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The “It’s Going To Rain, But Hopefully Not Pour” Game Thread: Rutgers At #4 Ohio State

The Scarlet Knights head into the Horseshoe under inclement weather, but can they can control the storm that the Buckeyes will bring to the field?

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How To Watch, Stream & Listen

Rutgers (1-0; 0-0) At Ohio State (1-0; 0-0)

Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. “The Horseshoe”

Kick-off: Saturday, September 8th at 3:40 p.m. ET

Weather: 69 degrees, mostly cloudy with a 45% chance of rain, 12 mph winds

TV: BTN - Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Matt Millen (analyst) and Rick Pizzo (sideline).

Stream: BTN2go

Radio: Rutgers IMG Sports Network with Chris Carlin, Ray Lucas, and Anthony Fucilli - WCTC 1450-AM, ESPN NY 98.7-FM, WENJ 97.3-FM, WNJE 920-AM, XM 196, Sirius 106. WRSU 88.7-FM (Jake Ostrove and Matt Howe)

Current Spread: Rutgers +36

Against The Spread: Rutgers 1-0; Ohio State 1-0

Series History: Ohio State leads 4-0.

SB Nation OSU site: Land-Grant Holy Land (LGHL). Q & A here.

Game Preview

Weather Report

How To Measure Progress

Rutgers has a tall task ahead of them today, but hopefully they can be more competitive against this Ohio State team than in years past. The only points scored by the Scarlet Knights against the Buckeyes in the past three meetings was a garbage time touchdown in 2015. Offensive coordinator John McNulty will likely be creative in his play calling and will need to get true freshman quarterback Artur Sitkowski into a groove in his first road start for Rutgers to keep up in this game.

The defense is banged up, as Bless Austin will miss the contest, while Tre Avery and Kiy Hester are game time decisions. Can the rest of what is a veteran defense pick up the slack and can the young players filling in step up? That is a huge question mark in this game and will determine how competitive Rutgers will be on Saturday.

Well, buckle up friends and hope for the best today. Join us in the comment section during the game and follow us for live commentary on twitter here.

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