USF At Kansas: Game Day

USF looks to make it 4-0 for only the second time in the Bull's 10 year history against Kansas this Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Take a look at the complete game day breakdown of the USF Bulls vs the Kansas Jayhawks when they meet at 7:00pm this Saturday. Only on USFNation.com!

  

             

        USF     vs   Kansas

When: Saturday Sept 23, 2006 7:00p.m.
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas
Capacity: 50,971
Surface: Astro Play
Television: Fox Sports Net
Radio: The Bulls Network WFLA-AM 970

Saturday is the first ever meeting between USF and Kansas.

The Coaches:
South Florida - Jim Leavitt (10th season)
Kansas – Mark Mangino (5th Season)

Last Season: USF Bulls 6-6 - Kansas Jayhawks 7-5
This Season: USF Bulls 3-0 – Kansas Jayhawks 2-1

Conference:
South Florida Bulls are in the  BIG EAST 
Kansas Jayhawks are in the Big 12

Last Year:
USF - finished 6-6 and went to the Meineke Car Care Bowl, losing 14-0 to N.C. State.
Kansas - finished 7-5 and went to the Fort Worth Bowl, beating Houston 42-13.

Last Game played USF:
USF is coming off their third come-from-behind victory in as many weeks. The Bulls who were down 10-7 to UCF at the half, responded with a 17 point second half capped by a 27 yard touchdown pass from Matt Grothe to Ean Randolph to take the lead with 3:20 left in the game. Matt Grothe led the Bulls in passing and in rushing, completing 21 of 31 passing attempts for 302 yards and three touchdowns, with only one interception on a tipped ball. Grothe also rushed 21 times for 73 yards, and earned the Big East Offensive Player of the Week award. Ean Randolph was the Bulls leading receiver with 126 yards on 5 catches including the game winning score. 

USF vs. UCF Game Notes:

  • Matt Grothe accounted for 375 of the Bulls 433 total yards.
  • Grothe was 3 for 3 passing including a 7 yard touchdown pass to Ean Randolph on the teams first drive.
  • Grothe completed his first seven pass attempts before throwing his first incompletion midway through the second quarter.
  •  Mike Benzer made his first ever college field goal to tie the game at 10-all in the third quarter.
  • Delbert Avarado had a punt blocked which was returned by UCF's Blake Carter to tie the game at 17.

 

Last Game Played Kansas:
Kansas dropped to 2-1 on the season after losing on the road to Toledo 37-31 in double overtime. The Jayhawks defense was solid throughout the game, and in the second half didn't allow Toledo to gain a single first down. Kansas out gained the Rockets 391-237 in total offense but were doomed by 5 turnovers.

 Inside the Numbers:

  • 0 first downs allowed by Kansas in the second half against Toledo
  • 7 times in the last two games that Kansas punter Kyle Tucker put inside the 20 yard line.
  • 8 games since Kansas has lost at Memorial Stadium.
  • 10 TD's accounted for by KU Freshmnen QB Kerry Meir (6 passing, 4 rushing)
  • 11 NCAA D-I teams that have been playing longer then Kansas
  • 16 games since an opposing running back has gained 100 yards against KU

 

Tale of the Tape:  

  Category

 USF

Big East/ NCAA RANK

  KU

Big 12/ NCAA Rank

Rushing Off

169.67

(3/36)

172.67

(7/33)

Passing Off

238.67

(4/38)

183.33

(9/72)

Total Off

408.33

(4/27)

356.00

(8/57)

Scoring Off

28.670

(4/27)

33.67

(6/24)

Rushing Def

82.0

(3/26)

71.33

(4/14)

Passing Def

179.33

(4/47)

243.33

(11/98)

Pass Efficiency Def

91.432

(3/14)

104.36

(5/28)

Total Def

261.33

(3/27)

314.67

(7/54)

Scoring Def

15.67

(5/36)

24.67

(11/80)

Net Punting

15.83

(8/119)

33.07

(8/84)

Punt Returns

23.22

(2/5)

16.00

(4/14)

Kick Returns

19.63

(5/69)

26.54

(5/19)

Turnover Margin

0.0

(5/T54th)

-2.33

(12/116)

Kansas is favored by 4 points

   

The Players:

The South Florida Bulls  on Offense (Season Stats):
Quarterback: Matt Grothe -  45 of 72 for 647 yards w/6 TD's W/3 INT's, 62.5 cmp%, 157 QB rating, 47 for 213 yards rushing W/1 TD, (4.5avg.)
Running back: Ben Williams - 23 for 90 yards (3.9 avg.) 
Running back: Walt Smith - 18 for 76yards W/2 TD's, (4.2 avg.)

