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             === Hurricanes breeze past USF to remain unbeaten ===
 
 Tampa,  FL (Sports Network)  - The Miami Hurricanes will go into ACC play with
 their best record in nine years on the heels of another rout.
 
 Duke  Johnson rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown despite being shaken up on a
 hit and No. 15 Miami coasted to a 49-21 win Saturday over South Florida.
 
 The  Hurricanes (4-0) have won their first four games for the first time since
 2004 and are rolling ahead of their ACC opener next week against Georgia Tech.
 
 The 28-point win came a week after Miami's 77-7 dismantling of Savannah State.
 It was 49-7 in the fourth quarter before two late South Florida scores.
 
 Starting  Hurricanes  quarterback Stephen Morris  passed for 222 yards and two
 touchdowns  before leaving  early in the second quarter with an injured ankle.
 Morris  hung around  the sideline as Ryan Williams took over, throwing for 153
 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
 
 Miami  coach Al  Golden said Morris felt  good but came out because he thought
 the game was in hand.
 
 "We had enough lead, I thought, that we could move on," said Golden.
 
 But  Morris  complained that perhaps  South Florida players  knew he had a bad
 ankle  and were  targeting it,  calling the  Bulls "a  dirty team  to say  the
 least," according to several accounts of his comments.
 
 Johnson  came out of  the game for part of a series in the first quarter after
 taking  a  hit across the  chin from Bulls safety  Mark Joyce but returned and
 finished with 14 carries.
 
 "It's fine," he said. "A lot of times it is precautionary measurements just to
 get me checked out before I go back in."
 
 Stacy  Coley  had four catches  for 96 yards and  two touchdowns for Miami and
 Dallas Crawford rushed for two scores.
 
 The Bulls (0-4) are still winless under new coach Willie Taggart and have lost
 13  of their last 14 games dating back to Week 3 last season. They were coming
 off  a bye  and will start play  in the American Athletic Conference next week
 against Cincinnati.
 
 Steven  Bench, who  transferred from Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky child
 sex-abuse  scandal,  was the third starting  quarterback in four games for the
 Bulls and threw for 189 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
 
 Miami  had 10 first  downs and 251 yards of offense in the first quarter for a
 21-7 lead.
 
 "We  came into this  game knowing that they were a big-play team and that they
 do  play-action and  try to  throw it  deep on  first and  second down,"  said
 Taggart. "Those things we knew. Our guys knew it and we didn't trust it.
 
 "We  didn't do what we were supposed to do. We let guys get behind us. Not one
 time but quite a few."
 
 Crawford scored on a 7-yard run on the game's first possession to give Miami a
 7-0  lead. The Bulls  came right back to score. Marcus Shaw had a 44-yard run,
 then scored on a 3-yarder to tie the game.
 
 Morris  threw  a 19-yard  touchdown pass  to Herb Waters  after that and Miami
 built  a 21-7  lead going into the second quarter after Morris' 34-yard strike
 to Coley in the back of the end zone despite lots of pressure.
 
 On  that drive, Johnson hurdled a teammate on a 10-yard run and was tackled by
 Joyce.  He got up  after the hit and took several steps, then went down to one
 knee before lying on the field for several minutes.
 
 But  he  came back, and  the Hurricanes were  two yards from another touchdown
 when  Johnson  fumbled in front  of the goal line  while trying to stretch the
 ball over it and the ball was recovered by South Florida.
 
 Miami  scored anyway. Lineman Shayon Green rushed Bench unblocked and forced a
 fumble  in  the end zone  and linebacker Jimmy Gaines  recovered it for a 28-7
 Hurricanes lead.
 
 The  Hurricanes  went up 35-7 on  Johnson's slashing 4-yard run, giving him at
 least one touchdown in eight straight games.
 
 Johnson  had another fumble before halftime, but South Florida went three-and-
 out. Miami's Matt Goudis missed a 23-yard field goal try before the break.
 
 Williams  found Coley  in  the  third quarter  for  an  11-yard touchdown  and
 Crawford added a 1-yard score for a 49-7 Miami lead after three quarters.
 
 Gray  Crow played the  fourth quarter for Miami and his second pass was tipped
 and  intercepted  by Julius Forte,  who rumbled 11  yards to get South Florida
 within  49-14  early in  the fourth.  Bench hit Derrick  Hopkins for a 16-yard
 touchdown with two seconds left in the game.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Hurricanes started  6-0 in 2004 ... Morris was 11-of-16 passing. Williams
 was 8-for-14 ... Miami leads the series 5-1 ... Johnson had a 100-yard kickoff
 return  for a touchdown  called back in the first quarter because of a holding
 penalty.
 
 09/28 19:17:06 ET

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