Rutgers 21 ... North Carolina 16
Rutgers went up 21-10 on three Ray Rice touchdowns, but Joe Dailey led North Carolina back with a two-yard touchdown pass to Hakeem Nicks with just over five minutes to play. The Tar Heels had the ball for one last drive, but Dailey threw an interception to Manny Collins to give the Scarlet Knights the good road win. The game changed on the first drive of the fourth quarter when UNC had an apparent touchdown on a two yard run by Barrington Edwards, but it was challenged and reversed. On fourth and goal from the one, Ronnie McGill fumbled and Rutgers took the ball out to the 15.
- Player of the game ... Rutgers RB Ray Rice ran 31 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 13 yards.
- Stat Leaders: Rutgers - Passing: Mike Teel, 14-20, 145 yds
- Rushing: Ray Rice, 21-201, 3 TD. Receiving: Brian Leonard, 4-20
- North Carolina- Passing: Joe Dailey, 24-36, 234 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
- Rushing: Ronnie McGill, 14-94. Receiving: Brooks Foster, 11-120
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ... The win over North Carolina is huge for Greg Schiano's program for so many reasons. It showed that last year wasn't a fluke and that things aren't just pointed in the right direction, they might be in place. UNC might not be Ohio State, but the Rutgers needs as many road wins as it can get and showed that the running game is in midseason form. Now there can't be any sort of letdown with three winnable games ahead getting Illinois, Ohio and Howard at home before jumping into Big East schedule