Week 6 is upon us and there are no changes to the depth chart for Rutgers heading into Saturday against #4 Michigan.
No changes to the #Rutgers depth chart this week. Credit to Ash for putting one out. Since #GoBlue is the CIA and doesn't put one out.— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) October 3, 2016
The only good news to come from Saturday’s loss at Ohio State is that Rutgers escaped the game relatively healthy. They face another tall task this weekend, before facing a much more manageable schedule during the second half of the season. Here is a full review of the current depth chart with a few notes.
QB: Chris Laviano / Gio Rescigno OR Zach Allen
RB: Robert Martin / Josh Hicks OR Justin Goodwin
TE: Nick Arcidiacono / Matt Flanagan
WR: Jawuan Harris / John Tsimis
WR: John Tsimis / Vance Matthews
WR: Andre Patton / Carlton Agudosi
LT: Tariq Cole / Zack Heeman
LG: Dorian Miller / Zach Venesky
C: Derrick Nelson / Jonah Jackson
RG: Chris Muller / Marcus Applefield
RT: J.J. Denman / Kamaal Seymour
Notes: Jawuan Harris was the only Rutgers player to register a catch against Ohio State, finishing with 3 receptions for 33 yards....Chris Laviano is still the starter at quarterback, with Zach Allen and Gio Rescigno listed as co-backups for the sixth straight week. However, true freshman Tylin Oden is the only quarterback to play the past two weeks aside from Laviano.
DE: Darnell Davis / Jimmy Hogan OR Ron’Dell Carter
NT: Sebastian Joseph / Kevin Wilkins
DT: Darius Hamilton / Jon Bateky
DE: Julian Pinnix-Odrick /Myles Nash
WLB: Trevor Morris / Eric Margolis
MLB: Deonte Roberts / Kevin Marquez
SLB: Greg Jones / Ronnie James OR Tyreek Maddox-Williams
CB: Isaiah Wharton / Ross Douglas
FS: Kiy Hester / K.J. Gray
SS: Anthony Cioffi / Lawrence Stevens
CB: Blessuan Austin / Damon Hayes
Notes: True freshman Tyreek Maddox-Williams replaced linebacker Greg Jones when he left the Ohio State game injured, and he ended up leading the defense with an impressive 11 tackles....Kiy Hester also registed double digit tackles against the Buckeyes and continues to improve.
K: David Bonagura / Jared Smolar
P: Michael Cintron / Tim Gleeson
LS: Alan Lucy / Matthew Sportelli
Notes: With Grant out, Josh Hicks was the the primary kick returner against Ohio State and did not have a strong game. He only had 77 return yards on 6 attempts and was part of the reason Rutgers had bad starting field position most of the game. Even so, Ash indicated he will be the primary returner for now. Ohio State never punted, so perhaps Jawuan Harris will continue to field punts like he did for the remainder of the Iowa game.
Ash: Jawuan Harris is doing a lot of things. Can't have him do too much. So Josh Hicks is KR. Credits #Buckeyes coverage for changing field.— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) October 3, 2016