It has been a long and difficult month for the Rutgers football program. That is probably an understatement, actually. A change in momentum is desperately needed. Today could be that change. It's Homecoming. We play Kansas, a team that has lost 30 consecutive road games. And to top it off, the decision was made for our team to wear the uniforms this program wore during our greatest season from the 2006 campaign.
Bringing out the 'Throwbacks' for Homecoming #ChopKansas #ChopNation pic.twitter.com/cbfGXfyKBi— EJ Barthel (@CoachEJbarthel) September 25, 2015
Of course, a big win today does not erase the many issues and questions about our beloved football program. However, it would be nice for one day, to cheer on the team in victory, celebrating our great institution on Homecoming. Let's hope the boys deliver, here are links to get you caught up before the game.
Darius Hamilton showed he has the heart of a lion by playing last week against Penn State. He was back on the injury report this week, listed as questionable. For a full injury report and depth chart for this week, click here.
Kansas runs an up tempo offense and averages over 80+ plays a game. It will be another test for our secondary, who showed progress against Penn State.
We continue to track the attendance of every Big Ten school for their home games. Rutgers wants us to "pack the point" this weekend!
#RFootball fans! Retweet if you too plan to... #PackthePoint for #Homecoming - 9/26 @ 12pm #ChopKansas #BattleReady pic.twitter.com/I9mU67M0VH— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) September 25, 2015
Interim head coach Norries Wilson addressed the media early this week. Here is a breakdown of his comments as well as more news and notes for today's game.
Expect a run heavy game plan on offense today. It's time to give Josh Hicks and Robert Martin the bulk of the carries.
Our game preview discusses what Rutgers must do in order to win against Kansas. Here are our staff predictions for the outcome of the game today. If you are looking for what to expect from Kansas, here is our Q&A with the Jayhawk side.
Wondering how the rest of the Big Ten has done thus far, here are our conference power rankings.
Here is the full slate of games involving every Big Ten school today.
ESPN makes their predictions for this week's slate of game. They also have a nice profile on interim head coach Norries Wilson here.
If you are going to the game, make sure you are loud!!! And keep an eye out for the student group Rutgers Riot Squad, who we profile here.
Here is a summary of recruits that will be in attendance for today's game.
Here are game day notes from the athletic department as well as stadium policies for today;'s game.
If you are not attending, here is TV and radio information:
TV: BTN... Scott Graham and Shaun O'Hara will call the game, with Tina Cervasio working the sidelines.
Radio: 1450-WCTC; 97.3-WENJ; 800-WTMR; 98.7-ESPN...Chris Carlin, Ray Lucas and Eric LeGrand will call the game, with Anthony Fucilli working the sidelines; The Rutgers University radio station WRSU will also have the call on 88.7 FM.
Everyone be safe today and let's chop Kansas!!
#RFootball hosts Kansas Saturday at noon! #Homecoming #CHOP pic.twitter.com/6zdq1Dyhk1— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) September 25, 2015