Updated: Monday, 01 Oct 2012, 12:15 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 29 Sep 2012, 10:31 PM EDT
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CHICAGO, Ill. - No. 10 Saint Francis knew it would have its hands full when it visited No. 1 Saint Xavier on Saturday night - but they never said anything about returning without a win. Behind nearly 200 yards of total offense and two touchdowns from quarterback Josh Miller - USF upset the defending national champs 25-13.
The game was all but decided in the first half, with Saint Francis jumping out to a 19-7 lead behind a couple of short touchdown runs from Miller and Antoin Campbell, before Miller capped the half with a three-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Bush.
Saint Xavier scored just before halftime, but was only able to muster a pair of field goals in the third quarter. USF put the game out of reach with a 23-yard touchdown pass from David Yoder to Clayton Smith early in the fourth.
The Cougars played a game of bend but don't break on defense, allowing over 400 yards of total offense, but intercepting Saint Xavier quarterback Joe Gill twice.
The win moves Saint Francis to 2-0 in conference play and 4-1 overall. The team now has a bye week before facing Marian University in Indianapolis on October 13th.
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