Title Trek: 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 features a huge week for Rutgers football.

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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
  • And just like that, Rutgers is tied for first in the Big East. The Scarlet Knights silenced the high-powered Cincinnati offense Saturday on Senior Day and took down Cincinnati 20-3 to tie for a share of first place in the conference.

  • Red-shirt freshman Jawan Jamison ran all over the second-best rushing defense in the country and finished with 200 yards. He became the third freshman in school history to exceed 200 yards in a game with the first two being Terrell Willis and Ray Rice.

  • Receiver Mohamed Sanu caught six balls Saturday, putting him right at his goal of 100 for the season.

  • With a win against Connecticut next week, Rutgers wins at least a share of its first Big East Championship. To make it to the BCS, Rutgers needs help. West Virginia and Louisville have to each lose one more time to lock things up but there are multiple scenarios that can put the Scarlet Knights in a BCS bowl.

  • Should the league finish in two-way tie, head-to-head result is the tie-breaker. That gives Rutgers advantages over Pittsburgh and Cincinnati and disadvantages against Louisville and West Virginia. If there are three or more teams tied for first, BCS rankings become the tie-breaker, where Rutgers is currently second behind WVU in the conference.

  • If West Virginia goes to the BCS over Rutgers winning out, the most likely destination is Charlotte, N.C. for the Belk Bowl. Other scenarios likely put the Scarlet Knights back in Yankee Stadium for the Pinstripe Bowl.

  • Junior tight end D.C. Jefferson was on crutches after the game and his injury status is uncertain. Coach Greg Schiano will have the official word later today, but he said yesterday on his Sunday conference call that he is concerned.

Recruiting
  • Northern Valley Regional High (Old Tappan, N.J.) four-star quarterback Devin Fuller told ScarletReport.com after his team's semi-finals victory that Rutgers remains in good position and he plans to take all five official visits. Fuller already took an official visit to Nebraska and also has plans to go to UCLA, Rutgers, TCU and Alabama before deciding.

  • Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) five-star defensive lineman Darius Hamilton pushed back his decision time to January so he can get in as many official visits as possible. Hamilton added Oklahoma to his list of top schools that includes Rutgers, Florida, Tennessee, Oregon and California.

  • Don Bosco four-star safety Elijah Shumate took an official visit to South Carolina that went very well, he told ScarletReport.com. Shumate will take an official visit to Rutgers the weekend of Dec. 9.

  • Rutgers is back in the picture for West Deptford High (Westville, N.J.) defensive tackle Jamil Pollard along with Penn State, East Carolina and Boston College.

  • Long Branch (N.J.) offensive lineman Ryan Brodie told ScarletReport.com he had an enjoyable official visit to Connecticut last week, but that Rutgers remains in good position. Brodie plans to also visit West Virginia, Illinois, Miami and Rutgers before making his decision.

  • A new name on the Rutgers front, Gainesville (Fla.) middle linebacker Tashon Whitehurst will take an official visit in two weeks. Whitehurst is a "soft verbal" commit to Syracuse and is looking at six total schools.

  • Rutgers hosted more than 100 high-school prospects last week including 2012 wide receiver Ian Thomas, Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.) four-star linebacker Quanzell Lambert and 2013 Metuchen (N.J.) offensive lineman Dorian Miller.

  • Verbal Commits Blake Rankin, Carlton Agudosi, Ruhann Peele and Derrick Nelson also took in the action.

  • Timber Creek 2013 athlete Myles Nash left High Point Solutions Stadium Saturday with a verbal scholarship offer.

    On the Hardwood
    • The Rutgers basketball team had a busy second week of the season, playing three games in six days and going 2-1. Rutgers beat Sacred Heart and Hampton at home and lost to Miami on the road.

    • Rutgers beat Sacred Heart, 91-75, and Hampton, 66-52. The Scarlet Knights lost, 72-57, to Miami.

    • Immediately after yesterday's win over Hampton, the Scarlet Knights set off for the third and fourth games of the Cancun Challenge, to be played in Mexico. Rutgers plays Illinois State tomorrow and then either Richmond or Illinois the following day on CBS Sports.

    • On the women's side of the court, head coach C. Vivian Stringer and her Scarlet Knights continue to roll. After opening the season with a huge win against California, the team took down both Boston College and LaSalle this week. At 3-0 and ranked No. 15 in the country, fifth-year senior guard Khadijah Rushdan leads the team with 13.3 points per game.

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