This fall is the biggest one yet for Chris Ash and Rutgers. Following a 1-11 season in 2018, the Scarlet Knights have to show significant improvement this year for the coaching staff to feel safe about their jobs in November.

But improvement isn’t going to come without a significant challenge.

According to 247Sports, Rutgers will endure the toughest schedule in the B1G in 2019. That means that wins won’t be any easier to come by this fall. Here’s what 247Sports had to say:

Life at Rutgers gets no easier.

After a 1-11 year and winless trek through league play, the Scarlett Knights face another daunting task in 2019. There are road trips to Iowa, Michigan and Penn State. Ohio State and Michigan are on the schedule, too.

Boston College comes to town early in the year and then Liberty, a team coached by Hugh Freeze (heard of him?) that won four games against FBS competition a year ago, closes out the month of October in Piscataway, N.J. It could another long year for Chris Ash on the East Coast.

Rutgers has some positive things going for it this season. The Scarlet Knights return two talented running backs in Raheem Blackshear and Isaih Pacheco and offensive coordinator John McNulty is returning for a second season. Things should be better.

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But with that schedule, wins will still be tough for Ash and company to come by.