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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Despite having six players kicked off the team minutes before the season opener, there was a lot of optimism at Rutgers after beating Norfolk State. The Scarlet Knights found they had two decent quarterbacks and the schedule seemed to be in their favor. Washington State was coming off a stunning loss to Portland State. Penn State was upset by Temple and Kansas...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Says: Penn State Needs to Weather the Emotional Storm Against Rutgers

“Fred Says” is the continuation of a newsletter series originally written and published by Fred Arnold. Fred was a member of the Space Coast Penn State Alumni Association group in Brevard County, Florida. He passed away in April of 2015. Fred’s nephew, Jarrad Arnold, has decided to continue Fred’s work in the form of a recurring series of articles here on Know It All Football...
Via Know It All Football
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers' Janarion Grant is becoming complete player

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Returning kicks and punts for touchdowns is nothing new for Janarion Grant. The first time Grant touched the ball for the Scarlet Knights, he scored on a 100-yard kickoff return against Fresno State in 2013. This season has been even better. The junior had a career game against Washington State on Saturday, scoring on a 100-yard kickoff return and a 55-yard...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Writers Awards for Week 2

It was a fairly successful week for the Big Ten. Twelve of the 14 teams recorded wins, thanks in large part to some outstanding individual performances. Here are the players and coaches our writers felt stood out as the Big Ten’s best in Week 2. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa — Beathard torched in-state rival Iowa State through the air, going 15 of 25 for...
Via Know It All Football
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Report: Have the Wheels Come Off?

Last month’s distractions—including investigations into Coach Flood’s communication with professors and the player suspensions/dismissals—seemed to fade as Rutgers beat down Norfolk State 63-13 in week one’s annual patsy tune-up game. The start of week two made me think Rutgers had survived a bad news tsunami. I was wrong. Rutgers’ offense struggled and its defense was...
Via Know It All Football
22 days ago  |  Discuss

B1G Numbers: Gophers high, newbies laid low

Week 2. The Big Ten went 12-2 against the world. It beat Oregon. And Indiana State, Florida International, Western Illinois, South Alabama ... Here is this week’s Fun with Numbers, at least one for each Big Ten team: -3 — Wisconsin held Miami (Ohio) to minus-3 yards rushing in the Badgers’ 57-0 win. That topped anything Wisconsin had done since it limited Northern Illinois...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
25 days ago

CFB Recap: top performers of week two

In an undesirable week for the SEC with Auburn and Missouri both escaping potential losses from unranked opponents, as well as South Carolina’s and Arkansas’ losses to Kentucky and Toledo, respectively, week two of the 2015 college football season has certainly lived up to its hype as far as shaking the trees of rankings. There were multiple shutouts and many players on defense...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football Roundup: Week 2

Each week throughout the football season we’ll bring you a look at the best and worst of teams, players, moments and more from Big Ten football…it’s our way of recapping the action so you don’t have to watch all 14 games to keep up to date. Enjoy! Umm….at least the Big Ten isn’t the SEC? Week 2 proved to be awful for america’s “toughest” conference, while the Big...
Via Talking 10
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Falk leads Washington State past Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Luke Falk led a 10-play, 90-yard touchdown drive, finding River Cracraft with an eight-yard strike with :13 left to lift Washington State past Rutgers, 37-34 Saturday. Falk threw for 468 yards and four touchdowns. While Janarion Grant tried to be the hero for Rutgers, returning two kicks for touchdowns, he couldn't return the final kickoff for a touchdown....
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Football: Week one report card

Rutgers began their 2015 college football season with a trouncing victory over the Norfolk State Spartans 63-13. Instead of talking about in-game matchups and coaching strategies pregame, headlines circled around Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood and his job security as well as the five players dismissed from the football program before the season opener following arrests stemming from...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers returns 2nd-half kickoff for TD, students miss chance at $100,000 (VIDEO)

