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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 large margin.
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

The 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 weeks.
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


Opponent Football

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

DenverPost.com - Broncos


Television Coverage

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 package.
Rutgers, Tulane Telecasts Included In ESPN GamePlan Package :: ESPN Plus Broadcasts Available Nationally Through Pay-Per-View Entity



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