Rutgers enters unfamiliar territory as road favorite vs. Syracuse in Week 2
Leading up to its Week 2 road matchup at Syracuse, the oddsmakers are putting Rutgers on a unique pedestal.
This will mark the first time Rutgers is a road favorite dating back to 2015 vs. Army and it is the first time since 2009 (vs. Louisville) that the Scarlet Knights are favored on the road against a Power 5 program.
These tidbits come via ESPN’s Chris Fallica:
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This is the first time Rutgers is a road favorite since 2015 at Army. It’s the first time since 2009, when they were favored by three at Louisville, that Rutgers was a road favorite over a team which is a current Power 5 member…
— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) September 9, 2021
It’s wild that it’s been this long for Rutgers to be favored on the road in those two scenarios. We’ll see if this season can be a turning point for Rutgers in a positive direction.
Rutgers was extremely dominant in a convincing 61-14 Week 1 victory vs. Temple. For the strong showing, linebacker Olakunle Fatukasi and punter Adam Korsak earned national honors.
Rutgers-Syracuse is slated for Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. EST and will be televised on the ACC Network.