Stephen Morris started the game and finished with a season high 222 yards and two scores before exiting the game with another ankle injury. Ryan Williams replaced him and threw for 153 yards and a touchdown. Redshirt freshman Gray Crow also saw a few series but went 0-for-2 including an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
The Bulls quickly answered Miami's opening touchdown drive with a long one themselves. It was capped by a 3-yard touchdown run by Marcus Shaw, who finished the game with 127 yards and a score.
Miami's defense had limited the USF offense to under 200 yards until the final drive of the game, when the Bulls marched over 90 yards for one final touchdown on Miami's second and third stringers.
It wasn't always pretty for the Hurricanes, who turned the ball over four times in the game and lost its starting quarterback to another injury. However, a win's a win and the Canes have now won six straight dating back to last season.
Miami will play host to Georgia Tech next Saturday in their ACC opener.