Mission is complete.
The 15th ranked Hurricanes took the life out of winless South Florida Bulls, defeating Willie Taggart's club, 49-21
Everything seemed to be going well early on for the Bulls, matching the scoreboard at 7-7 following a seven yard touchdown by Dallas Crawford after a 7 play, 77 yard drive.
Marcus Shaw jumpstarted the Bulls with a three yard touchdown set up by a 44-yard run to the Miami 14 yard line.
Before exiting the game with an injury, Hurricanes quarterback Stephen Morris was flat-out dominant, going 8-11 for 188 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter. Following Marcus Shaw's touchdown, Morris connected with junior receiver Phillip Dorsett for 55 yards all the way down to the South Florida 36-yard line. Wide receiver Herb Waters capped off the 75-yard drive with a 19-yard touchdown grab from Morris.
Asides from USF's Marcus Shaw, who capped off his third 100-yard rushing game of the season, the Bulls offense was limited and stalled frequently on Saturday afternoon.
After a 50-yard punt by USF's Matti Ciabatti, Morris finished off a 9 play, 83-yard drive, connecting with Herb Waters from 34 yards out for a Hurricanes touchdown with less than a minute to go in the first quarter.
Turnovers have haunted the Bulls since the 2013 season has kicked off. Quarterback Steven Bench coughed off the ball in his endzone after getting sacked by Miami's Shayon Green and resulted in a Jimmy Gaines touchdown by the Miami Hurricanes with 08:56 left in the second quarter. The touchdown by Miami's defense was the eighth given up this year by South Florida off a turnover.
To finishing off the punishment in the first half, the Hurricanes went into the locker room with a 35-7 lead after a Duke Johnson touchdown from four yards out.
The Bulls generated just 16 yards passing to a eye-popping 301 yards by the Hurricanes in the first half.
After exiting the game in the first half, Stephen Morris was replaced by junior quarterback Ryan Williams and the 6-foot-5, 223-pound gunslinger provided a spark for the Hurricanes. Williams connected with Stacy Coley with 09:49 left in the third quarter for a 11-yard touchdown grab, extending the lead to 42-7.
Williams finished the game with 153 yards and one touchdown on 11-16 passing. Running back Dallas Crawford finished off the dominant performance for the Hurricanes offense with a one-yard touchdown run with 01:19 left in the third quarter.
The Bulls provided a slight park late in the fourth quarter but it was too late. Defensive end Julius Forte recorded his first career interception in the beginning of the fourth quarter and took it 11 yards for a Bulls touchdown.
Following an interception by Bulls freshman Hassan Childs, Steven Bench connected with wide receiver Derrick Hopkins to finish off the lopsided contest in the near empty, Raymond James Stadium.
Bench finished the game with 189 yards on 13-27 passing with one touchdown, two fumbles and was also sacked five times. DeDe Lattimore led the Bulls on the defensive side with 9 tackles and 2 forced fumbles on the afternoon.
Miami improves to 4-0 on the season, while South Florida will need to catch their breath after remaining winless on the season.