1. Ba-da Bing: CB Brandon Bing started the game with an interception, but also had trouble in coverage on two big plays later in the first quarter on FIU's first TD drive.
2.Block Party: Bing came off the edge to block two punts in the opener, and SS Joe Lefeged came through the middle to block two FIU punts.
3. Home Cooking: Senior LB Antonio Lowery made nine tackles, forced a fumble and recovered one, and was effective running down the line of scrimmage..
4. Mixed blitzes: Rutgers had a lot of success blitzing, bringing Lowery through the middle and occasionally bring Lefeged as well.
5. San San, Eh?: Rutgers PK San San Te showed his tremendous leg strength by making a 42- and 43-yarder with ease, but then came up short and wide right from 52 yards at the end of the half.
7. Waiting for Deering: WR Jeremy Deering had a few nice blocks, but also dropped a pass in the fourth quarter and still looks like he is adjusting to the speed and strength of the college game.
9. Making the Right Read: Sanu's 24-yard TD pass to TE D.C. Jefferson came when Sanu made a read on FIU's secondary.