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Gamethread Week 8: Rutgers @ Ohio State

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After a long bye week, the Scarlet Knights finally return to action in Columbus.

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

It almost feels like a season opener all over again, maybe because the Knights are coming off a bye week or maybe because the schedule is about to get REAL. It starts today in Columbus, where a heavily favored Buckeye team awaits. Virtually everyone in the national media has dismissed any idea of an upset brewing, which means the Knights have a great opportunity to surprise. Can they beat the spread, or even pull off the upset?

RU will be going with the all-white threads today:

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This was the most popular road game of the season, and it's easy to see why. The Horseshoe is one of the most iconic stadiums in college football, and it'll be a sight to see Rutgers kickoff against one of the all-time greats of college football.

Upstream Redteam, #CHOPOSU, and GO RU