Tenn Tech 7

(1-1, 0-1 away)

South Florida 21

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 11, 2004

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

1 2 3 4 T
TNTC 0 0 7 07
USF 7 7 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: R. Craft (TNTC) - 129 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Hall (USF) - 13 CAR, 57 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Shipp (TNTC) - 4 REC, 36 YDS

South Florida 21, Tennessee Tech 7

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Andre Hall had a rushing touchdown and Trae Williams returned an interception for a 37-yard score in South Florida's 21-7 win over Division I-AA Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.

Hall ran for a 2-yard touchdown late in the first quarter to give South Florida (1-0) a 7-0 lead.

South Florida blocked a punt early in the second quarter and recovered at the Tennessee Tech 25-yard line. Five plays later, Bulls quarterback Pat Julmiste ran around right end for a 3-yard touchdown.

The Golden Eagles cut the deficit to 14-7 late in the third quarter, capping a nine-play, 29-yard drive with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Robert Craft to Trey Bonner.

But Williams' interception and touchdown with 11:29 left in the game to sealed the win.

The Bulls' defense held the Golden Eagles (1-1) to only 1 yard rushing in the first half and 16 for the game.

The game was delayed for nearly 15 minutes in the second quarter when Tennessee Tech wide receiver Drew Hixon made a reception across the middle and was knocked unconscious on a hit.

Hixon was taken from the field on a cart and taken to a hospital. Tennessee Tech said his injuries were non-life threatening, but he was kept overnight for observation.

The game was the season opener for South Florida after its scheduled Sept. 6 game against Pittsburgh was postponed as Hurricane Charley threatened Florida.