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The Scarlet Knights had put up a good fight, but the Wolverines had worn them down and were on their way to an easy victory. Giovanni Rescigno had other ideas. The junior quarterback, starting just his third game of the season, led the team on its best drive of the season — an 11-play, 75-yard march down the field that was capped by a Gus Edwards touchdown run.
ANN ARBOR, Ml -- It was a big day for the Rutgers football team, as the Scarlet Knights (2-4, 1-2) won their first Big Ten game since 2016, defeating Illinois by a score of 35-24. Stock UpThese players/coaches performed well and improved their stock.Offensive LineThe big guys at front really only get noticed when they don't do a good job, but deserve recognition for the way they played against the Illini.
Rutgers football head coach Chris Ash will have no problem pointing out that the only statistic he cares about is a win versus a loss.But at the same time, the second-year head man will not be shy to point out his team's struggles on the offensive side of the ball.
But the Rutgers secondary stepped up against Purdue, held the Boilermakers to under 200 passing yards, intercepted two passes and was at the forefront of a sensational defensive effort by the Knights.
It was a big day for the Rutgers football team, as the Scarlet Knights (2-4, 1-2) won their first Big Ten game since 2016, defeating Illinois by a score of 35-24.
Looking ahead to the Rutgers football team's homecoming game against Purdue this Saturday, The Daily Targum reached out to the Purdue Exponent, the student newspaper of Purdue.
The Rutgers football team will look to make it two Big Ten wins in a
row when it takes on Purdue in its Homecoming game this Saturday. The
Scarlet Knights (2-4, 1-2) are coming off a 35-24 road win over Illinois
where they rushed for 274 yards and 5 touchdowns in a dominating
performance.The Boilermakers (3-3, 1-2) are coming off a
hard-fought 17-9 loss against No. 7 Wisconsin and are much improved from
a year ago when the team went 3-9 and had just one Big Ten victory — a
34-31 overtime win over Illinois. Here is what to watch for when the two
teams face off at noon on Saturday.
The Rutgers offensive turned heads in the first game of the season, when it held its own and played a strong game against Washington, a team with one of the best defensive lines in the country.But that success wasn't there in a loss to Eastern Michigan and especially in a loss to Nebraska, when the team only ran for 68 yards, averaging just 2.8 yards per carry.
Leading up to Saturday’s game against Illinois, things went from bad to worse for the Rutgers secondary.
It was never supposed to be easy for the Rutgers football team in the Big Ten. But on Saturday against Illinois, running the ball was no problem at all, as the Scarlet Knights racked up 280 rushing yards"You can’t let a team run the ball like that.
Stock UpThese players/coaches performed well and improved their stock.Offensive LineThe big guys at front really only get noticed when they don't do a good job, but really deserve recognition for the way they played against the Illini.
Looking ahead to the Rutgers football team's game against Illinois, the Daily Targum reached out to the Daily Illini, the student newspaper of Illinois.
Things went from bad to worse for the Rutgers secondary — as one game after losing starting cornerback Blessuan Austin for the season with a torn ACL — starting safety Saquan Hampton suffered a shoulder injury that could also keep him out for the remainder of the 2017 campaign.
The bad news for the Rutgers football team? It was just embarrassed at home by No. 11 Ohio State to the tune of 56-0.
The struggles continued for the Rutgers football team when it was beaten down at home by No. 11 Ohio State by a score of 56-0.
The Rutgers football team is set to take on No. 11 Ohio State this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in its first conference home game of the season. In anticipation of the matchup, The Daily Targum reached out to Colin Hass-Hill, sports editor at The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, for insight on the Buckeyes. Colin was nice enough to oblige and can be found on Twitter — @chasshill — for news and updates on the Ohio State football team.
When you think of the Rutgers football program in the 21st century, the name Greg Schiano holds more weight than any, as he transformed the program from perennial cupcakes to an 11-2 season in 2006, reaching as high as No. 8 in the national polls.
If you were thinking of one player that the Rutgers football team's
defense could not afford to lose, junior cornerback Blessuan Austin
would most likely be at the top of that list.And as it so
happened, the Scarlet Knights lost their three-year starter last
Saturday when he tore his ACL against Nebraska, an injury that will keep
him out for the rest of the 2017 season.In steps sophomore Damon
Hayes, who despite his age, has plenty of experience on the Rutgers
defense and will look to fill Austin's shoes as one of the two
A brief look at Kyle Bolin's stats this season would suggest the Louisville graduate transfer has been a disappointment for Rutgers.
To put things lightly, Chris Ash has not had a very strong start to the 2017 season. With the exception of the game against Morgan State, he has made critical errors as a head coach that show that the second-year man still has a lot to learn.