November football is back on the banks as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights look to steal one from the non-football school Indiana Hoosiers. The Hoosiers are on pace to barely hit that six-win milestone to get into a bowl game. For anyone that watches collegiate sports regularly, Indiana is a basketball school not a football school. Also, Rutgers is 2-0 against the Hoosiers in football since joining the Big Ten Conference.
This should shape up to be a fun game to watch. Both teams have solid running games and both teams had to build their programs from very little. I did mention Indiana was a basketball school not a football one right?
Giovanni Rescigno looks to build upon his first career start and snag a win at home against a viable conference foe. Indiana is 4-4 and ran for 414 yards of offense last Saturday. Can Rutgers stop the ground game?
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Lets go Knights, Beat the Hoosiers!
Rutgers gets the ball first in this one. Giovanni Rescigno throws a beautiful ball to Justin Goodwin for a Rutgers first down
On third down, Tegray Scales rushes through Rutgers’ offensive line for a sack down to Rutgers’ 40-yard line
Indiana ran the wildcat for one play. Guess what. 59-yard touchdown run for Zander Diamont.
Indiana 7 Rutgers 0 11:29 left in the first
Giovanni Rescigno takes a monster hit under pressure but he somehow finds a wide open Andre Patton downfield. They connect for a monstrous and responsive 68-yard touchdown pass
Rutgers 7 Indiana 7 11:12 left in the first
Do I sense a second straight shootout?
Richard Lagow throws a few nice balls to put Indiana down to the Rutgers 35. After Rutgers forces 3 and 11, Lagow finds Ricky Jones for the 36-yard touchdown.
Jones got hit but Rutgers could not finish the tackle allowing Jones to break free into the end zone
Griffin Oakes misses the PAT.
13-7 Indiana 9:56 left in the quarter
Justin Goodwin is really good at catching the ball out of the backfield. He made several here on this drive before his fumble scare.
Goodwin is why Rutgers is in the red zone right now.
David Bonagura nails the 32-yard field goal to bring Rutgers a little closer
13-10 Indiana 6:36 left in the first
Rutgers gets their 46th blocked kick since 2009 as they block the Griffin Oakes field goal attempt. Sebastian Joseph gets the block for the Knights.
Rutgers gets the ball back with under two minutes left in the quarter.
Mitchell Paige makes a fantastic catch for the Hoosiers bringing them into the red zone to end the first quarter.
13-10 Indiana after the first
Richard Lagow. Or was it Zander Diamont? Never know with the Hoosiers this year. Anyway, they throw near the end zone but Deonte Roberts makes the clutch interception for Rutgers!
That is the conference leading 10th red zone stop for Rutgers this season. Impressive.
Richard Lagow gets picked off again! It was Lagow! Sasquan Hampton picks Lagow off and bring the ball to Indiana’s 36.
David Bonagura has to attempt a 33 yard field goal, and he misses the kick.
13-10 Indiana still. Rutgers needed to capitalize on those interceptions
Isaiah Wharton commits a terrible pass interference penalty giving Indiana great field position
Rutgers makes a HUGE stop on fourth down. As Indiana lunges for the sticks, Rutgers takes them down short of the sticks giving Rutgers the ball on their own 31-yard line.
Michael Cintron’s punt gets partially blocked giving Indiana the ball in Rutgers territory
Zander Diamont loses the football thanks to Julius Pinnix-Odrick and Darnell Davis is there for the recovery and takes it TO THE HOUSE! RUTGERS TOUCHDOWN!
17-13 Knights with 4:33 left in the half
4&12 on their own Rutgers’ 30, Indiana goes for the end zone but the pass gets broken up
Rutgers gets the ball back with a little over a minute left to play in the half.
Indiana gets the ball after halftime so let us see if Rutgers can make anything of this.
With under a minute, Rutgers is stuck in a 3&10. Looks like they will let time run out in this one.
17-13 Rutgers at halftime
On the half’s opening kick, after the ball continuously blows off of the tee, Indiana muffs the kick and Rutgers swarms the ball for the recovery. Rutgers football deep in Indiana territory.
