ru.jpg  Rutgers wins Texas Bowl, 37-10

HOUSTON – From 1-11 to 11-2 and now, a bowl victory. With a 37-10 win over Kansas State tonight in the Inaugural Texas Bowl, Rutgers has won its first bowl game in school history.

Almost from the coin toss, it was all Rutgers, all the way. True freshman wide receiver Tim Brown, who was a late start for James Townsend, hauled in two touchdown catches in the first quarter. He finished with 101 yards. Outstanding sophomore running back Ray Rice, ran for 170 yards and a touchdown in the game.

But the unheralded stars of the game were the Rutgers defense. They allowed only 168 yards to the Wildcats and practically smothered QB Josh Freeman from the beginning of the game. LB Quintero Frierson intercepted a Freeman pass early in the second half and returned it for a touchdown. The defense forced three turnovers.

Contributed by Brendan Prunty

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