Scarlet Knights (2011)

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  1. alemic

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    Scarlet Knights (2011)

    Starting week 6 I had the privileged of taking over Rutgers for the 2011 season and beyond... This thread is dedicated to all things Rutgers for this season.

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    New Coach Another Win

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    Rutgers dominate make case for top 25
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    Pittsburgh visited the birth place of college football to play Rutgers in a huge Big East match up. The Panthers came into the game ranked #14 and hoping to stay near the top of the Big East rankings. Right from the start however they could not stop the explosive power of the balanced Rutgers offense.

    On the Scarlet Knights first drive, they were able to get the ball inside the red zone only to lose it on a fumble. After forcing a turnover they would once again get things rolling only this time finding the endzone for a early 7-0 lead. After the kickoff the Panthers grabbed the ball once again and threw an pick-6 giving Rutgers a huge 14-0 lead at home.

    On their next drive Pitt was able to get things settled in and drove down the field for a field goal giving the offense some confidence after a poor first quarter. After a holding call on the kick off Rutgers would be backed up to their own 10 yard line, but for Tom Savage it would not matter. He was able to find JT Tartacoff wide open down field for a huge 90 yard TD pass setting a school record for longest passing play. Pitt would answer however putting up 2 more TD's to make the score close at halftime 21-17.

    The second half belonged to Rutgers however not giving up a single point and putting up a stunning 24 points.

    Final Score:
    Rutgers 45 Pitt 17

    Key Stats:
    Passing
    Tom Savage 13-19 303 yards 3 TD 1 INT

    Rushing
    Joe Martinek 16 attempts 103 yards 2 TD
    DeAntwan Williams 9 attempts 42 yards 0 TD

    Defensive
    Darrell Givens 1 tackle 2 INT

    Players of the Game:
    Offensive Tom Savage
    Defensive Darrell Givens​
     
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    solid win bro, welcome to the dynasty....
     
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    Week 7

    #21 Rutgers @ Connecticut

    Rutgers dream season continues for another week
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    Coming off a huge victory against the Pittsburgh Panthers many people around New Jersey were excited for their top 25 ranking, the first of the year. Head coach Alemic was worried about the team coming into this rivalry game against the Huskies a little to high on themselves and coming out with a loss.

    Those fears only continued after the kick off when the Scarlet Knights threw a pick and the Huskies were able to put the first touchdown on the board. Rutgers would answer however putting up 10 straight points and forcing a three and out to Connecticut. On the punt Rutgers Mark Harrison would fumble the ball, and the Huskies would take it back to the house for a huge 14-10 lead. Joe Martinek would not let his team lose, finding the endzone on the next drive to answer. The defense would hold on the next drive and Harrison would be back for another punt. Right before he took the field the special teams coach said to him "If you fumble the ball again you will never return another kick". He got the message, taking the punt back to the house to give Rutgers a 24-14 lead before a last second TD pass before halftime to expand the lead 31-14 going into the second half.

    The rest of the game was a defensive battle with the Huskies grabbing one field goal and the Scarlet Knights putting up two more in the 4th as they coast to their 5th straight win.

    Final Score
    Rutgers 37 Connecticut 17

    Key Stats
    Passing
    Tom Savage 14-22 215 yards 1 TD 1 INT

    Rushing
    Joe Martinek 16 attempts 109 yards 1 TD
    DeAntwan Williams 12 attempts 95 yards 1 TD

    Special Teams
    Mark Harrison 3 returns average 70 longest 77 1 TD 1 fumble​
     
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    #16 Rutgers @ Syracuse​
    Scarlet Knights are Bowl Eligible!​
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    Rutgers visited Syracuse this week in a huge rivalry game. As of late this rivalry has been dominated by the Scarlet Knights and this year was no different. Syracuse was hoping to end the Scarlet Knights undefeated season but in the end were out matched the entire game. Rutgers would become bowl eligible in this game and attempt to move up higher in the polls.​
    Right from the opening kick-off it was apparent the Syracuse Orange stood no chance against Rutgers. Their first drive of the game would stall and the Orange would be forced to settle for a field goal. From this point on it would become all Rutgers. Just before halftime they would put up 10 straight unanswered points to give them a huge 10-3 halftime lead. In the locker room coach Alemic would attempt to fire his kids up for the second half saying any dreams of a BCS game this season will end with a loss against Syracuse.​
    They got the message very quickly. They would force a 3 and out to start the half then bomb a 71 yard TD pass to go up 17-3 early in the third. Syracuse would answer with their own huge 49 yard passing TD. On the following kick-off Mark Harrison would ignite the fire for the Scarlet Knights with an impressive 96 yard kick return for a touchdown. Rutgers would never look back scoring another 21 points before the game was over.​
    Final Score​
    Rutgers 38 Syracuse 10​
    Key Stats​
    Passing​
    Tom Savage 3-8 140 yards 2 TD 0 INT​
    Rushing​
    Joe Martinek 31 attempts 209 yards 2 TD​
     
