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Postby jayday » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:55 am

Reading this thread all the way through this morning was funny. You guys wanted USF to lose soooo bad. :-b Understandable though...

Runs up the middle and special teams killed them last night. They're a fast defense, but you can easily pound on them. Ray Rice was like a little bowling ball. I bet 90% of his yardage was directly between the tackles.

Are you guys all going to put on your burgundy and orange next Thursday? BC at VaTech? :-]
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Re: USF/Rutgers game thread

Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:56 am

jayday wrote:Reading this thread all the way through this morning was funny. You guys wanted USF to lose soooo bad. :-b Understandable though...

Runs up the middle and special teams killed them last night. They're a fast defense, but you can easily pound on them. Ray Rice was like a little bowling ball. I bet 90% of his yardage was directly between the tackles.

Are you guys all going to put on your burgundy and orange next Thursday? BC at VaTech? :-]


I will be putting on my VT colors ;-D :-b
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Re: USF/Rutgers game thread

Postby stomperrob » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:49 am

Scarlet Knights expose truth about overrated Bulls
Oct. 19, 2007
By Mike Freeman
CBSSports.com National Columnist

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- If South Florida was the second best team in the country then Erin Andrews is ugly.

Not since Bode Miller had we seen this level of overrating, unwarranted media worshipping and a faux Cinderella story as we did during the brief love affair with South Florida.

Rutgers 30 South Florida 27. The BCS: Punk'd yet again.

After the game, thousands of fans rushed onto Rutgers Field, dancing and screaming, producing a beautiful haze of red and white. They sang along to a horrid Bon Jovi song and celebrated with the Rutgers players. They were understandably excited but truthfully this was no historic upset.

Instead, this was a classic undressing of a press creation and the continuation of a college football season that lacks competence and greatness. The constant toppling of top-ranked teams does not translate into exciting; it means there aren't many teams worth a damn in the first place.

This season South Florida simply did what it was supposed to: Take advantage of superpower disintegration and the media's desire to kiss the bum of an underdog. Eventually the Bulls were bound to be exposed. This was the night they finally were.

Let's be blunt. If it weren't for the Rutgers special teams giving up a blocked field goal and two muffed punts, the Scarlet Knights might have won by 20.

Ray Rice rushed for 189 yards on 39 carries. He's still running. By now he's somewhere near Orlando. He totally embarrassed the Bulls as they were pushed and shoved all over the field.

The alleged second-ranked team committed 10 penalties, gave up big plays, allowed seven sacks, missed key tackles and their coach, Jim Leavitt, tossed his headgear and hat in an immature sideline temper tantrum that would have frightened Bobby Knight.

One of the big problems for the Bulls was that Leavitt was totally out-coached -- and I mean thoroughly -- by Rutgers' Greg Schiano. It was as if Leavitt had been kidnapped and replaced by Rich Kotite.

Schiano ran not one but two fake kicks against Leavitt. The initial one was a fake punt for a first down and the second was a fake field goal resulting in a 15-yard touchdown pass that gave Rutgers a 27-17 lead late in the third quarter.

Being faked once happens to all teams. But two in a single game? That's an abomination.

"We try to stick to the nuts and bolts but when there's an opportunity, we take advantage," Schiano said of his special teams trickery.

Rutgers totaled 400 yards of offense and though South Florida's Matt Grothe might be one of the fastest quarterbacks in Division I, he only threw for one touchdown thanks to the sticky coverage and out-stretched mitts of Scarlet Knight defensive backs.

"All night they played incredibly hard," Schiano said of his defense

The coach who continues to amaze despite some ups and downs in his program and the occasional bad behavior by his players is the redoubtable Schiano. Last year, his Rutgers team beat down third-ranked Louisville and now he dethrones No. 2.

All Schiano does is take this program to escalating heights every year. In a new atmosphere where it seems good college coaches are more difficult to find, he might be one of the top five coaches in the nation.

What's certain is that South Florida is no longer top five.

Not that they deserved to be in the first place.
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Re: USF/Rutgers game thread

Postby Metroid » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:02 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:
jayday wrote:Reading this thread all the way through this morning was funny. You guys wanted USF to lose soooo bad. :-b Understandable though...

Runs up the middle and special teams killed them last night. They're a fast defense, but you can easily pound on them. Ray Rice was like a little bowling ball. I bet 90% of his yardage was directly between the tackles.

Are you guys all going to put on your burgundy and orange next Thursday? BC at VaTech? :-]


I will be putting on my VT colors ;-D :-b

Yup me too. ;-D
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Re: USF/Rutgers game thread

Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:30 pm

Metroid wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
jayday wrote:Reading this thread all the way through this morning was funny. You guys wanted USF to lose soooo bad. :-b Understandable though...

Runs up the middle and special teams killed them last night. They're a fast defense, but you can easily pound on them. Ray Rice was like a little bowling ball. I bet 90% of his yardage was directly between the tackles.

Are you guys all going to put on your burgundy and orange next Thursday? BC at VaTech? :-]


I will be putting on my VT colors ;-D :-b

Yup me too. ;-D


Its the only way to restore order to these rankings
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Re: USF/Rutgers game thread

Postby moonhead » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:40 am

deerayfan072 wrote:
Metroid wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:I will be putting on my VT colors ;-D :-b

Yup me too. ;-D


Its the only way to restore order to these rankings


not to mention my michigan st. spartan stuff!
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Re: USF/Rutgers game thread

Postby Metroid » Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:00 am

moonhead wrote:
not to mention my michigan st. spartan stuff!

Yup I'll be rockin that today too. ;-D

Along with some Auburn, Iowa State, Vanderbilt, Florida, and Mississippi State gear. :-b
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Re: USF/Rutgers game thread

Postby Free Bagel » Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:27 am

Metroid wrote:
moonhead wrote:
not to mention my michigan st. spartan stuff!

Yup I'll be rockin that today too. ;-D

Along with some Auburn, Iowa State, Vanderbilt, Florida, and Mississippi State gear. :-b


You must have a lot of limbs.
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Re: USF/Rutgers game thread

Postby Metroid » Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:36 am

Free Bagel wrote:
Metroid wrote:
moonhead wrote:
not to mention my michigan st. spartan stuff!

Yup I'll be rockin that today too. ;-D

Along with some Auburn, Iowa State, Vanderbilt, Florida, and Mississippi State gear. :-b


You must have a lot of limbs.

Yeah. :-b
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