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months after a leaked video cost Mike Rice his job at Rutgers, Ray Rice has met
the same fate in the NFL.The
Baltimore Ravens released the running back this afternoon, just hours after a
video published by TMZ revealed Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer
back on Feb.
The Rutgers football team’s defense succeeded in some aspects of the game Saturday against Howard, getting to the quarterback and forcing him out of the pocket, but also surrendered an unexpected 25 points on 427 total yards to the FCS school.
Junior placekicker Kyle Federico attempts a field goal. Federico has converted on 10 of his last 12 field goal attempts.
Senior quarterback Gary Nova releases a pass against Howard’s defense. Nova completed 15-of-19 attempts for 282 yards and four touchdown passes.
Junior running back Paul James sprints into the end zone for a 69-yard touchdown Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium. James finished with 143 all-purpose yards and three scores in Rutgers’ home-opening win against Howard. The Knights host Penn State on Saturday to begin their first Big Ten action.
Stunned silence swept the Piscataway air Saturday afternoon as Howard running back Aquanius Freeman tumbled into the right side of the end zone and the scoreboard read 7-0, Bison. The Rutgers football team's run of 342 straight minutes of scoreless defense against FCS opponents was over.
It is difficult to find a position that controls so much in the course of a sporting event — and is so vital to the team — more than the position of quarterback in football. On that same end, it is hard to find a position more popular than the leader of the offense.
Senior Gary Nova will play the last home opener of his career Saturday against Howard. Nova is set to start his 30th career game at quarterback for the Knights.
Head coach Kyle Flood said that this year’s version of Gary Nova is different than in the past. Flood said the ups and downs Nova went through the last two seasons as the starting quarterback have strengthened him as a football player entering his senior season.
From the moment Mitch Browning stepped foot on campus in December, there was no mistaking the Rutgers football team’s new offensive line coach.
Sophomore Chris Muller has started 13 career games at right guard, gaining experience that he said made him feel part of a fraternity with Rutgers’ offensive line.
Junior left tackle Keith Lumpkin gave high praise to offensive line coach Mitch Browning, who he said is teaching Rutgers smash mouth fundamentals and stressing technique as the basis for developing a dominant run-blocking scheme. The Knights gained 215 rushing yards vs. Washington State.
With arguably the biggest game in school history looming next Saturday, it would be hard to blame the Rutgers football team for overlooking Howard (0-1) in tomorrow’s home opener.
Despite being 3-0 all-time against Howard on a combined score of 127-14, Rutgers is taking nothing for granted in its home opener as Penn State looms next weekend.
When the game was on the line last Thursday against Washington State in the fourth quarter, there was one key defensive play to set up the go-ahead touchdown for the Rutgers football team.
Senior free safety Jonathan Aiken earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against WSU, the first conference award in Rutgers history.
Some high school and college athletes fear the expression walk-on. When considering which school they want to attend as they enter their next phase as athletes, the role itself can mean their future is vague and uncertain.
Junior Paul James said walk-ons have to prove themselves and stand out.
Senior fullback Michael Burton said regardless of his walk-on status, he always had a chip on his shoulder.