Sunday, October 09, 2005

RU Glub! Glub!

Yesterday was a disappointment for Scarlet Knights fans. Playing in a deluge on the banks of the Raritan, the Mountaineers of West Virginia capitalized on two first quarter turnovers to jump out to a 14-0 lead and defeat the Knights 27-14.

Positive signs for RU included some good defensive play (although they did give up some long plays with missed tackles, they seemed to be playing bend-but-don't-break) and redshirt freshman QB Mike Teel demonstrating excellent leadership skills when called to replace senior Ryan Hart. Even Hart looked good in spurts moving up the record book charts in passing yards, completions, and attempts for RU. Brian Leonard also moved up the charts in yards, rushing TDs and scoring.

Rutgers fell to 3-2 overall, 1-1 in the Big East. Next up is a BIG GAME at Syracuse next Saturday. Syracuse is having a tough year and the Knights should be able to pick up another Big East victory.

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