Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009
Location: Tampa, Fla.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Eastern
TV: BullsVision on GoUSFBulls.com
Radio: WFLA 970 AM (Tampa) & WQBN 1300 AM (Spanish)
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Stadium Capacity - Surface: 65,857 - Bermuda Tiftway
The USF Bulls (2-0 overall, 0-0 BIG EAST) face the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (0-2 overall) tonight at Raymond James Stadium for a 7 pm night game. The Bulls enter the game 2-0 after beating Western Kentucky 35-13 last week and Wofford 40-7 on opening day. The Buccaneers enter the game 0-2 after losing to Wofford 42-14 last week, and a 63-3 loss to the defending national champion Gators on opening day.
USF — Jim Leavitt (90-52, 14th season) (.631)
CSU — Jay Mills (34-35, 7th season)
USF received votes in ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, Received votes in Associated Press Poll.
The Stat Leaders
Matt Grothe- 32-45-2/363/3 TD A.J. Toscano - 33-55-2/305/1 TD
Moise Plancher – 30-183-3 TD G. Stevenson - 8-55-0
Lindsey Lamar – 16-99, 1 TD
Carlton Mitchell – 10-167 Kwame Krakue - 12-124-0
A.K. Love -6-65
• With his 115 return yards against Wofford, CSU WR/RS Gerald Stevenson became the Big South's all-time leader in combined kick return yardage
CSU and USF have met four times before, with the Bulls winning each meeting and outscored CSU 159-19 in the four previous meetings. USF averaged 39.8 points, while the Bucs have averaged 4.8 points
Date Site Result
11/01/97 Tampa W-24-6
10/31/98 Charleston W 24-0
11/02/02 Tampa W 56-6
10/18/03 Tampa W 55-7
USF leads, 4-0
Home: 0-1, Away: 0-3
Most Points Scored CSU vs. USF:
7, October 18, 2003
Most Points scored USF vs. CSU:
56, November 2, 2002
Largest Margin of victory:
50, November 2, 2002 (56-6)
Narrowest Margin of victory:
18, November 1, 1997 (24-6)
Largest Halftime lead
34, October 18, 2003 (34-0)
Number of Shutouts:
One (10/31/98, L 0-24)
Both CSU and USF have already played Wofford. USF beat Wofford, 40-7, on September 5, while Wofford rebounded with a 42-14 win over CSU last week.
CSU freshman DL Coril Joseph hails from Tampa and was an all-conference player at Freedom HS, where he was coached by former USF QB and current program assistant Marquel Blackwell. Also Sophomore DB Chris Kuzdale earned all-state honors at Plant HS and led them to the 2006 AAAA Florida State Championship.
Why to watch
Even though the Bucs are 0-17 all-time against current FBS members, and the Bulls are heavily favored. FCS teams have beaten FBS teams on four occasions already this season. Villanova beat Temple, 27- 24, on September 3. Two days later, William & Mary beat Virginia, 26-14, and Richmond beat Duke, 24-16. Last Saturday, New Hampshire edged Ball State, 23-16. And there were nearly more upsets; Iowa needed two blocked field goals to beat North Iowa, 17-16, on September 5, and James Madison took Maryland to overtime last week, falling 38-35.Click here for the official game day thread!