[stextbox id=”custom”]This from the Rutgers University student newspaper following the team’s 24-7 loss to Pittsburgh in Piscataway, N.J.:
- “The official count of 50,296 tickets sold had to be inaccurate. The actual attendance was probably more in the 35,000-range. For a game that marked a return to Big East play for a 4-1 team at home on a Friday night, it just doesnâ€™t make sense.
- “The students were their usual awful selves, with more than half not showing up until midway through the first quarter and a good amount, though less than usual, leaving shortly after halftime. I guess the fraternity parties opened their doors shortly after 11 p.m.
- “The ‘old guard,’ as they liked to be known as, was not [there]. Rows upon rows of empty benches littered the stadium despite tickets being nearly sold out for weeks for a primetime ESPN showdown that made RU look pathetic on national television.”