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In a stunning upset at the Pinstripe Bowl, Rutgers emerged victorious 31-24 over Miami in a thrilling showdown. The Scarlet Knights showcased their resilience and determination, securing a memorable win that left fans on the edge of their seats.

Opening Kickoff

Rutgers set the tone with a with a relentless running attack and defensive effort, putting pressure on Miami’s quarterback Jacurri Brown and disrupting their offensive rhythm threw the first three quarters of the game. The Scarlet Knights defense, known for its tenacity throughout the season, made crucial fourth down stops and forced two sacks, with one interception that proved pivotal in the outcome of the game.

Rutgers Offense

Offensively, Rutgers executed a game plan designed around running back Kyle Monangai, Rutgers strong ground attack lead the charge with 208-yards and three touchdowns. Monangai poised performance and explosive runs kept the Miami defense guessing and allowed the Scarlet Knights to control the tempo of the game. Rutgers used 16 straight running plays in the 4th quarter to control the game and allowed then to hold on too their lead. The first quarter Rutgers went 13 plays 74-yards and took eight minutes off the clock when quarterback Gavin Wimsatt tush pushed his way into the endzone for a 1-yard score. Rutgers went up 14-0 in the second quarter when Monangai went 7-yards for the touchdown run another 6play 37-yard drive that took 4:14 off the clock. Miami would answer back with a Brown 7-yard touchdown run, then kicker Andres Borregales made a 35-yard field goal makin it Rutgers 14 Miami 10 at halftime.

Second Half

As the game unfolded, Miami fought back in the third quarter with determination, showcasing their own offensive firepower. Miami quarterback Jacurri Brown completed a 30-yard pass to receiver Xavier Restrepo for the touchdown giving them a 17-14. Unfortunately the lead wouldn’t last when Rutgers defense stood firm in a critical moment, when they blocked a punt in the endzone giving them a 21-17 lead. Rutgers defense kept making key stops and maintaining their lead. The Pinstripe Bowl turned into a battle, but ultimately Rutgers held on to secure the win. In the fourth quarter Rutgers went 6 plays 65-yards, took three minutes of the clock, and quarterback Gavin Wimsatt scored on another 1-yard tush push, giving them a 28-17 lead. With 9:47 to go in the fourth quarter, Rutgers goes 11 plays but only 26-yards but takes seven minutes off the clock adding a 35-yard field goal from kicker Jai Patel. Rutgers 31 Miami 17. Miami would have one last shot when they scored a 1-yard touchdown run with 0:27 left in the game, Miami would recover the onside kick. Miami went four downs and out coming up 1-yard short on the fourth down attempt.

Pinstripe Bowl 2023: Rutgers vs. Miami

The victory marked a significant moment for Rutgers football, as they celebrated their successful season with a statement win aga formidable opponent. Fans erupted in joy, and the players and coaching staff revealed in the triumph, capping off the season with a memorable bowl victory. The Pinstripe Bowl outcome not only highlighted Rutgers football program’s growth and resilience but also served as a testament to the unpredictable and exciting nature of college football Bowl games. The Scarlet Knights triumph over Miami will be remembered as a defining moment in their journey, leaving a lasting impact on the team and its passionate fan base.

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