Greg Auman of the St. Petersburg Times reports that South Florida will be without their starting left guard, sophomore Jake Griffin, but left tackle Thed Watson will return to the lineup after missing the last two games.
As to the possible impact on Saturday's game:
"Sophomore Ryan Schmidt took over at guard Saturday against Central Florida after Griffin was injured. Left tackle Thed Watson, who has missed two games with an ankle injury, is expected to make a healthy return this week, so USF could slide Matt Huners, who started at tackle Saturday, back to the opening at guard."
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Auman also describes how leading receiver and punt returner Ean Randolph came to join the South Florida program. Randolph began his college football career playing for a club team at NAIA school Webber International four years ago.
Gregg Becnel of the Tampa Tribune reports that South Florida has outscored opponents 65-7 in the second halves of their three games. The lone touchdown they surrendered was on a blocked punt against Central Florida last week.