Breaking down and analyzing the 2021 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football schedule with the best and worst case scenarios.
Rutgers Football Schedule 2021
Full schedule analysis with best and worst scenarios below
Sept. 4 Temple
Sept. 11 at Syracuse
Sept. 18 Delaware
Sept. 25 at Michigan
Oct. 2 Ohio State
Oct. 9 Michigan State
Oct. 16 at Northwestern
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 at Illinois
Nov. 6 Wisconsin
Nov. 13 at Indiana
Nov. 20 at Penn State
Nov. 27 Maryland
Dec. 4 Big Ten Championship (in Indianapolis)
Games vs. The West: at Illinois, at Northwestern, Wisconsin
Missed Teams From The West: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Schedule Analysis: Can they start out hot? The Syracuse game on the road that would’ve been a sure loss a few years ago is now more like a 50/50 game, and a 3-0 start is a must because …
At Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, at Northwestern. It’s possible to have a rougher start to the Big Ten season, but this isn’t far off.
Getting the defending Big Ten West champ – Northwestern – and Wisconsin doesn’t help, and making things worse is a finishing kick with four road games in five including dates at Indiana and Penn State.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Schedule Best Case Scenario: It’s a 3-0 start before dealing with some of the big boys. They find a way to win one of the next four games and take out Illinois. There’s another upset win somewhere to make the Maryland game matter, with a win getting them bowl eligible.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Schedule Worst Case Scenario: A flop against Temple to start the season is made worse with a loss at Syracuse to follow. They don’t come close in any of the games against the big boys, and a loss to Illinois is part of a winless Big Ten run until the regular season finale against Maryland.