Knee injury ends season of QB Matt Grothe

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- South Florida senior quarterback Matt Grothe will not play again in 2009 because of a torn left knee ligament.

COL FB: Cincinnati 24, South Florida 10

CINCINNATI, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Tony Pike threw two touchdown passes Thursday and Cincinnati recorded three interceptions to surprise No. 23 South Florida 24-10.

COL FB: Pittsburgh 26, South Florida 21

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A three-yard touchdown run by LeSean McCoy with 4:43 to play Thursday lifted Pittsburgh to a stunning 26-21 victory over No. 10 South Florida.

COL FB: South Florida 37, Kansas 34

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Freshman Maikon Bonani kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired Friday to give No. 18 South Florida a wild, 37-34 victory over 11th-ranked Kansas.

COL FB: South Fla 31, Central Fla 24 (OT)

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Matt Grothe threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Taurus Johnson in overtime Saturday to give 18th-ranked South Florida a 31-24 win over Central Florida.

COL FB: South Florida 56, Tenn- Martin 7

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Moise Plancher and Mike Ford each rushed for two touchdowns Saturday to lead No. 21 South Florida to a 56-7 win over Tennessee-Martin.

COL FB: Oregon 56, South Florida 21

EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Junior Jonathan Stewart rushed for a career-high 253 yards and scored two touchdowns Monday in Oregon's 56-21 Sun Bowl victory over South Florida.

COL FB: Cincinnati 38, South Florida 33

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Ben Mauk threw three touchdown passes Saturday afternoon to lead the Cincinnati Bearcats to a 38-33 victory over 21st-ranked South Florida.

COL FB: Connecticut 22, South Florida 15

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The Connecticut defense made a goal-line stand in the final moments Saturday afternoon, as the Huskies upset 11th-ranked South Florida, 22-15.

COL FB: South Fla. 64, Central Fla. 12

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Matt Grothe passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more Saturday to lead fifth-ranked South Florida to a 64-12 rout of Central Florida.

COL FB: South Fla. 35, Fla. Atlantic 23

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Benjamin Williams rushed for 186 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as ninth-ranked South Florida posted a 35-23 win over Florida Atlantic.

COL FB: South Florida 21, West Virginia 13

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Matt Grothe threw for 135 yards and ran for 38 more Friday night and No. 18 South Florida forced six turnovers in defeating fifth-ranked West Virginia, 21-13.

COL FB: South Fla. 37, North Carolina 10

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Matt Grothe passed for 230 yards and a touchdown Saturday as 24th-ranked South Florida defeated North Carolina, 37-10.

COL FB: South Fla. 26, Aububrn 23 (OT)

AUBURN, Ala., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Matt Grothe threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jessie Hester in overtime Saturday night as South Florida stunned 13th-ranked Auburn, 26-23.

COL FB: South Fla. 24, East Carolina 7

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Benjamin Williams ran for two touchdowns Saturday to start South Florida on its way to a 24-7 win over East Carolina at the Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham.
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Matt Grothe (born September 8, 1986 in Lakeland, Florida) is the current starting quarterback for the University of South Florida Bulls (USF) NCAA Division I FBS football team. Grothe is a 2005 graduate of Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland, Florida.

Grothe attended Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland, Florida and was a letterman in football. In football, he was a two-time first team Class 4A All-State selection, named the Lakeland Ledger Player of the Year twice, and as a senior, he was named to the Super Southern 100 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, was named the Class 4A Player of the Year, was a finalist for Mr. Football in the state of Florida, and was named the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year. Grothe led his team to the state championship football game vs. Armwood HS. Grothe passed for 2,700 yards and ran for 1,250 yards as a senior. Grothe passed for 33 touchdowns and rushed for 15 touchdowns. After his senior season, he was named the 21st best prospect in Florida by the Tampa Tribune, named the 23rd best prospect in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel, and Rivals.com ranked him as the 24th best dual-threat quarterback and 93rd best overall prospect in the state of Florida. Matt Grothe graduated from Lake Gibson High School in 2005 with a 4.0 grade point average.

Grothe spent the 2005 campaign as a redshirt behind then-quarterback Pat Julmiste.

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