Monday, December 29, 2014


I can't believe that it's been eight years since we traveled to Houston for Rutgers' first bowl victory over Kansas State in the Texas Bowl. It's fresh in my mind tonight as I'm watching Arkansas and Texas play this year's installment at Reliant Stadium.

Here's the Houston Chronicle I picked up at the airport the morning after:

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Kyle Flood's Post-Bowl Press Conference

This is what a happy coach looks like:

And here are a very happy Chris Carlin and Ray Lucas summarizing the 40-21 win over the Tar Heels:

"You could put that in your pipe and smoke it." --Ray Lucas sums up Rutgers Football's 8-win first B1G season in 2014.

Friday, December 26, 2014


If you want to know what that means, you'll have to ask ESPN:
Despite the third-string ESPN announcers and the mostly empty Ford Field (why wouldn't people want to travel to Detroit on Christmas?), the Scarlet Knights had a great 40-21 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels today. The game wasn't as close as the score would lead you to believe, with Rutgers dominating on both sides of the ball for almost all game until late in the fourth quarter when UNC recovered two onside kicks and made things look interesting for a few minutes.

Freshman running backs Josh Hicks (202 yards, 1 TD) and Robert Martin (100 yards, 2 TD) made 2015 look very bright, but 2014 -- finishing at 8-5 with a convincing bowl win against an ACC opponent -- didn't look too bad either.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Rutgers' Mount Rushmore

The Big Ten Network announced the results of their contest for the Mount Rushmore of Rutgers football. No current players were eligible (sorry Kemoko) and no coaches (sorry Schiano),

The winners of the vote were from four different eras and matched my choices.

  • Paul Robeson (1915-1919)
  • Bill Austin (1956-1958)
  • Marco Battaglia (1992-1995)
  • Brian Leonard (2003-2006)

Did you choose different players from the 10 that BTN suggested? Honestly, I feel that only Paul Robeson is undebatable.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Once again, no one named "Rutger" is associated with Rutgers...

... so the correct possessive form of our university's name should therefore be Rutgers', not Rutger's.
But congratulations to Rutgers' Gary Nova anyway for winning this week's Manning Award Quarterback of the Week honor from the Allstate Sugar Bowl's Facebook page.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Sincerest Form of Flattery?