Freshman Maikon Bonani kicked a 23 yard field goal to extend the South Florida lead to 17-7, however, it’s been quarterback Matt Grothe who has impressed the most.

Grothe is 9-for-13 passing and has 130 yard through the air, while totaling 40 yards rushing on five carries.

Grothe has been able to beat the Memphis defense with ease, mostly with short crossing routes, while the Tigers play primarily in the man-t0-man defense. The largest play of the 14 play, 63 yard drive that took 5:51 off the clock was a 19 yard reception (a crossing route) to Carleton Mitchell that put the Bulls inside the Memphis ten.

The Bulls were stopped on three downs, however, and were forced to take three on the drive.

17-7 with 10:42 left in the half.