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Rutgers rips Ball State in International Bowl

January 6, 2008

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— Ray Rice ran over Ball State and through the 2,000-yard barrier in the International Bowl, giving Rutgers the second postseason victory in its 138-year history.

Rice had four touchdowns and 280 yards, including a career-long 90-yard score to lift the Scarlet Knights to a 52-30 victory in the International Bowl on Saturday.

Rutgers (8-5), which played the first college football game, hadn't won a bowl game before last year. Now the program has won two in a row, following a 37-10 win over Kansas State in the 2006 Texas Bowl with another blowout.

Ball State (7-6), meanwhile, is still waiting for its first bowl win in four tries.

Rice, whose 25 touchdowns this season are a school record, has yet to announce whether he'll skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft..

His coach, Greg Schiano, already made a similar decision. After speaking with Michigan about the Wolverines' job opening in December, Schiano stayed with Rutgers.

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