Rutgers is down an assistant coach for Sunday’s game against Northwestern.

The CBS broadcast shared that Scarlet Knights defensive line coach Marquise Watson suffered a medical emergency Sunday morning. Chris Iseman of USA TODAY reported that Watson is expected to rejoin the program soon. In Watson’s absence, head coach Greg Schiano elevated Jared Keyte from his quality control role.

Watson is in his third season on staff at Rutgers. He first joined as a defensive assistant in 2018. Watson left to be Bryant’s defensive line coach and run game coordinator in 2019. He spent the 2020 and ’21 seasons on staff at Ole Miss as a graduate assistant and senior analyst.

Schiano brought Watson back in 2022. Watson’s Rutgers bio notes that he helped the defense improve by allowing 46.7 fewer yards per game compared to 2021, 28.1 fewer passing yards and 18.6 fewer rushing yards. The Scarlet Knights posted their best mark in total defense (349.8 yards per game) in 10 years.

Keyte was a Maine assistant for 7 seasons, serving as defensive coordinator in 2022. He was previously on staff at Rutgers in 2015.