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The Rutgers football team remains unbeaten with a definitive show of intestinal fortitude
Posted 10/20/2012 3:47:00 PM

     It didn't look very good at halftime of Saturday afternoon's Big East football game a Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.  The 19th-ranked and undefeated Scarlet Knights were going nowhere in a hurry, trailing an upstart, young and talented Temple team 10-0.  Whatever was said at halftime, whatever adjustments were made in the lockerrom and whatever leadership was summoned by a veteran team, it all added up to quite a third quarter by RU.  Sophomore quarterback Gary Nova threw four straight touchdown passes and fifth-year senior linebacker Khaseem Greene closed out the scoring by returning a fumble 19 yards for a td.  28 of the points came in the third quarter, giving the Knights a 69-3 advantage in that stanza this season.  And throw in for good measure a return to 100-yard form by sophomore running back Jawan Jamison who gained 114 yards on 19 carries AND another blocked punt by the special teams.  So, it was a second half to remember for Rutgers, which improves to 4-0 in the Big East and 7-0 overall.  Next up is Homecoming next Saturday and a matchup with a very good Kent State team out of the Mid-American Conference.  Kickoff at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway is 3:30; coverage on the new talk radio, 1450 WCTC and, the Voice of the Scarlet Knights begins at one-pm with Mike Pavlichko on the "Tailgate Party", live outside the North Gate.

Posted By: Bruce Johnson's Blog  

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  1. Peter from Cliffwood Beach posted on 10/20/2012 09:21 PM
    I was sitting on a beach during the first half, listening to the new talk radio 1450 WCTC, and I could not believe all the "off his fingers", "catchable ball", "dropped" type expressions from the announcers. Fortunately, the RU receivers remembered how to catch a football. As I write this, three teams in the BCS within hailing distance of Rutgers are losing. Does RU get to #12?
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