TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three years later, Florida State remembers and South Florida can't forget.
When the Seminoles and Bulls meet for only the second time Saturday, it once again will be a matchup of teams that appear to be headed in opposite directions.
USF was a relatively young program led by Jim Leavitt and looking to make a name for itself in 2009, when then redshirt freshman B.J. Daniels returned to his hometown of Tallahassee to lead a 17-7 upset in his first college start. FSU was ranked No. 18, but spiraling toward a 7-6 finish under Bobby Bowden.
Times have changed for both schools.
In addition to both having different coaches, the fourth-ranked Seminoles are on the rise, while the Bulls are trying re-establish themselves after a shaky start to the season.