Rutgers News


The confidence that Rutgers coach Kyle Flood has expressed in his running back depth since the summer is about to be put to the test.
Rutgers went into Saturday’s game at Navy thinking it would need one of two things: either a revival of its running game or a special effort from its defense. The Scarlet Knights wound up getting – and needing – both.
Rutgers used a powerful running attack and then a late goal-line stand to go to 3-1 with a 31-24 victory over Navy.
Rutgers is back on the road today, taking on Navy in Annapolis, Md. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network and will start at 3:30 p.m. It can also be heard on the Rutgers IMG Sports Network.
There’s nothing surprising about Navy leading the nation in rushing as the Midshipmen prepare to host Rutgers on Saturday. In 10 of the past 12 years, the school – driven by its triple option – has finished in the top four in the country in rushing.
Kenneth Kirksey has never actually seen the famous nose guard performance from Rutgers’ 2006 game at Navy, but he’s heard plenty about it, especially this week.
For the crucial role he’s playing in practice this week, Rutgers’ Brian Verbitski is not taking any chances with his preparation. No detail is too small. Not tidbit of information is unimportant.
There are currently 18 former Scarlet Knights on NFL rosters, spanning 14 total teams. Week two’s highlights included a big day for WR Mohamed Sanu and interceptions by two former Scarlet Knights on the Patriots.
The Big Ten Conference announced Monday the game time and television designation for Rutgers’ Sept. 27 football game against Tulane.
When Rutgers defensive players talk about going to almost any extreme to prove how effective the unit can be they probably don’t have this in mind. The Scarlet Knights face a Navy team that sits atop the national statistics in rushing Saturday.