LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rutgers cornerback Nadir Barnwell was a freshman target all night, and went to the bench for the fourth quarter. Red-shirt freshman linebacker Steve Longa finished with 11 tackles in what became a frustrating night for the Rutgers defense in a 24-10 loss.
Louisville, Ky. -- Freshman corner Nadir Barnwell
expected to be a target against Teddy Bridgewater
, but he came up short in the battle.
Barnwell gave up double-digit receptions before losing his spot to Anthony Cioffi for the remainder of the game. Not a permanent change, Barnwell spoke after the game about how much he learned and his fire to improve.
Middle linebackers Steve Longa was a brightspot defensively with 11 tackles and solid play in the middle. Frustrated by the loss, Longa talked about the defense's willingness to battle back.