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POST SEASON AWARDS BANQUET
The 64th annual Rutgers Touchdown Club Football Awards Banquet will be held on Sunday December 8th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown New Brunswick. The reception will begin with cocktails at 5:00 p.m. with dinner and the awards program at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending please contact Pat English at the football office at 732-445-6217. If you are interested an advertisement of booster ad, please call Doug Dolan at 973-334-6051.

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Football

Even as Rutgers nears the finish of another dreary fall, one thing hasn't changed: Gary Brackett is playing as hard and with as much intensity as he did the first day he needed to make an impression on the coaching staff as a walk-on in August 1999.
The Knights' middle linebacker, last year's team MVP, knows what's ahead. Rutgers (1-9) is staring at the prospect of two more losses to close out the year -- the Knights are at Notre Dame tomorrow and then finish up at Boston College a week later -- and the likelihood of matching the school record for most defeats in a season with 11.
Brackett refuses to lose intensity

By all accounts, Arnaz Battle became a wide receiver somewhere between the Michigan State 40-yard line and the end zone during Notre Dame’s fourth game of the season.
Already off to an unexpected 3-0 start, the Fighting Irish found themselves trailing the Spartans by a field goal with only 1:30 remaining and depending on an offense that had not scored a touchdown until the season’s third game, against Michigan, and had only scored its first passing touchdown in the second quarter against the Spartans.
Fifth-year Notre Dame senior finds his niche at WR

The last time the No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish played a Big East foe, their hopes of playing for a national championship at the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. were shattered by Boston College.
That was three weeks ago and the now 9-1 Irish are still hanging on to the flickering hope the dice will roll their way and they will still have a chance for the program's first title in 15 seasons.
The following week, the Irish suffered a letdown of tremendous proportions, barely squeaking out a comeback 30-23 victory over a Navy Midshipmen squad that most recently fell by 38-0 to future Big East member Connecticut.
RU visits South Bend

Notre Dame's starting left tackle Jordan Black has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Rutgers by coach Tyrone Willingham for violating an unspecified team rule.
"I violated team policy and I'm suffering the consequences," Black said Thursday after practice. "It's not a big deal, in my mind, but something that needed to be dealt with to show the rest of the team that he wasn't going to stand for something like that."
Willingham declined to comment on the suspension, saying it was a team issue. He did say that Jim Molinaro will start at left tackle for the eighth-ranked Irish (9-1).
Notre Dame's Black to sit for a half

Notre Dame running back Ryan Grant left the Navy game wondering what went wrong. He fumbled the ball twice against the Midshipmen, giving him five fumbles in two games, and was searching for answers.
"I don't know. I know this ain't me," he said at the time. "I don't know if I need reassurance from other people. Whatever I have to do to get it done, I'll get it done."
After a week off for No. 8 Notre Dame (9-1), though, Grant said a sore shoulder and ankle are better and despite what he said following the Navy game, he never had any crisis in confidence.
Notre Dame's Grant confident heading into Rutgers game despite five fumbles in two games

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Prospects

The formula to stop Moorestown's football team is well known, but much more difficult to execute. The thinking goes that any team with thoughts of defeating the Quakers had better put the clamps on running back Albert Young.
This season, Young has rushed for 1,852 yards on 165 carries and he has scored 29 touchdowns. Young is only the third player in South Jersey history to rush for more than 5,000 career yards. His total of 5,078 is second all-time to Ocean City's Kevin Sinclair (5,380).
To stop Moorestown, Delsea must stop Young

Around the Big East

Pittsburgh threatened, and Miami held on.
Willis McGahee ran 19 times for 159 yards and scored two touchdowns as the top-ranked Hurricanes overcame another slow start and a frantic finish to beat the 17th-ranked Panthers 28-21 Thursday night at the Orange Bowl.
In a nationally televised game that gave Miami (10-0, 5-0 Big East) a chance to showcase Heisman Trophy teammates Ken Dorsey and McGahee, the sophomore running back had the majority of the highlights. But Rod Rutherford had almost as many for Pitt.
Unbeaten Miami turns back Pitt

Interesting Article

Good God, what would Bear Bryant have thought? What in the name of run 'em until they drop, and it's only good if it hurts is going on here? There was Arizona coach John Mackovic, squirming last week in front of a packed news conference, admitting he had been too hard on his team. He had made mistakes; he had said horrible things; he had embarrassed himself and the university. And he was crying.
Welcome to the new world of college football, where the game of storied traditions and molding young men has become, "Excuse me, Mr. President, the mean man is hurting me."
Mackovic mutiny is a joke

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