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    Army forgets they even had a game
    This week the Scarlet Knights stepped out of conference play in a match up against the independent Army Black Knights. Army came into this game hoping to play their best game and come out with their marquee win of the year. Rutgers would be having none of that.
    After a quick 3 and out by the Rutgers defense Joe Martinek would have is numbered called on the first play and he would answer big, taking the carry 73 yards to the house. After another 3 and out his number would be called again from 2 yards out and once again he would find the end-zone. Army would attempt to keep the game close by putting up their own rushing TD but Tom Savage of the Scarlet Knights would not let his teams undefeated dreams die. He finished off the first half with a huge spree of touchdowns 3 passing touchdowns before halftime giving Rutgers a 35-7 lead going into the half.
    The second half would fair no different for the Black Knights. They managed to hold Rutgers first 2 plays to a 5 yard loss, forcing a long 3rd and 15. Tom Savage would prove to be clutch once again finding DC Jefferson across the middle, a few broken tackles later he would put up a quick 6. Rutgers would manage an embarrassing 3 more TD's on the ground with a field goal to seal up the victory.
    Final Score:
    Rutgers 66 Army 7
    Key Stats:
    Passing
    Tom Savage 11-18 210 yards 4 TD 0 INT
    Rushing
    Joe Martinek 22 attempts 257 yards 3 TD
    DeAntwan Williams 11 attempts 134 yards 1 TD
    Defensive:
    Logan Ryan 2 tackles 2 INT
     
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    Rutgers undefeated hopes stay alive
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    This year has been one heck of a year for the Scarlet Knights. With a drive down to Florida to take on South Florida, they would carry with them a 7-0 record and dreams of a BCS game. On the way back home, they would be that much closer coming away with a huge victory with only 4 games left.
    This one was never even close, right from the start Rutgers jumped out to an early lead and never let the foot off the gas. In the second quarter they put up 17 points their only of the first half. Starting the second half down 17-0 South Florida wanted to make a comeback. They started the second half with a long drive and scored their only points of the game to make the score 17-7. Rutgers would put an end to any dreams with 2 more field goals and a touchdown.
    Final Score:
    Rutgers 30 USF 7
    Key Stats:
    Passing
    Tom Savage 4-10 72 yards 0 TD 0 INT
    Rushing
    Joe Martinek 38 attempts 200 yards 3 TD
    DeAntwan Williams 6 attempts 17 yards
     
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    dominating.... without a passing game at all looks like, martinek must be a beast....
     
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    hes playing like one that for sure. Savage has been very clutch this year as well, he may not have many pass attempts but he is always making the big pass when I need him to. trouble with this team is the defense is usually stout and I get up early, leaves me to run the ball the rest of the game
     
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    Rutgers keep on winning​
    Shortly before the Cincinnati Bears came to New Jersey to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights coach Alemic was craving some Taco Bell. At around 3 AM he decided that it was in fact time for his 4th meal and took a drive down the street to grab a bite to eat. After enjoying his delicious meal he decided it was finally time to get some sleep before the big game tomorrow thinking nothing of his 4th meal. When he woke up he paid for his late night decision unable to even get out of the bed before his 4th meal ended up in the bed. Needless to say he decided he was not going to the game and had no further comments on the game.​
    Final Score:​
    Rutgers 41 Cincinnati 34​
     
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    100,200,300, more?
    Joe Martinek came into this game as most of America's Heisman dark dark horse. He has put up outstanding numbers this year hoping to bring his Scarlet Knights to a BCS title game. As the season has started to come to its end things are not looking great for Rutgers national title hopes however a BCS game would bring great things to the program.
    Martinek was just flat out dominate in this game. As you see above in 3 of his greatest runs of the game, Louisville had no answer to his rushing attack. He ran over around and through the defense without any troubles at all. He put up an outstanding 416 yards rushing in this game easily moving him into the top 5 of the heisman race.
    Final Score:
    Rutgers 49 Louisville 18
    Key Stats
    Passing
    Tom Savage 2-8 47 yards 1 TD 0 INT
    Rushing
    Joe Martinek 31 attempts 416 yards 4 TD



