on Nov. 16. (Steve Nesius / Associated Press)

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.

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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 remaining.

Buffalo gets win

Tyree Jackson connected with Anthony Johnson for four touchdowns and Buffalo breezed to a 40-24 victory over host Ball State in a Mid-American Conference game.

Jackson finished with 350 yards passing for the Bulls (5-6, 3-4). The Cardinals (2-9, 0-7) got a 50-yard touchdown run from Malik Dunner in the third quarter.

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