10 in 10: Indiana at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – ScarletReport.com's post-game package goes much deeper than the stats and the nuts and bolts of the game. The "10 in 10" feature gives Rutgers fans 10 not-so-noticeable notes that each can be read in 10 seconds or less. The breezy format is perfect for office water-cooler talk the day after a game.

As part of ScarletReport.com's media day coverage, the "10 in 10" segment gives you 10 not-so-noticeable things that took place during Saturday’s senior day.

It is designed for each of the 10 quick-hitters to be read in 10 seconds or less. Here are the 10 from High Point Solutions Stadium.


1. Four Horsemen -- Coach Kyle Flood tried all four running backs against Indiana, and two clear leaders emerged from the pack. Freshmen Josh Hicks and Robert Martin gave the most explosive performances since Paul James’ injury. Hicks and Martin both broke tackles and fell forward consistently.

2.Palmetto Power -- What Hicks showed against Indiana makes one wonder why in the world he spent nearly a month at safety.

3. Flexing Their Muscles -- The Rutgers defensive line blew Indiana off the ball. Twice, Rutgers pushed offensive linemen into Tevin Coleman for TFLs. Djwany Mera and Daryl Stephenson were strong against the run.

4. Same Problems -- The front four may have played well, but it was another adventure at the second and third levels. Linebacker Kevin Snyder moved better with a bye week of rest, however both outside linebackers did not close well. Tackling and angles remained an issue for senior Lorenzo Waters.

5. Grant Factor -- The x-factor woke up on special teams. As his line-of-scrimmage opportunities decreased, wide receiver Janarion Grant is back in the return game. Grant was elusive, explosive and strong. He supplemented what would have been a rough field position game with 194 total return yards.

6. Greefy Island -- Cornerback Gareef Glashen had one of his best career games on his senior day. Glashen was Rutgers’ best coverage receiver, and his improvement from last season is significant.

7. Snap-Chatter -- Freshman Alan Lucy’s struggles continued, and cost Rutgers twice against Indiana. Lucy sent a ground ball to punter Joey Roth – the cause for his 10-yard punt. He also snapped one behind holder Mike Bimonte on Kyle Federico’s missed field goal.

8. Boggs is Back -- True freshman Dre Boggs returned to the field after injury problems. Boggs was hit and miss with a major pass break up in the first half and pass interference on Indiana’s final drive.

9. On the Marquez -- Walk-on Kevin Marquez remains a weapon on kickoff coverage. Marquez is a strong tackler that ran good angles. Look for his role to expand next season.

10. Turay vs. Fuchs -- Defensive coordinator Joe Rossi exploited a matchup problem on Kemoko Turay’s vicious sack. Turay lined up in a 1-on-1 clash against tight end Jordan Fuchs, a former Rutgers commit, and blew him up.


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