Jake Elliott kicked a pair of first-half field goals, one of them a 56-yarder that hit the crossbar and bounced through to help Memphis beat sputtering South Florida 23-10 for the Tigers' first American Athletic Conference victory on Saturday night.
With 7 losses this season, a post season bowl game is out of reach for the Bulls.
The Tigers (3-6, 1-4) broke open a close game, driving 59 yards in eight plays to score on a 5-yard run by Brandon Hayes that made it 13-3 with 4:09 remaining.
Dion Witty's interception and 22-yard return set up Elliott's third field goal of the night, and Bobby McClain ran back an interception 37 yards for a touchdown to turn it into a rout.
USF (2-7, 2-3) avoided going without an offensive touchdown for the fifth time when Mike White threw a 31-yard scoring pass to Andre Davis with 46 seconds left.
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