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Dec 28, 2012

Virginia Tech Comes Back To Trump Rutgers In Overtime

Virginia Tech completed its 20th consecutive winning season with a 13-10 overtime victory over Rutgers in the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl. The Hokies rallied from a 10-0 deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter before Cody Journell’s field goal in overtime gave them their first lead of the game. They sealed the victory when Rutgers kicker Nick Borgese missed a 42-yard field goal attempt in the Scarlet Knights’ overtime possession.   With the win, the Hokies ended a two-game losing […]

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Dec 25, 2012

Rutgers Looking To Keep The Streak Alive

If Rutgers bowl history is any indication of the upcoming Russell Athletic Bowl, then the team should have no trouble pulling out another win to wrap up their season. The team holds the nation’s longest active bowl winning streak at five along with Mississippi State. This will be the teams’ seventh bowl in the past eight years. The Streak 2006: Texas Bowl vs. Kansas State, 37-10 2007: International Bowl vs. Ball State, 52-30 2008: Papajohns.com Bowl vs. NC State, 29-23 […]

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Dec 21, 2012

Unit Breakdown: Rutgers Offense

The Rutgers offense has struggled at times in 2012, with young players in key skill position roles. The development during bowl practice could define how this team grows in 2013. National Rankings: • 100th Total Offense • 94th Scoring Offense • 83th Passing Offense • 100th Rushing Offense Big East Conference Rankings: • 6th Total Offense • 6th Scoring Offense • 7th Passing Offense • 7th Rushing Offense Many of Rutgers offense key players are underclassmen, which makes Rutgers offense […]

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Dec 02, 2012

Virginia Tech To Meet Rutgers In Russell Athletic Bowl

The Virginia Tech Hokies and Rutgers Scarlet Knights have been selected to play in this year’s Russell Athletic Bowl. Set to take place December 28 from Orlando’s Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, the game will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and be televised nationally by ESPN.  Virginia Tech is bowl-eligible for an impressive 20th-straight season and makes its first appearance in an Orlando bowl game. Head coach Frank Beamer is the winningest-active and longest-tenured coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision. QB […]

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Dec 02, 2012

Rutgers To Play In 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will play in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday, December 28 against a to-be-announced ACC foe.  Rutgers (9-3, 5-2 Big East) heads to an Orlando bowl for the first time in school history and heads to The City Beautiful riding a five-game bowl win streak, tied for the nation’s longest. It has played in seven bowls in the last eight years and this will be its eighth bowl all time. The co-Big East Champions enter the […]

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Nov 28, 2012

Selection Snapshot: Louisville Cardinals

Louisville may have their sights set on a BCS berth with Thursday’s game against Rutgers looming, but a loss could send the Cardinals to Orlando. Record: 9-2 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 4-2 Big East Key Wins:  vs. Temple (45-17), vs Cincinnati (34-31 OT) Key Losses: @ Syracuse (45-26), vs. Connecticut (23-20 3OT) Last Bowl Appearance: 2011 Belk Bowl vs. North Carolina St. Last Orlando Bowl Appearance: N/A Top Players: Teddy Bridgewater, QB: 3189 passing yards, 23 touchdowns […]

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Nov 28, 2012

Week(day) Spotlight: Louisville at Rutgers

The Louisville Cardinals and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off this weekend in the de facto Big East championship game. Though a Louisville win will force a three-way tie in conference standings, the Cardinals would still earn the automatic BCS bid due to tiebreakers. The Scarlet Knights can earn that BCS berth outright with a victory. Kickoff: 7:30pm EST Television: ESPN Series: Rutgers leads 7-4 Series Since That One Game In 2006, You Know Which One We’re Talking About: Louisville […]

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Nov 26, 2012

Selection Snapshot: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Rutgers hosts Louisville on Thursday with the Big East’s BCS spot on the line. If they don’t win that game, they’d be on the board for the Russell Athletic Bowl. Record: 9-2 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 5-1 Big East Key Wins: vs. Syracuse (23-15), @ Cincinnati (10-3) Key Losses: vs. Kent State (35-23), @ Pittsburgh (27-6) Last Bowl Appearance: 2011 Pinstripe Bowl vs. Iowa State Last Orlando Bowl Appearance: N/A Top Players: Gary Nova, QB: 2,282 passing […]

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Nov 15, 2012

Weekend Spotlight: No. 22 Rutgers at Cincinnati

The No. 22 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-1, 4-0 Big East) hit the road to face the Cincinnati Bearcats (7-2, 3-1 Big East) on Saturday. It’s the most important Big East game of the weekend and will have big implications on the conference postseason order, including the Russell Athletic Bowl. Kickoff: Noon Television: Big East Network/ESPN3 Series: Tied 8-8-1 Series Since 2005 When Cincinnati Joined The Big East: Cincinnati leads 5-2 Series In Cincinnati: Cincinnati leads 6-1-1 Last Meeting: November 19, 2011; Rutgers 20, Cincinnati 3 Line, […]

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Aug 16, 2012

2012 Big East Previews: Rutgers with On The Banks

We’re previewing the college football season with help from SBNation.com. Today, Jon from On The Banks talks Rutgers. Greg Schiano turned an afterthought of a Rutgers program into a perennial contender for the Big East title in his ten years as head coach. Kyle Flood replaces Schiano, who took the Tampa Bay Bucs job this offseason, and welcomes back 15 starters. Games at Arkansas, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are Flood’s toughest challenges away from home, but a Thursday night matchup against […]

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