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Louisville quarterback Will Stein (4) celebrates at the end of a game against Rutgers. (Nov. 29, 2012)

Louisville 20, Rutgers 17

With a chance to clinch the Big East title and a BCS Bowl bid, Rutgers fell to Louisville, 20-17, Thursday in Piscataway, N.J.

Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova throws a pass during
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Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Louisville tight end Ryan Hubbell catches a pass
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Louisville tight end Ryan Hubbell catches a pass in front of Rutgers defensive back Duron Harmon (32) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Will Stein
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PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Will Stein #4 of the Louisville Cardinals looks to pass against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the first half in a game at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 29, 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Jamil Merrell #92
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PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Jamil Merrell #92 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrates with teammate Mark Harrison #81 after Harrison scored a touchdown against the Louisville Cardinals during the second quarter in a game at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 29, 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Tight End Ryan
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PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Tight End Ryan Hubbell #83 of the Louisville Cardinals lunges to the end zone but is stopped by Logan Ryan #11 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the first half in a game at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 29, 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Rutgers players run onto the field for a
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Rutgers players run onto the field for a game against Louisville in Piscataway, N.J. (Nov. 29, 2012)

Rutgers wide receiver Mark Harrison (81) celebrates his
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Rutgers wide receiver Mark Harrison (81) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Quron Pratt during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rutgers wide receiver Mark Harrison (81) runs for
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Rutgers wide receiver Mark Harrison (81) runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Wide receiver Quron Pratt (7) runs near Harrison. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Fans celebrate a Rutgers touchdown during the first
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Fans celebrate a Rutgers touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rutgers tight end Paul Carrezola catches a ball
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Rutgers tight end Paul Carrezola catches a ball as he warms up for Rutgers' NCAA college football game against Louisville in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Rutgers is leaving the Big East for the Big Ten in 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rutgers players warm up for an NCAA college
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Rutgers players warm up for an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Rutgers is leaving the Big East for the Big Ten in 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Wide receiver Mark
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PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Wide receiver Mark Harrison #81of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights runs past Calvin Pryor #25 of the Louisville Cardinals after making a catch as he scores a touchdown during the second quarter in a game at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 29, 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Louisville quarterback Will Stein throws a pass during
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Louisville quarterback Will Stein throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Tight End Ryan
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PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Tight End Ryan Hubbell #83 of the Louisville Cardinals lunges to the end zone but is stopped by Logan Ryan #11 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the first half in a game at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 29, 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images) ** Bestpix **

Louisville quarterback Will Stein (4) celebrates at the
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Louisville quarterback Will Stein (4) celebrates at the end of a game against Rutgers. (Nov. 29, 2012)

Louisville linebacker James Burgess (13) intercepts a Rutgers
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Louisville linebacker James Burgess (13) intercepts a Rutgers pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Louisville won 20-17. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Louisville cornerback Terell Floyd (19) intercepts a Rutgers
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Louisville cornerback Terell Floyd (19) intercepts a Rutgers pass to seal the win with about a minute left in an NCAA college football game in Piscataway, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Louisville won 20-17. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Adrian Bushell #21
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PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Adrian Bushell #21 of the Louisville Cardinals kisses the Big East Championship trophy after beating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 20-17 in a game at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 29, 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Wide receiver DeVante
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PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Wide receiver DeVante Parker #9 of the Louisville Cardinals jumps over Logan Ryan #11 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to make a catch for a touchdown during the third quarter in a game at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 29, 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Louisville defeated Rutgers 20-17 to win the Big East championship. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

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