USF vs Louisville: Game Breakdown

USF looks to win its third straight game when it goes on the road against BIG EAST foe Louisville. Take a look at the complete game day breakdown of the USF Bulls vs. the Louisville Cardinals when they meet at Papa johns Stadium this Saturday at 7:30pm. Only on USFNation.com!

          

        USF    vs   Louisville      

When: Saturday Nov. 18, 2006 7:30 pm
Location: Papa Johns Cardinal stadium, Louisville, KY
Capacity: 42,000
Surface: Natural Grass  
Television: ESPNU
Radio: The Bulls Network WFLA-AM 970

Saturday is the fourth meeting between USF and Louisville.  USF leads the series 2-1, with the Bulls beating Louisville 45-14 last season.

Date Result Location
Oct. 04, 2003  USF 31, UofL 28 (2ot) Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Oct. 22 2004  UofL 41, USF 9 Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
Sept.24, 2005  USF 45, UofL 14 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

The Coaches:
South Florida - Jim Leavitt (10th season)
Connecticut – Bobby Petrino (4th Season)

Last Season: USF Bulls 6-6 - Louisville Cardinals 9-3 
This Season: USF Bulls 5-3 –  Louisville Cardinals 8-1 
Conference:
South Florida Bulls are in the  BIG EAST 
Louisville Cardinals 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.
UofL - Finished  9-3 and beat Georgia 38-35 in the Gator Bowl. 

Last Game played USF:
The Bulls are coming off their second straight victory with a 27-10 thumping of Syracuse in the Bulls last home game of the season. Quarterback Matt Grothe  threw for 364 yards (a USF record) on 25 of 35 passing with two touchdowns, while rushing for 45 on the ground. Grothe was named the BIG EAST Co-Offensive MVP for his effort against Syracuse

USF vs. Syracuse:

  • The win was the Bulls 4th in the last 5 games.
  • The Bulls tied a USF record with 7 sacks.
  • Matt Grothe set a USF record with 364 yards passing (360 M. Blackwell 2000).
  • Grothe's 71.4  single game completion percentage is the 2nd best ever at USF 
  • His 79 yard touchdown to Taurus Johnson was his longest of his career.
  • Taurus Johnson caught 5 passes for 131 yards and a score
  • The  last two Win was the second in a row against SU with a total of 52-10
  • Defensive end Josh Julmiste got his first sack of the season
  • Tyller Roberts got his first sack of the season
  • Pat Julmiste recorded his first rushing TD of the season.

Last Game Played UofL:
After starting the season  8-0, Louisville lost on the road to Rutgers 28-25 on a Jeremy Ito 28 yard field goal with 13 seconds left. 

 A Look at Louisville:

  • UofL  comes into the contest with a 8-1 record.
  • Brian Brohm  leads the Cardinals with 1,786 yards on 115-of-189 passing and 6 touchdowns with 4 int's.
  • Harry Douglas leads the team in receiving with 733 yards
  • Mario Urrutia is 2nd in receiving with 671 yards and 5 TD's 
  • Kolby Smith leads the team with 608 rushing yards and 6 TD's.
  • Anthony Allen leads the team with 8 TD's to go with 299 rushing yards
  • Amobi Okoye leads the team in tackles-for-a-loss with 11 and in sacks with 6
  • 7 UofL defensive players have over 37 tackles
  • Louisville has outscored its opposition 340-150
Game Notes:
  • USF is 2-2 on the road this season
  • a USF win would be the first win over UofL at Papa John's Stadium, and improve their record to 3-1 over the Cardinals.
  • A win would bring the Bulls record to 69-42 


How they match up

Bulls Rankings
OFFENSE
Rush Yds/Gm 158.5(37th)
Pass Yds/Gm 218.1(41st)
Total Yds/Gm 376.6(32nd)
Average Pts/Gm 24.3(32nd)
DEFENSE
Rush Yds/Gm 114.0(35th)
Pass Yds/Gm 166.7(21st)
Total Yds/Gm 280.7(15th)
Cardinals Rankings
OFFENSE
Rush Yds/Gm 192.1(13rd)
Pass Yds/Gm 275.3(10th)
Total Yds/Gm 467.4(3rd)
Average Pts/Gm 37.8(3rd)
DEFENSE
Rush Yds/Gm 109.4(26th)
Pass Yds/Gm 208.8(72nd)
Total Yds/Gm 318.2(50th)

 

 

Player Stats

USF  (7-3)
Bulls
Passing
Name PCT YDS TD INT
M Grothe 64.6 1979 12 11
P Julmiste 60.0 132 1 1
 UofL (8-1)
Cardinals
Passing
Name PCT YDS TD INT
B Brohm 60.8 1786 6 4
H Cantwell 63.8 692 5 2
 
