Derrick Walton Jr. scored 10 of his 12 points in the final six minutes as short-handed Michigan defeated Rutgers 54-50 on Tuesday night.
Not only will Rutgers be heading to a bowl game for the fourth year in a row and for the ninth time in 10 seasons, but they are getting a chance to play a school from one of the top five power conferences.
Ameer Abdullah ran for 225 yards and three touchdowns and set a school record with 341 all-purpose yards, leading No. 16 Nebraska to a 42-24 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.
Gary Nova threw for a career-best 404 yards and three touchdowns and Rutgers added to slumping Michigan’s woes with a 26-24 victory on Saturday night.
Justin Goodwin ran for 104 yards on 26 carries, replacing the injured Paul James, as Rutgers beat Navy 31-24 on Saturday.
Nova connected with James on scoring passes of 69 and 31 yards and added tosses of 38 yards to Leonte Carroo and 19 to John Tsimis as the Scarlet Knights (2-0) scored 31-straight first-half points to overcome an early deficit.
Michael Dixon Jr. scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and No. 22 Memphis led from start to finish in a 64-59 victory over Rutgers on Thursday night.
As soon as Rutgers’ 2-point attempt tipped off Brandon Coleman’s finger tips and fell to the ground, Derek Carr fell to his knees in relief. His emotional month ended with a memorable win.
The Scarlet Knights lost five starters on the back seven from a year ago and the new group gets little time to ease into the job as Rutgers opens the season against Derek Carr and Fresno State on Thursday night.
Hermann will replace Tim Pernetti, whose resignation from the university came last month amid the Mike Rice coaching abuse scandal.
Rutgers’ board of governors will meet Tuesday to sign off on a contract that will allow Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan to take over the Scarlet Knights’ scandal-marred basketball program.
Rutgers is turning to one of its greatest players to lead the basketball program out of one of its darkest hours and into a future that will see it enter the Big Ten Conference in 2014.
While Jordan and Rutgers worked to make him the head of the university’s scandal-marred basketball program, there was more bad news for the Scarlet Knights.
What has Rice been up to since his firing from Rutgers? He’s coaching a girls youth basketball team — and it seems the parents like him.