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When Leonte Carroo broke the Rutgers football program’s all-time receiving touchdowns record last Saturday in the season opener against Norfolk State, a certain Scarlet Knights legend paid homage.On Twitter, the Rutgers all-time receptions leader (210 in three seasons) and current Cincinnati Bengals standout Mohamed Sanu called Carroo the G.O.A.T.
After squeezing by Washington State out west in a 41-38 shootout last year, it would have been absurd for anyone on the Rutgers football team to chalk up this Saturday’s rematch at High Point Solutions Stadium as a “give me” game.But that changed last weekend, to a degree, when the likes of lowly Portland State pulled off a 24-17 upset on the Cougars’ home turf in Pullman, Washington.Back over on the east coast in Piscataway, New Jersey, the Scarlet Knights strung together one of their most complete performances in recent memory in their 63-13 season-opening blowout of Norfolk State.
The offensive line is still a work in progress for the Rutgers football team, but the Scarlet Knights in the trenches were able to glean some confidence from their 63-13 opening week blowout of Norfolk State.After losing Betim Bujari, who started all 13 games at center last season, head coach Kyle Flood looked for someone to step up.Enter Derrick Nelson, the junior offensive lineman assigned to fill Bujari's shoes.
The relationship between junior wide receiver Janarion Grant and sophomore running back Josh Hicks goes beyond more than just normal teammates.
With senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo collecting three touchdowns on three catches, a quarterback controversy coming to a close and an explosion of offense from the Rutgers football team in a 63-13 win against Norfolk State, it’s easy to forget about who scored the first touchdown for the Scarlet Knights.The Knight who did might be one of the biggest mysteries to anyone other than someone on Rutgers coaching staff and players.
Kyle Flood’s first game week didn't exactly go according to plan. The head coach of the Rutgers football team would be hard-pressed to tell you the conditions were ideal for the Scarlet Knights in the week leading up to the season opener last Saturday.While attempting to get his team ready for Norfolk State, Flood had to face a media frenzy that began buzzing two weeks ago when NJ Advance Media first reported that the fourth-year head coach was being investigated for impermissible contact with a faculty member regarding the academic status of junior cornerback Nadir Barnwell, who was listed as a starter on the spring depth chart.But it only got worse from there.Less than 48 hours before the 2015 season was scheduled to kickoff,
With temperatures reaching the mid-90s and thunderstorm sirens signaling a storm was within five miles, head football coach Kyle Flood addressed the media following the conclusion of Wednesday’s practice.
Sophomore quarterback Hayden Rettig received an outpouring of support after Chris Laviano was named the starter against Washington State Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium.
Head coach Kyle Flood believes the media scrutiny surrounding the football program has helped to unite his team, evidence by the 63-13 whitewash in the Knights season opener against Norfolk State.
One of the lingering on-field questions for the Rutgers football team entering the season opener this past weekend against Norfolk State was the status of the running backs corps and how four backs listed as co-starters would work together.Senior running back Paul James figured to be the one earning the bulk of the carries as a returning starter.
After breaking down the film and determining the evaluation of his two sophomore quarterbacks from their performances in Saturday’s 63-13 route of Norfolk State, Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood came to a decision on Monday.Citing the overall body of work as a pivotal factor in reaching the ultimate decision, the fourth-year head coach elected to go with Chris Laviano over Hayden Rettig for when the Scarlet Knights (1-0) host Washington State (0-1) on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium.While both quarterbacks impressed in the season opener in their respective ways, Flood’s choice to go with Laviano seems to stem from the consistency that the Glen Head, New York, native has possessed since he and Rettig entered the position battle back in the spring.“The body of work.
Less than 10 minutes before the Rutgers football team kicked off its 2015 season against Norfolk State at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday, the program announced in a news release the dismissal of five players who were suspended indefinitely after their arrests on Thursday.Junior cornerback Nadir Barnwell, sophomore cornerback Dre Boggs, sophomore fullback Razohnn Gross, junior cornerback Ruhann Peele and junior free safety Delon Stephenson were dismissed from the team after their roles in an alleged assault that took place on Delafield Street in New Brunswick on April 25, where one University student suffered a broken jaw.
A glance at the box score doesn't tell the whole story.The Rutgers football team earned a decisive victory in its season opener at High Point Solutions Stadium Saturday, 63-13 over Norfolk State, but the 50-point margin of victory seemed unimaginable after the Spartans opening drive.After being outscored 128-0 in the three previous meetings between the two schools, Norfolk State carved up the Scarlet Knights defense in the Spartan's first offensive series, needing just five plays to cover 75 yards, capped by a 16 yard touchdown pass from NSU quarterback Greg Hankerson to give the visitors a 7-0 lead before Rutgers fans had time to settle in their seats.“I thought the football team did a good job today getting better as the game went on,” said Knights head coach Kyle flood.
After his team’s 63-13 blowout win over Norfolk State on Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium, Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood caught up with former Virginia head football coach Al Groh.As the two walked back up to the Hale Center before Flood departed to meet with the media for his postgame press conference, Groh reflected on a quarterback situation he once had with the Cavaliers where the play of his two signal-callers was so good that he couldn’t commit on a single starter.“I said: In all my years, I don't know if I remember a situation like this where both quarterbacks were both doing a really nice job and playing at a high level and the decision part of this has become a much longer process than I anticipated,” Flood said.
After suffering a fractured fibula in the fall of 2013 and a torn right ACL in the Sept. of 2014, running back Paul James returns for his senior season with hopes of staying healthy.
After a rough start to his career as a freshman, Kyle Federico feels he has learned from his experiences entering his senior season.
Anthony Cioffi takes over at the starting free safety position after Delon Stephenson’s arrest and suspension from the football team.
Since the spring, sophomore quarterbacks Chris Laviano, left, and Hayden Rettig ,right, have each presented strong cases to head coach Kyle Flood for playing time. Flood said he would evaluate Rettig’s performance at halftime before deciding on who to play in the second half.
After spending the past two falls on the sidelines, Hayden Rettig makes his collegiate football debut as the starting quarterback for Rutgers.