October 22, 2007

Know The Foes: USF Bulls

Throughout the season, UConnReport.com will be providing fans a quick primer to get acquainted with the coming week's opponents. With the Huskies returning to action at home Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against No. 11 USF, we broke down the Bulls by position to give you a level of familiarity with the biggest opponent the Huskies have faced this season.

The Basics
USF's record: 6-1
Conference standing: 1-1, third place
Last week's result: Lost 30-27 at Rutgers
Head coach (record at school/season): Jim Leavitt (76-44/11th season)
Primary offensive formation: Spread
Primary defensive formation: 4-3
Three to watch on offense: QB Matt Grothe, WR Taurus Johnson, WR Amarri Jackson
Three to watch on defense: LB Ben Moffitt, DE George Selvie, CB Trae Williams

Scouting Report
What is USF's strength? Matt Grothe, a sophomore, controls the Bulls' offense like no other quarterback. Not only a strong passer - Grothe has completed 118-of-205 passes with four touchdowns and an average of 195.4 yards per game - he's among the Big East leaders in rushing as well with a total of 404 yards and five touchdowns.

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