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Badgers Opposition Research: Way-too-early Look at Rutgers

(Over the next few weeks we’ll be giving you some good old fashioned Badgers opposition research…aka a look at the 2015 schedule after the 2014 season). Previous Looks: Hawaii | Miami (OH) | 2014 Record: 8-52014 Billingsley Ranking: 49th2014 Team Stats: 2014 Crazy Stat: 30:16 The Scarlet Knights won the time of possession battle last season with an average of 30:16 to 29:38...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Rutgers dominates North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl

In what was supposed to be a battle of powerful offenses going up against questionable defenses, instead it was Rutgers (8-5) finishing the 2014 season with a flourish in the Quick Lane Bowl with a convincing 40-21 win over North Carolina (6-7). TWO THIRD-YEAR HEAD COACHES, TWO DIFFERENT ENDINGS Rutgers has now been to a bowl game in four straight seasons, and Kyle Flood has been...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers hammers North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT -- Josh Hicks ran for 202 yards and a touchdown and Rutgers beat North Carolina 40-21 on Friday night in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. Gary Nova threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns, and Robert Martin ran for 100 yards and two scores to help the Scarlet Knights (8-5) cap their first Big Ten season. Hicks was selected the player of the game. Owned and operated...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers beats North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT (AP) Josh Hicks ran for 202 yards and a touchdown and Rutgers beat North Carolina 40-21 on Friday night in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. Gary Nova threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns, and Robert Martin ran for 100 yards and two scores to help the Scarlet Knights (8-5) cap their first Big Ten season. Hicks was selected the player of the game. Owned and operated...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC faces Rutgers in Detroit's 1st Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT (AP) With the NFL's Lions taking over Detroit's bowl game, the city was able to upgrade its conference matchup, going from a top Mid-American Conference team and an at-large berth to a Big Ten vs. ACC pairing. Newcomer Rutgers is representing the Big Ten in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl on Friday against one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's anchor schools, North Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

tBBC Bowl Preview: Quick Lane Bowl – Rutgers vs North Carolina

Quick Lane Bowl Ford Field Detroit, Michigan 4:30 PM Friday, December 26th Rutgers (7-5) vs North Carolina (6-6) Ford Field, where everyone wants to spend Boxing Day. For most people, Christmas is about spending time with the family but for the college football teams who have bowls in the couple days around Christmas, the players will be spending the holiday away from home. Fortunately...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Lane Bowl breakdown: North Carolina vs. Rutgers

QUICK LANE BOWL: NORTH CAROLINA (6-6) VS. RUTGERS (7-5) FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 4:30 P.M., ESPN KEY MATCHUP UNC's much-maligned defense has been historically bad, and as a result, defensive coordinator Vic Koenning and the Tar Heels parted ways. But this group has a chance to redeem itself against a Rutgers offense that has been up and down in its own right, averaging anywhere from 2.48...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Lane Bowl Preview: Rutgers Vs. North Carolina

Next up in our series of Big Ten bowl previews is the Quick Lane Bowl. The Scarlet Knights of Rutgers will make their way to Detroit to take on the Tar Heels from the ACC. Let’s see how our writers have it shaking out. Princess Sparkle — North Carolina was an up and down team all season.  They come out and have wins against great teams like Georgia Tech and Duke and then lose...
Via Know It All Football
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers-North Carolina Preview

A trip to Detroit for a bowl game may not normally be a welcome one for a school located in cold-weather territory. Rutgers feels otherwise. The Scarlet Knights look to cap a successful first season in the Big Ten with a victory in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 when they meet one of the nation's worst defensive teams in North Carolina. Rutgers (7-5) wasn't expected to do much this...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers waiting for bowl announcement on Sunday

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) While the bowl announcement won't be made until this weekend, Rutgers seemingly will be headed to one of six cities when the postseason games are announced. Among the likely options: Detroit, Dallas, Jacksonville, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee or Santa Clara, California. The Scarlet Knights (7-5, 3-5) will hand the Big Ten Conference a list of their top three...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten weekend efforts: 1. Wisconsin, 3. Nebraska, 11. Iowa

It was kind of a newsy weekend in Big Ten country.Nebraska’s coach got fired, Wisconsin won its way into the Big Ten title game, Ohio State lost its quarterback to injury, Illinois got bowl-eligible, and Maryland and Iowa blew leads of 25 and 17 points, respectively, to lose home games.Here are the rankings of the Big Ten’s Week 14 performances:1. Wisconsin, W 34-24 vs. MinnesotaHail...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 30, 2014

Big Ten football roundup: Week 14 in review

We’ve come to the end of the Big Ten football season. Hard to imagine that we’ve gone 14 weeks already. Alas, some good things happened along the way and Week 14 didn’t disappoint for drama and craziness. I mean, what else would you expect from one of the wildest seasons we’ve seen in recent college football history. Wisconsin and Minnesota battled to the bitter end for the...
Via Talking 10
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers rallies past Maryland 41-38

