Latest Rutgers Scarlet Knights football News

Rutgers hires Joe Harasymiak as defensive coordinator

Jan. 07, 2022 19:03 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers hired Joe Harasymiak as defensive coordinator Friday. The 35-year-old New Jersey native spent the last two seasons at at fellow Big Ten member Minnesota as its co-defensive coordinator. “Joe is one of the rising stars in our...

Hartman leads No. 20 Wake Forest to 38-10 romp in Gator Bowl

Dec. 31, 2021 16:43 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Hartman's big day capped Wake Forest's best season in 15 years. Hartman tossed three touchdown passes, two of them to tight end Brandon Chapman, and the 20th-ranked Demon Deacons beat Rutgers 38-10 in the Gator Bowl on Friday to reach 11 wins for the...

Gator Bowl fill-in Rutgers 'letting it hang out' vs Wake

Dec. 30, 2021 16:22 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Accepting a spot in the Gator Bowl was easy for Rutgers. Getting there proved much more daunting. The Scarlet Knights, a late substitution for Texas A&M in Friday’s game against 20th-ranked Wake Forest, spent several days trying to land a charter...

Rutgers keeps Wake Forest guessing on Gator Bowl roster

Dec. 27, 2021 15:33 PM EST

With less than a week to prepare, Rutgers coach Greg Schiano is going to keep No. 20 Wake Forest in the dark when it comes to who will be playing for the Scarlet Knights in the Gator Bowl on Friday. Schiano declined on Monday to provide information on team testing for COVID-19 in the...

Rutgers to replace Texas A&M in Gator Bowl vs. Wake Forest

Dec. 23, 2021 23:38 PM EST

Rutgers will replace Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl against Wake Forest after an NCAA committee decided Thursday to adhere to an existing policy for making teams with 5-7 records bowl eligible. The NCAA football oversight committee also announced that any bowl can be moved to as...

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...