Through the first four games of the 2009 football season, USF’s defense has been close to perfect.  Granted, three of USF’s opponents weren’t exactly offensive juggernauts, but think about this:  USF held a team that scored 54 points on the then-No.7 team in the country to one touchdown, which came in the fourth quarter.

Going back to the start of the Charleston Southern game, USF didn’t allow a point in seven quarters until FSU’s touchdown in the fourth quarter on Saturday.  The 27 points USF has given up during the first four games is a school record for lowest amount of points given in any four-game stretch.

USF also ranks No. 2 nationally in scoring defense, No. 2 in red zone defense, No. 1 in third down defense, No. 5 in pass defense, and No. 11 in total defense.

-Phil Neary