Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by broth262, Jan 19, 2011.
The Huskies had one goal entering their season opener against #7 Rutgers, and that was to control the clock, and that is exactly what they did. the Scarlet Knights entered as the easy favorite. The Huskies took the ball on their opening possesion and drove the ball down the field. When they took the early lead they knew they had a chance. Forcing 4 turnovers and controlling the ball for 18:27 compared to the 9:33 and 0 turnovers that Rutgers had, the Huskies looked to be a sure winner. But the Scarlet Knights didn't fade. Pulling within 3 with 5:24 left in the game the Huskies knew what they needed to do. Run the 5 minute offense, and that is what they did. Riding the backs of Nick Montana who was 15-19 for 296 yds and 2TDs and a passer rating of 244.5 and Running Back Deontae Cooper who ran for 116yds and 3TD's, the Huskies marched down the field and used up nearly all of the clock scoring a TD with only 27 seconds remaining. The Scarlet Knights were out of options at this point. There two shining stars of the day for Rutgers Johnathan Edwards who was 15-24 for 292 with 3TD's and a desperation INT late and Jay Harris who rushed for 78 yds on only 13 carries with a TD, could do nothing to change the outcome. The Huskies(1-0 (0-0)) following their 41-31 victory are looking forward to their next game at Western Michigan. Rutgers(1-1 (0-0)) looks to rebound with a bye week before heading home to play #20 Boise State.
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