It's game day in Piscataway, as Rutgers returns home to face Nebraska. Both teams need to win to remain bowl eligible. A loss for Rutgers today, while it would guarantee a losing record for the season, amazingly it wouldn't eliminate them from potentially making a bowl game with a 5-7 record.
The team is battling multiple injuries to key players, as seen here on the injury report and depth chart. We did receive an update on the most important player listed, as Leonte Carroo was upgraded to probable later in the week. Coach Flood said he has practiced all week and is expected to play. Great news indeed! We have more on Flood's thoughts about today's game in our news & notes.
Today's game would be a big win in many ways, despite Nebraska coming in at just 4-6. This week, we discussed how many quality wins Flood has had in his four years as the head coach.
We spoke with our friends at CornNation about the current state of the Nebraska football team and what we can expect in today's game.
In terms of what Rutgers needs to do to win today, we break it down in our game preview. Our staff is split on our predictions on whether Rutgers will win today. The Big Ten Blog staff on ESPN unanimously picked Nebraska to win.
We have a preview of the slate of Big Ten football games today. Our weekly power rankings breakdown the conference here.
If you are attending today's game, here are stadium policies to be aware of. Here are notes from the Rutgers athletics site on today's game.
If you are watching or listening from home, Keith Sargeant offers his insights as well all TV and Radio info:
TV: BTN... Josh Lewin (play-by-play), J Leman (analyst), Tina Cevasio (sideline reporter) will call the game.
Radio: 710-WOR; 1450-WCTC; 97.3-WENJ; 800-WTMR. Chris Carlin, Ray Lucas and Eric LeGrand will call the game, with Anthony Fucilli working the sidelines for the Rutgers IMG Sports Network. Pregame coverage with hosts Marc Malusis and David Milewski begins at 2:30 p.m. (NOTE: You can also listen to the Rutgers student radio station 88.7-WRSU).
Satellite Radio: Sirius 135; XM 196.
It's been a tough road the past three games and for most of the season. Can Rutgers put everything behind them and pull off a big upset against Nebraska? Let's hope so!