Rutgers-Tulane: A Homecoming Disaster

Double G SportsCorrespondent IOctober 5, 2010

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Mohamed Sanu #6 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights runs the ball against the Norfolk State Spartans at Rutgers Stadium on September 2, 2010 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Scarlet Knights beat the Spartans 31 - 0.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Saturday’s game against Tulane left many fans as well as myself pretty much speechless. I mentioned last week that Tulane was a solid team and was going to come to play us hard and they did just that!

Tulane didn’t win the game cause they had better athletes than Rutgers, they won because they did more of the little things right and/or they did them better than Rutgers did! They converted the third downs they needed to convert, they made open-field tackles and got turnovers, which are some of the basics to winning a game in any conference.

Rutgers now has a short week to try and fix their issues before UConn comes to town Friday night to kickoff Big East play!

For Rutgers to win Friday night and the rest of the games this season, they have to find out who they are as an offense. Right now they look confused.

An offense's objective is to create confusion for the defense, not confuse themselves! One second they are a gun-run offense, then a wild cat offense, then a pro-style offense...there is no consistency or rhythm to the offense.

Their inconsistency is hurting the team because they are not sustaining any long drives, which is not allowing the defense time to rest and tired defenses give up big plays and points!

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