Rutgers' defense did something no B1G team has accomplished since 2010 in win over MSU
Rutgers’ defense was on fire in the return of Greg Schiano!
Saturday’s season opener against Michigan State was the first since Schiano returned to take over the program during the offseason. Thankfully, he did not have to wait long to get back in the win column.
The Scarlet Knights controlled the game the whole way after scoring a touchdown on their opening drive. It gave Rutgers its first win in the conference since 2017 in impressive fashion.
A big reason for the big win was a Rutgers defense that forced seven turnovers in the game. Not only was that a huge number, but it was the first time a B1G team has forced seven turnovers in a game since 2010:
Not one, not two, not three…okay, we won’t do that. 😂
The @RFootball defense came ready to #WinWithPurpose today as their 𝐒𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍 takeaways was the most by any B1G team since 2010.
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— Rutgers On BTN (@RutgersOnBTN) October 24, 2020
That is a number the Scarlet Knights will not be able to produce every game, but it was good to see the consistent effort put in by the defense.