Rutgers Around The Web: 9/10

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Find some Norfolk State recaps as well as previews for the EMU game inside!

Norfolk State Recap

Rutgers finds youth is served in victory over Norfolk State | NJ.com
Tom Luicci of the Star-Ledger covers the ten freshmen that found playing time against Norfolk State this past Saturday.

Rutgers' defense rebounds with a shutout | The Asbury Park Press NJ | app.com
Josh Newman of the Asbury Park Press writes that Rutgers' defensive effort against Norfolk State was a quality showing, despite coming against an FCS team.

The American Athletic Conference - Greenberry, Pryor, Taylor Earn Weekly Football Honors
Rutgers' Paul James makes the cut of this week's honor roll for the American Athletic Conference.

Eastern Michigan: Looking Ahead

Eastern Michigan's Defense Crumbles Late, Eagles Lose 45-7 - Hustle Belt
The folks over at Hustle Belt recap the Eastern Michigan loss to Penn State.

Rutgers likely to give Eastern Michigan a heavy does of its running game | NJ.com
EMU's struggles against the run game point to Rutgers going all-out on the running game this Saturday, writes Tom Luicci.

Rutgers injury report — start of Eastern Michigan gameweek | Scarlet Scuttlebutt
Ryan Dunleavy of The Courier News has the latest injury report out of Piscataway, with TE Paul Carrezola and DE Jamil Merrell upgraded to probable for Saturday against Eastern Michigan.

Player Profiles

Huggins’ carry load increases despite demotion - The Daily Targum: Football
The Daily Targum recaps the performance of Savon Huggins against Norfolk State.

Rutgers receiver Ruhann Peele scores first career touchdown in 38-0 win over Norfolk State | NJ.com
Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger spotlights Ruhann Peele, who found the endzone for the first time in his young career.

Politi: Paul James trying to follow the path of Rutgers great Gary Brackett | NJ.com
Steve Politi catches up with former Knight Gary Brackett, who has some sage words of advice for his fellow Glassboro alum, Paul James.

Eastern Michigan a familiar foe for Rutgers football cornerback Lew Toler | Daily Record | dailyrecord.com
Josh Newman of the APP profiles Rutgers cornerback Lew Toler, who had quite a few starts against Eastern Michigan in his career as a Bronco.

Recruiting Roundup

Saquon Barkley, Whitehall (Pa.) class of 2015 running back, commits to Rutgers | NJ.com
Todderick Hunt of the Star-Ledger announces the first commitment for the class of 2015: RB Saquon Barkley, a 5'11" 195-pounder.

Noah Brown commits to Ohio State | NJ.com
Noah Brown, a four-star wide receiver from Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.), is going to be a Buckeye. Todderick Hunt of the Star-Ledger notes that Brown was an OSU lean for quite some time until RU made inroads in his recruitment. In the end, it might have been the competition at WR with Jennings and Blacknall that led to Brown choosing the Buckeyes.

Hodge Podge

Politi: Greg Schiano's coaching comes into question in Tampa's loss to the Jets | NJ.com
Former RUHBC Greg Schiano was in Jersey again coaching against a West Virginia QB, so of course Steve Politi has an opinion on the matter.

Rutgers pays over $1.1 million to play Norfolk State and Eastern Michigan | SNY Rutgers
Matt Sugam of SNY crunches the numbers for Rutgers' (supposedly) guaranteed wins.

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