Matt at the Bull Rush blog confirms what many of us are thinking:
"This is the game everyone has been circling on the calendar since the start of the season. Players have been talking about it, fans are prepared for it, and the entire Tampa area is ready for the game. While losing two straight games has taken the energy out of the USF fan base a bit, it is still expected to be a turn out. Any time ESPN, a huge team like FSU (highest ranked opponent we have ever played in Raymond James Stadium), it will have the student and alumni excited and ready."
Yep, this game is THE season for USF. Despite ugly losses to Rutgers and Ball State, the Bulls will be charging out like their 1000-lb. namesakes. Can the Noles match that energy? Doubtful. So it might be another "wake up after we're smacked in the mouth" contest. BTW, we'll have more 4-1-1 from Matt about USF later in the week.