RECORD: 5-3 OVERALL
3-1 BIG EAST / 2ND PLACE BIG EAST
GAME: SATURDAY 11/19/05
CINCINNATI @ USF 12:00 P.M.
TV: WXIX - FOX 19
RADIO: 700 WLW
HEAD COACH : JIM LEAVITT
8TH SEASON: SINCE 1996
-USF averages 235 yards per game on the ground which is good enough for 10th nationally.
-The Bulls are #18 in total defense surrendering only 306 yards per game. USF is #9 in sacks with 3.38 a game.
-South Florida likes to stay local with its recruiting. Only eight players on the roster are from outside the state of Florida.
-Ex-Bearcat linebacker Linwood Marshall will serve as the Bearcats' honorary captain. Marshall is a businessman in the Jacksonville area.
-The Bearcats have been outscored by 103 points this season but have 8 more first downs than their opponents.
-UC averages 3.5 yards per rush this year and give up 5.1 yards per carry. Greg Moore averages 4.9 yards per carry; Glatthaar-4.5 and Benton 4.4. Bradley Glatthaar has 122 attempts while Moore and Benton combine for 120 rushes.
-The Bearcats are -5 in turnovers while USF is +9.
-Dustin Grutza is -2 in his TD to interception ratio (8 TD &10 int.) with a 54.5 % completion percentage. His counterpart Saturday is Pat Julmiste who is just as average with a -1 TD to interception ratio (5 TD & 6 int.) with only a 52.1% completion percentage.
-Andre Hall enters the game with 988 yards rushing and should get his second consecutive 1,000 yards rushing season during the game. Hall averages 5.5 yards per carry.
-The Bulls are averaging 40,616 in home attendance but had their smallest crowd of the year for Louisville with only 33, 586 fans.
-This game is the Big East Game of the Week and will be televised on ESPN Game Plan and will be shown locally by 19XIX at noon.