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Dramatic Radio – “pandemonium in Piscataway” November 11, 2006

Posted by William Spear in >> Dramatic Radio.
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On Thursday November 9, 2006, the Rutgers University football team hosted a game against the University of Louisville. The game was played on the campus of Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey.

At the time, Rutgers was 8-0 and ranked 15th in the country. Louisville was also 8-0 but ranked a lofty 3rd in the country.

The same two teams played in 2005’s nail-biter in which Louisville beat the Scarlet Knights 56-5. Ouch.

What a difference a year makes. This year’s Scarlet Knights beat the Cardinals 28-25 on Jeremy Ito’s tiebreaking 28-yard field goal with 13 seconds left.

Calling the game on the Rutgers Football Radio Network was play-by-play announcer Chris Carlin. Also in the booth as color analyst was former Scarlet Knight tight end Tim Pernetti (RU ’94). As the game ended, and Rutgers’ fans poured onto the field, Carlin described the delirium as “pandemonium in Piscataway.”

There are now four undefeated teams in the country – No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 Michigan, No. 14 Boise State and No. 15 Rutgers.

Or, should we write the “previously” No. 15 Rutgers? One year later and the “pandemonium in Piscataway” may vault the Scarlet Knights into lofty territory of their own.

Whatever the rankings and however Rutgers may play during the balance of the season, the best seat in the house is directly in front of your radio.

Keep chopping, Rutgers.

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