Looking at Rutgers

Friday, October 15, 2010

This one cracked me up...

More importantly, Dodd's steady play has to continue. If he can pick apart Army's weak secondary and build an early lead, then the Black Knights will become one-dimensional, and abandon their comfort zone. While all of the uncertainty surrounding defending the option could make the score too close for comfort, higher expectations make this much more of a must-win for Rutgers than it is for Army. If Dodd and the offense can muster a repeat performance, then that is just what will happen.

I'm still trying to figure out if that's a troll.
Another favorable preview, by another partisan Rutgers fan. You would think Dodd has channeled Mike Teel's in his final game wearing carlet.

I wish I had ESPN 3 because I would witness Chas Dodd "pick apart Army's weak secondary." That's some hilarious bullshit right there.
Chas Dodd is going to get touched... hard. I have a pretty good feel for  a season's events and Josh McNary is due to tee off on some undersized frosh QB. I can't say it will happen... but he is due to light somebody up.

Defensive MVP, LB Josh McNary -- Through six games, McNary has seven sacks, which already is tied for second on the Army season list. He is on pace to break the single-season record he set last season (12.5). He ranks second on the team with 31 tackles, and leads with 9.5 for a loss.

If McNary can get to Dodd early he might even have the chance to incapacitate two Rutgers QBs in one game. Again - don't know if that will transpire, but if there was a game in the 2010 season where those kind of unfortunate events could happen... that game would be this next one in New Jersey.


You can tell the players are up for this one. What looked like a definite test before the season looks to be just another game for the road warriors.

Looking at the TV/Internet situation for this one... it doesn't look good.
I would do my part to get the game out there, but alas, I don't have ESPN 3. If I can find a place to see the game on the ol' laptop I will do my best to get it out there... but I am extremely doubtful about that happening.

The game will be replayed on Wednesday on the SNY network, but it is highly unlikely that the rerun will be streamed either. 

Army fans should be glad the Black Knights switched over their home television rights from ESPN to CBS College Sports Network last season because they could be in the same situation as Rutgers, which had its Oct. 2 home game against Tulane streamed through ESPN3.com

Set your DVRs for Wednesday, Oct. 30, that’s when the encore presentation of Army-Rutgers will air at 7 p.m. on SNY.

I'm an optimistic guy and I like Army's chances. The game should be a good one, and you can count on Army playing every down, every series start to finish. I know it will be a tough game, but why does it seem like Rutgers partisans are trying to convince themselves of something?

Rutgers’ defense proved through its first five games that it can hold any offense, anywhere, and ranks second in the nation in third-down conversion percentage behind Texas Christian, allowing 15 conversions in 65 attempts.
While Rutgers ranks behind TCU percentage-wise, its 15 conversions allowed is the lowest number in the nation.
The Knights rank fourth in the nation in total first downs allowed, with 12.4 per game, but the 62 times opponents moved the chains is the second lowest total.
The Knights are one of two teams in the nation that have not allowed a fourth-down conversion this season, and they faced it five times.
Rutgers’ time of possession is third best in the nation, and it is not because of lengthy drives put together by a dominant attack. It is because the defense creates three-and-out after three-and-out and key stop after key stop.

Very easy to reference your statistical outliers when you play the 5th lightest schedule of all BCS conference teams.

Sal has a game preview up, a pretty good read.




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