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Rutgers survives WSU, 41-38

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The Scarlet Knights enter a familiar shootout, but come out victorious in 2014.

Paul James just crushing it.
Paul James just crushing it.
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The secondary wasn't quite as dominant as we remember, as Connor Halliday threw for over half a thousand yards in a loss against Rutgers. RU's defensive backfield is a work in progress, and it showed tonight. But you knew that if this game was anything like 2013's Fresno State barnburner, the Knights would need just one play.

And they got it.

Johnathan Aiken, after forcing a fumble on a fourth quarter punt return by Wazzu, made a key pass breakup to seal the deal for Scarlet Knights. Oh, and Paul James is a stud. A STUD. The offense looked very good in another opener on the west coast, and James looks like he's preparing for an OPOTY campaign.

And with that, Kyle Flood and Rutgers are 1-0 this week. Enjoy the night, enjoy the morning, and enjoy the opening weekend of college football. Below are some tweets in honor of the win. Look for the full recap later, and one more thing: LET THE GIFS RAIN DOWN ON THE COMMENTS SECTION!

GO RU

Morning After Update (A. Egan):

Kyle Flood leading the alma mater likes it's a Dropkick Murphys song. Hell yes.

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