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2016 Schedule
2-2, 2nd in Big Ten - East

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Ash has something of a head start scouting Ohio State after spending the last two years there as co-defensive coordinator, but the Rutgers coach isn't expecting that to be a big deal on game day. "Yeah, I know players, I know coaches, I know the offensive and defensive schemes that they're running," Ash said. "But that doesn't mean we have an advantage or anything like that. It comes down to players making plays on Saturday."

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Rutgers coach Chris Ash says redshirt freshman Jawuan Harris will take over some of the duties of two-way standout Janarion Grant(ankle injury) against Ohio State. "He's not Janarion," Ash said. "He's our next best version of Janarion."

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1dMark Schlabach

USC's playoff hopes will have to wait another year

The struggles continue for Clay Helton and USC. After losing to Utah to fall to 1-3, the Trojans are one of 11 teams axed from CFP consideration by The Eliminator.

Trojans lead a class of 11 ousted from the playoff (1:20)
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2dBrian Bennett

Rutgers WR/KR Grant (ankle) out for season

Rutgers wide receiver and kick returner Janarion Grant will miss the rest of the season after injuring his right ankle during a 76-yard run against Iowa last week.

Postgame Breakdown Iowa beats Rutgers 14-7 (2:02)
Ferentz happy with Iowa playing 'good football' (0:47)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

It was far from pretty, but Iowa secures a 14-7 victory against Rutgers in Piscataway. Iowa running back Akrum Wadley scored the go-ahead 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Iowa certainly doesn't look as invincible as once thought. It's going to be a dog fight for the Big Ten West division between Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska and even Minnesota.


Iowa reclaims lead in fourth quarter

Iowa took advantage of a Rutgers turnover by scoring on the very next play, a 26-yard run by Akrum Wadley. The Hawkeyes lead 14-7 with under 8:00 left on ESPN2.

Iowa takes 14-7 lead on 26-yard TD run (0:42)

Rutgers ties it up in fourth quarter

Rutgers QB Chris Laviano connects with Andre Patton for a game-tying 14-yard TD. Iowa is trying to avoid a second straight loss. The game is tied 7-7 on ESPN2.

Halftime Interview with Rutgers Head Coach Chris Ash (0:27)
Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz wants his team to play harder (0:26)

Iowa takes lead just before halftime

C.J. Beathard connects with George Kittle, who makes a move to the end zone for a 36-yard TD with just 34 seconds left before halftime. Iowa leads Rutgers 7-0 at the break.

Rutgers WR carted off after 76-yard reception (0:45)

Rutgers misses huge opportunity

Rutgers' Janarion Grant takes the screen pass 76 yards to the Iowa 3-yard line, avoiding several tacklers along the way. The Scarlet Knights, however, turned it over on downs at the 1-yard line. It's still 0-0 on ESPN2.

Team Stats

Passing Yards167.0111th
Rushing Yards220.334th
Points For27.3Tied-82nd
Points Against26.0Tied-63rd