Bulls QB Daniels earns Big East Honor

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Posted Oct 24, 2011


USF quarterback B.J. Daniels earned a spot on the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll following his monster performance on Saturday. The Bulls junior came to play and threw for a school-record 409 yards with three touchdowns in a 37-34 loss to Cincinnati.

Bull’s junior quarterback B.J. Daniels was named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll for his performance against Cincinnati on Monday.

This was another solid performance by the sophomore quarterback who finished throwing for a school-record 409 yards with three touchdowns in a 37-34 loss to Cincinnati. Daniels completed 31 of 48 passes for 409 yards, setting career highs in yards, attempts, and completions. On the Bulls first scoring drive, Daniels hit 7-of-9 passes for 72 yards capping it off with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Griffin. Later he hit Andreas Shields for a 17-yard scoring play for a 27-17 lead. With the Bulls trailing late in the game, the redshirt junior threw for 71 yards with three passes of 19 yards or more and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Andre Davis to give the Bulls a four-point lead with 1:27 remaining.

This is the third time this season that Daniels has earned a Conference weekly honor. Daniels was tabbed the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Ball State after he put up career highs in completions (28), attempts (39) and passing yards (359) to lead USF to a 37-7 home win. Daniels only played in two series in the second half, but was 24-of-31 for 289 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

The Bulls junior also made the Big East's weekly honor roll Monday after his performance in the Bulls' 52-24 victory over UTEP. Daniels passed for 202 yards and two touchdowns and added another 130 yards on the ground, including a 71-yard run for the game's first score.

Daniels was also named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week twice in 2010, after his four-touchdown performance in a win over Cincinnati and was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Bulls 34-22 win over Louisville last year as well when he accounted for 445 yards of total offense and three touchdowns. Daniels also earned honorable mention for his performance in the Bulls 30-19 win over the Mountaineers in 2009, and B.J. was also tabbed for honorable mention after leading the Bulls to a 17-7 stunning win over FSU in his first career start.

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