Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
Sun Life Stadium (74,916/Natural Grass)
Miami Gardens, Fla.
ESPNU — Rob Stone and David Pollack
WFLA-AM 970 (flagship)
Saturday’s game will be the third meeting between USF and Miami as the Bulls look for their first win against the Hurricanes … Miami was a 27-7 winner in the Orange Bowl in 2005 and a 31-10 winner in Tampa in 2009 … Saturday’s game is the first between the teams at Sun Life Stadium.
USF (6-4, 3-3 BIG EAST)
Skip Holtz (Notre Dame ’86)
6-4, first season at USF
78-54, 11th year as collegiate head coach
USF saw a three-game winning streak snapped with a 17-10 loss to Pittsburgh last Saturday at Raymond James Stadium … The Bulls are 6-0 when they have scored more than 14 points and 0-4 when they have been held to 14 points or fewer … Conversely, the Bulls have held their BIG EAST opponents to 20 points or fewer three times, but are 0-3 in those games … USF is 3-0 in BIG EAST games when it has allowed more than 20 points … USF is 2-2 on the road this season … QB B.J. Daniels has thrown for 1,457 yards and nine touchdowns with 12 interceptions … Daniels has rushed for four touchdowns as well, tying RB Moise Plancher for the team lead … Plancher is the leading rusher with 583 yards on 123 carries … WR Dontavia Bogan has team highs with 36 receptions, 544 yards and four touchdown catches … LB Jacquain Williams leads the team with 54 tackles to go with 2.5 sacks … DE Craig Marshall has a team-high four sacks and seven tackles for loss, but has missed the last three games due to a foot injury … K Maikon Bonani has made 12-of-15 field goal attempts since taking over as the regular placekicker.
MIAMI (Fla.) (7-4, 5-3 ACC)
28-21, fourth season
Miami completes its regular season with Saturday’s game against USF … The Hurricanes snapped a two-game winning streak with a 31-17 loss to Virginia Tech Nov. 20 … The Hurricanes are 1-0 against BIG EAST teams this season with a 31-3 win at Pittsburgh Sept. 23 … Miami completed ACC play at 5-3 and will finish second in the conference’s Coastal Division … The Hurricanes have rushed for at least 200 yards in three consecutive games and five times in the last six contests … RB Damien Berry ranks fourth in the ACC in rushing at 81.0 yards per game … QB Jacory Harris has missed the last three games due to injury, but is listed on the depth chart as a possible starter Saturday … The Hurricanes rank second nationally in tackles for loss (8.64 per game) after registering 11 stops behind the line of scrimmage against Virginia Tech … LB Colin McCarthy has a team-high 95 tackles … Miami boasts an incredible streak in which a former Hurricane player has scored a touchdown in every week of the NFL season since Week 15 in 2002 — a span of 133 consecutive weeks … Santana Moss, the 2000 BIG EAST Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Year, kept the streak alive last weekend when he scored for the Washington Redskins against the Tennessee Titans.