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Cougars whip Rutgers 49-14
by Richard Kent, BASN Staff Reporter
Hello Houston: we have a football team.
And a good one.
The Cougars whipped Rutgers 49-14 on Rutgers’ Homecoming Saturday to improve to 6-3 and 3-0 in Conference. With the win, they became bowl eligible.
Houston, building a new stadium set to open next season has 2 true freshmen quarterbacks who are both light years ahead of Rutgers junior signal caller Gary Nova from fabled Don Bosco High.
John O’Korn can throw it and Gary Ward Jr. can run it out of the Wildcat. The vaunted Rutgers defense was helpless against both.
Running back Deontay Greenberry was the leading receiver for Houston with 8 catches for 163 yards. He was too quick for the young Rutgers secondary.
The game raised a series of questions.
The media has annointed Louisville and UCF as the top teams in the AAC, but Houston, with only a close loss to powerhouse BYU appears to be as good as both teams and meritorious of top 25 mention.
Rutgers, set to enter the Big Ten next season does not appear ready to battle Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan on a weekly basis.True, the Big Ten teams do not run spread offenses like Houston, but they have more talent and depth then the Scarlet Knights.
Both teams will go to a bowl this season, but Houston just might find itself playing in a BCS game. The Scarlet Knights will at best be relegated to the Pinstripe Bowl.
Rutgers fell to 4-3.