Brown Delivers For Rutgers

The Rutgers' offense needed a spark to turn this season around. They might have found it on Saturday after the 54-point display they put on in Pittsburgh. A key reason for the success last game was junior wide receiver Tim Brown who had a career day.

The speedy wide out from Miami showed his big play ability by racking up a career high 132 yards and two touchdowns, also a career high. He made his presence felt early when Mike Teel hit him for a 60 yard touchdown.

"I just go out and play," Brown said. "Whatever happens, happens. I just go out and play my game."

During training camp, head coach Greg Schiano said Brown was the fastest player he ever timed manually in the 40-yard dash with a time in the 4.2's. In the last five games he has 4 TD catches, and he said the coaching staff has worked hard at getting him the ball in space so he could put that speed to use.

"They do a great job of getting me the ball and getting me in the open field," he said. "It feels good to go out there and use my speed."

Scoring 54 points against a solid defense would make you think the offense made some big changes from the previous weeks, but Brown just chalks up the effort to the team just going out there and playing the game.

"We just went out there and let it all out," he said. "Whenever Mike threw the ball, we just had some open receivers that would go out and get it. The offensive line blocked, the running backs helped in pass protection and we just went out there and played old fashion Rutgers football."

This could be the game that turns the Rutgers season. They've now won two straight conference games against two teams that figure to be near the top of the Big East by the end of the season. Brown said the team has more of a pep in their step and will continue to grind out the season one day at a time.

"We're just feeling good," he said. "We're going out and working hard and taking it day by day. We're taking it one day at a time and going out there and playing as hard as we can."


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