The Week That Was

ScarletReport.com's "The Week That Was" feature is designed to give ScarletReport.com readers a quick-read format to catch up on the major happenings from the last seven days. This is installment includes the Rutgers football team's first loss of the season.

In an effort to make the site even more user-friendly, ScarletReport.com provides a week in review.

So much happens here in a week's time, it's possible to miss some of the happenings and news.

To make it easier, each Monday "The Week That Was" will be posted to give an update on what transpired.

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On the Gridiron
  • The Rutgers football team lost its first game of the season, falling 24-22 to the North Carolina Tar Heels. Despite forcing turnover after turnover, Rutgers could not capitalize on its opportunities. The Scarlet Knights (1-1) will now have a bye week to work out the kinks before hosting Ohio.

  • The Rutgers bye week could mean personnel changes to the two-deep, said coach Greg Schiano. Schiano said he still needs to find the five best offensive linemen with run-blocking being a major concern through two games.

  • Fifth-year senior Desmond Wynn started against UNC and played the entire game after getting injured in the season-opener.

  • With Marvin Booker injured, Manny Abreu made his first career start at defensive end against the Tar Heels. D.C. Jefferson started over Paul Carrezola at tight end, but struggled with penalties.

  • Receiver Mohamed Sanu dropped another touchdown while playing UNC, but finished with one of his best career games. Sanu caught 13 balls for 119 yards, including a terrific one-handed touchdown grab. Junior Mark Harrison struggled with drops and saw his playing time diminished in favor of Tim Wright and Brandon Coleman.

Recruiting
  • The No. 1 high school team in the country, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), played as expected against No. 9 Mission Viejo (Calif.) in its season-opener. Bosco won 35-7 behind some big performances from Rutgers targets.

  • Five-star defensive tackle Darius Hamilton told ScarletReport.com he expects to set his official visits within a week or two. Hamilton named California, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Oregon, but did not rule out Rutgers for an official. Rutgers is still his leader.

  • Cornerback Yuri Wright will officially visit Michigan either Sept. 24 or Oct. 1.

  • Elijah Shumate aims to take official visits to Notre Dame and South Carolina, but remains positive about Rutgers and his relationship with defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley.

  • Rutgers commits Julian Pinnix-Odrick from Montclair and Michael Giacone from St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) squared off at High Point Solutions Stadium to open the season. Pinnix-Odrick and Montclair came up victorious with a big performance from Khalif Herbin.

  • Rutgers remains the lone offer for 2013 St. Peters Prep receiver Charlie Callinan, but he told ScarletReport.com that he receives mail and other contact from more than two dozen teams.

  • Many Rutgers targets traveled to State College, Pa., this weekend to see Penn State's game against Alabama. Devin Fuller, Quanzell Lambert, Greg Webb, Dajaun Drennon and Buddy Brown all attended.

  • Eastern (Vorhees, N.J.) 2013 cornerback Eli Woodard picked up an Alabama offer this week.

On the Hardwood
  • The Rutgers basketball team's schedule is set for the 2011-12 season. The Scarlet Knights face a murderous stretch to finish the regular season with consecutive matchups against Notre Dame, Syracuse, Marquette, Seton Hall, Villanova and St. John's. The season starts Nov. 6 against Dartmouth at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.


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