USF BULLS vs. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
Raymond James Stadium (65,857/Natural Grass)
Saturday, November 19 • 3:30 p.m. • ESPNU
ESPNU — Pam Ward and Dan Hawkins
WFLA-AM 970 (flagship)
Sirius 136, XM 190
Saturday’s game against Miami will mark the third straight season in which the Bulls and Hurricanes meet and the fourth overall matchup between the schools … Miami took the first two games, in 2005 and 2009, and USF picked up its first win in the series last season, taking a 23-20 overtime win in Miami Gardens, Fla. … USF S Jerrell Young had a crucial interception with five seconds left in regulation and RB Demetris Murray ran for two touchdowns, including the gamewinner in overtime last season … The winner of Saturday’s game will become bowl-eligible.
USF (5-4, 1-4 BIG EAST)
Skip Holtz (Notre Dame ’86)
13-9, second season at USF
85-59, 12th season as collegiate head coach
(813) 974-4086, email@example.com
USF snapped a four-game slide with a 37-17 win at Syracuse last Friday … The Bulls had opened the season with four straight wins before dropping four straight … USF is 4-0 in nonconference games this season and 25-3 in nonleague games in the past five seasons … USF is second in the nation in tackles for loss, averaging 8.6 TFL per game … The Bulls are third nationally in sacks at 3.4 per game … USF has scored first in all nine games this season and has outscored its opponents by an 85-27 margin in the first quarter … QB B.J. Daniels ranks second in the BIG EAST in passing, averaging 253.4 yards per game … RB Darrell Scott is the leading rusher with 611 yards and five touchdowns on 108 carries, … Scott is fifth in the BIG EAST in rushing (76.4 ypg), but did not play against Syracuse while recovering from a wrist injury and a concussion … The Bulls lost leading WR Sterling Griffin to a season-ending knee injury two weeks ago, leaving WR Victor Marc (24 rec., 281 yards, 2 TDs) as the top receiving threat … LB DeDe Lattimore leads the defense with 66 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss … DE Ryne Giddins has team highs with 11 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.
MIAMI (Fla.) (5-5, 3-4 ACC)
Al Golden (Penn State ’91)
5-5, first season at Miami
32-39, sixth year as collegiate head coach
(305) 284-3231, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miami enters Saturday’s game on the heels of a 23-19 loss at Florida State last week … This week’s visit to Tampa marks the Hurricanes’ second straight in-state road trip … Miami has not lost back-to-back games this season … RB Lamar Miller has six 100-yard games this season and ranks second in the ACC in rushing at 110.8 yards per game … Miller is 15th nationally in rushing … QB Jacory Harris ranks second on Miami’s all-time passing list with 8,322 yards … Harris trails only Ken Dorsey (9,565), a two-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year … Harris has thrown for 1,982 yards and 19 touchdowns with five interceptions this season … WR Tommy Streater has a team-high eight touchdown catches … LB Sean Spence has team highs of 89 tackles and 13 tackles for loss … Miami has an incredible streak of 148 straight weeks in which a former player has caught a touchdown pass in an NFL game.