|Oliver Martin finally won his battle with the end zone. (Julio Cortez/AP)|
Well they keep 'em on from dusk 'til dawn and everything's alright"
"Goin' Down to New York Town" by Counting Crows from the 2002 soundtrack album Mr. Deeds
There were some nice moments in this game. Karan Higdon went over 1,000 yards for the year, something he had sought since being disappointed on that front last season. Oliver Martin caught his first career TD after being vigorously denied on several occasions. Shea Patterson made some nice throws on the move while never once pulling and running, keeping himself on track to be healthy going into The Game, knock on wood. Some of Shea's deep shots just missed, a couple of which were nicely defended by the Rutgers secondary. The game was a much-needed reminder of the maxim that Scott Van Pelt likes to trot out "Well, they got some guys on scholarship too." Rutgers played with some pride and it's to their credit that they still looked like a group of guys who wanted to see what they could do. You get an early touchdown like that on a bust, you get the right to dream a little bit.
Beyond that, it's done and Indiana on the docket. Let's see what happens.