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Rutgers downs USF, 49-20

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Mogriffjr, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Mogriffjr

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    The USF Bulls had revenge on their mind after a 45-7 beatdown from last year. This time it was in Florida and this would be a tough go for the Scarlet Knights. The game got off to an auspicious start for the Bulls as on the 1st play, they ran an option and their QB Terrell Fisher pitched the ball to...no one as it flew past their RB Raymond Horne all the way to the 2 yard line. It was picked up by Horne but the Rutgers calvary was right there tackling him almost immediately and the Rutgers coaches screamed, "SAFETY!" but his forward progress was stopped at the 1 yard line. USF would punt and Rutgers would get the opening score to go up 7-0. USF would battle back though scoring immediately on a nice run by Raymond Horne. But their kicker would miss the XP on the next play leaving the score at 7-6.

    Rutgers would take control of this game in the 2nd quarter. They would go up 14-6 on a 2 yard run by RB Jordan Thomas. Then came a wild last minute by both teams which really sealed the fate of the Bulls. Rutgers would get the ball back after the TD and moved the ball nicely down to the USF redzone. The Bulls tightened up their defense a bit but Jordan Thomas and the OLine would ultimately get the best of the Bulls DLine and would score again from 2 yards out. USF, with 42 seconds left and 3 timeouts left decided they needed to score before this half ended because Rutgers was getting the ball back for the 2nd half. The 1st play, QB Terrell fisher threw an INT to FR-SS Justin Atkins. With about 30 seconds to go, Sims and Coleman hooked up for a 54 yard bomb in which Coleman leaped over 2 USF Bulls to come down with the ball. Down at the 5 yard line, Rutgers hurried to the line. Sims saw Coleman had no one on him and they made eye contact. Sims snapped the ball and immediately threw a fade to Coleman who came down with the ball to go up 28-6. That was a huge blow to USF and they never really recovered after that series of plays and Rutgers would go on to a 49-20 win.

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