Tonight's game at South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium will likely boast the largest crowd ever to watch a USF football game. The game is sold out and the attendance will likely exceed the stadium's capacity of 80,250. Asked if it would be the largest crowd his team had ever played for, Leavitt made an important distinction.
"Played for or played in front of? I don't know if they're all for us," he said. Barring serious weather problems, this game should top the crowd of 76,780 that saw USF's 2003 season opener at Alabama. Here are the top five crowds in USF's eight-year history, including the Bulls' first-ever game, at home on Sept. 6, 1997: