Miami tops USF to become bowl eligible

MIAMI — Stephen Morris threw for 413
yards and three scores, Herb Waters had an 87-yard touchdown catch for
Miami’s longest reception in more than five years and the Hurricanes
rolled past South Florida 40-9 on Saturday.

Clive Walford (135), Waters (130) and
Phillip Dorsett (12 catches, 111 yards) all topped the 100-yard
receiving mark for Miami, and Duke Johnson rushed for 66 yards and
another score for the Hurricanes (6-5).

Miami is now bowl-eligible, though the
school will consider imposing a second straight postseason ban on itself
because of the ongoing NCAA investigation into compliance practices.

A year ago, Miami announced its bowl-ban
decision one day after winning its sixth game of the season — also
against South Florida.

Demetris Murray ran for 108 yards and
Maikon Bonani kicked three field goals for the Bulls (3-7), who lost
starting quarterback Bobby Eveld to a shoulder injury late in the first
quarter.