PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) _ South Florida is the third second-ranked
team to lose in the last three weeks after having their unexpected
unbeaten run snapped by Rutgers 30-27. Ray Rice ran 39 times for
181 yards. Mike Teel threw two touchdown passes to Tiquan
Third-string quarterback Andrew DePaola threw a 15-yard
touchdown pass off a fake field goal to give the Scarlet Knights
the lead in the third quarter. Rutgers also used a fake punt to set
up a field goal. Rutgers is 5-and-2.
The 6-and-1 Bulls had their eight-game winning streak end. That
should help Boston College, LSU, Oklahoma and the rest of the teams
hoping to grab the second spot in the BCS standings that South
Florida held this week.
Matt Grothe threw for 247 yards and a touchdown and ran for 58
yards in a losing cause. But Rutgers' defense sacked him seven
times in the game.
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