USF WR Andre Davis the focus of opposing defenses

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South Florida Bulls wide receiver Andre Davis has been held in check the last couple of weeks. Who has been stepping up with him covered?

South Florida Bulls wide receiver Andre Davis has been the target of defensive cover the last four weeks. After Davis caught 12 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns against the Nevada Woflpack, he followed that up by catching eight passes for 84 yards against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. However, in the last three games Davis has caught only five passes for 45 yards.

South Florida head coach Skip Holtz said in an interview with Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times that the Temple Owls defense double teamed Davis the entire game:

"It's structurally what a lot of people are doing," said Bulls coach Skip Holtz, noting that Temple double-covered the split end throughout Saturday's USF loss in Philadelphia. "You go into a game and a guy catches 12 balls at one position, defensively you're going to find away to schematically take that away."

Right now the leading receiver for the Bulls is Terrence Mitchell with 339 yards entering South Florida's next game against the Louisville Cardinals on Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.

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