1 on 1 with CB Anthony Cioffi

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Anthony Cioffi has a nose for the football, and further built that reputation Saturday with his second interception in as many weeks. The last Scarlet Knight to do so was Logan Ryan as a junior. Cioffi spoke about being near the football, and the need for the defense to play better after giving up 135 points in the last three weeks.

When asked about positives seen during the three-game Rutgers losing streak, head coach Kyle Flood pointed first to his defensive secondary.

Flood said Sunday that the defense improving, and named Anthony Cioffi specifically as a young player getting better.

"The reality is we haven’t been 1-0 in three weeks. I certainly understand why somebody on the outside would see it that way,” Flood said. “When I look at our football team, I see guys like Nadir Barnwell, Anthony Cioffi, Delon Stephenson – young guys in that secondary now who are really starting to come on for us and help us play better defense.”

Cioffi has interceptions in consecutive weeks, and continues to play well as a gunner on special teams. After the 37-0 loss to Wisconsin, he explained what he saw and goals for the bye week.

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