Thursday, November 09, 2006

RU Defeats Louisville 28-25
Scarlet Knights are #1 in Big East

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The Scarlet Knights of Rutgers used strong defense (and an opportune penalty) to upset the #3/4 Louisville Cardinals at Rutgers Stadium tonight on an 28-yard field goal by Jeremy Ito with 13 seconds remaining. The kick came after Ito missed a 33 yard attempt but Louisville was flagged for being off sides.

Ray Rice rushed for 131 yards and scored two touchdowns while QB Mike Teel passed for 189 yards and one TD in leading the Scarlet Knights to perhaps their most important victory in their long and storied history.

Louisville came into the game undefeated and off an upset of then undefeated West Virginia just one week ago. While the Cardinal squad jumped off to a quick 25-7 lead in the first half, in part due to a 100-yard kickoff return, they could muster no points in the second half as the RU defense came up big.

Rutgers entered the contest ranked 14/15 in the nation.

(Get the full Game Story and stats here.)

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