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by: AnthonyP On  Monday, September 29, 2008

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The Pittsburgh Panthers and the South Florida Bulls will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Raymond James Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Bulls listed as 13½-point favorites versus the Panthers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

LaRod Stephens-Howling scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and Pittsburgh rallied past Syracuse 34-24 in Week 5.

The Panthers failed to cover the 14-point spread, while the combined score played OVER the day’s posted total of 48.

South Florida scored 31 points in the first half as they ran away with a 41-10 victory over NC State in Week 5. South Florida covered the 10-point spread, and the 51 points made it OVER the posted total of 45.

Matt Grothe completed 20-of-29 pass attempts for 261 yards and one touchdown.

 

 

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 3 straight games.
South Florida has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 3-1 SU, 0-4 ATS
South Florida: 5-0 SU, 1-3 ATS

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

South Florida most recently:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
South Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
South Florida is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Navy, Saturday, October 18
South Florida home to Syracuse, Saturday, October 18

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