Third quarter: South Florida 28, Kansas 20


Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
TAMPA -- Unbelievable turnaround in this game in the third quarter.

Kansas all of a sudden can't do anything offensively, as the South Florida linebackers and secondary got much more physical against the Jayhawks receivers. That's slowed down the short passing game. Kansas looks rattled by the noise here at RayJay.

Defensive end George Selvie has been all over the place. On the second-to-last Kansas drive, he batted away a Todd Reesing pass, then knocked down Reesing just before he got the ball out, almost recording his first sack of the year.

Starting at the end of the first half, Kansas had three straight three-and-outs, then got a first down on a pass interference and went three-and-out. It's facing a third and long to start the fourth quarter.

The Bulls have scored 24 unanswered points. Matt Grothe has all the time in the world in the pocket and is picking apart the soft Kansas zone with medium-range passes. Taurus Johnson caught a perfectly placed 21-yard pass to tie the score after bobbling it in the end zone. The pass was ruled incomplete but overturned on replay.

Jamar Taylor has become the Bulls' go-to tailback, nearly breaking off a 50-yard touchdown run before stepping out of bounds and just moments ago rumbling in for the go-ahead touchdown. Taylor started the year as the fourth-string tailback.