Though a 20-17 loss to Louisville in the finale dashed the Scarlet Knights’ hopes for the program’s first BCS berth, the consolation prize of the Russell Athletic Bowl presents coach Kyle Flood and his players with an opportunity to add another accomplishment.
The feel around this game should be like 2006, when the Scarlet Knights upset the Cardinals, then the No. 3 team in the nation. Now, on Thursday night, Rutgers needs that same special moment created by the best atmosphere in program history.
Rutgers’ outside linebacker Khaseem Greene has been named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads needs to look no further than across the field at Yankee Stadium to find an example of a program that has gone from a longtime loser to a consistent winner.
Army and Rutgers are set to renew their rivalry at Yankee Stadium on Saturday with the Scarlet Knights try to improve their bowl position.