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Some college football fans in Florida must be wondering if Greg Schiano, the University of Miami's former defensive coordinator, really did leave the state to become Rutgers' head coach. Since returning to his native New Jersey two years ago, Schiano seems to be getting more exposure in Florida than ever before without losing visibility back home. Schiano's weekly television show, Inside Rutgers Football, appears Friday nights on Florida's Sunshine Network, which reaches 5.7 million homes.
Schiano's Florida roots paying dividends - Courier News
 

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Last week's opponent Tennessee defeated Arkansas but needed six over times to pull it off

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Jason Witten caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Casey Clausen in the sixth overtime to give 10th-ranked Tennessee an exhausting 41-38 win over Arkansas. The Razorbacks, who beat Mississippi by 58-57 in a record-setting seven-overtime game last season, had to settle for a 47-yard field goal by David Carlton in the sixth OT before Volunteers (4-1, 1-1 SEC) got their last chance.
Tennessee outlast Arkansas

 

Next week's opponent West Virginia was trounced by Maryland at Morgantown by a score of 48-17

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Freshman reserve Josh Allen ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns, helping Maryland use a 28-point first quarter to beat West Virginia 48-17 Saturday.  Maryland (4-2) had five touchdown plays of more than 20 yards, including four in the first quarter. The 28 points were the most in a quarter for the Terrapins since they scored 29 in the opening quarter against Duke in 1982. Allen became the first Maryland freshman since 1998 to top 100 yards. He broke three tackles on a 70-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter and had a 1-yard TD run midway through the second quarter for a 35-0 lead.
CBS.SportsLine.com - Maryland 48, Wvirginia 17

 

 

In Big East Action

Syracuse fans were shocked as the Orangemen were blown off the field by the Pittsburgh Panthers 48-24. The game was not as close as the final score as Pitt held the Orange to 39 total yards in the first half while the Panthers moved for over 250 to take a 23-3 lead into locker room. The Panthers blew the game open in the third quarter and most of Syracuse's point were scored in garbage time.

In fact, in the second half there was stunned silence in "dome" as the Orange degenerated into a Keystone Cops parody. Syracuse not only seemed unable to make tackles on Pitt running backs and unable to move the ball on offense, they seemed unable to execute assignments without blown coverages or fumbles.

It was the worst home loss for Syracuse since 1981.

RJ Anderson was injured in that game for Syracuse in the first half and Troy Nunes finished out the contest for the Orangemen.

Syracuse dropped to 1-4. Pittsburgh improved to 5-1.

 

Miami crushes Connecticut 48-14

Miami opened up a 42-0 first half lead and then coasted on way to its fifth victory against no losses.

Miami (5-0) scored on five of its six first-half possessions and added a defensive touchdown. Then they took the opening kickoff of the second half 86 yards for another score and a 48-0 lead over the overmatched Huskies (2-4).
Miami rolls past UConn

 

All the recaps, box scores and write-ups can be found on the ...

Big East Scoreboard

Saturday's Big East football roundup - Courier News

 

In other games involving Rutgers opponents

Notre Dame defeated Stanford 31-7

For most of Saturday afternoon, the Irish were as unwatchable on offense as a team ranked among the Top 10 in the country has a right to be. Notre Dame quarterback Pat Dillingham, the walk-on whose late-game heroics against Michigan State inspired talk of the movie, ``Rudy,'' was playing this weekend like a cast member of ``Little Giants.''  Instead of picking up the slack, his teammates kept dropping the ball. The Irish missed three field goals and collected 10 penalties, including one that wiped out Vontez Duff's 92-yard punt return for a touchdown. But despite lurching out to a 7-3 lead at halftime, Stanford wasn't playing much better.
Notre Dame stumbles to victory
 

 

In other games of interest

Mississippi handed Florida its second loss of the season with a 17-14 defeat of the Gators.

OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI (TICKER) -- The last time Mississippi won its first two Southeastern Conference games, it was Archie Manning, not Eli Manning, who was at quarterback. Safety Matt Grier led an inspired defensive effort with two interceptions, returning the second one 24 yards for the winning score midway through the third quarter, as the Rebels stunned eighth-ranked Florida, 17-14.
Yahoo! Sports: NCAA Football - Florida at Mississippi Game Recap
 

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