Saturday, September 02, 2006

RU Downs Tarheels, 21-16

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Ray Rice carried the ball 35 times for 201 yards and three TDs. Meanwhile, Manny Collins made two interceptions—the last with 1:52 left in the game—to lead the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to a 21-16 victory over the Tarheels of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mike Teel was 14 for 20 for 145 yards. Brian Leonard carried the ball just 6 times for 25 yards and he caught 4 passes for 20 yards. Leonard has now caught a pass in every game in which he has played—35 of them. It was his blocking, however, that opened some of the gaping holes Rice ran through.

If teams didn't know from last year's play that the RU backfield held TWO superb backs, they certainly know now.

Next up for the Scarlet Knights is Illinois. Last year the Illini eked out a come from behind victory over the Knights and spoiled a very promising start to the season. Rutgers is sure to remember and will be out for revenge.

Hoo Rah! Hoo Rah!
Rutgers Rah!

(Game Story and stats here.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We'll get you next year! Watch out!

Rutgers played a good game ... they deserved to win. I had a hard time with this one, being a NJ native and all. Some of my best friends went to Rutgers (back in the 70's).