USF vs UCF: Game Day

USF looks to make it 3-0 for only the second time in the Bull's 10 year history against UCF this Saturday at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Take a look at the game day breakdown of the USF Bulls vs the UCF Golden Knights when they meet at 2:30pm this Saturday. Only on USFNation.com!

       

                          

USF       vs       UCF

When: Saturday Sept 16, 2006 2:30p.m.
Location: Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando Fla.
Capacity: 65,438
Surface: Natural Grass, Tiftway Bermuda 419
Television: College Sports TV (CSTV)
Radio: The Bulls Network WFLA-AM 970

Saturday is the second ever meeting between USF and UCF, with USF winning the War on I-4 rivalry game 31-14 at Raymond James Stadium last season.

The Coaches:
South Florida - Jim Leavitt (10th season)
Central Florida – George O'Leary (3rd Season)

Last Season: USF Bulls 6-6 - UCF Golden Knights 8-5
This Season: USF Bulls 2-0 – UCF Golden Knights 1-1

Conference:
South Florida Bulls are in the  BIG EAST 
Central Florida Golden Knights are in the C-USA

Last Year:
USF finished 6-6 and went to the Meineke Car Care Bowl, losing 14-0 to N.C. State.
UCF went 8-5 and went to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, losing in overtime 49-48 to Nevada.

Last Game played USF:
The Bulls are coming off their second come-from-behind victory in as many weeks. The Bulls who were down 20-7 to FIU at the half, responded with an 80-yard drive capped by a 14 yard reverse TD by Taurus Johnson in the third. The Bulls still trailed late in the game until Ben Moffitt forced a fumble with 2:52 to go that was recovered by DT Richard Clebert. Two plays later Matt Grothe hit Taurus Johnson for a 29 yard Touchdown to take the lead with 2:33 left in the game.

USF Firsts last week:

  • Freshmen Matt Grothe made his 1st career start
  • Taurus Johnson scored his first rushing and receiving TD's
  • Ean Randolph's  76 yard punt TD return was his first as a Bull
  • DE George Selvie recorded his first 2 sacks as a Bull
  • CB Trae Williams had an interception his 2nd of the season.
  • LB Ben Moffitt recorded his first forced fumble of the season.

Last Game Played UCF:
UCF enters this weeks game 1-1 after a 42-0 loss to the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium last week. The Golden knights gave up 637 yards of total offense to the Gators, while only managing 153 for themselves.

Game Notes:

  • The crowd of 90,210 fans was the largest to see UCF play.
  • UCF did not have a turnover while forcing the gators into 4
  • Safety Sha'reff Rashad had his second INT of the season, and forced a fumble.
  • Freshmen Travis Timmons had an interception
  • DE Kareem Reid and DT Rex Hill each recovered a fumble.

 Tale of the Tape:

  Category

 USF

Big East/ NCAA RANK

  UCF

C-USA/ NCAA Rank

Rushing Off

204.5

(4/10)

63.0

(11/107)

Passing Off

191.5

(4/67)

165.5

(10/86)

Total Off

396.0

(4/37)

228.5

(11/107)

Scoring Off

31.0

(5/41)

17.5

(8/T88)

Rushing Def

53.0

(3/16)

142.5

(5/75)

Passing Def

159.5

(4/33)

72.5

(11/118)

Pass Efficiency Def

98.2

(5/24)

162.9

(12/109)

Total Def

212.5

(1/10)

479.5

(11/111)

Scoring Def

15.0

(6/42)

29.0

(8/90)

Net Punting

20.07

(7/116)

32.26

(10/90)

Punt Returns

25.1

(1/4)

4.3

(8/90)

Kick Returns

17.6

(6/83)

16.8

(10/89)

Turnover Margin

-1.0

(8/84)

2.50

(1/2)

 

The Players:

The South Florida Bulls  on Offense (Season Stats):
Quarterback: Matt Grothe -  24 of 41 for 345yards w/3 TD's W/2 INT's , 26 for 140 yards rushing W/1 TD
Running back: Ben Williams - 15 for 85 yards 5.7 avg. 
Running back: Walt Smith - 14 for 62yards W/2 TD's, 4.4 avg.

Running back: Keeley Dorsey-4 for 56 yards W/1 TD, 15.0 avg.
Receiver: Taurus Johnson - 6 for 106 W/1 TD, 1 rush for 14 yards W/1TD
Receiver: Marcus Edwards - 6 for 83 yards W/1 TD,13.8 avg
Receiver: Ean Randolph - 5 catches for 33 yards with 1 TD
Receiver: Amarri  Jackson - 4 catches for 27 yards, 6.8 avg.
Receiver: Anthony Hill3 catches for 31yards, 6.8 avg.
Receiver: S.J. Green - 1 catch for 6 yards
Tight End:
Cedric Hill - 2 catches for 69 yards

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The South Florida Bulls on Defense (Season Stats):
Linebacker: Stephen Nicholas - 16 tackles/1 for a loss/ 1 pass Break up/ 1QBhit
Linebacker:  Ben Moffitt - 13 tackles/ 2 for a loss/ 2FF/ 2QB Hit
Linebacker: Patrick St. Louis - 10  tackles, 1 pass break up
Safety: Jeremy Burnett - 10 tackles 1 for a loss, 2 pass break-up
Safety: Danny Verpaele - 7 tackles / 1 for a loss/ 1 pass break-up 
Cornerback: Mike Jenkins - 3 tackles, 2 pass breakup
Cornerback: Trae Williams - 9 tackles,2 INT, 3 pass Brup's, 1 blkd punt
Defensive End: George Selvie - 12 tackles/ 5.5 for a loss/  2.5 sacks/ 1QB hit
Defensive Tackle: Richard Clebert - 7 tackles/ 2 for a loss/ 1 sack/ 3 QB hit/ 1 fumble recovery
Nose Tackle: Allen Cray - 5 tackles/ .5 for a loss/ .5 sacks

