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BREAKING: Rutgers Availability Report vs. Northwestern



Sam Brown is listed as questionable for the Northwestern game. Photo credit Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten released the availability report for both Rutgers and Northwestern per the new league rules two hours before kickoff at 10 a.m. Note that this is not an injury report and no reasons are given for a player’s status. Head Coach Greg Schiano will likely be asked about certain players following game. Here is the report for Rutgers and some quick thoughts.

Rutgers football availability report vs. Northwestern

4 Scarlet Knights ruled “OUT”

  • RB Aaron Young
  • WR Naseim Brantley
  • WR Jesse Ofurie
  • OL Joe De Croce

1 Scarlet Knight ruled “QUESTIONABLE”

  • RB Samuel Brown

Quick Take:

Obviously not having Aaron Young available and Sam Brown listed as questionable for this game is significant. It will be largely up to Kyle Monangai to seize the opportunity for the Scarlet Knights against Northwestern. He is the most similar back that Rutgers has compared to Minnesota’s Mohamed Ibrahim who OC Kirk Ciarrocca relied on heavily last season against Northwestern. Al Shadee-Salaam will have a chance to make an impact as well…..Also having Naseim Brantley out is a concern, as many expected him to seize a big role in the passing attack. That being said, this opens the door for true freshman Ian Strong to be a major factor in this game. Transfer JaQuae Jackson as well as returning receivers Chris Long and Isaiah Washington should have chances too…..Northwestern only has one player out and two players listed as questionable on its avaibility report but none who were expected to start.

For all our coverage leading up to Rutgers-Northwestern, click here.

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  1. thevinman

    September 3, 2023 at 11:57 am

    I am not surprised about Brown as Schiano has been a bit guarded and vague about his status. The loss of Young is surprising.

  2. thevinman

    September 3, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    Love the aggressiveness early going for it on 4th and on at the 50.

  3. thevinman

    September 3, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    Great grab and a great throw! An opening game drive for a TD!!!

  4. thevinman

    September 3, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Two touchdowns on two drives. Unfreaking believable. Go RU!!

    • Aaron Breitman

      September 3, 2023 at 12:58 pm

      I’m updating in the post as well. Thanks for commenting. Tremendous start so far!

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