Tuesday, October 31, 2006

RU tames Huskies, 24-13
Remains Undefeated

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Sunday night, the UConn Huskies came down to Piscataway to square off against the nationally ranked and undefeated Scarlet Knights.

The Huskies started a redshirted freshman Donald Brown II at running back in place of an injured Terry Caulley. All Brown II did was rush for 199 yards on 28 carries including a 65-yard TD romp. He added a second TD on a 7-yard run.

On the RU side of the ball, Ray Rice was held to just 79 yards rushing and scored the only offensive TD the Knights would get.

But it was an evening when the RU defense, while bent never broke. The Knights scored on defense (on a fumble recovery) and they scored on special teams (on a blocked punt) and Jeremy Ito kicked another field goal.

In the end, while it wasn’t pretty, Rutgers won as a team. On a night when their offense sputtered, their defense and special teams made up the difference.

The Scarlet Knights are now 8-0 and 3-0 in the Big East.

Next up is a huge Big East game at Rutgers Stadium against Louisville on November 9th. The Louisville squad is currently also undefeated but faces undefeated West Virginia on Saturday—and one of them will not be undefeated after that game!

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