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Rutgers vs Wagner: Live Commentary & Updates

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Rutgers and Wagner will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET with the game airing live on the Big Ten Network. You can read my quick thoughts on the availability report.

This post is meant The Scarlet Faithful readers to come together and post comments below during the game. In addition, I will add in updates and commentary as the game unfolds in this post.

Thank you for reading my coverage of Rutgers football at The Scarlet Faithful and let’s go RU!

Rutgers vs. Wagner — live updates and more


  • Obviously would like to see Rutgers come out strong, take control and never look back.

First Quarter

  • Wagner punts on its first possession as Aaron Lewis and Isaiah Iton combine for a drive killing sack.
  • Rutgers takes a 3-0 lead with a Jai Patel 44 yard field goal!
  • Gavin Wimsatt finds Christian Dremel for a 4 yard TOUCHDOWN on 4th down as Rutgers takes a 10-0 lead on Wagner late first quarter.
  • Third straight game that Dremel has caught a TD pass.

Second Quarter

  • Wagner missed a 39 yard field goal.
  • Wimsatt completes a 41 yard pass to JaQuae Jackson to the Wagner 25 yard line early second quarter.
  • After Christian Dremel made a defender miss for a 17 yard catch to the goal line, Sam Brown runs it in for a TOUCHDOWN!
  • Rutgers leads Wagner 17-0 with 9:02 left in the first half.
  • Wagner turns it over on downs near the Rutgers red zone after getting stopped on 4th and 1.
  • Wimsatt runs it in for a touchdown and Rutgers leads 24-0.
  • Wagner converts a 29 yard field goal. 24-3 Rutgers late second quarter.

At The Half

  • Rutgers leads Wagner 24-3 at the half. RU has outgained Seahawks 212-55 & scored on its first four drives of game. Defense has been great. Special teams allowed a 67 yard kickoff return that set up the FG.
  • Solid performance. Would be beneficial to score & get backups in soon.

Third Quarter

  • Rashad Rochelle with his first big return of the season for 89 yards down to the Wagner 7 yard line to open up the second half.
  • Gavin Wimsatt runs in his second TOUCHDOWN of the game to give Rutgers a 31-3 lead over Wagner a minute into the second half.
  • A 13 play 7+ minute drive ends in a Kyle Monangai TOUCHDOWN!
  • Rutgers leads Wagner 38-3 with 3:41 remaining in the third quarter.
  • Time to get some starters out and get some reserves get some quality reps.

Fourth Quarter

  • Welcome back Reggie Sutton! Playing left tackle in his first game in two years after a terrible injury.
  • Ja’shon Benjamin & Aaron Young scored fourth quarter touchdowns.
  • Rutgers defeats Wagner 52-3 to improve to 4-1 on the season.
  • Total offense
    RU 437 yards
    WAG 106 yards
  • Next up a critical October that will define the season.
  • At Wisconsin
    Michigan State
    At Indiana


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