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Late strikes mean Rutgers bowls again

Deering, Dodd lead Knights from 14 points down to improbable OT win over USF

Updated: November 6, 2011, 12:56 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- For 3½ quarters Saturday night, Rutgers appeared headed for disaster.

Then a pair of sophomores came to the rescue.

Backup running back Jeremy Deering returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, backup quarterback Chas Dodd engineered an 85-yard touchdown drive, and Rutgers rallied from a 17-3 deficit for an improbable 20-17 overtime win over South Florida.

"I'm really proud of our coaches and our players and our football ...

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