USF vs UConn: Game Breakdown

USF will try and end a two game skid when they face Connecticut in their second Big East Conference game of the season. Take a look at the complete game day breakdown of the USF Bulls vs. the UConn huskies when they meet at Raymond James this Saturday at 7:00. Only on USFNation.com!

  

             

        USF     vs   UConn

When: Saturday Oct 7, 2006 7:00p.m.
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Capacity: 65,000
Surface: Natural Grass (Tiftway Bermuda 419)
Television: WFTS ABC (Ch. 28 in Tampa Bay area)
Radio: The Bulls Network WFLA-AM 970

Saturday is the fourth meeting between USF and UConn. USF won the first two meetings, however, Uconn beat USF in Connecticut last year 15-10. Ending all hopes of the Bulls winning a Big East title, and a trip to the Sugar Bowl.

Date Result Location
Oct. 28, 2000  USF 21, UConn 13 Memorial Stadium, Storrs, CT
Oct. 13, 2001  USF 40, UConn 21 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Nov. 26, 2005  UConn 15, USF 10 Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT

The Coaches:
South Florida - Jim Leavitt (10th season)
Connecticut – Randy Edsall (8th Season)

Last Season: USF Bulls 6-6 - UConn Huskies 5-6 
This Season: USF Bulls 3-2 – UConn Huskies 2-2

Conference:
South Florida Bulls are in the  BIG EAST 
Connecticut Huskies are in the Big EAST

Last Year:
USF - Finished 6-6 and went to the Meineke Car Care Bowl, losing 14-0 to N.C. State.
UConn - Finished 5-6, and 2-5 in the Big East.

Last Game played USF:
The Bulls are coming off a heartbreaking 22-20 loss to No. 23 Rutgers this past Friday. After starting the season 3-0, the Bulls have lost two straight. The Bulls had an opportunity to tie the game in the final seconds but the two-point conversion pass fell incomplete.  Quarterback Matt Grothe had three turnovers but kept the team in it until the end. Grothe led the Bulls with 246 yards passing on 16-25 attempts, with one touchdown, and also led USF in rushing with 61 yards on 14 carries with two scores.  Amarri Jackson had a season high 83 yards on three catches, and Ean Randolph had 6 catches for 49 yards, and a score.

USF vs. Rutgers Game Notes:

  • Matt Grothe led USF in rushing for the fourth straight week with 61 yards on 14 carries and two rushing scores, while passing for 246 yards and a score.
  • Grothe accounted for 316 of the teams 347 yards against Rutgers.
  • Matt Grothe along with Illinois WR DaJuan Warren are the only tow players to have stats in Passing, Rushing, Receiving, and punting in the nation.
  • Ean Randolph is is third in the nation in punt returns(20.4 ypg)
  • Mike Benzer missed a 40 yard field goal in the 2nd quarter and is 1-7 lifetime with the Bulls
  • The 12 play, 79 yard touchdown on Rutgers opening drive was the first allowed by USF all season
  • Rutgers Jeremy Ito's 53 yard field goal was the longest by a USF opponent.
  • Trae Williams is tied for second in the nation with 5 interceptions.
 

Last Game Played Connecticut:
UConn is 2-2 and is coming off a 41-17 loss at home to Navy.

 A Look at UConn:

  • This is UConn's only second road game of the season.
  • UConn is sixth in the nation in rushing with 242 yards per game.
  • Terry Cauley leads the huskies with 103 yards rushing per game, and is ranked 20th in the nation.
  • UConn is ranked sixth in the nation against the pass.
  • UConn has 16 players from Florida

 


How they match up

Huskies Rankings

OFFENSE
Rush Yds/Gm 242.3(6th)
Pass Yds/Gm 137.3(105th)
Total Yds/Gm 379.5(36th)
Average Pts/Gm 24.0(36th)
DEFENSE
Rush Yds/Gm 190.3(110th)
Pass Yds/Gm 134.5(6th)
Total Yds/Gm 324.8(60th)

