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Bowl-hungry Bulls trample Pirates

By The Associated Press

TAMPA — South Florida breathed a bit of life into its flickering hopes for postseason eligibility at East Carolina's expense.

Andre Hall ran for a game-high 161 yards and added a touchdown as the Bulls ran over the visiting Pirates 41-17 Saturday night in the final Conference USA meeting between the teams before USF's departure next season for the Big East.

Quarterback Pat Julmiste threw for 233 yards and ran for another 69 to lead the Bulls, who evened their record and can keep their slim chances for their first bowl bid alive by winning at least two of their remaining three games.

It was the second consecutive win for South Florida (4-4, 3-3 C-USA) while East Carolina (2-7, 2-5) dropped its second straight.

The Bulls dominated on both sides of the ball in the first half leading the Pirates 151-24 in rushing and putting up 254 yards in the half.

South Florida went up 24-3 on its first drive of the third quarter on an 18-yard touchdown run from Hall, who appeared to be trapped and going down in the backfield before escaping through the middle.

Just as it appeared to be a rout, Hall fumbled after USF started another long drive, and Jamar Flournoy returned it 36 yards for an ECU touchdown to cut it to 24-10 at the end of the third quarter.

Julmiste started the fourth quarter with an 8-yard touchdown run, but the Pirates came back with an 18-yard pass from James Pinkney to Chris Johnson to make it 31-17.

The Bulls scored the last 10 points of the game to seal the win.

02/23/2007 10:53 AM

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