Video: Coach Schiano on Texas Bowl Victory

The first ever meeting on the football field between Rutgers and Kansas State, in Reliant Stadium, concluded in a 37-10 Rutgers Football triumph. In a continued trend of "firsts" Rutgers Head Coach Greg Schiano was able to deliver on another - a 1st Bowl Game win for the New Jersey based school. Afterwards, RU Head Coach Greg Schiano discussed the outcome of the game.

Greg Schiano opened up his post-game press conference by alluding to the big picture, one much too often overlooked especially in the what have you done for me lately culture of the Atlantic coast: "To win its first Bowl Game after 137 years of playing the game, to say we're excited would be an understatement." Indeed, the feeling in the locker room - after the game - was one of accomplishment and joy at having had the opportunity to send a historic group of Rutgers Seniors out on a winning note.

The magical carpet ride - 2006-style - ended in fitting fashion for the Scarlet Knights, with a 37-10 defeat of Kansas State of the Big 12. Rutgers played their game from the first snap to the last, running the ball at will, managing the clock and showing a little of what the future holds in highlighting some of its young game-breakers in Tim "The Ghost" Brown and Kenny Britt to those fortunate enough to watch the game.

The Scarlet Knights dominated the Wildcats from the opening whistle to the last. Rutgers outgained KSU by a whopping 479-162 margin, and save for a Special Teams error held the Wildcats at bay all evening. Rutgers limited KSU to only 1 third down conversion all night, in 10 attempts, and only 31 yards on the ground. Meanwhile Raymell Rice busted out for 170 yards, eclipsing the century mark for the 10th time in 2006 and helping RU hold a nearly 13 minute advantage in time of possession.

Rutgers Head Football Coach Greg Schiano discussed the game, the impact of his senior class, and much more with the media after RU's 27 point victory.

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