TAMPA (AP) – Miami’s first road test was a breeze. The 15th-ranked Hurricanes scored on their first three possessions and dominated defensively during a 49-21 rout of winless South Florida on Saturday.
Miami (4-0) has yet to trail this season but coach Al Golden felt USF was much better than its record and posed a different challenge for his team in its final tune-up for Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Quarterback Stephen Morris and a talented group of speedy receivers set the tone for an impressive offensive display, and the Hurricanes played stifling defense before giving up a long touchdown drive at the end.
“I think we were ready to go,” Golden said. “Our whole game plan was to continue to push the ball and continue to play smart,” Morris added. “Offensively, the receivers had a great game.”