Rushing
Name ATT YDS AVG TD
M Grothe 133 578 4.3 8
B Williams 95 334 3.5 2
R Ponton 51 218 4.3 2
Rushing
Name ATT YDS AVG TD
K Smith 112 608 5.4 6
G Stripling 63 354 5.6 5
A Allen 60 299 5.0 8
 
Receiving
Name REC YDS AVG TD
T Johnson 29 417 14.4 2
E Randolph 36 368 10.2 3
S Green 19 313 16.5 2
M Edwards 22 271 12.3 2
A Jackson 20 257 12.9 2
Receiving
Name REC YDS AVG TD
H Douglas 44 733 16.7 1
M Urrutia 38 671 17.7 5
G Barnidge 16 273 17.1 1
G Stripling 10 244 24.4 1
K Smith 16 146 9.1 0
 
Kicking
Name FG XP LG PTS
M Benzer 2 21 30 27
D Alvarado 3 7 56 16
Kicking
Name FG XP LG PTS
A Carmody 15 41 51 86
 
KICK RETURNS
Name NO. YDS AVG TD
T Johnson 10 244 24.4 0
T Williams 1 23 23.0 0
KICK RETURNS
Name NO. YDS AVG TD
J Spillman 11 333 30.3 1
S Spencer 2 45 22.5 0
 
PUNT RETURNS
Name NO. YDS AVG TD
J Murphy 1 18 18.0 0
E Randolph 20 314 15.7 1
PUNT RETURNS
Name NO. YDS AVG TD
J Spillman 5 46 9.2 0
T Guy 7 63 9.0 1
 
INTERCEPTIONS
Name INT YDS AVG TD
Burnett 1 0 0.00 0
Gachette 1 0 0.00 0
Jenkins 1 0 0.00 0
INTERCEPTIONS
Name INT YDS AVG TD
Gay 3 66 22 0
Russell 2 96 48 0
Smart 1 0 0.00 0
 

 

USF vs. Pitt 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) 05 Ricky Ponton (S0., 5-11, 205)
X 11 Marcus Edwards (So., 5-11, 175) 18 Amarri Jackson (Jr., 6-5, 195)
Y 80 Ean Randolph (Sr., 5-9, 175) 89 Taurus Johnson (So., 6-1, 190)
Z 81 S.J. Green (Sr., 6-3, 220)  06 Amp Hill (So., 6-3, 205)
LT  78 Marc Dile (So., 6-4, 310)  70 Jared Carnes (Jr., 6-7, 310)
LG 71 Matt Huners (So., 6-3, 290) 73 Danny Tolley (Fr., 6-6, 310)
OC 69 Nick Capogna (Jr., 6-3, 275) 65 Ryan Schmidt (So., 6-5, 305)
RG 65 Ryan Schmidt (So., 6-5, 305) 75 Walter Walker (Jr., 6-5, 305) 
RT 75 Walter Walker (Jr., 6-5, 305)  73 Danny Tolley (Fr., 6-6, 310)
TE 84 Will Bleakley (Sr., 6-3, 240)  44 Devin Gordon (Sr., 6-3, 240)


Defense

 

First Team

Second Team

LE 91 Josh Julmiste (So. 6'6, 265) 90 Jarriett Buie (Jr., 6-3,240)
NT 94 Allen Cray (Jr., 6-0, 295) 76 Richard Clebert (Jr., 6'1, 295)
DT 96 Woody George (Jr., 6-3, 265) 50  Aaron Harris (Fr. 6'3, 240)
RE 95 George Selvie (Fr., 6-4, 255) 49 Chris Robinson (Fr. 6-3, 240)
SAM 51 Stephen Nicholas (Sr. 6-3, 225) 42 Marvin Peoples (Fr. 6-2, 230)
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) 32 Carlton Williams (So., 6-4, 205)


Specialists

PK 24 Delbert Alvarado (Fr., 6-0, 175) 28 Mike Benzer (Fr., 5-8, 185)
KO 27 Justin Teachey (So, 5-11, 170) 28 Mike Benzer (Fr., 5-8, 185)
P 27 Justin Teachey (So, 5-11, 170) 24 Delbert Alvarado (Fr., 6-0, 175)
LS 67 Eric Setser (Fr., 6'1, 240) 58 Darryl Dudding (So., 6-2, 250)
KR 89 Taurus Johnson (So., 6-1, 190) 2 Jackie Chambers (Jr. 5'11. 190)
PR 80 Ean Randolph (Sr., 5-9, 175) 18 Amarri Jackson (Jr., 6-5, 195)

 

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