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Rutgers Football

PISCATAWAY - Rutgers probably would have taken a victory in any way, shape or form against Buffalo last night.
But the Knights did two things rarely seen in these parts that made the 24-10 season-opening triumph over the Bulls at Rutgers Stadium a little more meaningful.
With win, Rutgers whets the appetite

PISCATAWAY - Ryan Hart seemed genuinely excited one day after practice this week discussing all the promising young talent Rutgers has on its roster when he was politely interrupted in mid-thought.
For leadership, Rutgers has Hart

PISCATAWAY - The glorious old Rutgers Stadium was awash with the pregame pageantry and passion that makes it one of college football's most magical datelines, the scene of Bob Mulcahy wandering the sidelines in his standard-issue stupor, gazing skyward into half-empty stands. It left lumps in throats, goose bumps racing down arms. As the Scarlet Knights' crackerjack athletic director marched under an ominous sky, he had to be praying the rain wouldn't come thundering down on his smart blue blazer, the heavens crying over one more football season here.
One Small Step for Rutgers

PISCATAWAY - Ryan Hart was a mite surprised by the signals, but he didn't get a mutiny in the huddle, so he went with them. And kept going with them.
Opening Knight win for Rutgers

BEST PLAY Tres Moses caught a low-sailing punt on his own 34-yard line and burst through Buffalo's coverage team. The 5-10, 190-pound junior raced left and jaunted 66 yards for a touchdown to give the Scarlet Knights their first score of the season and a 7-0 lead at 8:26 of the first quarter. It was the Scarlet Knights' first punt return for a touchdown since Sept. 12, 1992.
Football: Rutgers-Buffalo game highlights

Following last Thursday's practice, Rutgers coach Greg Schiano took an informal poll. "What will attendance be for the opener?" Schiano asked assembled members of the media.
Football: Rutgers-Buffalo notebook

PISCATAWAY --The Rutgers University football team buried memories of its abysmal 2002 season Saturday night under an offensive performance the likes of which rarely have been seen in the Greg Schiano era. The record of last year's 1-11 campaign will live on in the school's athletic annals. But on one humid summer night, the program's players, coaches and long-suffering faithful were given the chance to ponder a positive future.
Rutgers wins opener 24-10 over Buffalo

It used to be it took a Rutgers University football team a lot longer than just 30 minutes to reach that level of achievement.
The Trentonian


Buffalo Looks Back at Rutgers

Buffalo's season opener was supposed to be when the offense shifted to Ground Hofher, but few expected what the Bulls unveiled against Rutgers.
Buffalo News - Eventful journey takes Clifton back to Rutgers - in a UB uniform

PISCATAWAY, NJ ­ The University at Buffalo found out in the 2003 opener how a few mistakes in a close football game can make the difference between winning and losing.
University at Buffalo - Football Press Release - Go Bulls!



For months Rutgers University men's basketball has been hot on the trail of Nigerian power forward/center, Abdullahi Kuso. The hint of Rutgers landing a Nigerian post player was first exposed during the Monday night weekly Gary Waters show over Christmas break. Allegedly, the staff was attempting to bring in this player for second semester of last year but it was not to be.
RutgersInsider.com -- Kuso Coming to "the Banks"



Next Week's Opponent Michigan State struggled past Western Michigan 26-21

EAST LANSING - There was more forehead-wiping than chest-thumping Saturday evening, when Michigan State finally wrapped up a season-opening win over Western Michigan at Spartan Stadium.
Lansing State Journal:Air show, win open John L. era

EAST LANSING - When Michigan State junior defensive tackle Matthias Askew lost his starting spot late in fall camp to senior Kyle Rasmussen, it looked like one more step backward in a career that hasn't matched expectations.
Lansing State Journal:Dominant D-line downs Broncos

EAST LANSING - Luck hasn't exactly been on Tyrell Dortch's side during his MSU football career.
Lansing State Journal:Finally, Dortch is back

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Jeff Smoker returned from a five-game suspension for substance abuse to set a pair of Michigan State career passing records and lead the Spartans to a season-opening 26-21 win over Western Michigan on Saturday.
Yahoo! Sports

Smoker passed for 324 yards and three touchdowns in his first appearance since being suspended last season because of a substance-abuse problem.
Smoker energizes MSU - 8/31/03

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West Virginia lost to Wisconsin 24-17

The Mountaineers played well and led most of the game. Wisconsin came from behind to win in the fourth quarter. When WVU gets its talented running quarterback, Rasheed Marshall, into the offense they are going to be very, very good.


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Connecticut thumped Indiana 34-10

The Huskies served notice that they intend their football teams to be as good as their basketball teams. The Big East needs talented teams to step up and fill the void left by Miami and Virginia Tech. The Huskies just might be one of those teams stepping up.


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Temple put a scare into Penn State but lost 23-10

It took nearly three quarters, but Penn State finally found its offense -- and, perhaps, its next great tailback -- Saturday against Temple.


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The "chosen ones" of Boston College lost to Wake Forest 32-28

So much for fantasies of winning the ACC title

The sins? Oh, there were plenty. There were so many, in fact, that the good Father Leahy, who had expressed the hope his Boston College team would "soundly" beat Wake Forest in its opener yesterday at Alumni Stadium, might want to hear confession from his wounded Eagles today at St. Ignatius.
Boston.com / Sports / College / Football / Eagles slip up, stumble at start


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And Last Thursday Miami defeated Louisiana Tech 48-9

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- A decent debut for Miami's new big three was enough for the Hurricanes to win their opener going away. Antrel Rolle returned an interception and a punt for touchdowns and Frank Gore ran for 118 yards as No. 3 Miami beat Louisiana Tech 48-9 Thursday night.
Yahoo! Sports


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