From the Thrown-Under-The-Bus file: Bulls coach Jim Leavitt told the St. Petersburg Times that his questionable decision to go for a first down on 4th-and-2 from the Kansas 3 in the first quarter was based on bad information from his assistants in the press box. USF didn't make it, and went on to lose 13-7. "I was told it was less than a yard," Leavitt said. "I noticed [afterwards, on tape] that it was more. I would only go for it if we had less than a yard to go. I have to rely on what they tell me."
Talk about a debut: Quarterback Daniel Evans made his first start Saturday against Boston College, and led a five-play, 72-yard drive in the final minute, throwing the game-winning TD to John Dunlap with 8.5 seconds left. Of the 17-15 victory, Evans, who is the son of ex-N.C. State star Johnny Evans, said (in the Raleigh News & Observer): "It's an amazing feeling. I grew up an N.C. State fan and have been my whole life. To win a game, not only to win it but to win it like we did, is just amazing."
His Heisman campaign will be an uphill battle, seeing that he's on a 2-2 MAC team, but in the national rushing race no one is close to the Huskies' Garrett Wolfe. He's averaging 207 yards per game -- 46.25 more than second-ranked Adrian Peterson of Oklahoma -- and is racking up an absurd 8.6 yards per carry. With his next two games against lowly Ball State and Miami of Ohio, Wolfe should gain even more ground in his quest for 2,500 yards.