Jim Harbaugh came to Piscataway four years ago and rubbed Rutger’s face in the dirt The guy had the boldness to call for a two-point conversion in a game Michigan won 78-0 It Was absolutely ridiculous what to pay back in spades in due course

That time came on Saturday when Harbaugh stumbled to the banks at the seams with his program – and Rutgers let him off the hook with one of the most enigmatic decisions you will ever see

With the ball on Michigan’s 25 in overtime and attacking all cylinders, Rutgers ran two conservative games and then lost two yards to a kneeling quarterback – an attempt to center the ball for Valentino Ambrosio’s game Winning Field Trial The 45-yarder was straight to the left and Michigan prevailed two hours later at 48:42

“The two games, we weren’t overly aggressive, but they were games that we believed could gain in value and they did,” said Rutgers coach Greg Schiano. “There was probably the third and sixth We just said let’s center it there Val wanted it in the middle You know what? Sometimes you do it, sometimes you don’t. I definitely thought that was within his reach. It just wasn’t tonight ”

That’s not the kicker’s fault.A 45-yarder is a risky college-level endeavor, and Valentino – a companion to the soccer team who just got the starting job last week – was barely tested would they send Adam Vinatieri there

Meanwhile, Harbaugh took fourth in triple overtime and the Wolverines scored the touchdown Perhaps the sport’s most criticized and scrutinized coach, switched quarterbacks, rallying his team after 17-0 down and avoiding the knockout blow because his colleagues on the other sidelines refused to deliver him

“Reminds me of some of the biggest comeback victories I’ve participated in,” said Harbaugh afterwards, “Both teams played with a lot of heart and played very well”

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That’s right Rutgers quarterback Noah Vedral bounced back spectacularly from recent bouts. The Scarlet Knight’s effort went through the roof. Offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson pressed all the right buttons until the carotid artery was within reach

“They did a great job – great job coaching, great work on the roster,” said Harbaugh. “The call-up was really creative. Good base team in all areas So very, very impressed”

It should be The Scarlet Knights used to be his rag doll. Now they’re as good as Michigan

It only took you a few more yards for the cutest repayments on Saturday You took a knee instead

Jerry Carino has been reporting on the New Jersey sports scene since 1996 and the college basketball beat since 2003. He is an Associated Press Top 25 voter Contact him at jcarino @ gannettnjcom

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