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Gary Nova threw for 347 yards and four touchdowns, and Rutgers rallied from a 25-point deficit to beat Maryland 41-38 Saturday. The Scarlet Knights (7-5, 3-5 Big Ten) trailed 35-10 late in the first half before scoring touchdowns on four straight possessions to pull even. Rutgers took its first lead when Kyle Federico kicked a 25-yard field goal with 6:14...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nova throws 2 TDs to Carroo, Rutgers bowl eligible

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Gary Nova threw two touchdown passes to Leonte Carroo and Robert Martin ran for three more as Rutgers defeated Indiana 45-23 on Saturday to become bowl eligible for the ninth time in 10 seasons. The win barely overshadowed a magnificent performance by Indiana halfback Tevin Coleman, who rushed for a career-high 307 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown run late...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers needs 1 win to become bowl eligible

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers seemed likely to be bowl eligible in its first season in the Big Ten Conference after piling up five wins. Not anymore. The Scarlet Knights (5-4, 1-4) are riding a three-game losing streak after falling to No. 13 Ohio State (7-1, 4-0), No. 15 Nebraska (8-1, 4-1) and No. 25 Wisconsin (6-2, 3-1) by a combined score of 135-41. The once-promising season...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers held to season-low 139 yards in 37-0 loss

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) The question in Piscataway all week was whether quarterback Gary Nova would be healthy enough to start for Rutgers. Nova got the start over redshirt freshman Chris Laviano and it really didn't make a difference in a 37-0 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday. Rutgers (5-4, 1-4) got blown out again. ''It's been the same repeating thing the past three weeks,'' said Nova...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers back home looking to rebound vs. Wisconsin

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers could not stop the run on the road in getting a taste of Big Ten Conference reality against No. 13 Ohio State and No. 17 Nebraska. Things may only get worse at home with Wisconsin on tap. Wisconsin (5-2, 2-1) will bring the nation's second-leading rusher, Melvin Gordon, to High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday when it faces Rutgers (5-3, 1-3). Not...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers predictions: Game 8 at Rutgers

Coming off a blowout win over a first-time Big Ten opponent, Wisconsin now goes on the road -- yes, the Badgers do actually play away from Camp Randall Stadium -- and try to do the same against Rutgers. As with previous weeks, finding predicitons from around the web have been a bit slim, largely due to Wisconsin not being ranked, but also a little bit due to the opponent. This likely...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

No matter which QB plays for Rutgers, Badgers will prepare the same

MADISON, Wis. -- Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood enters the week with a quarterback question he cannot fully answer. Not yet, at least. The question: Will starting quarterback Gary Nova be healthy enough to play after sustaining a knee injury on Saturday against Nebraska? "That decision could come at any point during the week," Flood told reporters during his weekly Monday news...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State football tickets 49% above average with OSU coming to town

The Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1), who rank No. 13 in the most recent AP Poll, will look for their fifth straight win as they travel to Happy Valley to face the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2). Ohio State is coming off a convincing 56-17 home victory over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.  Quarterback J.T. Barrett threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns. Barrett added 107 rushing yards and...
Via Nittany Lions Den
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes Handle Rutgers 56-17

The Buckeyes welcome the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to the friendly confines of Ohio Stadium for the first time as a Big Ten Team. The welcoming was none too friendly, however, as the Buckeyes controlled the game from start to finish on the way to a 56-17 victory. JT Barrett had another excellent day throwing the football, completing 19/31 passes for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns. He...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers hopes to sack Ohio State's lethal offense

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- First, Ohio State provided the opposition in Maryland's first Big Ten home game two weeks ago. Now the 13th-ranked Buckeyes host Rutgers in its first conference road trip. "That's another monumental game right there," said Scarlet Knights offensive tackle Keith Lumpkin. "It's a dream to play in that stadium. Some people might find it nerve-wracking or kind...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What Do You Want To See? Rutgers

Well, here we are again. No more idle weeks. Time for the Buckeyes to show the rest of the country how good they are. Rutgers will be our first victim. Heres what I and the rest of the staff want: A win: Duh. A big win: Double duh. Offense with 300 passing and 150 rushing: Balance baby. Defense baby: OSU has the fewest missed tackles among all power conferences. Keep it that way...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Across The Web: Rutgers

We welcome another B1G Brother into the conference this weekend, as Ohio State hosts new member Rutgers in their first trip to The Horseshoe. To help give us insight into the Scarlet Knight program, we reached out to Ryan Dunleavy from Gannett’s MyCentralJersey.com site. Give him a follow and ask him Twilight Zone questions at his twitter address: @rydunleavy First, welcome to...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State midseason evaluation: Terrible offense but bowl game still in sight?

I have been meaning to share my midseason evaluation of Penn State for a few days now, but other writing conflicts and requirements have been continuing to get in the way. But, before we enter the weekend and begin to shift the focus to Ohio State, I figured today was as good a time as any to put my thoughts on Penn State’s 2014 season to this point on the record. So here we go...
Via Nittany Lions Den
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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