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Any team can handle getting beat by an opponent. But this season, the Rutgers football team has been beating itself.The Scarlet Knights (1-2, 0-1) have accrued 28 penalties through three games, which stands second to last in the Big Ten Conference in front of Nebraska (32), according to bigten.org.In the gut-wrenching 37-34 loss to Washington State Sept.
Marcus Applefield does not hail from New Jersey. In fact, the redshirt-freshman offensive lineman might be a polar opposite in comparison to a the tri-state area native.
Last season, Kemoko Turay leaped up to block the game-winning field goal against Michigan as a redshirt-freshman defensive lineman. When he reached the ground, his popularity exploded and spectators began to recognize his freakish talents.
Anthony Cioffi is well-aware of his role for the Rutgers football team. Simply put, he's a safety.
The Rutgers football team could use a little home cooking.After opening the season with an emphatic 63-13 win over Norfolk State the Scarlet Knights have stumbled since, losing back-to-back games, beginning with a 37-34 heartbreaker to Washington State Sept.12, followed by a 28-3 blowout loss in the Big Ten Conference opener last week at Penn State.Since the opening week win, the Knights have also lost their head coach, Kyle Flood and top wide receiver in senior All-American Leonte Carroo to suspensions.But this week Rutgers will return to the Banks for homecoming against Kansas with a window for interim head coach Norries Wilson to get his team back on track.“It’s never as good as you think it’s never as bad as you think,” Wilson said after practice Wednesday.
The Rutgers football team finished its third practice of the week on Wednesday leading up to the homecoming matchup against Kansas.
It would be easy to pack it in.In the week leading up to the Big Ten Conference opener, the Rutgers football team lost its head coach and best offensive weapon to suspension.
The Rutgers University Police Department charged three people on Tuesday for their alleged roles in an altercation involving Rutgers football star wide receiver Leonte Carroo, according to a statement by University spokesman Greg Trevor.Lavern Carroo, 41, of Edison, New Jersey, was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.
True-freshman cornerback Blessuan Austin says it didn’t take long for him to view his teammates as brothers. Austin has started every game for RU this fall.
Julian Pinnix-Odrick wrote an Op-Ed in Monday’s edition of The Daily Targum. The junior defensive tackles remarks were aimed directly at the critics of the program, suggesting the controversy surrounding the team has only strengthened the bond built by ‘R’ family.
Walking into his first Monday press conference as the interim head coach of the Rutgers football team, Norries Wilson wiped the sweat that was beading from his forehead.All 6-foot-6 inches of his former Big Ten offensive lineman build stood behind the podium and he answered questions with bass in his voice that bellowed — Wilson did not need a microphone. The assistant head coach never thought he would be in this position with the Scarlet Knights, but that’s what the situation called for.Things were a little different this Monday for him.
Perhaps this is just what the doctor ordered.On the Monday after its 28-3 nightmare in Happy Valley this past Saturday night, the Rutgers football team turned the page to begin anew.
Interim head coach Norries Wilson is no stranger to leading a Division I football team. Wilson became the first African-American head coach of an Ivy League program when he took the helm at Columbia in 2006.
Penn State fans staged the first-ever "Stripe Out" at Beaver Stadium Sept. 19th, with students assign blue or white depending upon what section they were seated. The Nittany Lions took advantage of the support from the 103,323 in attendance, defeating Rutgers in the 2015 Big Ten opener, 28-3.
Three quarters of the matchup between the Rutgers football team and Penn State last night were hotly contested.
Junior defensive tackle Julian Pinnix-Odrick attempts to corral Penn State senior running back Akeel Lynch in the Nittany Lions 28-3 win over the Knights in the Big Ten Conference opener Sept. 19.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — As heavy showers moved through Beaver Stadium in the second quarter on Saturday night, it felt as if the same dark cloud that has been following the Rutgers football team around for the past week lingered with the program out to central Pennsylvania.Amid the off-field controversies surrounding the three-game suspension and $50,000 fine of head coach Kyle Flood, couple with the arrest of senior captain and star wide receiver Leonte Carroo for simple assault under domestic violence, the Scarlet Knights were adamant on leaving all of that behind them in when they trekked out to Penn State.But when it rains, it pours.
Somehow, disregarding the whirlwind of off-field controversies surrounding the program, the Rutgers football team finds itself in a pivotal third game of the season.Come Saturday night when the Scarlet Knights (1-1) battle Penn State in an 8 p.m.
Junior outside linebacker Steve Longa tallied 12 solos last Saturday against Washington State, a career high, to go with 14 total tackles in the 37-34 loss. Longa led the Knights in tackles last season with 102.
A single win can solve many problems, for winning cures all ails.The Rutgers football team picked a good time to get away.