Rutgers Upends No. 2 South Florida

Bulls' 30-27 loss continues streak of top-team upsets
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2007 5:19 AM CDT
Rutgers' fans mob the field after their team's 30-27 victory over second-ranked South Florida in college football action at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Rich...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Rutgers Scarlet Knights faked and sacked their way to a 30-27 victory over the second-ranked South Florida Bulls last night, marking the fifth time this season that a top-three team has fallen to an underdog. Though Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel threw home two touchdown passes, it was the Knights' special teams that ruled the day, reports

Kicker Jeremy Ito knocked in three field goals for Rutgers, setting up one of them by nailing a 36-yard pass on a fake punt. On a later fake field goal play, placeholder Andrew DePaola made his first college pass for a 15-yard touchdown. Rutgers' defense stepped up as well, sacking USF's Matt Grothe seven times for a loss of 60 yards.