Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The last time Michigan State played at home, the Spartans lost to Ohio State — a defeat that derailed so many of their hopes for this season.
True freshmen running backs Josh Hicks and Robert Martin had told their Rutgers teammates it was coming.
As soon as Rutgers’ inaugural Big Ten schedule came out, the three-week run of games against Ohio State, Nebraska and Wisconsin popped out as the toughest stretch.
Facing a potential first start, Rutgers redshirt freshman quarterback Chris Laviano is trying not to change.
The Buckeyes may have the hottest offense in America these days, averaging 56 points, 35 first downs and 623 yards in its recent win streak.
Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova has played well overall this year besides one bad game against Penn State in which he threw five interceptions. He has seven TDs and three interceptions in his last three games.
While Rutgers coach Kyle Flood doesn’t like to talk about the big picture, it’s hard to ignore at the halfway point of the Scarlet Knights’ first season in the Big Ten Conference.
Hermann made a remark about “reaching out and touching the donors,” according to a report. Her punchline? Don’t do it “in a Sandusky way.”
Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann has issued an apology in regard to fans who displayed questionable behavior on Saturday night at High Point Solutions Stadium.
Athletic Director Julie Hermann announced the deal Thursday, two days before the Scarlet Knights (2-0) play their first Big Ten Conference game against Penn State (2-0).
Rutgers has defeated Penn State twice in 24 tries, once in 1918 and again 70 years later in 1988. The teams haven’t played since 1995, two years after Penn State joined the Big Ten.
Playing in the Big Ten Conference, Rutgers (1-0) isn’t going to be favored in many games, if any. Its non-conference home opener against Howard (0-1) of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is one of those games.
Paul James ran for 173 yards and scored his third touchdown with 3:24 left to give Rutgers a wild 41-38 victory over Washington State on Thursday night in the Scarlet Knights’ first game as a member of the Big Ten.
Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand and former Penn State player Adam Taliaferro will be the honorary captains when the Scarlet Knights play their first Big Ten game against the Nittany Lions on Sept. 13.
Rutgers announced Tuesday that it has dismissed quarterback Philip Nelson from its football program after he was charged in connection with an assault that left another man critically injured in Minnesota.