TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jake Wieclaw's second field goal of the game, a 36-yarder as time expired, gave Miami a 6-3 victory over South Florida and made the Hurricanes bowl eligible on Saturday.
Wieclaw finished a clutch drive that quarterback Jacory Harris kept alive with a couple of crucial third-down conversions. Wieclaw calmly sent the winning kick through the uprights after USF (5-5) used a pair of timeouts to try to rattle the nerves of the junior, who earlier had missed on a 41-yard attempt that was tipped by the Bulls' Ryne Giddins.
Harris threw for 259 yards, but was sacked six times. USF played most of the second half without quarterback B.J. Daniels, who left in the third quarter with an apparent shoulder injury.