Bulls Fall 28-13 To No. 12 West Virginia

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Pat White ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night, leading West Virginia to a 28-13 victory over South Florida in the 12th-ranked Mountaineers' final tuneup for a Bowl Championship Series appearance.

The victory was the sixth straight for West Virginia (10-1, 7-0) and gave the Mountaineers at least 10 wins in a season for the first time since 1993 and just the fifth time in school history.

Steve Slaton rushed for 89 yards and one TD for the Mountaineers, and West Virginia's defense limited Big East rushing leader Andre Hall to 75 yards on 20 carries for South Florida.

West Virginia set the tone by driving 66 yards on 12 rushing plays to take a 7-0 lead on Slaton's 16th touchdown (14th rushing) in the freshman's last six games.

White put the Mountaineers up 14-3 with a 7-yard TD pass to Darius Reynaud, then answered a South Florida field goal with his 65-yard run on West Virginia's first offensive play of the third quarter. His 76-yarder made it 28-6 early in the fourth quarter.

USF had lots of success moving the ball against the Big East's top-ranked defense. However, the Bulls stalled both times they drove inside the West Virginia 5 and settled for two short field goals by Kyle Bronson.

The Bulls finally got in the end zone with 1:20 left in the game, scoring on an 11-yard run by backup quarterback Carlton Hill.

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