Kansas Jayhawks vs. South Florida Bulls Is Underrated Matchup of The Weekend

Ben WeixlmannSenior Writer ISeptember 10, 2008

The day before the "Game of the Century", college football will see one of its' best matchups of the whole year: the No. 13 Kansas Jayhawks on the road at to face the No. 19 South Florida Bulls.

This matchup is not just intriguing because both teams are nationally ranked, but also because both squads have incredible signal-callers. For the Jayhawks, Todd Reesing runs the show, and for the Bulls, Matt Grothe is under center.

Reesing had a breakout year last season in the Jayhawks' run to an Orange Bowl victory, and this year he hasn't been too shabby, either. In fact, Reesing has passed for 688 yards and six touchdowns in the team's first two games.

Grothe, on the other hand, is a much more dual-threat quarterback than is Reesing, adding the factor of mobility. He has, however, shown off his arm at times this year. Case in point, Grothe threw for 346 yards in a 31-24 win over Central Florida this past weekend, in addition to gaining 54 yards on the ground.

Both defenses have lost a lot of talent from last year, so this should be a shootout in Florida.

Grothe also wants to show that his 2006 performance against Kansas was merely an anomaly. In that contest, he threw for just one touchdown while tossing two picks in a 13-7 loss to the Jayhawks.

If the excitement keeps building up for Saturday's showdown, at least college football fans won't have to wait that long to see a quality game before then.

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