"Watkis isn't going to make the trip," Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said. "He's got a high ankle (sprain). He was really doing pretty well. …He was practicing at a high level."
Freshman receiver J.T. Tartacoff, who suffered a leg injury late in training camp, is back at practice and will make the trip, but red-shirt freshman Quron Pratt (shoulder) remains sidelined.
"Tartacoff is going to go. Pratt's not going to go," Schiano said. "(Tartacoff) is healthy and he could play. Will we play him? I don't know."
Meanwhile, running back Casey Turner may not be available for a while. He underwent surgery last week to correct what is being termed by Rutgers as an injury located in the middle third of his body.
"He is doing better, but he's going to be a while," Schiano said. "He had surgery. It's not where he's going to be out all year. He should be back on some point."