The South Florida Bulls picked up their first win in the Big East this season, defeating the Connecticut Huskies, 13-6.
South Florida scored the first points of the game, a B.J. Daniels rushing touchdown in the first quarter. Connecticut shaved the lead to 7-6 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Bulls had two scoring drives in the fourth to extend their lead to 13-6. Connecticut drove the ball down the field to the South Florida 22 yard line, but Chandler Whitmer threw an interception with 50 seconds left in the half to seal the Bulls victory.
Whitmer completed 24 of his 48 passes, throwing for 248 while tossing two interceptions. Geremy Davis was Whitmer's favorite target on the afternoon, hauling in eight receptions for 113 yards.
Daniels lead the South Florida offense with a 199 yards through the air as well as scoring the game's only touchdown on a five-yard run. Demetris Murray was the Bulls leading rusher, picking up 45 yards on 11 carries.
Box Score Hero: Connecticut receiver Geremy Davis, who had eight receptions for 113 yards.
Rankings Ramifications: Neither team received any votes last week, and neither team should expect to receive any votes next week.
But Did They Cover?: South Florida were 9-point favorites and couldn't hit the spread.
For More On This Game:
For more on Huskies football, visit UConn blog The UConn Blog, plus Big East blog Big East Coast Bias.
For more on USF football, visit South Florida blog Voodoo Five, plus Big East blog Big East Coast Bias and SB Nation Tampa Bay.
Next Week's Schedule:
Connecticut - vs Pittsburgh, Friday November 9th
South Florida - Bye Week