Saturday, December 4, 2010

one more time in twenty ten -- Beat the Mountaineers!

I'll be opening up in a few minutes and turning my television on to ABC to watch the Scarlet Knights play the Mountaineers in West Virginia. I have no predictions, but I can say for sure that if the Knights win today, it will be one of the most memorable games in the college careers of those young men wearing Scarlet -- Go Knights!

HALFTIME UPDATE: It's West Virginia 14 and Rutgers 7 at the half, but the Scarlet Knights get the ball to start the second half and they ended the first with momentum, having scored the last touchdown and then prevented the Mountaineers from scoring what looked to be their sure third touchdown with a sack by Antonio Lowery, a broken up pass in the endzone by Joe Lefeged, and a blocked field goal attempt by Charlie Noonan. The Mountaineers also had two possessions ended with fumbles, so it could easily be 35-7 rather than 14-7. The Scarlet Knights are still in this important game.

IT'S FINAL: The college football season of 2010 is over, ending with a 35-14 loss to the Mountaineers. As a longtime Rutgers fan, that 0-17 record in Morgantown is a lot more painful than the fact that the Scarlet Knights won't be going to a sixth straight bowl game this year.