Meineke Bowl Game Day: USF vs N.C. State

Everything you need to know about the South Florida Bulls vs the the North Carolina State Wolfpack this Saturday at The Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina.



When: Saturday Dec. 31, 2005 11:00a.m.
Location: Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, N.C.
Capacity: 73,298
Surface: Natural Grass (Hybrid Bermuda) 
Television: ESPN2


This will be South Florida's first Bowl game in their programs history, and also the Bulls 100th game all-time. They face for the first time the N.C. State Wolfpack of the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina State is 10-11-1 in Bowl Games and have won two their last two. The match up is South Florida's 17th ranked rushing offense led by Andre Hall vs. N.C. State's 17th ranked  rushing defense led by Mario Williams and Stephen Tulloch.



 Tale Of The Tape


South Florida (6-5)
Season Stats | Roster

N.C. State (6-5)
Season Stats | Roster

Bulls                      NCAA Rankings

Rush Yds/Gm 209.1 (17th)
Pass Yds/Gm 143.3 (108th)
Total Yds/Gm 352.4 (75th)
Average Pts/Gm 25.1 (66th)
Rush Yds/Gm 144.1 (56th)
Pass Yds/Gm 168.9 (7th)
Total Yds/Gm 313.0 (20th)
Points Against 18.4 (14th)
Turnover Margin +.64 (24th)
Coach: Jim Leavitt (9th Season)

Wolfpack             NCAA Rankings

Rush Yds/Gm 104.5 (17th)
Pass Yds/Gm 194.5 (31st)
Total Yds/Gm 299.0 (14th)
Points Against 19.3 (22nd)
Rush Yds/Gm 120.0 (88th)
Pass Yds/Gm 195.9 (88th)
Total Yds/Gm 315.9 (91st)
Average Pts/Gm 21.4 (22nd)
Turnover Margin -.18 (T66th)
Coach: Chuck Amato (5th season)

N.C. State is favored by 4 points


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