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    Rutgers football team doing well

    The Rutgers football team has had a good season. With a 6-0 record of victories to date and a recent 34-0 victory over Navy, the Scarlet is gearing up for a game with Pittsburgh this coming weekend.

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    Being a fan of a team that used to be in the Big East, I have been watching Rutgers. I was excited to see them ranked in the top 25 the other week. Pitt is always tough this will be a big game for them.
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    Rutgers wins decisively over Pittsburgh 20-10. Wise.

    http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=159&p=2&c=581845
    Instant Analysis: Rutgers-Pittsburgh


    By Matt Zemek
    Staff Columnist
    Posted Oct 21, 2006

    Elite athletic competitors aren't just great; they're great when they have to be. Stamp Rutgers' Ray Rice, then, as a legitimately great player after his manly display in the Steel City.


    In the one and only moment when Rutgers partisans genuinely worried about their team's fate, Greg Schiano's sensational sophomore running back managed to Rice to the occasion. Just when the Scarlet Knights' hold on this Big East brouhaha seemed to be slipping away, their marathon man came up with his one big sprint of the night.

    The emotions at Heinz Field were in full force... and flux. Pittsburgh quarterback Tyler Palko had just completed his best Troy Smith impersonation, scrambling for miles before finding receiver Oderick Turner in the back of the end zone for a huge touchdown that sent the stadium into a frenzy. Over three quarters of decidedly physical--and superior--play had suddenly ceased to matter for the state university of New Jersey. Rutgers pushed around Palko and his pals for over 45 minutes, but with one inspired scramble from the Panther signal caller, all the Scarlet Knights had for their efforts was a tenuous three-point lead. After bringing the hard hat to Dave Wannstedt's ballclub for most of the evening, the boys from Piscataway would have to find a way to turn the game back in their favor.

    Enter Ray Rice.

    The roars of Panther fans were still quite audible when the rugged Rutgers runner tore off a 63-yard gallop that took freight-train momentum--clothed in blue and gold--and abruptly steered it in the opposite direction. Rice would roll for 21 more yards two plays later, and then seal the deal with a 1-yard touchdown to re-establish the advantage that had been lost when Palko scored his highlight-reel touchdown. Rice hadn't just given his team a 10-point (two-possession) lead in the fourth quarter of a huge conference road game; on a dime, he had turned the Panthers from a revved-up roster to a silent and funereal bunch. By ripping out the heart of the opposition with clutch playmaking at an emotionally volatile point in the game, Rice effectively destroyed Pittsburgh. He didn't just run for over 200 yards; he sapped the Panthers' will and broke their spirit. Rice didn't just compile a monster stat line; he made huge plays in the biggest moments. That--and a ferocious defense that usually had Palko running for his life--propelled the Scarlet Knights to victory in a spotlight Big East game that merited national attention.

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    We kept looking for the RU/Pitt score while at the VT game last night, looking good!
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    They will probably lose two games. Louisville and West Virginia

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    The beat my Ohio University Bobcats. Not that it's saying much but still.

    OSU - Michigan will be the national championship game in my opinion. Since they will be undefeated going into the game.
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    Rutgers hasn't had a record like this since 1976 and this was when they not yet in the Big East and played little podunk teams like themselves. The joke around campus was that the football team would do better if the faculty played (just kidding of course). It was a point of reverse pride that the Rutgers football team would be always the bottom of the barrel. Last year, Rutgers had its first winning season since 1992, played in its second ever Bowl game. In game 5, Rutgers wiped Navy out 34-0 and became bowl eligible before the midpoint of the season.

    It is an incredibly young team. The four defense linemen include freshman. The quarterback Mike Teel and Ray Rice, the running back, are only sophomores. What I found most impressive about the game was the defensive team. Although not big (average 254 lb), they had five sacks and kept Pitt's well-known offense to 10 points and that was mostly because of a single lucky pass that managed to get into the hands of a receiver in the end zone. Rutgers held the Panthers to 27 rushing yards and 74 total yards in the first half. The Pittsburgh quarterback Tyler Palko is the nation's number one rated college football quarterback and Rutgers held him to four completions and 47 passing yards. The Pittsburgh Panthers is the team beat Rutgers 9 times out of 10 in the past. So, the victory was sweet.

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    According to Rick Malwitz, the last time Rutgers was undefeated and ranked #15 by the Associated Press was in 1961.

    http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...610260371/1081

    Rutgers is now ranked #16, has an undefeated 7-0 record this season, and slated to play a struggling Connecticut team at home in Piscataway this coming weekend. They are ranked #2 in total defense, #3 in scoring defense (8.57 points per game)...

    In addition to Ray Rice (see below), several players have achieved individual records.
    • Mike Teel, quarterback. He has a 9-1 record as a quarterback at Rutgers, following a 23-0 record in high school.
    • Joe Radigan, punter. He averaged 45 yards per boot and dropped 3 of 5 punts inside Pitt's 20-yard line last week.
    • Brian Leonard, fullback. He broke the Big East record for having made pass receptions in 41 consecutive games and tied the Rutgers all-time reception record of 192.
    • Clark Harris. He caught a pass for 37 consecutive games, tying for the third longest streak in Big East history.

    http://rutgers.scout.com/2/583094.html

    Apparently, tickets to Rutgers games are very hot. The team has come a long ways since 2003 when it had lost 26 consecutive games in the Big East Conference. Tickets for the game with Louisville is particularly sought after. The Rutgers stadium can seat about 42,000. The record attendance was the Rutgers opening game with Michigan State in 2004, with 42,612 people watching the game where Rutgers won 19-14.

    http://www.courierpostonline.com/app...610250371/1002

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    December 2nd they play WVU. Should be a good game. By that time, both teams will have played Louisville.
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    I'm really enjoying the Rutgers run this year.

    That WVU game should be interesting. The Mountaineer's record is misleading. Their schedule has been entirely too easy thus far.
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