The Rutgers offense fared well in week one of the season under new coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca. They dominated time of possession, didn’t turn it over, limited penalties, didn’t allow a sack and doubled their scoring average from last season.
Of course, for Rutgers to go bowling this season, the offense needs to have steady progression this fall.
How the offense performs on Saturday night against Temple is another test. Establishing some consistency and rhythm is important for long term growth. Playing mistake free football, producing sustained drives and of course, scoring points are all part of that. However there are still plenty of questions.
How long will it take for the running back room to be at full availability and healthy?
Will the wide receivers expected to be at the top of the depth chart emerge?
Can the offensive line improve in run blocking and will the rotation tighten?
Will Gavin Wimsatt look even more comfortable in week two and can he string together two solid performances?
All of this is being pondered as the Big Ten has a key week two ahead. In the first week of the season, the league looked more wide open than expected after the Big Ten East powers. If the Rutgers offense can continue to take steady steps forward, can they be a surprise team in the conference? There is a long way to go and week two is a marker for sure.
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