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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- Rutgers completed one of the most improbable comebacks in head coach Greg Schiano's 11-year history with the program. Trailing by 14 with seven minutes to go, sophomore Jeremy Deering returned a kick for a touchdown. Then red-shirt freshman Brandon Coleman caught a touchdown pass in the final two minutes and kicker San San Te made it a 20-17 overtime victory over South Florida.
- Quarterback Chas Dodd made his triumphant return last week after not playing since Syracuse. Dodd relieved a struggling Gary Nova off the bench and hit Mohamed Sanu seven separate times for 60 yards on the game-tying drive. Schiano has yet to name a starter for next week.
- The Rutgers defense kept USF quarterback B.J. Daniels in check with Khaseem Greene and Justin Francis leading the way. Greene kept Daniels in check on the outside with a 17-tackle day. Up the middle, Francis was on fire with four TFLs and two sacks.
- True freshman running back Savon Huggins suffered a leg injury in the first quarter and did not return. There is no official word on the injury, but Huggins' status for the rest of the season does not look good. He has 157 yards and five touchdowns this season.
- The Scarlet Knights (6-3, 3-2) are bowl eligible and in third place in the Big East after Saturday's heroics. Rutgers does not control its own destiny, but has a mathematical chance at a conference title. Before thinking about conference games, however, Rutgers plays Army Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
- Recruiting remains quiet for the few targets remaining on Rutgers' 2012 board. With the targets focused on their senior seasons, Rutgers remains in similar shape with the majority of its prospects.
- The 20-17 win over South Florida was another "impact game" with the recruits in attendance. Like the Pittsburgh win, Rutgers had many top recruits at the game to take in an exciting environment.
- Class of 2012 prospects Darius Hamilton and Elijah Shumate, from Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) headlined the uncommitted prospects. Class of 2013 recruits Robert Mahon, Dajaun Drennon and Greg Webb also attended. Mahon is an offensive lineman from Randolph (N.J.). Drennon and Webb each play defensive line for Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.).
- Rutgers hosted kicker commit Kyle Federico for the first time this year and welcomed back commits Michael Giacone, Leonte Carroo, Blake Rankin and Chris Muller.
- Rutgers is no longer actively recruiting Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.) safety Wayne Morgan.
- Tight end Anthony Russell, from Daytona Beach, Fla., set Rutgers as his first official visit. Russell's visit is scheduled for Dec. 2. He told Scout.com Rutgers is one of the few schools keeping up its recruitment since he tore his ACL at the beginning of the season.
- Rutgers took down Rutgers-Newark, 80-66, in an exhibition yesterday with two freshmen leading the way. Guard Elijah Carter led all scorers with 18 points and forward Malick Kone contributed 15 points and a team-high eight rebounds off the bench.
- The Scarlet Knights open their regular season Friday night against Dartmouth.
- Junior Dane Miller did not play in the exhibition because of a disciplinary reason, said head coach Mike Rice. Miller missed classes this spring that led to the decision, but Rice said the issue is now over and the forward will play against Dartmouth.
- On the women's side of things, the Scarlet Knights ranked in at No. 16 in the Associated Press preseason poll and host California Sunday to open the season.