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Rutgers Football Depth Chart Versus Michigan State

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NCAA Football: Indiana at Rutgers Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

There doesn’t appear to be changes to the depth chart this week, as Rutgers prepares to take on Michigan State on the road this coming Saturday. They opened as heavy underdogs in Vegas and still are dealing with some health issues.

Robert Martin didn’t play on offense last week and was limited to special teams. Starting safety Anthony Cioffi was banged up during the Indiana game. Quarterback Gio Rescigno looked limited somewhat by his hamstring, two weeks after tweaking it against Minnesota. Hopefully, some of those issues heal a bit this week and Rutgers is closer to full strength on Saturday in East Lansing, Michigan.

Michigan State is dealing with their own injury issues, as starting quarterback Tyler O’Connor is being evaluated after Saturday’s loss to Illinois. He took a big hit in the game, but it’s believed he did not suffer a concussion. No word yet if he has been cleared to play against Rutgers.

Both teams have identical records of 2-7 overall and 0-6 in Big Ten play. Although the Spartans did beat a ranked Notre Dame team early in the season, they actually have zero victories over a winning team this year. Rutgers on the other hand, can claim New Mexico, who are now 5-3 on the season and are winners of four straight games.

OFFENSE

QB: Gio Rescigno / Chris Laviano 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: Kamaal Seymour / J.J. Denman

Notes: Jawuan Harris is coming off his best game of his career, in which he had 8 catches for 81 yards against Indiana.....The offense struggled on Saturday, but Justin Goodwin continues his solid play in replace of starter Robert Martin, amassing 279 yards from scrimmage in the past two games.

DEFENSE

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: Tyreek Maddox-Williams / Ronnie James

CB: Isaiah Wharton / Ross Douglas

FS: Saquan Hampton / Kiy Hester OR K.J. Gray

SS: Anthony Cioffi / Lawrence Stevens

CB: Blessuan Austin / Damon Hayes

Notes: Kiy Hester played in the Indiana game and will be on a rotation with Saquan Hampton and Anthony Cioffi per Chris Ash in his weekly presser....Senior captain Darius Hamilton had his second 10 tackle game of the season against Indiana.

SPECIAL TEAMS

K: David Bonagura / Jared Smolar

P: Michael Cintron / Tim Gleeson

LS: Alan Lucy / Matthew Sportelli