South Florida 34, Chattanooga 13:
passed for three touchdowns and ran for the final score in the fourth quarter
as the Bulls held off the visiting Moccasins.
Eleven different receivers caught passes for the Bulls.
Daniels threw for 265 yards and connected with Derrick Hopkins, Terrence
Mitchell and Sterling Griffin for scoring strikes.
Mitchell, who missed most of last season with a concussion,
had five receptions for 78 yards and compiled 69 in punt returns.
After Mitchell took a punt back 22 yards, the Bulls only had
to go 23 more to take the lead with 7:41 left in the first quarter. Demitris
Murray plowed in from the 2-yard line.
A fumble by Daniels set up a Nick Pollard 39-yard field
goal, but the senior answered with two touchdown passes for a 21-3 advantage.
Daniels hit Hopkins for 19 yards in the left corner and Mitchell for 38 on a
Chattanooga had a touchdown nullified by a holding penalty
late in the second quarter and missed a field goal. But D.J. Key picked off a
Daniels pass to set up a Keon Williams 2-yard run with 30 seconds left in the
half and it was 21-10 at halftime.
Daniels hit Griffin for 39 yards and a score in the third
quarter then ran 20 yards for a touchdown with 9:52 left.
GAME NOTEBOOK: South Florida kicker Maikon
Bonani became the school’s all-time scoring leader. Bonani has 248 points, passing
Santiago Gramatica (246 from 2001-04). … The Bulls are 11-0 when opening the
season at Raymond James Stadium. … It was the first meeting between the teams.