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Chattanooga Vs. South Florida Game Preview: Bulls Begin Run At Big East Title

South Florida will look to start strong in its quest to win the Big East title.

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 03:  B.J. Daniels #7 of the University of South Florida Bulls throws a pass against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on September 3, 2011 in South Bend, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 03: B.J. Daniels #7 of the University of South Florida Bulls throws a pass against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on September 3, 2011 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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To say the Big East title is there for the taking this season is an understatement. In a conference with just eight teams, South Florida is picked to finish in second place, behind Louisville. The season kicks off on Saturday night with a home game against FCS opponent Chattanooga.

Game time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Location: Tampa, Fla.

TV: ESPN3

Big things are expected from senior quarterback B.J. Daniels this season. The Tallahassee native has started at least 10 games in each of his last three seasons. As a junior, Daniels threw for 2,585 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 601 yards and six touchdowns.

The Chattanooga Mocs do not figure to pose much of a threat to South Florida. The team went 5-6 last season and lost 40-7 to Nebraska in its only game against an FBS opponent.

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