Rutgers’ first season in the Big Ten has gone as well as could be expected. The Scarlet Knights own a 5-2 overall record, although they have only managed a 1-2 start in league play. The optimism for the team took a big hit last weekend when Ohio State posted a 56-17 win over Kyle Flood’s team.
“Today is a great example that when you play a really talented football team, the margin of error is very small,” Flood said following the loss. “We just didn’t play very clean football. As a coaching staff, we need a better plan.”
The margin for error will once again be razor thin for Flood’s squad this weekend, as it faces a powerful Nebraska team. The Cornhuskers bounced back from their first loss of the season against Michigan State with a 38-17 road win over Northwestern last weekend. They are now 6-1 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play.
This will be the first time these teams will square off as conference foes, and just the second time they will have met overall. The first matchup took place all the way back in 1920 when Nebraska earned a 28-0 victory at the Polo Grounds in New York City. [Read more...]