Big Ten Football Roundup: Week 1

(We know you can go anywhere to find your typical game recap, so we’re changing things up a bit here at the Big Ten OT. Each week we will give you a look at the best, the worst and of course the most viral moments of the Big Ten. So let’s take a look at the biggest talking points coming out of each weekend.) Big Ten football got off to an amazing start, going 3-0 to open the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers' Flood encouraged after opening victory

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers coach Kyle Flood shrugged off Washington State's big passing numbers in the Scarlet Knights' opening victory. Rutgers gave up 532 yards through the air, but little else Thursday night in its 41-38 victory in Seattle. ''I think that style of offense - there's a lack of priority or emphasis on the run game - the passing yards are going...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Rallies To Defeat Washington State 41-38

Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova finally had a great game over a team other than Arkansas.Nova threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns for the Scarlet Knights in their 41-38 win over Washington State in Pullman. Nova's opponent Wazzou quarterback Conner Halliday threw for 532 yards and five touchdowns.The difference was Rutgers has a running game.  Paul James rushed for 179 yards...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers rallies, tops Washington St. in first game as Big Ten member

  Paul James ran for 173 yards and his third touchdown run with 3:24 left gave 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 Conference. Gary Nova threw a 78-yard touchdown to Leonte Carroo on the first play from scrimmage and Rutgers withstood a passing onslaught from Washington State quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers rallies in 4th to beat Cougars 41-38

SEATTLE (AP) Paul James ran for 173 yards and his third touchdown run with 3:24 left gave 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 Conference. Gary Nova threw a 78-yard touchdown to Leonte Carroo on the first play from scrimmage and Rutgers withstood a passing onslaught from Washington...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Scarlet Knights football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

One of college football’s original programs joins perhaps the most historic and tradition-rich conferences. It should be a match made in college football heaven…except Rutgers has never really been good at football, like EVER. So, as the Scarlet Knights enter the Big Ten, little has been expected out of them. B1G West Predictions: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska ...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers QB Nova hopes to thrive under Friedgen

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova is hoping one season with veteran coach Ralph Friedgen as his offensive coordinator will get his game back on track. ''I wish I had him all four years,'' Nova said. ''He's great. He's a great teacher. He's probably the best teacher I've been around, in school, anything.'' And Nova...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Flood under pressure with Rutgers joining Big Ten

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Big Ten. Big bucks. Little expectations - other than from people at the birthplace of college football. Welcome to the Big Ten Conference, Rutgers. No one is going to feel the pressure more than coach Kyle Flood. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a disappointing 6-7 record in their final season in the Big East Conference and the competition is only going to...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Know the Badgers foe: Rutgers

  This is the eighth in a 12-week Friday series looking at the Wisconsin football team's 2014 opponents. Rutgers will close a brutal four-game Big Ten stretch with a home game against Wisconsin on Nov. 1 after playing Michigan, Ohio State and Nebraska consecutively. That run is a big reason the Scarlet Knights are playing the toughest Big Ten slate of any conference team when...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Badger Opposition Research: 2014 Rutgers post-spring edition

Wisconsin is in a unique position in the 2014 football season, as it is the only West division team that gets to welcome both newcomers to the league. MTB has already given you a look at Maryland, but now it’s time to look at UW’s first trip to New Jersey in quite some time. In fact, this will be Wisconsin’s first-ever meeting with college football’s oldest program. So, despite...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fallout: Gary Nova, Florida, Michigan State, and more.

 Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition.Heavy Nova.Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova leaps to the front in the competition to be the Scarlet Knights' starting QB after a strong performance in the school's spring game on Saturday. (AP/ESPN)Five for Fighting.Pat Dooley names five games that could make or break Florida's 2014 season. They are Alabama (at Tuscaloosa, Sept....
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers Fans In Wheelchairs Score Touchdown On Cool Reverse Play (Video)

The reverse is one of the most exciting plays in football. Two special young Rutgers University fans got to experience that excitement this weekend, on the field of their favorite team, no less. In a cool scene at Rutgers’ facility Saturday, 11-year-old Danny Garofalo and 16-year-old Matt DeRiggi took the field at the end of practice for one final play. DeRiggi took the handoff...
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Rutgers near deal to hire Friedgen

