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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Quentin Gause sees modest uptick as Rutgers' run 'D' struggles

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

PISCATAWAY — Two-plus weeks ago, Quentin Gause was third on the team in tackles and led Rutgers' linebackers with five tackles for loss.

After consecutive losses to Ohio State and Nebraska in which Rutgers' numbers against the run plummeted, few players have seen a dramatic uptick in game-changing plays, though Gause is now No. 2 in tackles behind Steve Longa.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Big Ten running backs Corey Clement, Paul James share Glassboro bond

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

PISCATAWAY — After arriving in a deep Wisconsin backfield, Corey Clement didn't mind the wait behind future pro James White and Heisman contender Melvin Gordon.

He had already built up that tolerance from playing side by side with Rutgers running back Paul James for two seasons at Glassboro High.
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Monday, October 27, 2014

By the numbers: Rutgers puts Chris Laviano in high-percentage looks at Nebraska

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

PISCATAWAY — On 25 second-half plays in Saturday's loss at Nebraska, Rutgers' offensive staff made a concerted effort to put backup quarterback Chris Laviano in comfortable situations.
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Rutgers' Chris Laviano the latest in Long Island quarterbacks with Ralph Friedgen

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

Rutgers' quarterback-in-training hopes to be the third Long Island protege of Ralph Friedgen to one day play in the NFL.

His first real chance to bulk his body of work could come as soon as Saturday.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Kyle Flood: Nothing new on injured Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova

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

Head coach Kyle Flood offered no update Sunday besides receiving a "positive report" on injured quarterback Gary Nova, who suffered a blow to his right knee a day earlier at No. 16 Nebraska.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Nebraska's recruiting ties to New Jersey run deep with two southern sons

Nebraska's Irving Fryar, a Mount Holly 
native. (AP photo)
By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

A question posed to Nebraska coach Bo Pelini during Tuesday's Big Ten teleconference puzzled me, and also got me to thinking.

"Coach, does Nebraska really extend its recruiting footprint now that a Big Ten team (Rutgers) is in that region of the country?"
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Report: Rutgers receiver Ruhann Peele arrested for simple assault

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

PISCATAWAY — Rutgers wide receiver Ruhann Peele was arrested in late August and charged with simple assault, according to a report by NJ.com.

Peele has not appeared on the field with the team since suffering an upper-body injury during training camp. His timetable to return is unknown.
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