South Florida didn't survive Saturday's matchup against Florida State, but perhaps it could have with better quarterback play. Bulls quarterback B.J. Daniels struggled to complete more than half of his passes, failed to throw a touchdown and put an interception on his game film.
Subsequently, SB Nation's South Florida blog Voodoo Five reacted with some criticism of Daniels on completing simple, short passes. Here's Jamie DeVriend:
It was my #1 point in the Five Keys post yesterday -- accuracy on short passes. The USF game plan wasn't bad at all. There were lots of short passes, knowing FSU would sit back in a zone to take away all the deep throws. Daniels had to hit more of them than he did. That certainly wasn't the only reason the Bulls lost the game. (At this point, I'd like a little less realtalk out of Rick Smith and a little more of, well, anything out of his players in the secondary.) But the erratic passes, even the short ones, aren't going away.