Rutgers (3-0) resumes Big Ten play on Saturday against No. 2 Michigan (3-0) in Ann Arbor. It’s the first road game of the season for RU and the first conference game for the Wolverines.
The last time RU visited the Big House, Michigan escaped with a 20-13 victory. The Rutgers defense held UM without a first down for most of the second half including forcing four three and outs in a row.
Whether the Scarlet Knights can challenge the two time defending Big Ten champs in Ann Arbor this time around remains to be seen. However, there is a path to victory that is possible.
Of course, Rutgers will need to make several big plays to have a chance. But it’s the way they’ve been winning that gives hope. The defense has been disruptive and the offense has capitalized on opponent mistakes. Controlling the clock and the game on the ground has been huge. Minimizing mistakes like turnovers, penalties, dropped balls and missed tackles has to show up as well in this game.
It’s a huge opportunity for the program and would be a perception shifting upset if Rutgers was able to pull it off. It will be a major challenge, but as fans we should embrace these moments.
Tuesday’s podcast episode dives into these themes and more ahead of Saturday’s matchup.
Topics include why even though it’s unlikely, there is a realistic way in which Rutgers can stun the Wolverines in the Big House on Saturday. Also a discussion on why fans need to embrace this opportunity and worry less.
Listen and watch below.
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