Boxscore
South Florida 23, Notre Dame 20
Saturday, September 3, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Notre Dame Stadium
Attendance - 80795

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
South Florida 13 3 0 7 23
Notre Dame 0 0 7 13 20

Recap


In a game marked by two historic weather delays, South Florida forced five turnovers — including a fumble that was returned for a touchdown — and held on for a 23-20 upset victory at No. 18 Notre Dame on Saturday.
 
The start of the second half was pushed back by more than two hours due to lightning in the area, the first weather delay in Notre Dame's 123-year football history. Officials stopped play a second time for nearly an hour with 4:21 remaining in the fourth quarter.
 
The Fighting Irish marched down the field quickly on their opening drive, but Jonas Gray fumbled on third-and-goal from the 1-yard line and Kayvon Webster returned the loose ball 96 yards for a score to put South Florida in front just four minutes into the game. Notre Dame's first three trips to the red zone all ended in turnovers, with quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees each throwing an interception inside the South Florida 5-yard line.
 
Notre Dame's Michael Floyd finished with 12 catches for 154 yards and two second-half touchdowns, setting a school record for career receptions with 183. Floyd's second scoring grab brought the Fighting Irish within three with 21 seconds left, but South Florida recovered the ensuing onside kick.

South Florida's Maikon Bonani kicked three field goals, including a 49-yarder, to help the Bulls build a 16-0 halftime advantage. 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:00
South Florida   TD  Notre Dame 0 - South Florida 7
1st Quarter - 4:45
South Florida   FG  Notre Dame 0 - South Florida 10
1st Quarter - 1:08
South Florida   FG  Notre Dame 0 - South Florida 13
2nd Quarter - 4:04
South Florida   FG  Notre Dame 0 - South Florida 16
3rd Quarter - 7:12
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 7 - South Florida 16
4th Quarter - 11:05
South Florida   TD  Notre Dame 7 - South Florida 23
4th Quarter - 7:35
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 13 - South Florida 23
4th Quarter - 0:21
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 20 - South Florida 23
TEAMS

Team Records

  South Florida Notre Dame
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  South Florida Notre Dame
Score 23 20
First Downs 20 27
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-14
14%
5-for-14
36%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 254 508
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-126 29-117
Average/Rush 3.0 4.0
Passing
Comp-Att 18-30 31-49
Passing Yards 128 391
Average/Pass Play 4.0 7.7
Penalties-Yards 9-43 8-73
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Time of Possession 31:06 28:54

PLAYER STATS

South Florida (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Daniels 18/30 128 1 0
Notre Dame (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Rees 24/34 296 2 2
D. Crist 7/15 95 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Murray 14 40 2.9 0
B. Daniels 12 37 3.1 0
D. Scott 12 33 2.8 0
L. Lamar 2 18 9.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Wood 21 104 5.0 1
J. Gray 4 17 4.2 0
T. Rees 2 1 0.5 0
D. Crist 2 -5 -2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Griffin 8 75 9.4 0
A. Love 2 26 13.0 0
E. Landi 3 14 4.7 1
A. Shields 1 12 12.0 0
L. Lamar 2 3 1.5 0
D. Murray 1 1 1.0 0
V. Marc 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Floyd 12 154 12.8 2
T. Eifert 6 93 15.5 0
T. Jones 6 58 9.7 0
C. Wood 3 44 14.7 0
T. Riddick 3 32 10.7 0
M. Ragone 1 10 10.0 0
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