Those Juggernaut Scarlet Knights

By Adam Caparell - September 09, 2006

What to make of Rutgers? They are absolutely smoking Illinois right now. I know Illinois isn’t some big time Big Ten team, but they’re making the Scarlet Knights look like a Big East beast. 30-0 at halftime - Ron Zook’s Illini are getting blitzed right out of Piscataway.

If they keep this up, Rutgers is going to be 4-0 heading into their Big East schedule and will have set itself up for what figures to be a second straight bowl appearance. Rutgers has Ohio and Howard the next two weeks. Those are wins before they head down to South Florida to take on the Bulls. South Florida won’t be an easy game, but its certainly a winnable one for Rutgers.

Ray Rice is one his way to another big day of rushing. This coming after he ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns on his way to being named the Big East’s Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against North Carolina in the season opener. Brian Leonard has yet to be a big factor and as long as Mike Teel continues to not turn the ball over, there’s no reason why Rutgers shouldn’t have a shot at eight wins.

Maybe things are finally falling into place for Greg Schiano.

Posted by Adam Caparell at 01:48 PM on September 09, 2006

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