USF scores late TD, wins wild Birmingham Bowl over Texas Tech

Texas Tech vs. South Florida

A Tyre McCants touchdown catch with 16 seconds left allowed South Florida to emerge from a seesaw battle with a 38-34 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon in the 2017 Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field in Alabama.

The Bulls had won last year's Birmingham Bowl on Flowers' 25-yard touchdown pass in overtime against SC.

Vasher finished his second season in Lubbock with 24 catches for 461 yards and five TDs. The Bulls went three-and-out on their next possession then Texas Tech drove 66 yards to break the tie with 34 seconds left in the quarter on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Shimonek to Keke Coutee. He fumbled on the second play of the second half, setting up Texas Tech's second touchdown of the day that gave the Red Raiders a 17-10 lead.

More details to come. Flowers completed just 4 of 14 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.

On the opening drive, Tech was unable to score a touchdown and settled for a 26-yard field goal from junior kicker Clayton Hatfield.

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Early in the fourth quarter, and just one play after an instant replay confirmed a call on the field marking the ball shy of the end zone, USF tried muscling their way across the goal line only to be overmatched by Texas Tech's defensive effort to keep Darius Tice just out of the end zone on fourth down. Facing fourth and three, the Red Raiders made a decision to go for it, but Shimonek was sacked by Senat for a loss of 10 yards.

Two other Tech scoring threats were thwarted by interceptions, including safety Jaymon Thomas' pick of a deflected ball in his own end zone on third-and-goal. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bulls are 3-point favorites to beat the Red Raiders, who opened as a 3-point underdog. The final lateral was grabbed by Army's Elijah Riley, who returned it 29 yards for a touchdown.

Despite giving up the two late scores, Texas Tech's defense actually played incredibly well for about 55 minutes.

Shimonek and the Red Raiders were far from finished and retook the lead, 34-31, on a 8-play, 85-yard drive that was capped with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Shimonek to T.J. Vasher with 1:31 left in the game.

Key Player: Flowers. The South Florida quarterback played like a man on fire in the final quarter and threw two touchdown passes to Scantling and McCants to get the win over Texas Tech. The Red Raiders answered with a 33-yard field goal from Hatfield to take back the lead, 27-24, with 5:02 left in the game.

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