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.