Bulls Rankings

OFFENSE
Rush Yds/Gm 142.8(57th)
Pass Yds/Gm 233.4(35th)
Total Yds/Gm 376.2(39th)
Average Pts/Gm 22.6(39th)
DEFENSE
Rush Yds/Gm 118.0(49th)
Pass Yds/Gm 182.2(48th)
Total Yds/Gm 300.2(43rd)

 

 

Tale of the Tape

  Category

 USF

Big East/ NCAA RANK

  UConn

Big 12/ NCAA Rank

Rushing Off

142.8

(5/56)

242.2

(3/6)

Passing Off

233.4

(3/35)

137.2

(7/105)

Total Off

376.2

(5/39)

379.5

(4/36)

Scoring Off

22.6

(7/72)

24.0

(6/61)

Rushing Def

118.0

(5/48)

190.02

(8/110)

Passing Def

182.2

(4/48)

134.5

(1/6)

Pass Efficiency Def

101.4

(5/18)

91.8

(1/4)

Total Def

300.2

(5/43)

324.7

(7/61)

Scoring Def

16.4

(5/32)

19.7

(6/52)

Net Punting

25.8

(8/117)

32.8

(6/91)

Punt Returns

18.7

(1/4)

12.0

(2/31)

Kick Returns

21.1

(5/47)

21.5

(4/40)

Turnover Margin

-0.80

(8/93)

-.50

(7/83)

USF  is favored by 6 points

   

The USF Players

The South Florida Bulls on Offense (Season Stats):

Quarterback Matt Grothe -  78 of 129 for 1084 yards w/7 TD's W/7INT's, (60.5 %), 79 for 340 yards rushing W/4 TD, (4.3avg.), one catch for 14 yards 
Runningback Ben Williams - 33 for 118 yards (3.6 avg.) 
Runningback Walt Smith - 20 for 77yards W/2 TD's, (3.8 avg.)
Runningback Keeley Dorsey-10 for 68 yards W/1 TD, (6.6 avg.)
Receiver Ean Randolph - 21 catches for 255 yards with 3 TD, (21.1 avg)
Receiver Taurus Johnson - 13 for 225 W/1 TD (17.3 avg), and a 14 yard 1 rushing TD  
Receiver Marcus Edwards - 15 for 197 yards W/2 TD, (13.1 avg.)
Receiver Anthony (Amp) Hill 7 catches for 89 yards, (13.8 avg.)
Receiver Amarri  Jackson - 10 catches for 131 yards, (13.1 avg.)
Tight End  Cedric Hill - 3 catches for 79 yards, (26.3 avg.)

 

The South Florida Bulls on Defense (Season Stats):

Linebacker: Stephen Nicholas - 42 tackles/ 24 solo/ 3 for a loss/ 2 pass Break up/ 3 QB hit, 1 blkd kick
Linebacker: Ben Moffitt - 43 tackles/ 24 solo/ 4 for a loss/ 1 sack/ 1FF/ 5 QB Hit
Linebacker:  Patrick St. Louis - 33  tackles/ 22 solo/  1 tackle for a loss/ 2 pass break up
Safety: Jeremy Burnett - 32 tackles/ 15 solo / 1 for a loss, 3 pass break-up
Safety: Danny Verpaele - 16 tackles /12 solo/  1 for a loss/ 2 pass break-up 
Cornerback: Mike Jenkins - 12 tackles, 1 for a loss/ 6 pass breakup, 1 Forced Fumble
Cornerback: Trae Williams - 23 tackles/ 3 solo/ 5 INT/  4 pass Brkup's, 1 blkd punt
Defensive End: George Selvie - 34 tackles / 20 solo / 5.5 for a loss/  2.5 sacks/ 3 QB hit
Defensive Tackle: Woody George - 12 tackles/ 7 solo/ 2 QB hit/ 1 FF
Nose Tackle: Allen Cray - 21 tackles/ 14 solo/ 4.5 for a loss/ 3 .5 sacks/ 3QB hit/ 1FF/ 1FR
Defensive End:   Jarriett Buie- 11 tackles/ 8 solo/ 1 for a loss/ 1 sack/ 2 QB hits
Defensive End:   Chris Robinson - 7 tackles/ 1 for a loss/ 1 sack/ 1 pass breakup/ 2 FF / 1 FR/ 4 QB hits


