A lot of understandable attention has been focused on USF’s (away) games next year with Penn State (Sept. 3) and Miami (Oct. 1). The Bulls will pick up handsome guarantees – and maybe more than that at struggling PSU. But no less important are lower profile (home) games with Florida A&M (Sept. 10) and the University of Central Florida (Sept. 17).
Average home attendance dipped below 20,000 this year, and it’s imperative that the Bulls reverse that trend. Winning, of course, will cure that. What else helps is bringing in natural rivals that should draw well. FAMU and UCF qualify.