Thursday, November 09, 2006

What a difference a year makes

November 2005 - Louisville 56, Rutgers 5.

November 9, 2006 - Rutgers 28, Louisville 25.

The Scarlet Knights rallied from down 25-7 and shut out the Cardinals in the second half. The winning points scored on a Jeremy Ito field goal with 13 seconds remaining. Of course, this being Rutgers, they had to scare the bejeebers out of everyone - first by MISSING the game-winning FG (only to get a second chance on a Louisville offsides) and then by allowing a big return on the kickoff, followed by a last-second play that ended in a sack. Some of the older Loyal Sons may be keeling over at this point.

One only hopes that ye olde campus doesn't suffer a riot. We're not used to this sort of thing. I was actually at the old Rutgers Stadium for the famed Halloween Homecoming win, 50-49, over Virginia Tech. The fans stormed the field but I don't think the goalposts came down. Now, however, with what is probably the biggest win in school history? The posts are halfway to College Avenue right now.

(update, 11:55 pm - yup.)

R-U, rah rah!
R-U, rah rah!
Hoo-rah, hoo-rah, Rutgers rah!
Upstream, red team!
Red team, upstream!
Rutgers, rah!

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