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 two epic victories for the Rutgers athletics programs.

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
  • Seven years, six bowl games, five consecutive victories. The Rutgers football team tied for the longest active bowl win streak in the NCAA by beating Iowa State, 27-13, at Yankee Stadium in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

  • Red-shirt freshman running back Jawan Jamison, third on the depth chart this summer, earned MVP honors with 131 rushing yards and two touchdowns behind an offensive line that did not surrender a sack.

  • Quarterback Chas Dodd earned the start over Gary Nova, but both played in the victory. Dodd finished with 176 yards and a touchdown.

  • Receiver Mohamed Sanu continues to without any significant comment on his future with the team, but is expected to announce his decision regarding the NFL Draft within a week.

  • Junior linebacker Khaseem Greene, who announced that he will return for his senior season, suffered a gruesome leg injury at the end of Pinstripe Bowl. Though he is in considerable pain, Greene is expected to be OK.

  • In his final college game, fifth-year senior Desmond Wynn made his first start at left tackle and was a key contributor to keeping Iowa State without a sack.

In Recruiting
  • Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star safety Elijah Shumate moved up his timetable for a decision to announce Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American game. Shumate will announce between Rutgers, Notre Dame and South Carolina.

  • Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.) middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert is expected to announce between Rutgers, Iowa and Nebraska this week after returning home from his all-star game.

  • Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) five-star defensive lineman Darius Hamilton added Miami to his list of schools, planning an official visit the week after he goes to Rutgers Jan. 20. Long Branch (N.J.) tackle Ryan Brodie also has a visit planned that weekend.

  • Recruiting remains in a "dead period" where no in-person contact is allowed, but will heat up again when the spring semester starts in two weeks.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers (8-6) won its biggest game of the year and had its second court storm of 2011 by dropping No. 10 Florida in double-overtime. The Scarlet Knights used a career-high 31 points from freshman guard Elijah Carter to drop Florida and former Rutgers guard Mike Rosario.

  • Unfortunately for the Scarlet Knights, the momentum fell yesterday in a two-point road loss South Florida to being Big East play.

  • Forward Kadeem Jack (foot) made his college debut and logged nine minutes of action this week. Freshman Malick Kone (knee), returned for the South Florida game after missing a month.

  • Rutgers has its Big East home-opener Wednesday against West Virginia.

  • On the women's side, the Scarlet Knights (11-2) ended 2011 with a, 75-54, win over George Washington behind 23 points and eight rebounds from forward Monique Oliver. Rutgers kicks off its Big East schedule tomorrow against Syracuse.


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