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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Halftime: No. 22 USF 30, Ball State 0

By Andrea Adelson

No letdown in Tampa tonight. USF is the only Big East team who has made things look easy from kickoff to the half, taking a 30-0 lead into the break against Ball State.

And it all started on the opening kickoff, when Mark Joyce recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown 8 seconds into the game. The Bulls piled it on from there, getting three field goals from Maikon Bonani and a solid performance from B.J. Daniels, who has started 24-of-31 for 288 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

If anyone was looking for a reason to nitpick, then there is one: USF has settled for field goals instead of touchdowns on severeal drives when it gets to the red zone. But it's hard to complain about that when you are winning 30-0.