- Matt Fortuna, ESPN Staff Writer
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The good and the bad of B.J. Daniels was on display in South Florida's opener Saturday night.
The senior completed 17-of-26 passes for 265 yards and had four total touchdowns, but he also threw an interception and fumbled on a sack, which led to 10 Chattanooga points.
It was still more than enough in a 34-13 Bulls win over the Mocs, as USF built an 18-point first-half lead and took it from there. But Daniels will have to be more careful offensively next week when the Bulls travel to Nevada, fresh off an upset of Cal.
Sterling Grffin and Terrence Mitchell were the receivers of choice Saturday, with Griffin catching two passes for 83 yards and a touchdown, and Mitchell adding five catches for 78 yards and a score.
Kicker Maikon Bonani became the school's all-time leading scorer with his extra point following Mitchell's second-quarter score, which put USF up 21-3.
The Bulls' defense was stifling, holding the Mocs to just 151 total yards and recording six sacks on the night.