Quinton Flowers 🌺🌻🌹🌷🌼🌸💐😉

Junior quarterback Quinton Flowers has had a record setting year at the helm of the Gulf Coast Offense in 2016.

The Miami native was responsible for a school-record 37 touchdowns during the regular season - totaling 22 through the air and 15 on the ground.

Flowers led the Bulls offense to program season records in scoring, touchdowns, total yards and rushing yards. USF ranks No. 6 in the nation in rushing (291.8 ypg), No. 8 in scoring (43.6 ppg) and No. 9 in total offense (515.1 ypg).

After leading USF to a program-best 10-2 regular season record and a Top-25 ranking, Flowers was named the American Athletic Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s coaches. Flowers became just the fourth Bull to claim a conference player of the year award and the first-ever to win it on the offensive side of the ball.

"We talk about it often, like we have to be fiending for touchdowns. We need it, we gotta have it. That's the approach we want to take. We want to be in attack mode all the time." - Willie Taggart

A Complete Quarterback

The second year starting quarterback has staked his claim as one of the most explosive players in the nation as he leads the Gulf Coast Offense. Through the completion of the regular season, Flowers ranks fourth in the country in ESPN's College Football Total QBR with a score of 85.9. He is the only player in the country with two top-10 QBR performances on the season - vs. Navy & at Memphis.

Through Week 13, he has a USF season record 1,425 rushing yards, ranking second in the country among quarterbacks and 11th overall. Of all rushers ranked in the top 20 nationally in yards, Flowers is the only one with fewer than 200 carries, sitting at 177. Flowers stands just 113 yards shy of national player of the year finalist Lamar Jackson of Louisville, but has 57 fewer attempts.

After rushing for 210 yards at Memphis on Nov. 12, Flowers became the first FBS quarterback in the state of Florida to ever rush for 1,000 yards in a season, and now owns the top two spots for rushing yards in a season by an FBS quarterback in the state of Florida.

The USF offense has posted a nation-leading streak of 16 consecutive games of scoring 30+ points

Aerial Attack ✈️

The 2016 season saw Flowers increase all his passing stats from the prior year. Entering the bowl game, Flowers eclipsed his post-bowl game numbers from 2015 in yards, completions, completion percentage and average per game while lowering his interceptions.

  • Flowers finished the regular season completing 184-299 (61.5%) passing attempts for 2,551 yards and a season record tying 22 touchdowns.
  • Against NIU, Flowers set a career high with 350 passing yards while matching his career high of four touchdown passes in the process.
  • In the win at Memphis, Flowers set a school record for single game completion percentage at 82.7% (24-29).
Quinton has 37 completions of 20+ yards on the season including an 84-yard touchdown vs. FSU.
Flowers lists 10th in the nation in total offense at 331.3 YPG.
Flowers has thrown 10 touchdown passes of 40 yards or longer and is responsible for 56 plays of 20 yards or more in 2016.

Strong Ground Game

  • The team's leading rusher, Flowers totaled 1,425 yards on the ground on 177 attempts, an average of 8.03 yards per carry, which ranks third in the country.
  • Flowers' average of 118.8 rushing ypg ranks 15th nationally and second among quarterbacks.
  • His 15 rushing touchdowns are tied with Marlon Mack for the team lead, which is a season record.
  • Flowers has eclipsed the century mark in rushing seven times on the season, including the last four regular season games.
  • Flowers led the team in rushing in six games this season. His 210-yard performance against Memphis was a team season-high and a new American Conference record.
Flowers set a school record with eight games with 300 or more total yards on the year.

Historic Year

Flowers set numerous school records in 2016 including the most passing, rushing and total touchdowns in a season as well as the most total offense and rushing yards in a year.

Flowers' 473 total yards in the Bulls' victory at Memphis marked a new school record.

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Flowers is now 19-7 as a starting quarterback. His winning percentage of .731 ranks first all-time for the Bulls.

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