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POST SEASON AWARDS
The 64th annual Rutgers Touchdown Club Football Awards Banquet will be held
on Sunday December 8th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown New Brunswick.
The reception will begin with cocktails at 5:00 p.m. with dinner and the awards
program at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending please contact Pat
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Touchdown Club - News
He didnt have the
dramatic first-year turnaround that head coach Tyrone Willingham experienced
at Notre Dame this year. And he hasnt taken his team to the upper echelon
of the college ranks with an appearance in the Bowl Championship Series.
But quietly and steadily, sixth-year coach Tom OBrien has established
the kind of winning program at Boston College that is the envy of many.
BC program envy of Rutgers
Like many players and
classes before him, Gary Brackett joined the Rutgers football team in 1998
hoping to pull a long woebegone program out of the doldrums of six-straight
losing seasons and no postseason appearances since 1978s Garden State
Brackett, along with tight end L.J. Smith, defensive tackle Greg Pyszczymuka,
cornerback DeWayne Thompson and punter Mike Barr, were part of the 1998 team
that went an encouraging 5-6. Only Barr played that season, replacing punter
Charlie Titus for three games before redshirting the next season.
STRIVE FOR FINAL WIN
Rutgers is coming off
a 42-0 loss at No. 8 Notre Dame last Saturday - the fourth ranked opponent
for the Scarlet Knights this season - while BC registered a 36-14 win at Temple.
The two teams met in Piscataway last season on Nov. 17 as BC registered a
38-7 win. In that game, BC jumped out to a 28-0 second quarter lead before
a 70-yard INT return for a touchdown by Nate Jones provided Rutgers with its
(1-10, 0-6 BIG EAST) at BOSTON COLLEGE (7-4, 2-4 BE)
Bob Mulcahy knows every
He knows that Rutgers carries a 21-game Big East losing streak into Saturday's
final game at Boston College. He knows the team can match the school record
for losses in a season with another defeat against the Eagles. And he knows
the man he handpicked two years ago to turn the program around is 3-19 so
far -- the second-worst start by a coach in the school's 133 years of football.
Quietly and with little
national attention -- reflective, perhaps of his low-key personality -- Boston
College coach Tom O'Brien has built a consistent winner in tony Chestnut Hill.
If the Eagles (7-4 overall) beat Rutgers at home on Saturday, it will mark
the first time the program has had four straight winning seasons since 1974-77
and will give Boston College the most victories over a four-year span since
In addition, this group of seniors is expected to become the first at Boston
College to play in four straight bowl games.
Boston College steady as they go ... up
Disorderly conduct charges
against four Rutgers football players were dismissed yesterday when they pleaded
guilty to violating New Brunswick's loitering ordinance.
The players were each fined $80 and sentenced to 100 hours of community service
for being part of a rowdy group of 15 people who police said tore down a street
sign in New Brunswick at 2:20 a.m. on July 27.
guilty of loitering
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Around the Big East
The Mountaineers' 21-18
victory last week against Virginia Tech, their first over a ranked team since
1998, has them one win from finishing second in the Big East. Not bad for
a team that was seventh a year ago.
West Virginia's formula -- a tough tailback duo and stifling run defense --
is relatively simple, but few have been able to stop it, allowing the team
to improve from 3-8 last season to 8-3. Avon Cobourne, the league's all-time
leading rusher, has run for 1,489 yards. Backup Quincy Wilson has had at least
90 yards in five games. Sophomore quarterback Rasheed Marshall has 11 rushing
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