Saturday, October 22, 2005

Yeah! GO RU!

Rutgers beat Syracuse last Saturday for its first Big East road victory. (I know—Syracuse—now 1 and 6 overall and the new doormat to the Big East.)

Today, with Ryan Hart coming off the bench in the second half (Whose dog house was he in, I wonder.) to throw three TDs and with freshman tailback Ray Rice rushed for a career-high 217 yards, the Scarlet Knights defeated Connecticut in East Hartford by a score of 26-24,. The Scarlet has improved to 5-2, 3-1 in the Big East. (Think back to the WVA game and how important that overtime loss in game one against Illinois was!)

Next up are home games against Navy (Homecoming) and South Florida (another Big East opponent). Then Louisville away and Cincinnati at home. Four tough games to be sure, but four very winnable games. Who knows, they just might have another game down the road.

While the RU offense continued to rewrite record books (Hart has 44 career TD passes, Mosses and Leonard have catches in 29 consecutive games, Harris in 25 games, Moses is now in third place in career TD receptions) the defense continues to shine. They recorded a safety in the third quarter. Defensive lineman Ryan Neill had two more tackles-for-loss (below his average of 2.5) while the team had 10 TFLs for the game (they are ranked second nationally in TFLs). They also recorded four sacks (they are tied for fourth nationally in that category).

Let’s go RU!

Up stream Red Team
Red team up stream
Hoorah, hoorah
Rutgers Rah!

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