Saturday, September 10, 2011
Final: USF 37, Ball State 7
By Andrea Adelson
No. 22 USF breezed to a 37-7 win over Ball State, showing no signs of a letdown after an emotional week.
The Bulls came into the game off a big win at Notre Dame, but also mourning the loss of Lee Roy Selmon. Tributes to him were all over the place during the game, with his No. 63 on the field and on helmets. But USF was on from the start -- and has now outscored opponents 46-0 in the first half this season.
The Bulls ended up with 519 yards of total offense and a school-record 33 first downs. B.J. Daniels only played a few series in the second half before giving way to Bobby Eveld. Daniels finished with 359 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception. Darrell Scott and Demetris Murray each had one touchdown on the ground.
Ball State came into the game after an upset win over Indiana. The Cardinals run a high-tempo spread offense, but the USF defense stymied them. Ball State had 218 total yards and scored its lone touchdown in the fourth quarter with the USF backups in the game. Claude Davis had a huge game as well, with a forced fumble and sack.