EAST LANSING, Mich. - It
took only two games to quantify the progress Rutgers has made in Greg Schiano's
third year as head coach.
The Knights are almost halfway to where they want to be - and where they need to be.
Rutgers is only half-bad in loss to Michigan State
Rutgers' football team went west yesterday to help the former Michigan Agricultural College celebrate its 1,000th intercollegiate football game.
Who could know they'd stay around for No. 1,001 also?
Once again, Rutgers didn't get it done
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The dream unofficially died at the 13:25 mark of the third quarter.
Any hopes the Rutgers University football team had of opening the 2003 season with a 2-0 record were trampled Saturday when Michigan State linebacker Monquiz Wedlow returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown to give the Spartans a commanding 38-21 lead.
Football: Michigan State's Smoker hands reality check to Rutgers
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Before he put his team onto a plane to Michigan, Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano said that only one aspect of road trips truly annoys him -- the early departure times on Fridays.
Afternoon flights and bus rides prevent coaches from seeing their families and players from getting some down time. But by Friday night, Schiano had come up with a second frustration.
Football: Rutgers-Michigan State notebook
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Jeff Smoker threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns and Michigan State returned a kickoff and an interception for scores in a 44-28 win over Rutgers yesterday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Jarvis
Johnson nodded yes, three hours and 45 minutes does not make for a
standard-issue, fan-friendly football game.But in the beginning, the Rutgers
cornerback protested, no one could have been checking his watch. No one, the
junior said, could have been bored.
North Jersey Media Group
Michigan State looks back at Rutgers
EAST LANSING - Saturday's
game highlighted a glaring weakness in Michigan State's defense.The Spartans
(2-0) played well enough overall to win 44-28, but Rutgers, known as a power
running team, had its way with Michigan State's secondary early on.
Lansing State Journal:Defense is gouged early, but rebounds
EAST LANSING -- From purely
an entertainment standpoint, Michigan State has rarely been better over its
first 1,000 games dating back to 1896.
Daily Record Sports - Spartans breeze by Knights
EAST LANSING -- Michigan State quickly has developed a reputation for being a big-play team under Coach John L. Smith. The Spartans make big plays, and they give them up.
MSU thrashes Rutgers - 9/7/03
Last Week's Opponent Buffalo was destroyed by Iowa 56-7
Next Week's Opponent Army was blown out by Connecticut 48-21
This game was over at half time. The Huskies led 34-0 at the half.
Big East Scoreboard
Boston College beat Penn State 27-14
Boston College totally dominated Penn State. The crusher was when Eagle defensive lineman Tom Martin reached up during his pass rush and picked off a would be screen pass. He took the interception back to the PSU one yard line. BC converted on the next play to give them a 21 point lead only half way through the first quarter. PSU gave every impression of not having the athletes to match up with a Big East team. The Lions were smaller, slower and weaker than the Eagles at just about every position. The game was not as close as the final score.
Virginia Tech rolled over Div1AA James Madison 43-0
Syracuse beat North Carolina 49-47 (3 OT)
Syracuse came from behind to nip North Carolina in triple overtime. It is a win that may help to keep Paul Pasqualoni's Syracuse career alive.
Temple lost to Villanova in triple overtime 23-20
Now we no longer have to take abuse from Temple fans.
Pittsburgh bulldozed Kent State 43-3
Rob Rutherford threw four touchdown passes in the second quarter to break this game open.
West Virginia mauled East Carolina 48-7
Miami rallied to come from behind to beat Florida 39-33
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