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CINCINNATI -- B.J. Daniels had a breakout game, throwing for two touchdowns and running for two more, and USF got its first significant win under coach Skip Holtz, knocking off two-time defending Big East champion Cincinnati 38-30 on Friday night.
South Florida (4-3, 1-2) hadn't scored a touchdown on offense in its two Big East losses, done in by Daniels' five interceptions. The sophomore quarterback had 10 interceptions overall.
He got the Bulls going by completing one long pass after another against Cincinnati's inexperienced defense. The Bearcats (3-4, 1-1) have the youngest defense in the BCS.
Daniels' 64-yard completion to Dontavia Bogan set up a third-quarter touchdown, and his 70-yard pass to Faron Hornes put the Bulls up 31-16 late in the third quarter.
The Bearcats had won 13 straight Big East games.