Florida Atlantic at South Florida

Jones shines as FAU beats USF 28-10

By FRED GOODALL
AP Sports Writer
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Cory Henry scored on an early 10-yard fumble return and Jaquez Johnson led two long touchdown drives to help Florida Atlantic beat struggling South Florida 28-10 on Saturday night.

The Owls (1-2) sputtered offensively in beginning the season with lopsided losses to Miami and East Carolina, however Jones shrugged off a first-quarter interception to get them into the end zone on marches of 80 and 93 yards to stop a four-game losing streak and drop USF to 0-3 under first-year coach Willie Taggart.

Jones scored on a 4-yard TD run that gave FAU a 14-10 lead just before halftime. Jonathan Wallace added a 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter, and D'Joun Smith finished the rout by returning an interception 75 yards for the fifth defensive TD scored against South Florida in three games.

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Scoring Summary
FAUCory Henry 10 yd fumble return (Sean Kelly kick)
SFLAMarvin Kloss 50 yd FG
SFLARyan Eppes 25 yd pass from Steven Bench (Marvin Kloss kick)
FAUJaquez Johnson 4 yd run (Mitch Anderson kick)
FAUJonathan Wallace 1 yd run (Mitch Anderson kick)
FAUD'Joun Smith 75 yd interception return (Mitch Anderson kick)
 
Team Stats
 FAUSFLA
First Downs1315
Third Down Efficiency4-134-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-2
Plays-Net Yards53-22865-297
Rushes-Yds36-13040-167
Passing Yds98130
Kick Return Yds8381
Punt Return Yds40
Passes10-17-19-25-1
Punts8-3687-309
Fumbles-Lost2-02-2
Penalties-Yds7-569-80
Time of Poss.29:3130:29
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
FAU: Jonathan Wallace 13-65, Jaquez Johnson 18-55, DJ Juste 3-7, Jay Warren 2-3
SFLA: Marcus Shaw 22-159, Michael Pierre 5-12, Steven Bench 10-10, Bobby Eveld 3--14
PASSING
FAU: Jaquez Johnson 10-17-98-1
SFLA: Steven Bench 8-23-128-1, Bobby Eveld 1-2-2-0
RECEIVING
FAU: Daniel McKinney 6-42, Alex Deleon 1-24, William Dukes 1-18, Jay Warren 1-8, Darion Howard 1-6
SFLA: Andre Davis 3-45, Ryan Eppes 1-25, Deonte Welch 1-18, Mike McFarland 1-16, Stephen Bravo-Brown 1-12, Chris Dunkley 1-12, Sean Price 1-2
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Florida Atlantic7th Conference USA East2-63-9
South Florida7th American Athletic 3-54-8