Yesterday not one Knight
could find daylight. More than two hours of hitting and nary a touchdown. Three
different kickers connected on field goals, some of them over 45 yards. But not
a running TD, not a passing TD, not a single TD. Just as last year, the Rutgers
defense asserted its position as the dominant platoon. Like building a highway,
it takes time to put a clicking offense together. The defense, after having five
days to simmer over being outplayed, came out snarling and won the day by a
Offensive sins of past back at Rutgers
Brad Cunningham smiled, and
said no, he and Terry Bynes don't talk about being relieved. No, he insisted
with a bit of a chuckle, neither of them says their coach had the switches wrong
in the first place. Definitely not, he said, exploding into laughter, no one
calls them traitors.
North Jersey Media Group
Rutgers University football team avoided major injuries during the first 10 days
of preseason practice, but was bitten hard by the bug during Saturday's
intrasquad scrimmage. Sophomore running back Markis Facyson broke his hand and
left the field for a surgical procedure. He is expected to be out 3-4
Football: Rutgers notebook
Though his offense didn't reach the end zone once during Saturday's 2 1/2 hour intrasquad scrimmage, Rutgers University football coach Greg Schiano remained optimistic. "It's how you look at the glass," Schiano said. "It's either a setback, or we got better on defense. It's probably somewhere in between."
Football: Rutgers' offense struggles in scrimmage
Sophomore quarterback Ryan
Hart (Coral Springs, FL) completed 8-of-19 passes for 157 yards in his stint.
Senior Ted Trump (Delran, NJ) completed 5-of-12 for 60 yards, while a pair of
youngsters, sophomore Anthony Cali (Columbus, NJ) and freshman Terrence Shawell
(Pottstown, PA) also saw action. Cali completed 4-of-6 passes for 22 yards,
while Shawell was 3-of-7 for 55 yards.
Scarlet Knights Hold Saturday Scrimmage
Big East Football
Temple University and the
Philadelphia Eagles reached an agreement Wednesday that will permit the Owls to
play home games at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple had played the majority of
its home games at Veterans Stadium, which is scheduled for demolition in the
near future. Lincoln Financial Field is the Eagles' new $512 million home.
Football: Rutgers notebook
In the months after David
Adamany took office as Temple's president in August 2000, word began to spread
through the university that the well-respected educator was not sold on the idea
of continuing to support the Owls' football team.
Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/17/2003 | Temple chief denies he's enemy of football
Pitt, expected to challenge Miami and Virginia Tech for the Big East title, is ranked 10th in the poll. The Panthers were 11th in the ESPN/USA Today preseason coaches' poll.
AP ranks Pitt 10th in poll
R.J. Anderson drops back
into the pocket and completes a 12-yard slant across the middle to Johnnie
Morant. He does it again. And again.
Question: Is Anderson, who completed only 43.3 percent of his passes before being benched midway through the Syracuse University football team's first losing season in 16 years, showing signs of having the kind of senior season the Orangemen must have from him if they are to prove 2002 was a fluke?
SU's Three Burning Issues
Football scrimmages are
supposed to serve as a way to determine the lineup for the opening game, which
for the University at Buffalo is Aug. 30 at Rutgers.
But when the Bulls took the field Saturday in UB Stadium for their controlled scrimmage, coach Jim Hofher already had a good indication of his two-deep chart. He has for quite some time. That's the beauty of having 17 returning starters and backups who are as old as some of the starters were a year ago. Hofher bases his two-deep not so much on competition but on who is capable of traveling with the team on the road. The Mid-American Conference limits travel squads to 60 players, and UB rarely traveled with that manys.
Buffalo News - Hofher gets a good look at UB's traveling men
Where are they now? Trohn Carswell
WEST POINT, N.Y.
- Fans across the country will be afforded the opportunity to view Army's
games versus Rutgers and Tulane next month with the announcement that ESPN has
included those broadcasts as part of its weekly GamePlan
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