2006_11_srutgers.gifFor the first time ever, Rutgers has won a bowl game. Considering they played in the first collegiate football game 137 years ago, that says a lot.

But, the centuries of losing in New Jersey appear to be over. Greg Schiano has turned down an invitation to coach at the University of Miami and Ray Rice is only a sophomore.

No, it won’t be easy to duplicate this remarkable season, but it really seems like this program has turned a corner. With their 37-10 victory over Kansas State, the Scarlet Knights have changed the direction of D-I football in the Northeast.

Schiano and Rice will be back and this win can only build up the prestige of the program. It’s taken almost fifty years, but the New York area finally has another NCAA Football contender.