The 2010 season has been rough for the Rutgers football team, and their record reflects it.
The Scarlet Knights (1-3 Big East, 4-5 overall), who let a closely fought game get away from them last week against Syracuse in their 13-10 loss, strives to bounce back against the Cincinnati Bearcats (1-3, 3-6). Both teams are at the bottom of the conference and are currently on three-game losing skids, so a win by either team can turn the season positively as Rutgers nears the end of the season.
Defensively, Rutgers will have to mainly focus on Bearcat quarterback Zach Collaros, whose aerial attack on offense has been one of the few bright spots for Cincinnati. Collaros, this season, has passed for 2,139 yards, 20 touchdowns, and a passer rating of an astounding 147.29.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Scarlet Knights need consistent play from their returning quarterback Tom Savage, who came back last week from injury in place of freshman Chas Dodd. Also their special teams needs to be better, as field goal kicker San San Te had a rough game last week, missing crucial opportunities to win against the Orange.
Will the Scarlet Knights finally bounce back from a mediocre season, or will their swoon continue against the Bearcats?
About the Author
Written by Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan is a Staten Island, NY native who recently graduated SUNY-Cortland majoring in sport management. At Cortland, he was the sports editor of the student-run newspaper The Dragon Chronicle for both his junior and senior year. He interned for the sports producer and sports anchor Bruce Beck at WNBC-4 Sports in New York City for their 6:00 and 11:00 news programs. Also, he interned this summer for the New York Jets as a sports writer for their website during their training camp which was shown on HBO's Hard Knocks program. Assignments included writing feature stories that were included on both newyorkjets.com and the Jets Playbook given out to the fans at the game. Chris is a Yankees, Giants, Knicks and Rangers fan.