USF vs McNeese State: Game Notes

USF kicks off the season vs McNeese State Saturday Sept 2nd at Raymond James Stadium. Take a look at the game day breakdown of the South Florida Bulls vs the McNeese State Cowboys when they meet today.



When: Saturday Sept 02, 2006 7:00p.m.
Location: Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL
Capacity: 65,000
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

The Coaches:
South FloridaJim 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

Last Year:
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 Players:

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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