USF vs. Rutgers Depth Chart (Subject to change)

Offense

 

First Team

Second Team

QB 08  Matt Grothe (Fr., 6-0, 200) 03  Pat Julmiste (Sr., 6-3, 220)
RB 01  Ben Williams (So., 5-7, 190) 25 Walt Smith (Sr., 5-10, 175)
X 11 Marcus Edwards (So., 5-11, 175) 06 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)  71 Matt Huners (So., 6-3, 290)
LG 71 Matt Huners (So., 6-3, 290) 65 Ryan Schmidt (So., 6-5, 305)
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 96 Woody George (Jr., 6-3, 265) 93 Siaosi Uhatafe (Jr. 6-2, 250)
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 Patrick 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 04  Mike Jenkins (Jr., 6-0, 200) 22 Ryan Gilliam (Jr., 5-10, 175)
SS 33 Jeremy Burnett (Sr., 6-1, 190) 07  Louis Gachette (So., 6-3, 205)
FS 32 Carlton Williams (So., 6-4, 205) 17 Danny Verpaele (So., 5-11, 200)
NB 26 Tyller Roberts (So., 6-1, 190) 05  Nate Allen (Fr., 6-2, 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)

 

Player Stats

UConn
Huskies
Passing
Name PCT YDS TD INT
D Hernandez 55.2 373 3 4
M Bonislawski 40.5 176 2 0
 USF
Bulls
Passing
Name PCT YDS TD INT
M Grothe 60.5 1084 7 7
P Julmiste 62.5 38 0 1
 
Rushing
Name ATT YDS AVG TD
T Caulley 72 415 5.8 1
L Allen 33 193 5.8 3
D Brown II 26 185 7.1 2
Rushing
Name ATT YDS AVG TD
M Grothe 79 340 4.3 4
B Williams 34 118 3.5 0
W Smith 20 77 3.9 2
 
Receiving
Name REC YDS AVG TD
L Taylor 13 137 10.5 1
B Young 7 127 18.1 2
B Kanuch 2 68 34.0 0
D Anderson 6 56 9.3 1
S Brouse 5 52 10.4 0
Receiving
Name REC YDS AVG TD
E Randolph 21 255 12.1 3
T Johnson 13 225 17.3 1
M Edwards 15 197 13.1 2
A Jackson 10 131 13.1 0
A Hill 7 89 12.7 0
 
Kicking
Name FG XP LG PTS
M Nuzie 2 12 41 18
Kicking
Name FG XP LG PTS
M Benzer 1 14 30 17
 
KICK RETURNS
Name NO. YDS AVG TD
L Taylor 4 101 25.3 0
D Brown II 8 167 20.9 0
KICK RETURNS
Name NO. YDS AVG TD
T Johnson 3 103 34.3 0
C Erskin 1 20 20.0 0
 
PUNT RETURNS
Name NO. YDS AVG TD
L Taylor 7 84 12.0 0
PUNT RETURNS
Name NO. YDS AVG TD
E Randolph 11 224 20.4 1
T Williams 1 13 13.0 0
 
INTERCEPTIONS
Name INT YDS AVG TD
Butler 2 16 8 0
DeRubertis 1 0 0.00 0
Estep 1 17 17 0
INTERCEPTIONS
Name INT YDS AVG TD
Gachette 1 0 0.00 0
Williams 5 -2 0.00 0
 

 

 


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