Rutgers was going to give out $100,000 to 100 lucky students — $1,000 to each randomly picked kid — if the team took the season's opening kickoff back for a touchdown. Speedy junior return man Janarion Grant did take one to the house during the Scarlet Knights' 63-13 victory against Norfolk State on Saturday... but in the second half. 100 @RFootball students would have...
Via The Other Paper
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers offense proving dynamic against Norfolk State

The match up between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Norfolk State Rams at High Point Solutions Stadium has been a cupcake game nearing the start of the fourth quarter despite the effort of a two-touchdown count for Norfolk State’s quarterback Greg Hankerson. Late into the third quarter (6:03 remaining), third down conversions have proved troublesome for Norfolk State (4-for-10...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Flush with cash after 2.3% tuition & fee increase...Rutgers to give students $100K if team scores on season's opening KO

If Rutgers junior kick returner Janarion Grant takes one to the house on the Scarlet Knights' season-opening kickoff against Norfolk State on September 5, the school will pay 100 lucky students $1,000 each.One can do that with year over year 2.3 percent tuition and fee increases. Not to get into the health major's increases.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like...
Via Bob's Blitz
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers giving away $100K to students for kickoff return TD

Sometimes, businesses make big promises that their checkbook sometimes can’t cash. You’ve heard of car dealers offering fifty percent discounts if the local team loses to their rival or jewelry stores offering a $1,000 gift certificate to customers if a team scores “X” amount of points. What Rutgers is doing might just take the cake for “ideas that are probably going to...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers giving $100,000 to 100 fans in attendance if team returns 1st kickoff for TD

Rutgers is doing everything it can to have students fill High Point Solutions Stadium for the Scarlet Knights’ opener against Norfolk State on Sept. 5. So much so, the school is willing to pay $100,000 to 100 randomly chosen students if RU takes its first kick return of the season into the end zone. That's $1,000 to each lucky student after they divvy it up. The Knights' kick...
Via The Other Paper
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers Will Give Away $100,000 To Students If Scarlet Knights Return 1st Kickoff For Touchdown

Rutgers really wants students to fill High Point Solutions Stadium for the Scarlet Knights’ opener against Norfolk State. How much? They’re willing to put $100,000 on the line. If Rutgers takes its first kick return of the season to the house, 100 randomly chosen students in attendance will receive $1,000.  If Rutgers returns 1st kickoff vs. Norfolk State for TD, 100 random...
Via College Spun
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Flood getting close to picking Scarlet Knights quarterback

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is taking longer than expected to choose his starting quarterback. Flood wanted to pick a starter no later than 10 days into training camp, but sophomores Hayden Rettig and Chris Laviano are make the decision a tough one. The competition has stretched through first two weeks and two scrimmages. With the players off Sunday before returning...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers return man makes Hornung Award watch list

After ranking fourth nationally and No. 1 in the Big Ten in combined kickoff and punt return yardage last season, Janarion Grant has been recognized as one of the most versatile players in the country for the upcoming season.  Grant, a junior receiver for Rutgers, is one of seven players from the Big Ten included on the initial watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which goes annually...
Via Fox Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Seven Big Ten Players Named to 2015 Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Louisville, KY. – Monday, July 6, 2015 – The Louisville Sports Commission today named 44 multi-talented college football players to the 2015 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse. Among the 44 players, seven of them were from the Big Ten Conference. They are:   V’Angelo Bentley, Illinois Janarion Grant, Rutgers William Likely, Maryland Jalin Marshall...
Via Know It All Football
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Grant looking to fill expanded role in Rutgers offense this fall

After finishing second on the team in receptions with 25 and third in yards with 312, wide receiver Janarion Grant is naturally hoping to have a greater impact for the Scarlet Knights this fall. "I can do that role as a slot receiver being able to catch routes but I also want to go deep 'cause you know I've got a little speed on me," the Rutgers receiver told Scarlet Report. To be...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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