Rutgers surges after slow start

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  1. Mogriffjr

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    Rutgers found themselves in an unusual hole against Cincy. The Bearcats had a gameplan and that was to run, run, run and to force Rutgers into a state of panic. The Bearcats had done so, running time off and with 3:44 left in the half with a 17-0 lead on Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights haven't found themselves being thoroughly outplayed like this in a long time so Coach Moreecemos laid into his team. "AFTER ALL THESE GAMES, YOUR GONNA COME OUT FLAT? SO LATE IN THE SEASON? GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR A****!!!" Many haven't seen Coach get so angry because coach is a rather mellow guy who motivates through hard work and determination. That side which Daniel Sims saw when they last lost two years ago against Purdue knew it was time to kick it into gear.

    Rutgers immediately went downfield after getting down 17-0 and score on a Lonnie Lloyd 1 yard run. With 2 minutes left, the defense made a huge play as CB Lenny McDuffie picked off his 9th pass on the year and gave the ball back with a minute to go. Sims would strike once again with a 5 yard dart to Lance Jones to put the game at 17-14. "That pick by Duff was huge...we were able to get another TD before half and wanted to score after half to flip this game around," said Sims.

    The 2nd half became the Lloyd show. Earlier in the game, Lloyd fumbled AGAIN (this dude has terrible hands) and coach Moreecemos was close to benching his enigmatic RB but decided against it. He responded with that tough TD run in the 1st half but showed off in the 2nd. Lloyd was responsible for all of the scores, accouting for 28 points in total. He ran it in from 23 yards and 6 yards out in the 3rd quarter, caught a screen pass for 37 yards and the capper, a 62 yard scamper to paydirt. "Lloyd was amazing after that fumble...it seems like he just loses focus sometimes out there but I know the potential for this kid is huge...he's immensely talented...just needs to keep his head in there," said Coach.

    Lloyd ended up with P.O.G. honors with 157 yards rushing on 16 carries with 4TD's on the ground and 103 yards receiving on 5 receptions with a TD there. With his help and the defense stifling the Bearcats, Rutgers scored 42 unanswered points to end the game. The two bookends Franklin and Griffin led the charge with 6 sacks combined with Franklin having 4.
     
  2. jms493

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    what the hell was the end game score???
     
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  4. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    Nice win.... I hope the NC game is good
     

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