October 19, 2007

Rutgers vs USF Notebook

Emotions ran high and low as the Scarlet Knights raised the pulse of all those who watched their 30-27 victory over South Florida. Fans stormed the field after Rutgers knocked off the second top five team in as many years. Here is a look at how things shaped up before the fans spilled out onto the field.

Starting again
For the second straight game, Anthony Davis got the starting nod at right guard and Jean Beljour assumed the reigns at fullback. Glen Lee started for the third game at safety in place of the injured Ron Girault.

A record crowd
The sellout crowd of 44, 267 set a new record, surpassing last year's Louisville game. It was the eighth straight sellout, which is good for the longest streak in school history.

First half bangups
South Florida had some players shaken up throughout the first half. Defensive end George Selvie went down on the first series but returned to action the next time Rutgers had the ball. Selvie finished with only one solo tackle. The nation's leading sacker also couldn't get close to Mike Teel. Wide receiver Taurus Johnson was sidelined in the first quarter and didn't return for the rest of the game. Johnson returned to the USF bench with a boot on his leg in the second half. Louis Gochette suffered a first half injury on special teams, but returned to action shortly thereafter.

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