Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Tommy Rees passed for 319 yards in his final college game, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals and No. 25 Notre Dame muddled through a 29-16 victory against Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday.
A former Rutgers basketball player claims in a lawsuit that he was subjected to physical and emotional abuse at the hands of fired coach Mike Rice.
Notre Dame finished 8-4 this season, but had no bowl affiliation this year. The spot in the Pinstripe Bowl was open because the Big 12 did not have enough Bowl-eligible teams.
Connecticut beat Rutgers 28-17 on Saturday, in the final conference meeting between the two regional rivals.
Rutgers, which has lost two in a row, is looking for a sixth win that would make the Scarlet Knights (5-5, 2-4) bowl eligible.
“We don’t have bullying in our program,” Snyder told the New York Daily News. “We’re not in the basketball program. I’ve never seen anything at Rutgers that was abusive at all.”
The Bearcats (8-2, 5-1 AAC) gained 619 yards in total offense, including 422 in the first half when they jumped to a 38-7 lead.
The Scarlet Knights athletic program has already been shamed once. The now-infamous video of former basketball coach Mike Rice went viral. Now it seems the school may have another incident of a coach behaving badly on its hands.
Flood on the Bearcats: “They’ve got an excellent football team. I think you’ve seen that in the statistics and the games that they’ve won, and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”
Gary Nova threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Leonte Carroo on a fourth-and-10 play with 35 seconds to go.
“We need guys to step up, we need to have four or five double-figure scorers,” Jordan said. “We need to put points on the board, whether it’s creating stuff off defense or a very disciplined offense. It’s their time.”
Rutgers were routed by the Houston Cougars 49-14 in Saturday’s homecoming game.
Before their rivalry comes to an end, the schools square off Thursday night in their lone meeting as American Athletic Conference members.
The Knights survived SMU’s rallies from two 21-point deficits in the first game in the new American Athletic Conference.
Rutgers will play host to the Owls in 2020 and 2022, while Temple will have the Scarlet Knights in Philadelphia in 2021 and 2023.