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12-06-2009, 10:29 PM
Rutgers is going to another bowl!

Temple is going to one too, and not against Rutgers as predicted.


12-07-2009, 12:24 AM
Thanks NJRiverman. It's great that Rutgers is in another bowl. I wish their season was a bit better. They lost against West Virginia which sucked, but they beat Louisville which was great.

Temple is an out of state team - so they don't matter to me. :) So who would you have been rooting for if it was Temple versus Rutgers? Remember, Rutgers is the New JERSEY team. :p

Rutgers Accepts Bid to St. Petersburg Bowl (http://scarletknights.com/football/news/release.asp?prID=8487)


PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 6, 2009) – For the first time in school history, Rutgers will appear in a bowl game for the fifth consecutive season as the Scarlet Knights officially accepted a bid to the St. Petersburg Bowl on December 19 versus UCF of Conference USA. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at Tropicana Field.
ESPN2 will televise the St. Petersburg Bowl in HD to a national audience. It marks Rutgers’ seventh appearance on ESPN or ESPN2 in 2009.

The Scarlet Knights are just one of nine teams from a BCS conference to win a bowl game in each of the previous three seasons. In total, Rutgers is one of 30 teams nationally to play in five consecutive bowls, including one of 23 teams from a BCS conference to appear in five straight bowl games.

Rutgers and UCF will meet for the first time in the St. Petersburg Bowl. The game versus UCF marks the second Conference USA opponent Rutgers will face on the gridiron. Rutgers has also played C-USA member Tulane four times in school history.

Tickets for the St. Petersburg Bowl are available online, by phone (1-866-455-GORU) and in-person at the Rutgers Ticket Office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.). Tickets are priced at $30. Travel information will be available soon at RutgersBowl.com (http://www.RutgersBowl.com).

Rutgers Bowl History
2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.) Rutgers 29, NC State 23 12/29/08
2008 International Bowl (Toronto, Ontario) Rutgers 52, Ball State 30 1/5/08
2006 Texas Bowl (Houston, Texas) Rutgers 37, Kansas State 10 12/28/06
2005 Insight Bowl (Phoenix, Ariz.) Arizona State 45, Rutgers 40 12/27/05
1978 Garden State Bowl (East Rutherford, N.J.) Arizona State 34, Rutgers 18 12/6/78

12-19-2009, 12:12 PM
My son, future daughter in law, and son in law went to Temple

Wife went to Rutgers...

so tough choice....

I have been to Temple games at the Linc, sat in 3rd row behind bench becuase place is so empty.

Temple needs it more so I would root for them, but as they are not playing each other I can root for them both.

Villanova won National Championship in their football Division last nite, way to go Wildcats!

12-20-2009, 12:33 AM
Mohamed Sanu was on full display at the St. Petersburg Bowl, and his third touchdown -- an 11-yard pass from fellow freshman Tom Savage -- staked Rutgers to a commanding lead early in the third quarter against Central Florida.

Savage and Sanu set up the touchdown, which gave Rutgers a 35-17 lead, with a 62-yard hookup early in the drive. Central Florida mounted little challenge in the second half, save a 1-yard touchdown run by Jonathan Daniels late in the fourth quarter, but Damaso Munoz returned the ensuing onside kick 35 yards for a touchdown -- and the final 45-24 margin.


So since Rutgers beat South and Central Florida in 2009 perhaps Coach Schiavano can continue attracting great Florida players.