Scores

Final/OT

Louisville 28

(4-1, 0-1 American)

South Florida 31

(3-1, 2-0 American)

7:00 PM ET, October 4, 2003

Raymond James Stadium, TAMPA, FL

1 2 3 4 OT T
LOU 7 0 0 14 728
USF 14 0 0 7 1031

SOUTH FLORIDA 31, LOUISVILLE 28 (2OT)

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- South Florida made its first Conference USA home game an auspicious one.

Santiago Gramatica booted a 26-yard field goal in the second overtime as the Bulls posted a 31-28 victory over previously unbeaten Louisville.

South Florida (3-1, 2-0 C-USA) won its conference opener last week at Army, 28-7. Hosting its first game in its new league at Raymond James Stadium, the Bulls got a one-yard touchdown run by Clenton Crossley on fourth down with 10 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game, 21-21.

Louisville had taken a 21-14 lead on Michael Bush's five-yard TD pass to quarterback Stefan LeFors with 8:19 left in the fourth quarter.

Each team traded touchdowns in the first overtime and South Florida linebacker Devon Davis came up with a big play by intercepting LeFors on Louisville's possession in the second overtime. The Bulls picked up one first down before Gramatica came on to kick the game-winner.

Louisville (4-1, 0-1) suffered its first loss in the first meeting between the schools. It also was the first loss for coach Bobby Petrino.

LeFors completed 19-of-39 passes for 267 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The Cardinals rushed for 187 yards, including a 67-yard TD run by Lionel Gates in the first quarter.

South Florida's Ronnie Banks completed 26-of-47 passes for 256 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LOU
USF
1st Downs1921
Total Yards459375
Passing272256
Rushing187119
Penalties5-4511-88
3rd Down Conversions6-204-16
4th Down Conversions3-42-3
Turnovers23
Possession31:1843:42

Passing Leaders

LouisvilleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Bush1/155.010-
LeFors19/402676.712-
South FloridaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Banks26/472565.413-
Brewer0/100.000-

Rushing Leaders

LouisvilleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gates11888.0167
Shelton17583.4011
South FloridaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Green20783.9112
Crossley6244.017

Receiving Leaders

LouisvilleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Russell7679.6018
Clark3186.008
South FloridaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Whittaker99610.7117
Fisher45513.8023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLOUUSF
TD13:47LIONEL GATES 67 YD RUN (NATE SMITH KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 80 yards.
70
TD11:43HUEY WHITTAKER 13 YD PASS FROM RONNIE BANKS (SANTIAGO GRAMATICA KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 50 yards.
77
TD4:22DEJUAN GREEN 5 YD RUN (SANTIAGO GRAMATICA KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 58 yards.
714
FOURTH QUARTERLOUUSF
TD10:15RICHARD OWENS 4 YD PASS FROM STEFAN LEFORS (NATE SMITH KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 78 yards.
1414
TD8:19STEFAN LEFORS 5 YD PASS FROM MICHAEL BUSH (NATE SMITH KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 66 yards.
2114
TD0:10CLENTON CROSSLEY 1 YD RUN (SANTIAGO GRAMATICA KICK)
Drive info: 14 plays, 67 yards.
2121
OVERTIMELOUUSF
TD0:00BRIAN FISHER 2 YD RUN (SANTIAGO GRAMATICA KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 25 yards.
2128
TD0:00STEFAN LEFORS 1 YD RUN (NATE SMITH KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 25 yards.
2828
FG0:00SANTIAGO GRAMATICA 26 YD FG
Drive info: 4 plays, 16 yards.
2831