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A win is a win.

Rutgers fans finally have something to cheer about.

The Scarlet Knights rode the running game en route to a convincing 27-14 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks.

First Impressions

  • Kansas is pretty bad
  • Rutgers should've won 41-14, at  least
  • Paul James is just not the same player he used to be
  • Kiy Hester is a great tackler
  • Carlton Agudosi needs to get the ball more
  • Ben McDaniels is slowly but surely opening up the playbook
  • We've gotta have a better kickoff specialist? Right?

Players of the Game

Josh Hicks/Robert Martin

These two combined for 215 yards and 2 TDs. That is just about what Rutgers fans should expect from these two every game. Hicks looked pretty good, except for a fumble that led to a Jayhawks touchdown. Robert Martin was making great cuts and had a couple of long runs. The sophomore duo continues to be the strength of the offense.

Jimmy Hogan

Hogan got plenty of action and made the most of it. His big highlight came on a play when he nearly sacked the Kansas QB and the pass was intercepted by Kaiwan Lewis. He was consistently fighting through blocks and getting into the backfield. He will get plenty of action with Darius Hamilton out for the season.

Kiy Hester

As I mentioned above, Hester is a great tackler. I did not see him miss a single tackle and most of his stops were in the open field. He was mainly playing as the last man between the ball carrier and the endzone and never let a Jayhawk get past him. He also nearly intercepted 2 passes, one of them was a guaranteed pick-6 but he did not see the ball coming on the bubble screen. From what I have seen in the first four games, Hester is a better option than Davon Jacobs at safety.

Play of the Game

"Carlton Agudosi: A man among boys"

What this win means

After weeks of turmoil on and off the field, the Scarlet Knights finally did something positive. They head into their bye week with a 2-2 record and clear minds. Rutgers will have 2 weeks to prepare for #2 Michigan State, who they will battle under the lights of HPSS in the annual blackout game. Chris Laviano had an up and down day, but was fairly efficient for the most part.

Position Grades

QB: B-

HB: A-

TE: B+

WR: B+

OL: A

DL: B

LB: B+

CB: B

S: A-

Tweet of the Day

If you didn't laugh, you probably don't have a sense of humor.

Final Thoughts

#CHOPSPARTY