Saturday, October 14, 2006

RU Sinks Navy 34-0

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Nationally ranked Rutgers returned to the gridiron this afternoon after a bye-week. The #24 Scarlet Knights dominated Navy 43-0 to retain their undefeated status and become bowl eligible at 6-0.

Bad news and good news:

Bad news:
Ray Rice’s consecutive game streak for 100-yards rushing has come to an end. Rice managed only 93 yards in 21 carries this afternoon against Navy.

Good news:
Everything else.
Rutgers won convincingly, 34-0.

Rutgers’ defense managed to hold Navy’s rushing attack to just 113 net yards. Navy fared far worse when they were forced to throw with just four completions in 16 attempts for a net of 48 yards.

Kordell Young rushed three times for 28 yards and a TD.

Clark Harris caught five passes and Brian Leonard two to continue their respective reception streaks.

Mike Teel completed 15 of 26 passes for 215 yards and three TDs. Tiquan Underwood caught two of the TDs and James Townsend the other.

Place kicker Jeremy Ito was perfect for the game converting two field goals and all four extra point attempts. And punter Joe Radigan averaged just over 42 yards a kick on his four punts—all of which ended up inside the Navy 20-yard line. (Only one punt was returned for 13 yards and only 2 of Ito’s kickoffs were returned for a total of 33 yards.)

Rutgers led in just about every category except time of possession.

Next Saturday Rutgers returns to Big East competition against Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh.

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