Running back: Keeley Dorsey-5 for 62 yards W/1 TD, (12.4 avg.)
Receiver: Ean Randolph - 10 catches for 159 yards with 2 TD, (15.9 avg.)
Receiver: Taurus Johnson - 9 for 146 W/1 TD, 1 rush for 14 yards W/1TD, (16.2 avg)
Receiver: Marcus Edwards - 9 for 111 yards W/2 TD, (12.3 avg.)
Receiver: Anthony (Amp) Hill 6 catches for 83 yards, (13.8 avg.)
Receiver: Amarri  Jackson - 5 catches for 27 yards, (5.4 avg.)
Receiver: S.J. Green - 2 catches for 22 yards
Tight End:
Cedric Hill - 3 catches for 79 yards, (26.3 avg.)

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The South Florida Bulls on Defense (Season Stats):
Linebacker: Stephen Nicholas - 17 tackles/1 for a loss/ 1 pass Break up/ 3 QBhit
Linebacker:  Ben Moffitt - 20 tackles/ 3 for a loss/ 1FF/ 3QB Hit
Linebacker: Patrick St. Louis - 17  tackles, 2 pass break up
Safety: Jeremy Burnett - 19 tackles 1 for a loss, 3 pass break-up
Safety: Danny Verpaele - 10 tackles / 1 for a loss/ 2 pass break-up 
Cornerback: Mike Jenkins - 6 tackles, 6 pass breakup, 1 Forced Fumble
Cornerback: Trae Williams - 15 tackles 4 INT, 3 pass Brup's, 1 blkd punt
Defensive End: George Selvie - 20 tackles/ 5.5 for a loss/  2.5 sacks/ 3 QB hit
Defensive Tackle: Richard Clebert - 12 tackles/ 2 for a loss/ 1 sack/ 5 QB hit/ 1 fumble recovery
Nose Tackle: Allen Cray - 14 tackles/ 1.5 for a loss/ 1 .5 sacks, 2QB hit
Defensive End: Chris robinson - 5 tckles/ 1 for a loss/ 1 sack/ 1 pass breakup/ 3 FF / 4 QB hit

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Kansas Jayhawks statistical leaders:
Quarterback: Meier 47 of 86 for 538 yards W/6 TD's, 0 interceptions. 
Running Back: Cornish  - 56 carries for 332 yards W/1TD
Receiver: Murph - 11 for 99 yards W/1TD's
Receiver: Henry - 8 for 109 yards W/3TD's
Tackles: Rivera 26 tackles, 2 TF
Sacks: Allen 3 sacks
Interceptions: Muhammed: 1interception



USF vs. Kansas Depth Chart (Subject to change)


Offense

 

First Team

Second Team

QB Matt Grothe (Fr., 6-0, 200) Pat Julmiste (Sr., 6-3, 220
RB 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 71 Matt Huners (So., 6-3, 290) 75 Thed Watson (Sr., 6-5,295) 
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)  73 Danny Tolley (Fr., 6-6, 310)
RT 78 Marc Dile (So., 6-4, 310)  70 Jared Carnes (Jr., 6-7, 310)
TE 84 Will Bleakley (Sr., 6-3, 240)  44 Devin Gordon (Sr., 6-3, 240)


Defense

 

First Team

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 Williams (Jr.,5-10, 185) 34 Jerome Murphy (Fr., 6-1, 185)
RC Mike Jenkins (Jr., 6-0, 200) 22 Ryan Gilliam (Jr., 5-10, 175)
SS 33 Jeremy Burnett (Sr., 6-1, 190) Louis Gachette (So., 6-3, 205)
FS 17 Danny Verpaele (So., 5-11, 200) 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)

 



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