Saturday, January 28

Rutgers football vs. Nebraska: Score, updates, predictions


PISCATAWAY − When Rutgers’ season comes to an end, tonight’s game against Nebraska will go a long way toward determining how the entire campaign is remembered.

The Scarlet Knights have a major opportunity ahead of them: Win and move one game closer to bowl eligibility with more winnable games ahead, or lose and have any postseason hopes potentially on life support.

If Greg Schiano’s team wins tonight, a path to a bowl certainly exists based on what we know about Rutgers’ remaining opponents.

A lot is working toward Rutgers’ favor − primetime “blackout” game at home, in front of what should be a packed crowd. But even though the Cornhuskers are struggling and have already fired their coach and defensive coordinator, they still have potential to be dangerous.

Plus, Rutgers is banged up.

It’s going to take a clean, consistent, all-around solid performance from the Scarlet Knights to pull of a win that not only would inject more life into their season, but would be their first home Big Ten win since 2017.

Can they get it done? We’ll find out in a few hours.

Some injury news and updates:

  • Noah Vedral is expected to start at quarterback while Evan Simon is expected to get snaps, also.
  • Cornerback Robert Longerbeam and tight end Victor Konopka are both OUT.
  • Gavin Wimsatt is unlikely to play.

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Brutal loss for the Scarlet Knights.

Fourth quarter, 8:54: Nebraska takes the lead

Remove a turn of events here in Piscataway.

On second-and-17 from the Rutgers 35, Evan Simon was intercepted by Myles Farmer at the 44 and returned to the 27. Nebraska needed one play to get into the end zone as Casey Thompson hit Trey Palmer for a 27-yard scoring pass .

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The Cornhuskers have a 14-13 lead with 8:54 to go.

Third quarter, 10:35: Nebraska is on the board

Casey Thompson, back in the game after taking a hard hit late in the first half, throws a 7-yard touchdown pass to Travis Vokolek for the Cornhuskers’ first touchdown of the game.

That closes Rutgers’ lead to 13-7.

Halftime: Rutgers 13, Nebraska 0

The Scarlet Knights were outstanding defensively. Completely shut down the Cornhuskers’ offense, intercepted Casey Thompson twice (one by Melton, one by Braswell).


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