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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Rutgers football shares postseason turnover history with North Carolina

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By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY Kyle Flood is plenty familiar with the staff changes North Carolina is undergoing weeks before it meets Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl.

A year ago, Flood promoted special teams coordinator Joe Rossi to interim defensive play caller ahead of the Pinstripe Bowl against Notre Dame.
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Rutgers football's Kyle Flood mum on injury status of star receiver

By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — Rutgers could see a significant shakeup to its injury report when it is released later in the week, ahead of its Dec. 26 bowl matchup with North Carolina.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Safety Kiy Hester already captures eye of Rutgers' coaching staff


By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — After giving the pregame speech, Kiy Hester sat in the High Point Solution Stadium stands Dec. 6, watching the high school program he helped build win another sectional title.


In a few months, he can step onto the same field with meaning.
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Rutgers' Lorenzo Waters will be pro-Alabama during College Football Playoff

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By Tyler Barto
Twitter@Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — Rutgers' season will have ended six days earlier, but Lorenzo Waters will still have some rooting interests when the inaugural College Football Playoff unfolds Jan 1.

That's because Waters' high school teammate, Alabama lineman Arie Kouandjio, will be taking on Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. It will be part of the first system the NCAA uses to decide a national champion by playoff.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Reports: Rutgers to Quick Lane Bowl against team from ACC

By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — Rutgers will play in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, according to several reports, refuting an earlier story that the Scarlet Knights were invited to the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
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Report: Rutgers football to Heart of Dallas Bowl against Louisiana Tech

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By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — Rutgers has accepted an invitation to the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl, the Baltimore Sun Media Group reported Sunday..

The Scarlet Knights will face Louisiana Tech, the team's third Group of Five opponent in a bowl game since 2008.

Rutgers (7-5) finished the season with a 41-38 comeback victory against Maryland that all but secured the school's ninth bowl berth in 10 seasons. The Big Ten will have all 10 its eligible teams in bowl games.
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Big Ten cache wins out in College Football Playoff — What it means for Rutgers

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By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

Kyle Flood's prophecy came true.

The third-year Rutgers coach long believed Big Ten affiliation would lead to a seat at the table in the College Football Playoff.

Thanks, partly, to a 59-0 route of Wisconsin on Saturday night in the Big Ten title game, Ohio State earned a No. 4 seed in the CFP, announced Sunday on ESPN.
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