South Florida badly wanted to play Miami and prove it belonged among the state's powers.
But so far, the Bulls have been overmatched.
They've run only five offensive plays, the fifth one a fumble by quarterback B.J. Daniels, in the first quarter and trail 14-0. The Hurricanes have done a good job of protecting Jacory Harris from the USF pass rush and they aren't having much trouble moving the ball.
The Bulls don't look like they belong on the same field right now and are in danger of being blown out if they don't turn it around. I expected them to come out stronger with all of the emotion surrounding this game. But you never know what to expect with South Florida.