Boxscore
West Virginia 30, South Florida 27
Thursday, December 1, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Raymond James Stadium
Attendance - 41743

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
West Virginia 0 13 7 10 30
South Florida 0 7 6 14 27

Recap


Tyler Bitancurt kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give visiting West Virginia a 30-27 victory over South Florida on Thursday night to clinch a share of the Big East title.
 
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith connected with receiver Stedman Bailey for 26 yards on fourth down with 7 seconds remaining to set up the winner for the Mountaineers (9-3, 5-2 Big East).
 
If Cincinnati beats Connecticut on Saturday to forge a three-way tie with West Virginia and Louisville for the Big East title, the team with the highest BCS rating would get the BCS bid. That is likely to be West Virginia. If UConn wins, Louisville will get the bid due to its victory over West Virginia.
 
JaQuez Jenkins’ 24-yard interception return gave South Florida (5-7, 1-6) a 27-20 lead with 9:49 left. The Mountaineers responded with an 11-play drive to tie the game on Dustin Garrison’s 5-yard run with 5:09 left.
 
Tavon Austin returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and Pat Miller took an interception back 52 yards as West Virginia built a 20-10 lead with 10:12 left in the third quarter.
 
USF trailed 10-0 early, but quarterback B.J. Daniels connected with Sterling Griffin for a 20-yard scoring strike with 5:13 left in the second quarter and the Bulls were within 13-7 at the half.

USF will not play in a bowl game for the first time since 2004.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 13:29
West Virginia   FG  South Florida 0 - West Virginia 3
2nd Quarter - 8:20
West Virginia   TD  South Florida 0 - West Virginia 10
2nd Quarter - 5:13
South Florida   TD  South Florida 7 - West Virginia 10
2nd Quarter - 0:22
West Virginia   FG  South Florida 7 - West Virginia 13
3rd Quarter - 10:26
South Florida   FG  South Florida 10 - West Virginia 13
3rd Quarter - 10:12
West Virginia   TD  South Florida 10 - West Virginia 20
3rd Quarter - 1:42
South Florida   FG  South Florida 13 - West Virginia 20
4th Quarter - 10:01
South Florida   TD  South Florida 20 - West Virginia 20
4th Quarter - 9:49
South Florida   TD  South Florida 27 - West Virginia 20
4th Quarter - 5:09
West Virginia   TD  South Florida 27 - West Virginia 27
4th Quarter - 0:00
West Virginia   FG  South Florida 27 - West Virginia 30
TEAMS

Team Records

  West Virginia South Florida
W/L 9 - 3 - 0 5 - 7 - 0
Conference 5 - 2 - 0 1 - 6 - 0

Team Stats

  West Virginia South Florida
Score 30 27
First Downs 17 24
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-14
14%
10-for-19
53%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-3
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 364 397
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-127 39-171
Average/Rush 4.2 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 23-36 21-44
Passing Yards 237 226
Average/Pass Play 6.4 4.9
Penalties-Yards 8-79 9-65
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 28:33 31:27

PLAYER STATS

West Virginia (9 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Smith 23/35 237 0 2
South Florida (5 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Daniels 21/44 226 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Garrison 16 87 5.4 1
G. Smith 5 20 4.0 0
T. Austin 4 13 3.2 0
S. Alston 5 7 1.4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Scott 14 92 6.6 0
D. Murray 12 34 2.8 0
B. Daniels 10 23 2.3 1
L. Lamar 1 22 22.0 0
M. Shaw 2 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Bailey 7 80 11.4 0
T. Austin 7 54 7.7 0
J. Woods 4 38 9.5 0
D. Brown 1 27 27.0 0
T. Urban 1 16 16.0 0
D. Garrison 1 11 11.0 0
I. McCartney 1 11 11.0 0
S. Alston 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Landi 4 67 16.8 0
D. Welch 5 67 13.4 0
S. Griffin 3 37 12.3 1
V. Marc 3 29 9.7 0
A. Davis 2 18 9.0 0
D. Scott 1 6 6.0 0
A. Love 1 6 6.0 0
J. Miller 1 0 0.0 0
D. Murray 1 -4 -4.0 0
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