Saturday, September 23, 2006

Rutgers Rumbles over Howard, 56-7

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Ray Rice ran for 3 touchdowns and 105 yards—the sixth game in a row he has topped 100 yards and just one game short of the school record—while Brian Leonard and Kordell Young ran for two TDs apiece and Mike Teel connected with Clark Harris on a 45 yard TD pass as the Scarlet Knights improved their record to 4-0 at the expense of 1-AA Bison of Howard University.

A muffed punt and a bad pitch lead to Leonard’s two short TD runs midway through the first half to make the score 21-0. Rice then got the first of his TDs with just 4:36 left in the second quarter to make it 28-0 at the half.

Rice scored on RU’s first two possessions in the second half to blow it wide open at 42-0 and leave no doubt as to the outcome. Coach Schiano pulled many of the first stringers midway in the third quarter after Rice’s third score.

Thomas Claiborn spoiled the shutout by scooping up a RU fumble and racing 70 yards for a Howard touchdown with 6:28 left in the game.

Unlike the last three games, Rutgers came out in the second half and played well on offense, scoring 28 points in both the first and second halves.

Rutgers improves to 4-0 for their best start since 1980.

The Scarlet Knights play their next game Friday against Southern Florida in Tampa for the Big East opener. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 8:00PM.

RU Rah! Rah!
Hoorah! Hoorah!
Rutgers Rah!

Upstream Red Team!
Red Team Upstream!
Rah! Rah! Rutgers Rah!

(Game Story and stats here.)

1 comment:

gregor said...

Hi. I haven't stopped in for a while, I'm catching up on what everyone is doing! Looks like the cabin is coming along great. And how about those Scarlet Knights, huh? I hope the hoops season is as exciting as the gridiron.
Take care.