Rutgers Scarlet Knights News
9-16-14: The Rutgers Scarlet Knights hosted the Penn State Nittany Lions this week at High Point Solutions Stadium in a Big Ten matchup between two undefeated teams. One team was going to leave the field tonight with their first loss and that team was Rutgers as Penn State rode some good news they received earlier in the afternoon all the way to a 13-10 victory. Penn State had their sanctions and restrictions lifted before the game and the emotions on the field turned out to be too much for the Scarlet Knights to overcome. Rutgers actually had a 10-3 lead heading into the fourth quarter and seemingly had the game in hand before Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg and running back Bill Belton took over for two late scores. Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova had a terrible day posting a 22.5 quarterback rating as he went 15/30 with 192 yards, no touchdowns, and a back breaking five interceptions. Nova did score the only touchdown for the Scarlet Knights on the field as he ran the ball into the end zone on a 14 yard run early in the second quarter. The Penn State defense held the Rutgers offense scoreless in the second half and the Rutgers defense actually had the lead until 1:13 in the fourth quarter before Penn State’s Bill Belton ran it in from five yards out to seal the deal. Get your Scarlet Knights tickets for next week’s game as Rutgers travels to take on the Navy Midshipmen at 3:30 pm ET. The game can be seen on the CBS Network.
9-8-14: The Rutgers Scarlet Knights hosted the Howard Bison this week and won their second straight game of the young year by the score of 38-25. Howard actually had more total yards in this game but Rutgers took advantage of two Bison turnovers and 11 penalties for 100 yards to squeak out a victory. Rutgers threw for 288 yards and rushed for 109 yards while Howard threw for 168 yards and rushed for 269 yards on 42 attempts. Rutgers led 38-13 at the end of the third quarter and let many of their regulars rest while Howard put up two touchdowns which made the game look a lot closer than it really was in the end. Rutgers will host fellow 2-0 team and fellow Big Ten team Penn State next week in primetime so be sure to grab some tickets to see the Scarlet Knights take on the Nittany Lions.