When: Saturday Sept 02, 2006 7:00p.m.
Location: Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL
Surface: Natural Grass (Tiftway Bermuda 419)
Television: ABC 28 WFTS
Radio: The Bulls Network WFLA-AM 970
Saturday is the First meeting between USF and McNeese State
South Florida - Jim Leavitt (10th season)
McNeese State - Tommy Tate (7th Season)
Last Season: South Florida Bulls 6-6 - McNeese State Cowboys 5-4
This Season: South Florida Bulls N/A - McNeese State Cowboys N/A
South Florida Bulls are in the 1-A BIG EAST
McNeese State Cowboys are in the 1-AA Southland Conference
South Florida finished 6-6 and went to the Meineke Car Care Bowl .
McNeese State went 5-4 and had three games canceled due to hurricanes
Last Game played:
South Florida Bulls lost 14-0 vs. North Carolina State in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
McNeese State Cowboys lost to Nicholls State 39-26
In Home Openers:
USF Bulls are 9-0 all-time in the first game of the season at home and 7-0 at Raymond James Stadium on opening day.
The Bulls have held opponents to no more then 17 points in any home opener.
USF has outscored its opponents 340-(37.8 pts/game) to 70 (7.8pts pts/game) in home openers.
McNeese state is 4-2 in season openers under Tate, and have won their last 4 straight.
The South Florida Bulls were second in the BIG EAST in scoring defense(18.0 ppg), third in pass defense(165.4 ypg) and third in total defense (310.9 ypg)
There is no line on the game
The South Florida Bulls on Offense
Quarterback: Pat Julmiste - Senior (124/2421,489 yards) ,6 TD's w/101 int's - 336 yards rushing w/4 TD's
Quarterback: Matt Grothe - Freshmen
Running backs: Moise Plancher 5'9/190, Walt Smith 5'10 /175
Receiver: Amarri Jackson 22 rec. for 242 yards, 6 carries for 87 yards w/3 TD's
Receiver: Marcus Edwards 5 catches for 110 yards
Receiver: S.J. Green - 16 catches for 229 and 1 TD
Receiver: Taurus Johnson - One of 5 true freshmen to play for the Bulls last year
Receiver: Ean Randolph - Transfer from Weber College
The South Florida Bulls on Defense:
Linebacker: Stephen Nicholas - 79 tackles/15.5 for a loss/ 7 sacks, 2FF, 1FR
Linebacker: Patrick St. Louis- 89 tackles, 9.5 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, 2FF
Linebacker: Ben Moffitt - 96 tackles/15 for a loss/ 2.5sacks, 4 FF, 1 FR, 2 Blkd Kick
Cornerback: Mike Jenkins 38 tackles, 33 unassisted with 2 interceptions<
Cornerback: Trae Williams 39 tackles, 23 unassisted, with 2 interceptions
McNeese State Top Returning statistical leaders:
Quarterback: Mark Fontenot - 56 of 113 for 791 yards 5 TD's with 4 INT's
Running Back: Kris Bush - 114 carries for 455 yards 1 TD 4.0 avg.
Receiver: Quentin Lawrence - 27 catches for 572 yards with 6 TD's 21.2 avg.
Place Kicker: Blake Bercegeay - 64 points on 16 field goals and 16 PAT kicks
Kick Returner: Steven Whitehead - Teams 2005 Offensive player of the year
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