TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marlon Mack rushed for 275 yards and four touchdowns in his college debut, helping South Florida come from behind to beat Western Carolina 36-31 on Saturday night.
The freshman scored on runs of 62, 60, 56 and 2 yards while matching the school single-game rushing record for the Bulls (1-0), who rallied from a 14-3 deficit to avoid losing its season opener to a Football Championship Subdivision team at home for the second straight year.
Troy Mitchell completed 46 of 66 passes for 374 yards and two TDs for Western Carolina (0-1), which has lost 22 consecutive road games. The quarterback scored on a 4-yard run and Darius Ramsey added a 2-yarder for the Catamounts, who led 17-16 before fading in the second half.
The start of the game was delayed 73 minutes by bad weather.