May 20, 2024

In honour of Military Appreciation Day, Rutgers football will host Ohio State, ranked third, on Saturday. After the national anthem, the New Jersey National Guard will fly overhead, and Rutgers football players will don white helmets with the American flag inside the “Block R” in honour of the occasion.

The Scarlet Knights have a 5-0 home record and are 6-2 overall as of Week 10 of the season. After their bye week, Rutgers football is 11-5 under head coach Greg Schiano. Rutgers has tied the programme record set three times already this season with three Big Ten victories through eight games played.The five keys to a Rutgers' victory against the Buckeyes in Week 10

For the eighth time in programme history, the fifth this century, and the first time in the Big Ten era, the Scarlet Knights head into November with six wins. 2014 saw them join the conference.

The top five things Ohio State football supporters should know about Rutgers football before Week 10 are listed below.

Rutgers football is ranked No. 16 in the country with the fewest penalties going into Week 10. The Scarlet Knights are fourth in the Big Ten with 36 penalties through eight games. With 331 penalty yards, Rutgers has averaged 41.4 penalty yards per game. Greg Schiano, the head coach of Rutgers, has his team playing football with discipline, as seen by their 6-2 record after eight games.

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Rutgers’ defence, which is ranked sixth in the country, has been outstanding in the red zone through eight games this season. This season, the Scarlet Knight has given up 15 touchdowns on 22 attempts while preventing opponents from scoring in the red zone 68.2 percent of the time. Rutgers has given up three field goals, six receiving touchdowns, and six rushing touchdowns inside the red zone. The Scarlet Knights are ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten for red zone defence going into Week 10.

The No. 9 defence in the country, the Scarlet Knights, will take on the Buckeyes on Saturday. Joe Harasymiak, the defensive coordinator for Rutgers, has surrendered 2214 yards on 510 plays, or 4.34 yards per play. With an average of 276.8 yards per game allowed, Schiano’s defence is fourth in the Big Ten. In eight games through 510 plays, Rutgers has given up 1250 passing yards and 964 rushing yards.

Prior to Week 10, Rutgers’ running attack was performing admirably, led by Monangai’s 744 rushing yards. The Scarlet Knights have dominated time of possession thanks to Rutgers’ ground game and quarterback Gavin Wimsatt’s ability to guard the ball. Rutgers is ranked No. 25 in the country for time of possession after eight games this season. With an average of 31:54 per game, the Scarlet Knights have amassed 255:12 total possession time. The Scarlet Knights’ ability to move the chains offensively has allowed them to be ranked fourth in the Big Ten for time of possession.

 

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