Run and Shoot: Fake Out, Again

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Fake Out, Again

PISCATAWAY, NJ - When Rutgers' field goal unit came on to attempt a chip shot field goal halfway through the third quarter, if USF did not realize that the play would be a fake, they were probably the only ones that were caught unawares. Holder Andrew DePaola grabbed the ball, stood up and dropped back to pass, and as a USF defender sailed by, unable to wrap him up, DePaoloa threw his first career pass, a 15-yard TD toss to tight end Kevin Brock. The score gives Rutgers a much more comfortable 27-17 lead late in the third quarter.

Penalties are still hampering the play of both teams - through that scoring drive, the two teams had combined for 10 calls for 79 yards, and some of these calls are ugly ones, too. (A late hit on the offense on that last drive was the latest untidy infraction).

And USF's return game needs some work. On the last few kickoff returns, the return men have made some poor decisions, resulting in terrible field position. On some of these, the guys have got to let the ball go into the end zone. There is no reason to start at your own 15 when you could have started at your own 20. Rutgers is playing plenty well without USF giving away any yardage.

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