Fresno State's Pat Hill issued the challenge in 2000. "Anyone, anytime, anywhere." Rutgers stepped up and told Hill to bring it on. On Monday, the teams met in Piscataway. That is where reader Greg completed his journey to open the season that also included stops in Atlanta and Charlottesville.
Now while it might be 'R' time at Rutgers, this was Fresno's day to shine. After the Bulldogs broke a scoreless tie in the third quarter, they cruised to a 24-7 victory.
The Scarlet Knights clearly have work ahead of them, but the tailgaters looked strong as ever, flipping burgers and steaks with the greatest of ease.
Table settings included a helmet and football signed by Greg Schiano.
Not cool. The mess left by one group of tailgaters.
Proof they study history at Rutgers, which held off a late Princeton charge to win, 6-4, in the first intercollegiate football game on Nov. 6, 1869. The downside? The Scarlet Knights were three-point favorites and failed to cover the spread.
Fresno? Fres-yes! Fresnecks made the journey to see the Bulldogs open what is hoped to be a memorable 2008 season.
The ongoing renovation of Rutgers Stadium has left an end zone scoreboard on an island.
A look at the stadium before kickoff. ... Thanks to Greg for sending images from his three-city trip. We value reader contributions. If you plan to attend a game and would like to tell others about the experience, we're open 24 hours a day. The email address is dawizofodds (at) aol.com.