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BTN Will Air Two Rutgers Football Games in Prime Time

Head Coach Kyle Flood

Head Coach Kyle Flood


Two of the Big Ten Network’s football six prime time football games this upcoming season announced by BTN will feature the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. While the exact start times of the games will be revealed at a later date, the Knights will look to play spoiler against Penn State on Sept. 19 at Beaver Stadium. Rutgers will host the Spartans of Michigan State on Oct. 10.

In 2014, the Knights played a pair of BTN prime time games against Penn State and Michigan. The Knights earned their first ever Big Ten football win against the Wolverines. The fans in attendance stormed the field as the clock ticked zero.

The Rutgers-Penn State game will be the first road game for either quarterback Chris Laviano or Hayden Rettig. Both redshirt sophomores are locked in a battle to be the starter and will first play two home games before traveling out to University Park, P.A. for their first road game in front of over 100,000 fans at Beaver Stadium. The atmosphere at High Point Solutions Stadium for the match up a year was ramped up due to the hype and regional rivalry. The Nittany Lions pulled out the victory with a late touchdown for a 13-10 win.

The Knights will look to get revenge against Michigan State about a month later after the Spartans blew out Rutgers 45-3 in East Lansing, M.I. in the Knights first year as members of the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans will travel to the Birthplace of College football bringing with them senior quarterback Connor Cook, who threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns against the Scarlet Knights secondary.

The prime time kickoffs will give fans plenty of time to tailgate, and/or make the trip to Penn State while also creating a hostile welcoming to Piscataway for Michigan State.

Also on the Big Ten conference home slate, the 8-5 Scarlet Knights will go face-to-face with defending National Champions Ohio State, Nebraska, and Maryland. The Knights will also face off against Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan within the conference.

Start times for all the other games will be formulated and announced at a later date as well.


Rutgers football full 2015 schedule:

Sept. 5 vs. Norfolk State

Sept. 12 vs. Washington State

Sept. 19 at Penn State (BTN)

Sept. 26 vs. Kansas

Oct. 3 Bye week

Oct. 10 vs. Michigan State (BTN)

Oct. 17 at Indiana

Oct. 24 vs. Ohio State

Oct. 31 at Wisconsin

Nov. 7 at Michigan

Nov. 14 vs. Nebraska

Nov. 21 at Army (12 or 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network)

Nov. 28 vs. Maryland

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