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The magical first season of Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood continues
Posted 10/6/2012 6:20:00 PM

     In the 143 years of Rutgers football, only two coaches have won their first five games---Dr. John Bateman in 1960 and now Kyle Flood in 2012.  What is turning out to be a memorable first season for Flood continued on Saturday with a lock-down 19-3 win over Connecticut in RU's Big East home opener.  The defense forced five Huskie turnovers, four of them interceptions, one of them returned 25 yards for a touchdown by fifth-year senior defensive back Wayne Warren.  And the offense was efficient---sophomore quarterback Gary Nova completed 18 of 27 passes for 157 yards and one touchdown of 14 yards to senior wide out Mark Harrison.  Freshman kicker Kyle Federico booted field goals of 45 and 31 yards.  And sophomore running back Jawan Jamison rushed 28 times for 110 yards, his sixth straight 100+ yard game.  Next up for Flood and Company is a Big East home game next Saturday against Syracuse...and, if Rutgers wins, the Scarlet Knights will have qualified for the post-season at the midway point of the '12 campaign.  It's just keeps getting better and better on the Banks of the Old Raritan.

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  1. Peter from Cliffwood Beach posted on 10/06/2012 10:57 PM
    The drive down I-95 to Jacksonville on New Year's is going to be a killer, given the cost of gasoline. It's a shame Romney can't take over sooner.
  2. Ulrich posted on 10/07/2012 04:11 PM
    Romney? You want Romney? I wouldn't vote for him for dogcatcher, let alone POTUS.
  3. Peter from Cliffwood Beach posted on 10/08/2012 08:42 PM
    Sorry, Bruce. Didn't mean to sully your blog.
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