South Florida improves to 5-0 after 58-42 victory at UMass

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Jordan Cronkrite ran for 302 yards and three touchdowns and South Florida improved to 5-0 for the second straight season by beating UMass 58-42 Saturday afternoon.

The game was originally scheduled to be played last year in Tampa but was moved due to Hurricane Irma.

The Bulls’ Tyre McCants pulled in a 72-yard touchdown pass from Blake Barnett in the first minute and Brennon Dingle pulled in a 31-yard pass from the Minutemen’s Andrew Ford to tie the game at 7-7 two minutes later.

Johnny Ford ran 19 yards for at a score with 1:31 left in the half to put South Florida up 20-14, and Cronkrite took over in the third quarter with touchdown runs of 77, 30 and 76 yards to make it 48-28 going into the fourth.

Barnett finished 17 for 24 for 209 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.

Ford was 19 of 27 for 199 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for UMass (2-5).