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Rutgers defensive back Naijee Jones (24) tackles Nebraska running back Dedrick Mills (26) after Mills carried the ball for a 43-yard gain in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Martinez, Nebraska overcome 4 turnovers, beat Rutgers 28-21

Dec. 19, 2020 12:00 AM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — If Nebraska coach Scott Frost could bottle up the second half of the final game of the season against Rutgers, the Cornhuskers might become a very good team in the Big Ten Conference in 2021. The problem was the first half and the early part of the third quarter was a disaster. Four...

Maryland quarterback Eric Najarian throws a pass against Rutgers during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in College Park, Md. Rutgers won 27-24 in overtime. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Maryland, Michigan State canceled again by COVID-19

Dec. 17, 2020 3:20 PM EST

In yet another twist to this crazy college football season, a matchup between Maryland and Michigan State has been canceled a second time after an outbreak of COVID-19 in College Park. The Terrapins (2-3) were slated to face the Spartans (2-5) on Saturday night as part of the Big Ten “Champions...

Rutgers quarterback Noah Vedral (0) walks with crutches on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in College Park, Md. Rutgers won 27-24 in overtime. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rutgers looks for 4th Big Ten win, Vedral iffy for Nebraska

Dec. 17, 2020 11:40 AM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference didn't have to spend much time thinking in deciding to match Rutgers and Nebraska in a game on Friday night during championship week. While the Cornhuskers (2-5, 2-5 Big Ten) and Scarlet Knights (3-5, 3-5) aren't rivals, their records are similar and they have...

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, left, rushes against Michigan State's Antjuan Simmons during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich.   (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Big Ten Champions Week has game for title and 4 on undercard

Dec. 17, 2020 1:45 AM EST

Things to watch during the ninth week of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 15 Northwestern vs. No. 3 Ohio State, at Indianapolis The Big Ten championship game is the final step on the Buckeyes' path to the College Football Playoff and is a rematch of the 2018 game, which Ohio State won 45-24....

Miami linebacker Zach McCloud (53) and cornerback Isaiah Dunson (29) stop North Carolina running back Michael Carter (8) during the first half of an during an NCAA college football game at Hard Rock Stadium In Miami Gardens, Fla, Saturday, Dec, 12, 2020. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

STAT WATCH: UNC rushing total FBS' highest in 3 seasons

Dec. 14, 2020 1:53 PM EST

North Carolina's rushing performance against Miami was unlike any seen in the Football Bowl Subdivision in three seasons. Led by Michael Carter and Javonte Williams, the Tar Heels piled up 554 yards on the ground in their 62-26 win over Miami on Saturday, the most in a game matching FBS teams since Navy had 569...

Rutgers kicker Valentino Ambrosio (1), with Zach Feagles holding, attempts a field goal as Maryland's Lavonte Gater rushes in during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in College Park, Md. Ambrosio missed the kick. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Ambrosio rallies Rutgers past Maryland 27-24 in overtime

Dec. 12, 2020 5:20 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Rutgers followed a difficult week with a miserable first half, then rallied together to pull out a victory that had them shouting and dancing with delight. Valentino Ambrosio kicked the tying field goal at the end of regulation and accounted for the only points in overtime,...

Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Penn State on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. Penn St. won 23-7. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Maryland concludes stop-and-go regular season vs Rutgers

Dec. 10, 2020 11:17 AM EST

Michael Locksley's effort to rebuild the Maryland football program appeared to be gaining momentum in the early stage of his second year at the school. Working their way around COVID-19 and an abbreviated Big Ten-only schedule, the Terrapins overcame an opening loss at Northwestern on Oct 25 to win at home...

Penn State wide receiver Parker Washington (3) celebrates scoring a touchdown with quarterback Sean Clifford (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Penn State beats Rutgers for 14th straight time for 900th

Dec. 5, 2020 6:10 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — After the worst start in school history, Penn State is starting to play like the Nittany Lions of old. Sean Clifford threw a 29-yard touchdown and Penn State's defense set up three scores with stops or takeaways on Saturday in a 23-7 victory over Rutgers that gave the program its...

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano shouts to his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game againt Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 49-27. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Improving Rutgers looks for 1st Big Ten win over Penn State

Dec. 3, 2020 12:44 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Greg Schiano isn't surprised Rutgers has not developed a rivalry with another team in its five-plus years in the Big Ten Conference. Looking at a map, one would have thought the Scarlet Knights might have generated something with either Maryland or Penn State. It just hasn't...

Rutgers quarterback Johnny Langan (21) runs against Purdue during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Rutgers rallies to knock off Purdue 37-30 behind Langan

Nov. 28, 2020 9:31 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Backup quarterback Johnny Langan proved to be just the spark Rutgers needed. Langan completed all four passing attempts for 95 yards and ran for 95 yards on 21 carries as the Scarlet Knights rallied for a 37-30 victory over Purdue Saturday in Big Ten Conference action. Langan...