Bulls Roll Over Wooford 40-7 in Season Opener
Text Courtesy of USF, Photos by Carl Wagenfohr
Running Back Lindsay Lamar (left) breaks a tackle with a little help from Jeremiah Warren (55), scoring USF's 4th touchdown on a 13-yard run.
TAMPA -- Moise Plancher ran for two touchdowns and Matt Grothe moved closer to becoming the Big East's career total offense leader Saturday night, leading South Florida to a season-opening 40-7 rout of Wofford.
Plancher scored on runs of 4 and 9 yards and finished with 78 yards rushing on 12 carries. Grothe threw a second-quarter touchdown pass to Theo Wilson and had 155 yards passing and 44 rushing to increase his four-year total to 10,441 yards -- 88 shy of Pat White's Big East record.
USF overcame a slow start, snapping a 7-7 tie on Grothe's touchdown pass to Theo Wilson and adding a safety to make it 16-7 before halftime.
Plancher's second TD run and Delbert Alvarado's 30-yard field goal extended USF's lead to 26-7 in the third quarter.
Lindsey Lamar scored on a 13-yard run and Grothe's backup, B.J. Daniel, threw a 22-yard TD pass to Jeffrey Wilson in the fourth quarter.
USF hits the road this Saturday to take on Western Kentucky at Bowling Green. The next home game is Saturday September 19th at 7:30pm versus Charleston Southern. Tickets, priced from $10 to $35, are available now at Ticketmaster and on game day at the Raymond James Stadium box office.
Running Back Moise Plancher found a big hole in Wooford's defense for USF's 3rd touchdown
Wide receiver Jeffrey Wilson, left, makes an acrobatic catch for USF's fifth and final score
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