Entries for December 2012
posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM
If Rutgers bowl history is any indication of the upcoming Russell Athletic Bowl, then the team should have no trouble pulling out another win to wrap up their season. The team holds the nation’s longest active bowl winning streak at five along with Mississippi State. This will be the teams’ seventh bowl in the past eight years.
posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM
For most fans, a bowl game is the last game of the season you watch from your TV at home during the winter holidays or a chance to follow your team to a different city. For players, bowl games are rewards and the Rutgers football team immediately found that out upon arriving in Orlando for the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Shortly after arriving to the t...
posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Ok, so it's Christmas Day and you probably already have plans, but on the off chance that you are in Orlando and looking for some activities, we've got a few ideas. And of course, you can check out our Orlando Bowl Week City Guide for more recommendations on attractions, dining, shopping, nightlife and more.
Partly cloudy with a high...
posted on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Rutgers senior All-America linebacker Khaseem Greene has had a phenomenal season and football career. Greene was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year. He is the second player in BIG EAST history to win Defensive Player of the Year award in consecutive seasons, joining Corey Moore of Virginia Tech. He was a un...
posted on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Despite being 563 miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Virginia Tech knows exactly what they are experiencing.
“We’ve been through what those people up in Sandy Hook are going through,” Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said. “We prevailed in Blacksburg. If anything, it broug...
posted on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 6:53 AM
There's plenty to keep you occupied while you're here for Orlando Bowl Week. Rutgers and Virginia Tech have already arrived in the City Beautiful and will be spending their holidays taking in the theme parks between practices.
If you need more ideas for what to do while you're in town, check out our Orlando Bowl Week City Guide for more recommendat...
posted on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 3:08 PM
Here’s a look at the Hokies offense, which has struggled at times in 2012.
71st Total Offense
78th Scoring Offense
61st Passing Offense
64th Rushing Offense
Atlantic Coast Conference Rankings:
9th Total Offense
8th Scoring Offense
9th Passing Offense
5th Rushing Offense
posted on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:34 AM
One thing that defines Rutgers football this season is their strong defense. Ranked 14th in the country, the Knights D excels against the run and in keeping opponents out of the end zone.
11th Rushing Defense
25th Pass Efficiency Defense
4th Scoring Defense (Big East Conference Leader in this catego...
posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 8:07 AM
Virginia Tech is among an elite group of schools. They are one of three to be playing in 20 consecutive bowl games. Although this year is uncharacteristic given the Hokies' recent history under Frank Beamer, the team still has a chance to finish above .500 and it starts with their defense.
posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:43 AM
The Rutgers offense has struggled at times in 2012, with young players in key skill position roles. The development during bowl practice could define how this team grows in 2013.
• 100th Total Offense
• 94th Scoring Offense
• 83th Passing Offense
• 100th Rushing Offense
Big East Conference Rankings: