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For Greg Schiano and the Rutgers' players, Saturday night's 35-14 loss to Virginia Tech provided another glimpse into a developing program that is building in fits and starts -- solid losses to Pittsburgh, Tennessee and now Virginia Tech sandwiched around a humbling, 40-0 defeat to West Virginia.
It also provided another defeat, which are now piling up on a 1-6 season, 0-3 in Big East play. With the loss the Knights extended their Big East-record losing streak to 18 straight since round-robin play began in 1993.
Inconsistency plagues Knights as losses pile up
Despite the rushing prowess of No. 3 Virginia Tech's tandem of senior Lee Suggs and sophomore Kevin Jones, had the outcome of a few select plays from Saturday's game turned out differently, the Hokies might have had a very disappointing Homecoming.
Suggs and Jones, who combined for 329 yards and three touchdowns in the game, propelled VT to a 35-14 win in front of 64,907 at Lane Stadium.
The RU defense, which has been the backbone of the team this season, was torched for 492 yards of total offense during the game.
Mistakes cost Rutgers in upset bid
The question Saturday was why Rutgers keeps showing flashes of excellence, but never sustains fineness.
The question today is whether Greg Schiano will ever keep his offense together long enough to see if it can.
Saturday afternoon, with 64,907 mostly Hokies fans as witnesses, Rutgers made a game of what initially looked like a trouncing by Virginia Tech. The nation's No. 3-ranked team jumped out to a quick three-touchdown lead in the opening quarter.
Rutgers' embattled offense clawed back to within two touchdowns before succumbing, 35-14.
Rutgers' offense shows signs of life
Greg Schiano admits he's as frustrated as anyone by Rutgers' inability to put together a complete game against a quality opponent this season, with Saturday's 35-14 loss at No. 3-ranked Virginia Tech the latest example.
That solid performance came seven days after an embarrassing 40-0 home loss to West Virgina.
Schiano stumped by split personality
Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano bristled at the idea that his defense failed to come out of the tunnel with enough emotion and fire against No. 3 Virginia Tech on Saturday.
The Hokies have one of the more talented and physical running games in the nation and scored touchdowns on their first three possessions in a 35-14 victory.
Defensive end Raheem Orr, who had a strong performance with four tackles (two for losses), two sacks and two forced fumbles, was honest enough to say that he and his teammates weren't fired up in the beginning of the game but rallied themselves to play at a higher level.
Schiano unnerved by his defense's candid comments
High School Football
Some football players know theyre big time Division 1 players the moment they put a helmet on.
Then theres Derek Strong.
Some know theyre playing football and nothing else once they get to college.
Then theres D.J. Cunningham and John Hesse
Next step still a mystery for some high schoolers
Moments after his Quakers demolished Cherry Hill West in a Burlington County/Olympic League contest, Moorestown High School football coach Russ Horton assessed the affect running back Albert Young has on his team.
"He can make any play break,'' Horton said. "If you have great blocking, he'll score. If you have decent blocking, he'll score. If you have no blocking, he still might score. He's that good.''
By the way, Young scored six touchdowns yesterday.
Young continued to accumulate yardage and touchdowns against Cherry Hill West. Not only did he find the endzone six times, he rushed for over 200 yard for the second-straight week as Moorestown cruised to a 62-7 victory.
Scoring touchdowns never gets old for Young; Quakers cruise, 62-7
Paulsboro's current streak has featured few close games. Only four of the 29 wins have been by fewer than 19 points. One occurred Friday, when the Red Raiders needed overtime to defeat Sterling, 34-28.
One constant in all four of those wins has been the clutch play of running back Isaac Redman, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior.
Redman's consistency is helping Paulsboro lengthen streak
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Around the Big East
There's no stopping the Syracuse University football team. The Orangemen are on a runaway train, helpless to alter their dramatic run to the bottom of the Big East Conference.
West Virginia University dealt Syracuse its fourth consecutive loss, taking advantage of four turnovers in the first half to defeat the laboring Orangemen 34-7 in a league game Saturday before a homecoming crowd of 45,088 at gray and raw Mountaineer Field.
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