There doesn't seem to be any chance for an Appalachian State situation for Rutgers this Saturday. The Howard Bison didn't exactly put up a fight against Akron last week, and they face a better opponent in the Scarlet Knights. Expect Kyle Flood to pull starters to get much-needed experience at key positions. Here are some game notes that show how lopsided the series has been:
- Rutgers has outscored Howard 127-14 in the three previous meetings. In addition to the 2012 win, the Scarlet Knights defeated the Bison 45-7 in 2009 and 56-7 in the first meeting between the schools in 2006.
- In 10 all-time meetings against MEAC schools, Rutgers is 10-0. The Scarlet Knights have outscored MEAC opponents 405-36 all-time, including a score of 341-14 in eight games since 2006.
- The last time an FCS opponent scored on the Scarlet Knights was when Howard scored a touchdown in the second quarter during a 2009 matchup.
Howard Bison (0-1) Last week: Lost to Akron, 0-41
2013 Record: 6-6 (4-4 MEAC)
Head coach: Gary "Flea" Harrell (12-10 overall, did not coach 2013 season)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Series: 3-0 Rutgers
Saturday, September 6 - 12:00 PM
Channel: Big Ten Network
Forecast: Partly cloudy, 79 degrees at kickoff, 10% chance of precipitation
Knowing your enemy: Howard Bison - An look back at what we expected before the season started.
Akron v. Howard recap - Reviewing the Zips snoozer over FCS Howard in week 1.