Scarlet Conversation: OLB Quentin Gause

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Don't let the smile fool you. Rutgers linebacker Quentin Gause is not pleased by his and his defense's performance in back-to-back Big Ten road games. Surrendering 98 points over two games against top-20 foes, the Scarlet Knights face another big-time tailback on Homecoming against Wisconsin.

Quentin Gause always gets up for games against big-name running backs, and is even more motivated for Saturday following consecutive losses and poor play against the run.

The first-year Rutgers starter is second on the roster with 44 tackles through eight games. His five TFLs are the best of any linebacker.

The starting strongside linebacker expects significant responsibilities Saturday against Wisconsin and starting running back Melvin Gordon. A bigger back than Ameer Abdullah, Gordon went for 122 yards and three touchdowns of his own in a 52-7 win last week over Maryland.

The always high-energy Gause broke it all down Monday in a four-minute conversation with

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