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West Virginia-Rutgers Football: Don't Be Fooled, Game Has Meaning for Rutgers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Joe Lefeged #26 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights scores a touchdown off of a blocked punt while Brandon Bing #23, who blocked the punt, celebrates in the third quarter against the Norfolk State Spartans at Rutgers Stadium on September 2, 2010 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Scarlet Knights defeated the Norfolk State Spartans 31 - 0. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Double G SportsCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2010

Sure, for the first time in seven years, the Rutgers University football team has no chance of making a bowl game. While no bowl game is within reach, Rutgers still has some things to play for.

Pride.

It’s been a very tough and devastating season for Rutgers. Their high hopes of competing for a Big East title disappeared quickly.

Will they quit? I know many of you will say this team quit a long time ago and that is hard to argue. I will say this is a team with many distractions and many things on its mind other than football, but they won’t quit.

Head coach Greg Schiano will not allow them to quit.

The devastating, life-changing injury to defensive standout Eric LeGrand was the final straw in a long line of issues on and off the field this season. Schiano made it public earlier this week that many of his players lost parents throughout the season.

How can a young man give all his focus to football when a teammate is laying in a hospital bed, or a parent has passed away?

Nobody wants to say losing is okay. It is, however, just a game.

With that said, Rutgers will be trying to end a couple of losing streaks. When Rutgers steps onto the field in Morgantown, West Virginia for the noon kickoff, they will attempt to stop a five-game losing streak.

All five losses were to Big East opponents.

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