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2017 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Schedule & Analysis

2017 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Schedule & Analysis


Breaking down and analyzing the 2017 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football schedule


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2017 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Schedule
Realistic Best Case Scenario

The Scarlet Knights will at least be competitive with Washington before winning the next two games to tune things up. They split at Nebraska and at home against Ohio State – fine, so that might be a stretch – and they roll past Illinois and Purdue before going to Michigan. They get by Maryland in Yankee Stadium to get within range of bowl eligibility before getting the sixth win at Indiana. 7-5 is the dream, but 6-6 would be terrific.

2017 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Schedule
Realistic Worst Case Scenario

They don’t pull off any upsets. Washington, at Nebraska, Ohio State, at Michigan, at Penn State and Michigan State are all brutal bloodlettings, and there’s no luck on the road at Illinois or Indiana, either. They should be better and should be decent enough to get to 4-8 at worst, but that’s hardly a lock. 2-10 is possible if this is the Big Ten’s worst team again.

2017 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Schedule

Sept. 1 (Friday): Washington

Sept. 9: Eastern Michigan

Sept. 16: Morgan State

Sept. 23: at Nebraska

Sept. 30: Ohio State

Oct. 7: OPEN DATE

Oct. 14: at Illinois

Oct. 21: Purdue

Oct. 28: at Michigan

Nov. 4: Maryland (in Bronx, NY)

Nov. 11: at Penn State

Nov. 18: at Indiana

Nov. 25: Michigan State