The day has finally come for Rutgers to take on the defending national champion and #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. As of this morning, Rutgers is a -21.5 underdog. Does Rutgers have a chance to shock the world tonight? Here are links with everything you need to know about tonight's match-up.
Injuries are a major concern for Rutgers tonight, as five starters are listed as questionable on the injury report for this week, which coach Kyle Flood discusses here. Leonte Carroo is the biggest name mentioned, but expect him to play. The depth chart has all the questionable players in their usual spots, but we won't know how effective they will be until the game starts. UPDATE: Rutgers just released an updated injury report, with Kaiwan Lewis upgraded to probable and Davon Jacobs declared out for the game. Carroo, Blessuan Austin and Janarion Grant are still listed as questionable.
As Rutgers reached the midway point of their schedule after last week's stunning comeback of Indiana, we handed out midseason report cards for both the offense & defense as well as the coaching staff.
Here is an interesting feature from ESPN, discussing why you should never doubt Kyle Flood and comparing him to Hans Solo.
Although Rutgers is a major underdog for tonight's game, here are ten reasons to believe they can pull off the upset.
Tonight's game is officially a sell out, the first of the season. If you are going, Rutgers is asking you to be in your seats early and well before kickoff.
There is also some type of surprise to lure everyone to their seats early.
If you're going to Ohio State / #RFootball game Saturday night, you'll want to be in your seat early. Something pretty cool planned.— Chris Carlin (@ChrisCarlinSNY) October 21, 2015
As for Big Ten attendance from last week and for the season so far, we take an in-depth look here.
In terms of the rest of Big Ten action today, we preview it here.
Tonight is a major opportunity for Rutgers to shine on national television, as the game will be televised on ABC. Chris Fowler will be calling the game and recounts the 2006 Louisville game that he was here for in this article. Perhaps Fowler is a good omen! Here is the crew getting ready for tonight's call of the game.
TV: ABC... Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call the game, with Heather Cox working the sidelines
Radio: 970-WNYM; 1450-WCTC; 97.3-WENJ; 800-WTMR...Chris Carlin, Ray Lucas and Eric LeGrand will call the game, with Anthony Fucilli working the sidelines. The game will also be on the Rutgers student radio station 88.7 FM WRSU
Let's go Rutgers, give the #1 Buckeyes your best shot in front of a sellout crowd and national television audience!!!