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After a disappointing 0-2 start, USF looks to get its first win of the year when FCS program South Carolina State comes to town. The Bulldogs are coming into Tampa 2-0, with wins over a preseason FCS top-10 program (Wofford) and a Division II school that went 3-6 last season (Lane College). It’s hard to tell exactly what the Bulls will see from S.C. State, but we can look at their season numbers and some film from their upset of Wofford to learn more about the Bulldogs. As stated weekly, having a positive turnover margin and converting third downs are always huge factors in winning games. Last week we added field position to the mix. How do the Bulls and Bulldogs stack up in these areas? Neither team has been particularly good on third down. Offensively, both teams have fewer than ten third down conversions through two games. Defensively both have given up eleven conversions, with SC State defending one more third down than USF. There is a ten yard difference in average starting field position, with USF starting on their own 25 and S.C. State starting at their own 35 yard line. That discrepancy is some small part explained by the third factor in the Marino Rule Plus, turnovers. ...

Designed to power innovation across the industry, PMMI’s PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging

Designed to power innovation across the industry, PMMI’s PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO, Sept. 23-25, will cover 900,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, with 2,000 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees from nearly every market. Here are just some of the stops, networking opportunities and educational formats at this year’s event: NEW! The Robotic Zone: A new sight this year, the Zone covers robotic activities and cobot display. You’ll be greeted by an Omron Robot Greeter (how cool is that?). The interactive experience allows visitors to see first-hand how innovations in automation are transforming the industry. Attendees will see robots playing piano and bowling, interactive dice playing cobots, Comau’s interactive wearable exoskeleton (as seen at last year’s PACK EXPO International) just to name a few. Local robotics teams will be displaying their robots in action in the Future Innovators Robotics Showcase. North Hall NEW! PACKage Printing Pavilion: After a successful launch in 2018 at PACK EXPO International, this pavilion will focus on the advantages of digital printing showcasing the latest in cost-effective solutions for smart, short-run, on-demand, c...