Nov 11, 2011; Syracuse, NY, USA; University of South Florida Bulls head coach Skip Holtz on the field against the Syracuse Orange during the first half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

University of South Florida pays for beat down

In the first week of the college football season it is normal for smaller schools from the FCS division to travel into the world of FBS to be fodder for the larger programs in exchange for a nice payday that keeps their athletic department operating in the black.

McNeese State Cowboys are one of those teams.  They traveled to South Florida to take on the Bulls in a game that, according to Darren Rovell, was going to net them a cool $400,000 for an opening season loss.

Nothing unusual right? Well someone forgot to tell McNeese St. that it isn’t polite to embarrass the home team while taking their money. Midway through the 3rd quarter, the Cowboys are already up 39-7 and look intent on building that lead.

Of course FCS teams beating FBS teams are not new.  Everyone remembers Appalachian State’s upset of Michigan in the Big House in 2007, if you don’t here is a reminder.

But rarely do we see an FCS team blow out an FBS team by a large margin.  I wonder if USF is regretting this scheduling decision?

Tags: Appalachian State Mountaineers McNeese State University Michigan Wolverines South Florida Bulls

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