The Last Picture Show - the Finale
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The Last Picture Show - the Finale
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In simple terms, Rutgers University coach Greg Schiano has no idea why his football teams have been historically susceptible to slow second-half starts. While reviewing the finer points of Saturday's 44-28 loss at Michigan State during a teleconference yesterday, Schiano even solicited advice from members of the media. "I'm up for suggestions if you see anything I'm missing," Schiano said. "I don't mean that sarcastically. I mean that seriously."
Knights suffering from third-quarter letdowns
Rutgers came into the game with a run-first philosophy and a demonstrated ability to pick up yards on the ground.
The result Saturday against Michigan State: minus-2 yards on 36 attempts.
Add to that a similarly impressive effort against Western Michigan in the season opener, and the Spartans have allowed 4 yards rushing.
Running game sorry for Rutgers
For Rutgers' fans, the script from Saturday's 44-28 loss to Michigan State was unfortunately familiar: An early lead against a major program dissolving into a lopsided loss. On the road. With too many big plays allowed and precious few rushing yards gained.
As they did in losses at Tennessee and Virginia Tech last season...
NOT YET GOOD ENOUGH: Rutgers still falling short against tough teams
All the evidence pointed to another one of those good-but-not-good-enough efforts for Rutgers.
Maybe there was a slight variation to it, but the theme seemed to be the same as it was for the Tennessee, Miami and Virginia Tech games last year -- with the same end result, of course. That's what Rutgers' 44-28 loss at Michigan State on Saturday looked like to most observers.
Rutgers still hanuted by inconsistency
Six times last year, Greg Schiano's team couldn't manage more than 20 total rushing yards. His team's failure to get out of the rushing red (-2 yards on the ground) against Michigan State, though, doesn't have him thinking Rutgers is spiraling back to 2002's troubles.
"I am [convinced we can run]," Schiano said. "I'm confident."
Rutgers odds and ends
The Rutgers women's soccer team (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season, falling 1-0 to No. 13 Arizona State (3-1) at the Notre Dame Classic Sept. 7.
RU Women's Soccer Upended by #13 Arizona State
Knights in the Pros
Jennifer Noon (Shavertown, PA) and Kamilah Lalani (West Vancouver, B.C.) each scored goals as Rutgers (3-1) defeated Dartmouth, 2-0, at the Rutgers Stadium Complex. The win was Rutgers' second in a row.
RU Field Hockey Tops Dartmouth 2-0
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Around Big East
In the first five minutes of this game, Boston College was the greatest college football team that ever was or will be.
All right, maybe that's a slight exaggeration.
Fast start, early finish
As he walked off the field at Beaver Stadium following Boston College's stirring 27-14 victory over Penn State Saturday, Derrick Knight was stopped by a Nittany Lion fan bearing a small parting gift. It was a blue button that read "BC is history," circulated among the crowd of 106,445 before the game by a local bank.
No one left out of Happy Valley victory
Once again, Miami is ahead of Ohio State.
The Hurricanes used a thrilling 23-point comeback against rival Florida to move past the Buckeyes into the No. 2 spot in The Associated Press college football poll released Sunday (Complete poll).
Cardiac kids at Miami leapfrog Ohio State in latest AP poll
Coach Walt Harris didn't have many reasons to smile during the week leading up to No. 12 Pitt's opener against Kent State Saturday. But once the game was over -- a 43-3 Panthers rout -- not even answering questions about senior quarterback Rod Rutherford's legal troubles could sour his mood.
Rutherford, Fitzgerald, Miree provided spark for Pitt in win
Around the nation
Maurice Clarett's future at Ohio State may be murky. One option that's now being discussed: Tranferring to Division I-AA Grambling.
Former NFL great Jim Brown, who is serving as an adviser to Clarett and his family, told ESPN Radio's Bob Valvano on Saturday night that his preference would be for Clarett to play at Ohio State. But if complications arise that might force the suspended running back to look elsewhere, Brown would prefer that Clarett transfer to a smaller school rather than challenge the NFL's early-entry rule.
Clarett could avoid sitting out a year
UCLA quarterback Matt Moore will be sidelined four-to-six weeks after injuring his left leg in the Bruins' loss at Colorado.
Moore underwent an MRI on Sunday that revealed he had a severe bone bruise of his left tibia, UCLA spokesman Marc Dellins said.
UCLA QB Moore out 4-6 weeks
It makes a lot more sense now why the Atlantic Coast Conference shrugged off all the ill will it created and spent so much time and effort to grab the Big East's two best football programs this summer.
College football roundup
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