Key Matchups- Rutgers' run defense, which has yielded 378 yards in two games, has to stop 215-pound Cadet halfback Josh Holden, who gained 152 yards last week against Holy Cross and scored three times - but also fumbled three times. Rutgers' special teams, also suspect to date, must contain William White, who had 242 all-purpose yards last week, including 195 on kickoff returns. Rutgers' secondary, also vulnerable, must contend with a passing game that completed 24 throws in the Army opener. Army's defense, which surrendered 178 rushing yards last week despite the heroics of LB Jason Frazier and DB Maurio Smith, will be challenged by Rutgers' impressive freshman halfback Markis Facyson.
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PISCATAWAY -- In what is quickly becoming another sad, lost, meaningless season for the Rutgers football team, there's an awful lot riding on tonight's game against Army. It's Homecoming at Rutgers Stadium and things -- like the very credibility of head coach Greg Schiano and his staff -- are at stake. Not to mention the quality of the incoming recruiting class, with plenty of potential recruits watching to see if these Scarlet Knights are as pathetic as they've looked in the past two games.
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At Rutgers University, the birthplace of college football, fans have waited 133 years for a winner. They finally got one.
A poll by ESPN.com rates Rutgers the worst program in college football history. The Web site received nearly 900 letters, each stating a case for the "most inept college team to ever disgrace the gridiron." ESPN.com began its search Monday after completing its own ranking. The top 10 nominations of its staff didn't include Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights, based on their performance from 1996 to the present, received 146 letters on their behalf, more than double the amount of second-place Prarie View, which lost an NCAA-record 80 consecutive games from 1989-98. As a followup, ESPN.com is inviting all readers of the site to vote on a Top 10 based on the responses to the survey. "It's absolute baloney when you look at the history of other programs," said Mike Fasano, who runs an unofficial Rutgers football Web site with former Rutgers football player Donald Forbes.
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Head coach at 35, given the chance others reject to take over a downtrodden college football program. An opening declaration that he will build this also-ran into a national-championship team. Greg Schiano? That surely would describe him. It's also the exact fit for Todd Berry.
Army's Berry foresees return to prominence
Over the course of the next 10 business days, C-USASports.com will help get you ready for the 2002 football season by previewing a different team each day. First up is Army, which begins year three of the Todd Berry era this fall ready to move up the Conference USA ladder. Spring football practice always excites Todd Berry. But the third-year Army football mentor never looked upon a spring session with as much anticipation as he did this past year.
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- With the fall not even here, Army and Rutgers are facing the prospect of very long football seasons.
Coming off a 3-8 season, Army opened last week with a disappointing 30-21 loss to Holy Cross, a Division I-AA school. The situation is even worse at Rutgers, which was coming off a 2-9 campaign in Greg Schiano's first season. The Scarlet Knights were beaten by Villanova, another Division I-AA school, in their season opener and then embarrassed last weekend by Buffalo, which was rated the worst team in Division I-A by some polls.
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"We're just not getting the job done," left tackle Trohn Carswell said. There's no obvious reason why they shouldn't be. At 6 feet 2, 275 pounds, center Marty Pyszczymuka is the smallest offensive lineman - by 3 inches and 25 pounds. Right guard Brian Duffy is athletic and has good footwork, and in performances such as last year's show against Syracuse's Dwight Freeney - the NCAA sack king — Carswell has showed flashes of brilliance.
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Hey are you a Rutgers Basket Ball fan? Do you like golf? Want to shoot a round with say, Gary Waters or one of his staff? Here's your opportunity. The Rutgers Court Club is sponsoring a Golf Outing on Monday October 7, 2002 at the University Golf Course in Piscataway. Tee off is scheduled for 2PM and is limited to the first 72 RU fans that sign up. The $150 fee includes dinner. For $500 you have a chance to be in Gary's foursome and for $300 you can play with Larry, Garland, Kevin, Vince or Stan. So join the TEAM BEHIND THE TEAM, the Rutgers Court Club and see you on the links.
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