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Maryland beats Rutgers, bowl bound for 1st time since 2016

Nov. 27, 2021 17:21 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Shortly after securing their first bowl berth since 2016, Maryland players and coaches gathered in the end zone with a massive video screen at SHI Stadium behind them and took a team photograph with the score of their 40-16 win over Rutgers showing. ...

Rutgers to host Maryland with a bowl berth on the line

Nov. 26, 2021 16:40 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — While neither Maryland nor Rutgers have played a postseason game in a while, the two Big Ten Conference schools are going to get a taste of one Saturday. Scarlet Knights (5-6, 2-6 Big Ten) and Terrapins (5-6, 2-6) will play for bowl eligibility...

Veilleux steps in to lead Penn State over Rutgers, 28-0

Nov. 20, 2021 17:05 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Christian Veilleux used the biggest opportunity of his young college career to make up for a lost time on Saturday. Penn State’s freshman quarterback, who was out of football a year ago when his high school canceled the season due to the...

Penn State looking to rebound against bowl-hopeful Rutgers

Nov. 18, 2021 13:19 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jaquan Brisker doesn’t want his final season to end in losing fashion. That's why Penn State’s star safety decided to return this year. He simply couldn’t stomach the Nittany Lions' 4-5 effort a year ago. “I...

Rutgers on cusp of bowl-eligibility after win at Indiana

Nov. 13, 2021 21:40 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Rutgers coach Greg Schiano started Saturday without his top three linebackers. Six turnovers and a a nifty trick play later, the Scarlet Knights celebrated a possible program-changing victory. Isaih Pacheco scored twice in...

Hoosiers still chasing 1st conference win as Rutgers visits

Nov. 11, 2021 12:38 PM EST

Indiana entered this season with its first preseason Top 25 ranking in decades and an experienced roster filled with talent, seemingly primed to continue its Big Ten ascent. Then it all went wrong. Injuries knocked out Indiana's top two quarterbacks,...

No. 20 Badgers lose RB Mellusi to season-ending knee injury

Nov. 11, 2021 12:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin running back Chez Mellusi will miss the rest of the season with an injured left knee, leaving the 20th-ranked Badgers without their leading rusher. Mellusi, a Clemson transfer, suffered the injury in the third...

Wisconsin wins fifth straight, beats Rutgers, bowl eligible

Nov. 06, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Not only has Wisconsin put its horrid 1-3 start behind it, everything is suddenly within reach for the Badgers. Graham Mertz threw a season-high three touchdown passes and Wisconsin won its fifth straight game and become bowl eligible for the...

Division-leading Gophers give stout run 'D' test vs. Illini

Nov. 04, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The thousand-mile distance from Big Ten country to South Texas where Jack Gibbens grew up was never too far for a budding linebacker to dream of one day playing in the thick of throwback, pound-it-on-the-ground football. Gibbens finally got his chance...

Hot Wisconsin brings nation's top-ranked defense to Rutgers

Nov. 04, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — A month into the season, there was a lot of discussion about bowl games happening in Madison, Wisconsin and Piscataway, New Jersey, and it wasn't the same. Wisconsin had lost three of its first four games and there was concern the Badgers' run of...