Rutgers Shut Out on Homecoming

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – High Point Solutions Stadium was wet, empty and despondent by the time the clock ran out on the latest lowlight in a series of ugly Homecoming events. Shut out 37-0 against Wisconsin, Rutgers (5-4, 1-4) finishes its three-game stretch outscored 135-41 and spiraling downward.

Gary Nova’s knee was the least of Rutgers’ concerns by the time the second quarter rolled through Piscataway.

While Rutgers faced third and long after third and long, Wisconsin quickly capitalized on Scarlet Knight blunders to hand them their third straight blowout loss.

“I just left a really frustrated football team right now, said head coach Kyle Flood. “When you have a game like you did today, when you have a three-game stretch like we have, I think that's probably a good thing. We've got to get better. We got to get better as coaches, we got to get better as players.”

Rutgers amassed just 139 yards of total offense – 58 in the fourth quarter – wheras Wisconsin saw two running backs exceed 125 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

“When you have a day offensively like we did, we're going to look at that film and see a lot of reasons,” Flood said. “It starts up front, there's no doubt, it always starts up front. But I think there's going to be more than enough responsibility to go around.”

Flood addressed the third straight Rutgers (5-4, 1-4) loss in his post-game press conference.


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