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 bye week and the brutality of Hurricane Sandy.

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. All stories from ScarletReport.com can be accessed through the message boards.
On the Gridiron

Rutgers football, like the rest of the state, took a hard hit when Hurricane Sandy crushed the Northeast early last week. For the Scarlet Knights, it meant a shortened practice week with the bye and plenty of time without electricity on campus.

Players had the opportunity to go home for the weekend to be with their families, but many spent time playing with the evacuated children living at the nearby Werblin Center.

Quarterback Gary Nova told ScarletReport.com during the bye week that his confidence did not take a hit after a six-interception performance. Nova said that Rutgers remains his team and it is his responsibility as a quarterback to play better.

No. 23 Rutgers gets back to business today with Army on tap this weekend at noon from High Point Solutions Stadium. The Black Knights and their triple option attack make for the top rushing offense in the national. A rivalry built on respect and strengthened following the Eric LeGrand injury, Rutgers hosts Army for the first time since 2008.

It was a solid week for Rutgers players in award lists, including linebacker Khaseem Greene as a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik award, Logan Ryan for the Jim Thorpe award and Duron Harmon for the ARA Sportsmanship award.

In Recruiting

Wild Lake (Columbia, Md.) offensive lineman Moise Larose flipped from his Rutgers commitment to Maryland. LaRose committed to the Terrapins shortly after a scholarship offers was extended last week.

Hurricane Sandy somewhat hindered the coaching staff's ability to make recruiting visits, but it did not stop Rutgers from seeing multiple prospects, including Stroudsburg's Sebastian Joseph and Hargrave Military Academy's Lester Liston.

Metuchen (N.J.) four-star guard Dorian Miller remains focused on his senior season, but could decide shortly thereafter between Rutgers and Connecticut.

On the Hardwood

Rutgers hoops unofficially tipped off the season yesterday with an exhibition victory over Holy Family in front of approximately 300 fans at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. The Scarlet Knights won 92-52 after a slow offensive start.

The sophomore guard trio of Myles Mack, Elijah Carter and Jerome Seagears started impressively, finishing with a combined 47 points on 17-of-33 shooting.

Junior forward Wally Judge recorded seven points and six rebounds in his competitive debut for the Scarlet Knights.

Following the exhibition, the next step for Rutgers is tipoff of the 2012-13 season, Friday night against St. Peter's at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.


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