Giovanni Rescigno keeps the ball and gets into the end zone for a Rutgers Touchdown!
Rutgers increases their lead to 24-13 with 13:55 remaining in the quarter
Kemoko Turay takes down Richard Lagow for the sack on third down forcing the Hoosiers to punt.
Gio and Justin Goodwin had a little miscommunication and the ball got loose. Indiana recovers for good field position and momentum
Isaiah Wharton commits another pass interference penalty which puts Indiana in the red zone.
Indiana gets the ball down to the five-yard-line. Rutgers gets a run stuff on first and second downs. On third down, Darius Hamilton creates penetration and makes the stop for no gain forcing a fourth down on Rutgers’ four-yard-line for the Hoosiers.
Griffin Oakes attempts the chip shot, but Isaiah Wharton came through and blocks the kick! Second blocked kick of the day for Rutgers and this is their conference leading 11th red zone stop this season!
Jimmy Hogan makes a terrible personal foul on the first play after the Rutgers punt. He pretty much slams Indiana down to the ground. that is 15 yards Rutgers cannot afford to give up.
Jon Bateky, though, is dominating and forces the sack on Lagow.
Richard Lagow puts the ball in the air and Camion Patrick jumps up and makes a miraculous catch for the Indiana touchdown.
24-20 Rutgers 6:32 left in the 3rd.
On third down and 15, Gio scrambles with the ball and gains 12 yards. He really is good with his feet but Rutgers is forced to punt again.
Still only one third down conversion by the Scarlet Knights today
Donavan Hale gets in the air and makes a great catch for a big gain for the Hoosiers
Indiana just keeps getting these great catches
Julian Pinnix-Odrick makes a great play on a screen to force a Griffin Oakes field goal
Oakes misses this kick, which was the first one not blocked.
Rutgers 24 Indiana 20 4:10 left in the 3rd
Devine Redding runs the ball for a 34-yard touchdown run with ease.
PAT is no good again via a bobbled hold.
Indiana is leading again 26-24 with 2:01 left in the 3rd quarter
Rutgers goes three and out yet again. They need to sustain drives and get their defense some rest
Michael Cintron punts the ball only to the 49 of Indiana. He has been terrible a large majority of the year. Putting opposing teams at midfield every drive is damaging.
At the end of the third, Indiana is in a 3&2 on the Rutgers side of the field.
26-24 Indiana after three quarters
The Hoosiers jumped into a false start on this third down. Now a 3&7
Rutgers makes the stop and forces a fourth down and long. Indiana will go for it, but Rutgers calls timeout
After the timeout, Indiana punts the ball. Joseph Gedeon punts it and downs it at Rutgers’ own 1-yard line
Backed up on third down Gio looked for John Tsimis, and Tsimis drops the pass forcing a deep punt
Rutgers forces fourth down after an offensive pass interference against the Hoosiers, forcing a punt
Giovanni Rescigno rolls out right into a swarm of white jerseys who take him town inside the five yard line
On 3&17, Rutgers runs a draw for only a couple of yards and a sixth straight drive with a punt...
Richard Lagow finds Nick Westbrook for the first down on a 3&11.
On third and one, Indiana jumps for the false start making a third and six.
Lagow converts again. Mitchell Paige makes a huge grab putting the Hoosiers on the Rutgers 15
Devine Redding scores his second touchdown of the day this time through the air.
Indiana 33-Rutgers 24 5:07 to play
Finally! Passes are starting to get complete for yards.
Jawuan Harris got us a couple of first downs as Rutgers looks to comeback
Rescigno gets another first down on an evasive run out of the pocket.
Andre Patton had the ball go right through his hands on an absolute dime on fourth down. This would have been a huge score, but we cannot catch...
Juwuan Harris almost found the end zone but the refs said he stepped out short of the pylon.
Coach Ash decides to kick the field goal before going for the touchdown. Bonagura nails the attempt
27-33 Indiana with 13 seconds to play
Onside kick time!
Mitchell Paige for Indiana recovers the kick sealing the victory for Indiana.
33-27 Indiana is the final