Both teams at Camp Randall dressed up look football players, but only one played like one in a Halloween blowout.
Wisconsin won every facet of Saturday’s game against Rutgers, and embarrassed the Scarlet Knights for the second straight season. This time a 48-10 final, Wisconsin overcame its injury issues and Rutgers never got started without star receiver Leonte Carroo.
What hurts the most outside of the blowout for Rutgers is that New Jersey guys led the on-field slaughter for the Badgers. Former Glassboro (N.J.) star Corey Clement shredded Rutgers in his return to the field and former Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic star Tanner McEvoy, whose brother played for Rutgers, was dynamic.
Clement averaged 10.5 yards per carry to go along with three touchdowns. McEvoy hurt Rutgers on both sides with an interception and Wildcat touchdown run.
The Rutgers offense and quarterback Chris Laviano did nothing without Carroo available. Excluding a 58-yard field goal drive, the Scarlet Knights amounted 107 total with a brutal 2.8 yards per play from scrimmage.
Rutgers (3-5, 1-4) finishes the toughest stretch of the season next week at Michigan. Rutgers has to win three of its final four games to become officially bowl eligible.