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Rutgers is close to hiring former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen as its offensive coordinator. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because contract details were still being worked out. Friedgen coached the Terrapins from 2001-10 and went 75-50, including 9-4 in his last season. He was 5-2 in bowl...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame Fighting Irish(8-4) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights(6-6), 12/28, 12:00 pm EST,ESPN The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will go head to head Saturday with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Rutgers has had a mediocre season with a 6-6 record. Notre Dame has also taken a gigantic step back from last year’s BCCS title game with a 8-4...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Scarlet Knights Torched By UCF in Primetime

The Rutgers slump continued Thursday night in primetime with a 41-17 loss to No. 17 UCF. The Scarlet Knights fell behind early against the high-powered UCF offense, and received little help from the struggling Gary Nova.
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Zach Edwards: American (Defensive Player) of the Week, Plus Rutgers TV and Time

The first major honor of Zach Edward's UC career was handed down today. He was named the American Defensive Player of the Week after his standout performance against Memphis on Wednesday. Edwards made 11 tackles and had a huge fumble recovery that set up a score. He's been incredible all season long. Glad to see that he got noticed by the league. He deserves all the attention...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss TV: Temple at Rutgers Aftermath

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers did not make it look easy but escaped with a 23-20 victory over Temple to end a losing skid. Thanks to late-game heroics from quarterback Gary Nova and receiver Leonte Carroo, the Scarlet Knights go into their final bye needing one more win for bowl eligibility.
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Nova, Carroo Lead Four-Quarter Escape

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers coach Kyle Flood yet again stuck with quarterback Gary Nova, and this time it paid off with a bounce-back performance against Temple. Nova’s 371 yards and three passing touchdowns led the Scarlet Knights to a comeback 23-20 victory after an ugly first half.
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Nova's late TD pass gives Rutgers 23-20 win

Gary Nova threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Leonte Carroo on a fourth-and-10 play with 35 seconds to go to give Rutgers an improbable 23-20 victory over Temple on Saturday. The eight-play, 72-yard march with no time outs came a little more than a minute after linebackers Kevin Snyder and Steve Longa stopped Kenneth Harper for a 1-yard loss on a fourth-and-1 at the Scarlet Knights...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Video Preview: Temple at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Quarterback Gary Nova retained his starting job this week and Rutgers could be down two more starters in the secondary against Temple. What does it mean and where do the Scarlet Knights stand? previews and predicts game eight.
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Flood decides to stay with Nova as Rutgers QB

Gary Nova is going to remain the quarterback for Rutgers. Coach Kyle Flood announced late Thursday that Nova will start Saturday against Temple despite poor performances in consecutive losses. Nova completed 7 of 15 attempts for 138 yards and threw three interceptions in a 49-14 loss to Houston last Saturday before being relieved by Chas Dodd in the third quarter. After the game...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

No.8 Louisville Cardinals VS Rutgers Scarlet Knights Recap

Thursday night the No.8 Louisville Cardinals defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 24-10. The Cardinals defense stepped up and gave the team a lift on an off night for Teddy Bridgewater. I picked the Knights to win this game but the Cardinals proved me wrong. Rutgers offense suffered horribly without Paul James as they rushed for a putrid 12 yards. Gary Nova was bad himself as he...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 8 Louisville survives Rutgers, 24-10

Rutgers trailed eighth-ranked Louisville 17-10 and coach Kyle Flood liked his team's chances with 10 minutes remaining. The Scarlet Knights (4-2, 1-1 American Athletic Conference) just couldn't take advantage, making key turnovers against the Cardinals (6-0, 2-0) in a 24-10 defeat Thursday night. Cornerback Anthony Cioffi had just sacked Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisville downs Rutgers, leads AAC

Louisville intercepted passes on back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter, the last to set up Teddy Bridgewater's 3-yard touchdown pass that clinched the Cardinals' 24-10 victory over Rutgers on Thursday night. Defense was the story for the eighth-ranked Cardinals (6-0, 2-0 American Athletic Conference), who had four interceptions and sacked Gary Nova eight times. Safety...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Vance Bedford & The Louisville Defense Own Rutgers QB Gary Nova

When you look back at the last meeting between Louisville and Rutgers, the most memorable aspect of that game is Teddy Bridgewater’s heroic efforts. Despite having a bum ankle and a fractured wrist, Bridgewater hobbled on to the field midway through the first quarter and led his team to a victory and a BCS bowl bid. While Teddy and the Cards deserve a lot of credit, folks seem...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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