 

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UCF Golden Knights statistical leaders:
Quarterback: Steven Moffett 29 of 52 for 299 yards W/3 TD's, 0 interceptions. 
Running Back: Kevin smith - 29 carries for 108 yards W/1TD, 3.7 avg.
Receiver: Mike Williams - 12 for 110 yards W/2TD's, 9.2 avg.

Receiver: W. Thorton - 5 catches for 77 yards W/1 TD

Safety: Sha'reff Rashad- 2 INTs, 8 tackles, 1 FF

 USF vs UCF Depth Chart


First Team                  - OFFENSE -                 Second Team

QB 8 Matt Grothe (Fr., 6-0, 200) -- 3 Pat Julmiste (Sr., 6-3, 220
RB 1 Ben Williams (So., 5-7, 190) -- 25 Walt Smith (Sr., 5-10, 175)
X 11 Marcus Edwards (So., 5-11, 175) -- 6 Amp Hill (So., 6-3, 205)
Y 80 Ean Randolph (Sr., 5-9, 175) -- 89 Taurus Johnson (So., 6-1, 190)
Z 81 S.J. Green (Sr., 6-3, 220) -- 18 Amarri Jackson (Jr., 6-5, 195)
LT 75 Thed Watson (Sr., 6-5,295) -- 70 Jared Carnes (Jr., 6-7, 310)
LG 77 Jake Griffin (So., 6-4, 305) -- 71 Matt Huners (So., 6-3, 290)
OC 69 Nick Capogna (Jr., 6-3, 275) -- 65 Ryan Schmidt (So., 6-5, 305)
RG 75 Walter Walker (Jr., 6-5, 305) -- 61 Zach Hermann (Fr.,6-3,315)
RT 78 Marc Dile (So., 6-4, 310) -- Danny Tolley (Fr., 6-6, 310)
TE 84 Will Bleakley (Sr., 6-3, 240) -- 44 Devin Gordon (Sr., 6-3, 240)


First Team                   - DEFENSE -               Second Team
LE 90 Jarriett Buie (Jr., 6-3,240) -- 52 Treco Bellamy (Jr., 6-3, 240)
NT 94 Allen Cray (Jr., 6-0, 295) -- 99 Julian Riley (Jr., 6-3, 290)
DT 76 Richard Clebert (Jr., 6-1, 295) -- 96 Woody George (Jr., 6-3, 265)
RE 95 George Selvie (Fr., 6-4, 255) -- 49 Chris Robinson (Fr. 6-3, 240)
SAM 51 Stephen Nicholas (Sr. 6-3, 225) - 40 Houston Hess (Fr. 6-3, 220)
MIKE 59 Ben Moffitt (Jr. 6-2, 240) - 53 Brouce Mompremier (So. 6-1, 225)
WILL 54 Pat St. Louis (Sr. 6-1, 230) - 56 Sam Miller (Jr. 5-11, 200)
LC 21 Trae Wlliams (Jr., 5-10, 185) -- 34 Jerome Murphy (Fr., 6-1, 185)
RC 4 Mike Jenkins (Jr., 6-0, 200) -- 22 Ryan Gilliam (Jr., 5-10, 175)
SS 33 Jeremy Burnett (Sr., 6-1, 190) -- 7 Louis Gachette (So., 6-3, 205)
FS 17 Danny Verpaele (So., 5-11, 200) -- 5 Nate Allen (Fr., 6-2, 190)
NB 32 Carlton Williams (So., 6-4, 205) -- 26 Tyller Roberts (So., 6-1, 190)

SPECIALISTS
PK 28 Mike Benzer (Fr., 5-8, 185) 27 Justin Teachey (So., 5-11, 170)
KO 27 Justin Teachey (So., 5-11, 170) 28 Mike Benzer (Fr., 5-8, 185)
P 24 Delbert Alvarado (Fr., 6-0, 175) -- 36 Ilia Petrov (Fr., 5-11, 190)
LS 66 Ryan Bourdeau (Sr., 6-2, 250) 58 Darryl Dudding (So., 6-2, 250)
KR 80 Ean Randolph (Sr., 5-9, 175) 89 Taurus Johnson (So., 6-1, 190)
PR 80 Ean Randolph (Sr., 5-9, 175) 18 Amarri Jackson (Jr., 6-5, 195)

Offensive Notes:
RB 1 Ben Williams (So., 5-7, 190) - Starting Runningback
H(WR) - None listed this week
LG Thed Watson (Sr., 6-5, 295) - Starting left guard
C 65 Ryan Schmidt (So., 6-5, 305) - Second team center
RG 61 Zach Hermann (Fr.,6-3,315) - Second team guard

Defensive Notes:
LE 90 Jarriett Buie - Listed as starter
DT 76 Richard Clebert - Listed as starter

Specialist Notes:
P 24 Delbert Alvarado - Listed as starter

 

 
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