     
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    Scarlet Knights dream season just 1 win away​
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    10 games into the season the Scarlet Knights are perfect, and coming into Chapel Hill they hoped to make it 11. Coach Alemic tried to talk down all the Heisman hype for Joe Martinek after his 416 yard performance against Louisville last week stating that a Heisman means nothing to this program, they would take the national title over 50 Heisman trophy winners. Martinek supported his coach saying the Heisman would mean nothing to him without a BCS win this year.​
    Once again the Scarlet Knights are headed home with the W. There is no 400 yard rushing performance in this game, nor is there a 500 yard passing game. The defense didnt force 6 turnovers and the special teams didnt return a single punt or kick-off for a touchdown. What you saw this weekend was a well balanced team in every form of the word. When they wanted to pass the ball they did so. If they wanted to run over or around you Martinek and Williams made it happen. The defense would bend but never break, and the Scarlet Knights find themselves at 11-0 and just one win away from a perfect season.​
    Final Score:​
    Rutgers 45 UNC 24​
    Key Stats:​
    Passing​
    Tom Savage 8-11 157 yards 1 TD 0 INT​
    Rushing​
    Joe Martinek 32 attempts 186 yards 3 TD​
    DeAntwan Williams 8 attempts 35 yards 1 TD​
     
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    will that win be in the national title game, or just a bcs bowl?
     
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    could of been a title game if a certain team *cough*mississippi state*cough*would of won their game and beaten south carolina
     
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    lol damn that team
     
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    Rutgers attempts for the perfect 13-0 season in the Allstate Sugar Bowl​
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    The Scarlet Knights remained perfect throughout the season, did everything they could to try and claw their way into the national title game, but in the end fell just 1 spot short. There isn't much else they could of done however South Carolina and NC State were both worthy teams, and in the end only 2 can play for the title in this messed up BCS system. However the Sugar Bowl is not a bad destination for the Scarlet Knights, as it would give them a great test of skill against the Texas Longhorns. This game looked like it was going to be one of the best bowl games of the year, and it didn't disappoint.​
    The Scarlet Knights came out in all black uniforms minus the helmets, and the Texas Longhorns come out in all white. Exact polar opposites of each other, just like their playing styles. Rutgers would start with the ball but find it impossible to get anything going and forced to punt the ball away. The Longhorns would score quickly with their air it out offense on a 69 yard TD strike. Rutgers would drive down the field and respond with a field goal, only to give up another touchdown on defense. Just before halftime, Martinek would fumble the football with 4 seconds left while trying to run the clock out to halftime, and the Longhorns recovered and kicked the field goal. For the first time this year, the Scarlet Knights were in a hole and needed somebody to step up. Longhorns up 17-3.​
    The second half started with the Longhorns receiving the kick off and moving the ball down the field about 20 yards before being stuffed on third down. Martinek and Savage would put together an impressive drive and score their first touchdown of the game to go within striking distance. Texas would respond with another long drive of their own but would be held to a field goal, however going up a crucial 10 points just before the end of the 3rd quarter. Now the running game was going to have to step it up for Rutgers as time was becoming a factor. Tom Savage had been throwing picks all day long 3 total, and was struggling to hit wide open receivers as well. But on the drive after the Longhorns field goal, he played perfect. He was able to find DC Jefferson on a 41 yard TD pass. Rutgers down 3 20-17. After forcing a Longhorns 3 and out and a couple decent passes by Savage, Rutgers found them selves at their own 47 down 3 just over 1 minute left on the clock. Head coach Alemic had trust in his QB Tom Savage, however tried to fool Texas with a run up the middle. Stuffed. The next play Texas went back to defend the pass, but it was not coming, a toss out to the left, Martinek found the sideline and gone. 47 yards to the house Rutgers takes a huge 24-20 lead with just over 1 minute left on the clock. The Longhorns try to drive, end up turning the ball over with 30 seconds left and 3 timeouts. Holding the Scarlet Knights to 4th down, putting all the pressure on San San Te. He drilled the 48 yard field goal putting Rutgers up 7 with 16 seconds left. The Longhorns could not respond. The perfect season had been completed.​
    Final Score:​
    Rutgers 27 Texas 20​
    Key Stats​
    Tom Savage 10-21 229 yards 1 TD 3 INT​
    Rushing​
    Joe Martinek 38 attempts 176 yards 2 TD​
    Tom Savage 2 attempts 35 yards 0 TD​
    DeAntwan Williams 4 attempts 17 yards 0 TD​
    Mark Harrison 1 attempt 8 yards 0 TD​
    Here is to the perfect season at Rutgers, and a so long to Joe Martinek who has played his final game here at Rutgers. He hold the most rushing yards in one season ever at Rutgers and word is he will be inducted into the Scarlet Knights hall of fame in the upcoming months.​
     

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