TV: Jamil Merrell Looks to Louisville

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Team Captain Jamil Merrell is in full game-prep mode for Louisville after spending about 12 hours to digest the late defensive struggles against SMU. Merrell spoke after a Sunday night practice about getting ready for Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on a short week.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Fifth-year senior defensive end Jamil Merrell had some strong words to his teammates after a 55-52 triple overtime victory over SMU.

Unhappy with the play of the defense, Merrell spoke about a need for urgency and focus with Louisville coming in five days. In the first Rutgers practice since the SMU win, Merrell saw that and more from the defense.

Eager to end a skid to Louisville and experience success against Heisman candidate Teddy Bridgewater, Merrell went in-depth on preparing for Thursday night in prime time.

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