2007 South Florida Bulls Football Team

The 2007 South Florida Bulls football team represented the University of South Florida (USF) in the 2007 college football season. Their head coach was Jim Leavitt, and the USF Bulls played all of their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The 2007 college football season was only the 11th season overall for the Bulls, and their third season in the Big East Conference.

2007 marked the first year that South Florida had been ranked in any poll. Following Week 3, they were ranked No. 23 in the AP Poll and No. 24 in the Coaches Poll. After a decisive win against UCF in Week 7, the Bulls made their first ever appearance in the BCS rankings, debuting at No. 2 and trailing only the Ohio State Buckeyes. Three straight losses to Rutgers, UConn, and Cincinnati dropped them out of the Top 25, but they won their next three games to improve to 9–3 and climb back up to No. 21 in the BCS poll.

USF averaged 53,170 fans in its six home games at Raymond James Stadium in 2007. Prior to this season, USF's single game attendance record for a home game was 49,212 vs. Kentucky Wesleyan in the Bulls' very first game on Sept. 6, 1997. The new single game home record is now 67,012 for the Sept. 28 game against West Virginia. In 2006, USF's average attendance was 30,222, so the Bulls' increase this year was 22,948 over last year.

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... 4 ... Total #23/25 Bulls 21 ... Ducks 56 ... See also Sun Bowl USF faced the Oregon Ducks in the Brut Sun Bowl on December 31, 2007 ... The two teams started out playing undisciplined football and easily set a Sun Bowl record for most penalties in the bowl's history for one game ... In the second half, Oregon exploded on offense, leading to a 56–21 rout of the Bulls ...

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