Scores

Final

Connecticut 6

(3-6, 0-4 American)

South Florida 13

(3-6, 1-4 American)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:00 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Raymond James Stadium, TAMPA, FL

1 2 3 4 T
CONN 0 3 3 06
USF 7 0 0 613

Top Performers

Passing: C. Whitmer (CONN) - 284 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Daniels (USF) - 10 CAR, 23 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Davis (CONN) - 7 REC, 98 YDS

B.J. Daniels injured late in USF's victory over UConn

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- B.J. Daniels ran for a first-quarter touchdown before leaving in the fourth with an injury as South Florida stopped a school-record six-game losing streak by beating Connecticut 13-6 on Saturday night.

Daniels was hurt on a 15-yard run inside the UConn 10 just over five minutes into the fourth. The senior quarterback couldn't put any weight on his left leg as he was helped from the field.

The Bulls settled for a 28-yard field goal by Maikon Bonani later in the drive to take a 10-6 advantage. Bonani added a 50-yard kick to extend the lead to 13-6 with four and a half minutes left.

South Florida (3-6, 1-4) had dropped 12 of its last 13 Big East games dating to November 2010. The Bulls squandered a 20-point halftime lead en route to a 37-36 loss to Syracuse on Nov. 27.

Chad Christen had two field goals for UConn (3-6, 0-4), which has dropped six of eight following a season-opening victory over Massachusetts. The Huskies were coming off a bye week.

South Florida played without linebacker Sam Barrington, who was suspended for the game. The team said the Bulls' leading tackler was cited by police for driving with a revoked license.

Daniels put the Bulls up 7-0 on a 5-yard TD run with 4:08 left in the first. He set a school record for career rushing touchdowns with 25 on the score.

UConn got within 7-3 when Christen made a 50-yard field goal two seconds before halftime. His second field goal of the game, from 37 yards with 4:28 to go in the third, made it 7-6.

The Huskies had failed to score during the second half in their previous three games.

South Florida threatened to extend its early lead midway through the second, but UConn cornerback Dwayne Gratz intercepted Daniels' pass in the end zone.

South Florida was the only FBS team in the nation without an interception until safety Jon Lejiste picked off Chandler Whitmer's pass at the USF 10 with 6:27 remaining in the game.

A late UConn drive ended with 50 seconds to go when Elkino Watson intercepted a Whitmer pass. Whitmer has thrown 13 interceptions this season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CONN
USF
1st Downs2017
Total Yards327283
Passing284202
Rushing4381
Penalties5-605-49
3rd Down Conversions6-136-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers31
Possession31:5228:08

Passing Leaders

ConnecticutC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitmer24/382847.502
South FloridaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Daniels19/291996.901

Rushing Leaders

ConnecticutCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCombs18472.6012
McCummings5336.6025
South FloridaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murray10373.7026
Shaw11343.108

Receiving Leaders

ConnecticutRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis79814.0021
Williams6488.0012
South FloridaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Marc34715.7019
Price34515.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCONNUSF
TD04:08B.J. Daniels 5 Yd Run (Maikon Bonani Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERCONNUSF
FG00:02Chad Christen 50 Yd 37
THIRD QUARTERCONNUSF
FG04:28Chad Christen 37 Yd 67
FOURTH QUARTERCONNUSF
FG07:53Maikon Bonani 28 Yd 610
FG04:26Maikon Bonani 50 Yd 613