Scores

Final

Louisville 22

(4-7, 1-5 ACC)

South Florida 34

(7-3, 3-3 American)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, November 21, 2009

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

1 2 3 4 T
LOU 0 16 0 622
USF 14 3 10 734

Top Performers

Passing: B. Daniels (USF) - 304 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Daniels (USF) - 22 CAR, 141 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Long (LOU) - 6 REC, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Daniels, S. Florida bounce back in grand fashion

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- B.J. Daniels rebounded from the worst game of his young career to throw for 304 yards and run for 141 more in South Florida 's 34-22 victory over struggling Louisville on Saturday.

Daniels, shut down in a 31-0 loss to Rutgers last week, threw for one touchdown and ran for two others while leading four scoring drives of at least 75 yards. With a combined 445 yards, the red-shirt freshman finished 12 shy of the school record set by Big East career total offense leader Matt Grothe in 2007.

USF (7-3, 3-3) was limited to 159 yards against Rutgers, with Daniels going 7 of 17 for 129 yards and two interceptions passing and rushing for just 11 yards on 15 attempts. He was 20 of 34 passing Saturday and compiled his fourth 100-yard game rushing on 22 carries.

Louisville (4-7, 1-5) lost for the ninth straight time on the road. The Cardinals assured themselves a second straight losing season under coach Steve Kragthorpe, who has a three-year record of 15-20.

Daniels threw a 16-yard TD pass to Dontavia Bogan on USF's first drive of the game and later scored on runs of 1 and 20 yards. Mo Plancher had a 2-yard scoring run and Eric Schwartz kicked field goals of 22 and 44 yards.

Adam Froman threw for 232 yards, one touchdown and one interception for Louisville, which erased an early 14-point deficit but couldn't manage much offense after halftime. Scott Long had a 20-yard TD reception, Trent Guy scored on a 60-yard punt return, and Darius Ashley's 1-yard run trimmed USF's lead to 27-22 on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Daniels put it out of reach, leading a 75-yard march that he finished with his second touchdown.

Midseason slides have knocked South Florida out of the Top 25 each of the past three years after 5-0 starts. The Bulls had dropped three of their previous four games, losing to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Rutgers by a combined 106-31.

Louisville, coming off an ugly 10-9 victory over Syracuse that stopped a nine-game conference losing streak, dropped to 3-13 on the road in three seasons under Kragthrope. The Cardinals finish 0-6 away from home this year and were outscored 191-107, including 59-7 in the opening quarter.

South Florida surpassed last week's production against Rutgers its first two possessions alone.

In the opening half, Daniels threw for 149 yards and ran for 85 more, including a pair of 18-yard scampers that set up Schwartz's 22-yard field goal for a 17-16 lead on the last play of the second quarter.

Daniels opened the second half with another 80-yard drive, covering the final 20 yards on a nifty run that put him over 100 rushing for the fourth time. He's the first USF quarterback to top the century mark rushing and throw for 300 in the same game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LOU
USF
1st Downs1625
Total Yards313538
Passing232304
Rushing81234
Penalties4-356-44
3rd Down Conversions7-149-17
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers11
Possession23:1936:41

Passing Leaders

LouisvilleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Froman20/352326.611
South FloridaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Daniels20/343048.910

Rushing Leaders

LouisvilleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ashley10424.2117
Froman6233.8012
South FloridaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Daniels221416.4228
Plancher17684.0122

Receiving Leaders

LouisvilleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Long69616.0141
Beaumont46315.8030
South FloridaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Love412130.3045
Griffin46015.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLOUUSF
TD09:56Dontavia Bogan 16 Yd Pass From B.J. Daniels (Eric Schwartz Kick) 07
TD00:19Moise Plancher 2 Yd Run (Eric Schwartz Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERLOUUSF
FG10:10Chris Philpott 37 Yd 314
TD06:28Scott Long 20 Yd Pass From Adam Froman (Chris Philpott Kick) 1014
TD04:47Trent Guy 60 Yd Punt Return (Pat Blocked) 1614
FG00:00Eric Schwartz 22 Yd 1617
THIRD QUARTERLOUUSF
TD09:30B.J. Daniels 20 Yd Run (Eric Schwartz Kick) 1624
FG07:14Eric Schwartz 44 Yd 1627
FOURTH QUARTERLOUUSF
TD14:20Darius Ashley 17 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2227
TD05:09B.J. Daniels 1 Yd Run (Eric Schwartz Kick) 2234