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How do you begin dissecting all the problems on offense with this Rutgers football team?
Every week head coach Greg Schiano sits down and picks apart the game film, and Saturday’s 23-3 loss at Pittsburgh revealed the following recurring themes:
The mistakes are persistent but correctable, small yet costly and are spread throughout the entire lineup not just to a player or two. Some of them can be chalked up to inexperience.
Scarlet Knights’ mistakes continue to mount

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano reiterated yesterday that, even in the wake of the team's poor offensive performance against Pittsburgh, he had no intentions of making any radical changes to his system.
Schiano said he believes in the system he and offensive coordinator Bill Cubit have implemented, and thinks overhauling the offense would send the wrong message to his players.
NO CHANGE IN SIGHT: Schiano says that no moves will be made despite offensive struggles

As sun rays finally broke through a hazy day at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Saturday, there was something else that shined down on the Scarlet Knights as they sullenly headed towards their locker room: a glimmer of hope.
Knights struggle vs. Panthers

Greg Schiano felt the same way about Rutgers' performance against Pittsburgh after watching the films yesterday as he did while pacing the sidelines during the 23-3 loss on Saturday.
For a change in Big East play, the Knights weren't half bad.
Now he just needs to find a way for the offense to start holding up its end of the bargain after the defense showed it's more than capable of doing its part to help end the program's 16-game Big East losing streak.
Rutgers' next goal: Find some offense

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Rutherford winning a football game on a long pass isn't much of a surprise. Not with Division I prospect Dennis Davis at quarterback.
But Friday night at Memorial Field, it wasn't Davis airing it out for the game winner. That came on a halfback option by Sean Ryan, leading the Bulldogs to a 33-22 upset victory over No. 17 Westwood.
"I don't know how often we're going to do that," said Rutherford coach John DePalma. "But we do have to keep people off balance. They are going to try and stop Dennis all the time, so we have to come up with something."
Rutherford scores upset

Krautman breaks State kicking mark
Rick Krautman's school-record, extra-point streak came to and Saturday. But the Ramapo senior had a much bigger record to be concerned about.
Krautman booted four extra points and a 38-yard field goal in a 45-14 victory over Bergenfield, becoming New Jersey's all-time leader in kicking points. Krautman has 196 points, four more than the record set by Anthony Pignio of New Providence in the late Eighties.
Krautman breaks State kicking mark

Don't be fooled by the score. The Holy Cross Lancers will take the win. They just won't brag about how they played.
Yesterday, Holy Cross High School beat Camden, 48-30, in the first Burlington/Olympic Football League game for either team. Holy Cross (1-1 record) opened its season last week with a nonleague loss to St. Joe's Prep. The 0-1 Panthers had a bye last week.
"It was just a sloppy, sloppy game," Holy Cross coach Tom Maderia said. "I thought we played better than we played last week. I expect to keep getting better every week. We're still not in sync yet but we're getting there.
Townsend, Haslon help Lancers get back on track

Around the Big East



Who's been more dominant? The Miami Dolphins or the Miami Hurricanes?
Top-ranked Miami, which looks 10 points better than any team we've seen in college football, won its 26th straight game, defeating Boston College, 38-6, at the Orange Bowl.
BC actually played the 'Canes close for a while, trailing just 10-6 as it was able to control the ball for 18 minutes.
No. 1 Hurricanes at full force

Virginia Tech

A college football season that started out in a rebuilding mode for Virginia Tech could be evolving into a run for the national title.
The Hokies (4-0), who lost 13 starters from last year's team, moved up to No. 5 in the USA TODAY/ESPN coaches' poll after Saturday's 13-3 win at Texas A&M. (Related item: USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 coaches' poll.)
Virginia Tech up to No. 5 in poll

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