Posted September 14, 2012

Rutgers pulls away from South Florida; more Designated Reads

Arkansas Razorbacks, Chip Kelly, Clemson Tigers, Designated Read, Injuries, Jeff Tedford, MAC, Player Suspensions, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Sammy Watkins, Schedule Matters, South Florida Bulls, Tweet Party!

“Oh, really?” said Jawan Jamison. “No, not really,” said South Florida’s defense, allowing him to pass unimpeded. (AP)

• Rutgers 23, South Florida 13. Ask us again how goofy we feel for having picked the Bulls to win the Big East. We will tell you, free of sidestepping or correct grammar, way more goofier than we did at this time yesterday. The Crystal Ball Curse, which we have made up, lives and breathes of its own accord.

Making Thursday night worthwhile viewing all by himself was Rutgers tailback Jawan Jamison, whose spin move here is fun to watch in .gif form. But it was gasp-worthy in HD. Find video if you can. It was a truly beautiful moment in a game almost entirely devoid of them. Jamison wrapped up his evening in Tampa with 151 yards and a touchdown, his fourth consecutive 100-yard game. Jamison’s 41 carries broke a school record that had stood since 1972. [BOX | RECAP]

The Bulls turned the ball over four times last night. The Scarlet Knights committed 11 penalties for 85 yards, most of which came in the first half. Mini Laff Riot time? Mini Laff Riot time. Five representative reactions:

• Roster blotter. We’ll theoretically hear whether Tyler Wilson will suit up against ‘Bama at some point today, but no decision has been made as of this writing … it would cost a lot of money for Cal to fire Jeff Tedford … and some guy named “Sammy Watkins” returns to action for Clemson.

• Misc. If anyone needs us for the rest of the season, we’ll be living in this MAC-themed corn maze … Sunday Morning Quarterback muses on creamy-middled schedules … and let the notion that Chip Kelly’s jocularity might outpace your own serve as a dire warning, Pac-12 Pravda types.

5 comments
eggplant.wizard.5000
eggplant.wizard.5000

Oh Holly, USF will win the Big East. Afterward a one-loss FSU team (thanks Wake Forest!) will then set fire to them, laugh for a few minutes as they writhe in pain, then feel sorry for them and start urinating on them. 

SIHolly
SIHolly moderator

 @eggplant.wizard.5000 Oh, good, I'm not the only one who thinks that line on Wake-FSU is the season's biggest screaming jinx.

eggplant.wizard.5000
eggplant.wizard.5000

 @SIHolly Heh. Well it might not be against Wake, but I'm sure they will trip over their own dicks at some point. Enter Sandman on a Thursday night maybe. In any event, good luck to your boys tomorrow. Try not to gloat too much with Spencer if your boys come out on top (and I suspect they will). 

SIHolly
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 @eggplant.wizard.5000 Thankyew kindly. I'm not actually sure what's going to happen. We've never been in the same place for this game before. Doug's bringing a fire extinguisher.