The Rutgers football team is at a crossroads. Lose today and our bowl hopes are pretty much dead. Win and hope is alive, putting the team back at .500 and notching their first conference win. Huge, huge game. Here are some links from the week to get you ready for kickoff.
The return of head coach Kyle Flood should provide an emotional lift for this team. They will need it, as it's common to have a letdown after playing so well against a top opponent in a losing effort. Look at Purdue, who played Michigan State down to the wire two weeks ago, only to get blown out at home against Minnesota last week.
Take a look at the injury report & depth chart released earlier this week.
For a breakdown of Kyle Flood's return press conference, here are news & notes.
Chris Laviano has been a work in progress but last week he had his best game of the season. We put together an evaluation of the Rutgers offense.
To get an inside look into what Indiana fans think of this game, here is our Q&A with Crimson Quarry.
Our staff got together to discuss our views on today's game, check out our staff predictions.
For a full breakdown of what Rutgers needs to do today to get the victory, here is our game preview.
It is homecoming for Indiana today, which should help their attendance. Earlier this week, we reviewed Big Ten home attendance from week 6.
You can take a look at all the conference action today with our Big Ten preview.
This weekend is the five year anniversary of Eric LeGrand's injury. The Player's Tribune put together two amazing and must read articles:
.@EricLeGrand52's @RFootball teammates on how he inspires them every day. http://t.co/4nhOXkDVDh #FiveYearsForward pic.twitter.com/dqzS1CCPOt— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) October 16, 2015
Former @RFootball coach Greg Schiano on the miraculous life of @EricLeGrand52. http://t.co/0U90J9yPF7 pic.twitter.com/Uyee1yEiaI— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) October 16, 2015
ESPN has their own Big Ten predictions plus a Big Ten viewer guide.
Tom Luicci has game day notes here.
TV: BTN... Eric Collins (play-by-play), Glen Mason (analyst), Jeremiah Johnson (sideline).
Radio: Rutgers IMG Sports Network (pregame show begins at 2:30 p.m. with hosts Marc Malusis and David Milewski. Game broadcast starts at 3:30 p.m. with Chris Carlin and Ray Lucas in the booth, while Anthony Fucilli will provide sideline coverage). ... WFAN 660-AM, WCTC 1450-AM WENJ 97.3-FM, WTMR 800-AM. For the Rutgers student radio, check out WRSU 88.7 FM.
Satellite Radio: Sirius 135; XM 195.
Time to chop Indiana!!!