The Scarlet defeated the White by the score of 16-13 on Saturday evening. It was a damp, rainy night that saw the offense struggle to put points on the board. Of course, playmakers such as Janarion Grant sat out and the only scholarship quarterback to take the field was starter Gio Rescigno. It resulted in 14 punts in the scrimmage by both sides combined.
The White team didn’t actually score in the game, as the 2nd and 3rd string units were spotted 13 points to start the game. The Scarlet team scored 16 points, including the game’s only touchdown, which was a 28 yard pass from QB Gio Rescigno to WR Damon Mitchell. Gio finished the game completing 18 of 30 passes for 193 yards and the lone TD. Mitchell led the receiving core with 73 yards, while Dacoven Bailey had 53 yards. Reserve kicker Gavin Haggerty had a good night, making three field goals, including the game winner from 41 yards in the final minute of action.
The scrimmage was comprised of four ten minute quarters with the clock running. The announced attendance was 13,158 based on free tickets distributed. However, the actual crowd was far less in very wet conditions. The 2017 recruiting class was announced at midfield right before kickoff, which was a nice touch.
To read our detailed thoughts and impressions on individual performances from the spring game, click here. You can watch all of the coaches interviews from the BTN telecast, as well as AD Pat Hobbs, below.
Head Coach Chris Ash
We're well underway with the @RFootball spring game on BTN!— Rutgers On BTN (@RutgersOnBTN) April 22, 2017
Coach Ash joined @Meesh_McMahon to talk expectations: https://t.co/XCQYei5HcI
The @RFootball spring game is in the .@CoachChrisAsh summed things up, and got a special visitor at the end: https://t.co/tybNosMNQA— Rutgers On BTN (@RutgersOnBTN) April 22, 2017
Offensive Coordinator Jerry Kill
"I'm a Jersey guy now. I'm all Jersey."— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) April 22, 2017
The Midwestern accent gives you away, @JerryKill30. https://t.co/ZYImLt4dGx
Defensive Coordinator Jay Niemann
The third quarter is underway at the @RFootball spring game, and DC Jay Niemann likes what he's seen from his unit: https://t.co/qUt8h82uoK— Rutgers On BTN (@RutgersOnBTN) April 22, 2017
White Head Coach Mohamed Sanu
We've got Super Bowl talent on both @RFootball sidelines.@Meesh_McMahon caught up with @Mo_12_Sanu Saturday: https://t.co/6yallCCQJt— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) April 22, 2017
Scarlet Head Coach Duron Harmon
"What I would do to come back and just play for this university ... one more time."— Rutgers On BTN (@RutgersOnBTN) April 22, 2017
- Super Bowl champ @dharm32: https://t.co/ckOhvGggXg
Athletic Director Pat Hobbs
The @RFootball spring game may be over, but we've got more #content for ya.@PatHobbsRU joined @Meesh_McMahon: https://t.co/aMNEZtWg57— Rutgers On BTN (@RutgersOnBTN) April 22, 2017