TAMPA, Fla. -- Jordan McCloud threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help South Florida end an eight-game losing streak with a 55-16 victory over South Carolina State on Saturday.
McCloud completed 16 of 27 passes for 217 yards and added 56 yards on the ground on 12 carries for the Bulls (1-2).
South Carolina State (2-1), which was off to its best start since 2009, took a 3-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a 26-yard field goal by Dillon Bredsen. On the ensuing possession, McCloud directed a six-play, 75-yard drive that he capped off with a 42-yard scoring strike to Johnny Ford for a 7-3 lead.
The Bulls took control of the game in the second quarter. Coby Weiss kicked a 20-yard field goal to make it 10-3. McCloud added a 20-yard TD toss to Mitchell Wilcox and then scored on a 9-yard run for a 24-3 lead at halftime.
Ford stretched the South Florida lead to 31-3 on a 32-yard TD run. McCloud hit Wilcox for a 10-yard TD and a 41-9 lead by the end of the third quarter. McCloud ended his scoring barrage with a 3-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough remains one win away from tying Hall of Fame coach Wille Jeffries' record win total at the school at 128.
Ford finished with four catches for 100 yards for the Bulls.
Bulldogs QB Tyrece Nicks completed just 9 of 24 passes for 138 yards and an interception. Backup Corey Fields hit 9 of 18 passes for 145 yards with one TD and two picks. De'Montrez Burroughs had six receptions for 108 yards and a score.
Beaudry's late TD pass to Hatten lifts Idaho over EWU 28-21
— Mike Beaudry passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to Hayden Hatten in the closing seconds, and Idaho beat Eastern Washington 28-21 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams in a season delayed by the coronavirus...
Ex-Notre Dame football star Louis Nix, 29, found dead after reported missing
Former Notre Dame star Louis Nix, a third-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2014, was found dead Saturday after he was reported missing earlier this week, his family confirmed with local television stations.
NDSU's 39-game win streak ends in blowout loss to Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois wins 38-14 to hand North Dakota State its first loss since 2017.
Southern Illinois Salukis put end to North Dakota State Bison's 39-game winning streak
Javon Williams Jr. and Romeir Elliott each had a pair of touchdown runs, and Southern Illinois beat top-ranked North Dakota State 38-14 on Saturday to end the Bison's 39-game winning streak.
SIU extends lead over NDSU after converting a turnover into a TD
Southern Illinois has North Dakota State on the ropes after Landon Lenoir scores the touchdown following a North Dakota State fumble.
Elite QB prospect Ty Simpson commits to Alabama football over Clemson, Tennessee
Ty Simpson, the No. 27-ranked recruit in the 2022 class, committed to Alabama over Clemson, Tennessee and UT Martin on Friday.