USF was able to overcome a horrific call by the officiating crew as Daniels hit a wide open A.J. Love for a 12 yard touchdown pass.  On the drive, Daniels hit Mitchell on what would have been a 78 yard touchdown pass but the officials ruled Mitchell out of bounds at the 12-yard line.  They reviewed it, but apparently didn’t have enough evidence to overturn it even though Mitchell was clearly in bounds the entire time.

USF leads by eight midway through the second quarter.