Grothe draws Big East honors
USF redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Grothe has been honored as the Big East Offensive Player of the Week after passing for 302 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulls' 24-17 win against Central Florida on Saturday.
Grothe, who also rushed for a team-best 73 yards, had the third-highest total offense output in USF history, becoming the first Bull to pass for 300 yards in two years and the first to throw three touchdowns in a game since 2003.
Also, the Bulls announced they will open the 2007 season at home against I-AA Elon College, a small school in North Carolina. Elon's defensive ends coach is Shane Burnham, son of USF defensive coordinator Wally Burnham and brother to Patrick Burnham, the Bulls' director of high school relations. The addition of the Phoenix completes USF's 2007 season, which will have six games at Raymond James Stadium.