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Rapid Reaction to Rutgers’ 31-14 win over Indiana

The Scarlet Knights are going bowling!



Rutgers' Gavin Wimsatt (2) runs during the second half of the Indiana versus Rutgers football game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 21. 2023. Photo credit Rich Janzaruk/Herald-Times / USA TODAY NETWORK

Rutgers football has became bowl eligible for the first time since 2014 with a 31-14 road victory against Indiana on Saturday. It’s the third straight win over the Hoosiers as the Scarlet Knights dominated on the ground all day. RU improves to 3-2 in Big Ten play and 6-2 overall heading into a well deserved bye week.

RU finished with its most rushing yards in a Big Ten game in program history with 276 and 5.0 yards per carry. They controlled the clock and time of possession, having the ball over 37 minutes in the game. Gavin Wimsatt had 143 yards on the ground and 3 touchdowns while Kyle Monangai had another 100 yard rushing day as well.

Special teams was big again as they scored a touchdown on a blocked punt and recovered a fumble that resulted in a field goal.

The defense was dominant and held Indiana to just 276 yards of total offense.

Zero turnovers once again. While Wimsatt struggled with accuracy, he made good decisions and his ability in the run game was not denied.

Rutgers has learned how to play complementary football. And they’ve now won all six games they’ve been favored to win this season. A major step forward for this program in improving to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten play.

Listen and watch to my rapid reaction to the bowl clinching victory below.




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