Rutgers K Valentino Ambrosio's OT field goal becomes game-winner as Scarlet Knights hang on
Rutgers came away with a dramatic win Saturday, finishing off the regularly scheduled eight-game slate with an overtime victory over Maryland.
After Maryland carried a 3-0 lead into halftime, the second half saw the scoring begin to open up a bit. The back-and-forth affair carried all the way throughout the fourth quarter with the two teams trading touchdowns.
It looked like the Terrapins may finish off the game with a win after scoring with just under six minutes to go, but Rutgers quarterback Art Sitkowski led the team on a drive down the field. He led the team into field goal range for Valentino Ambrosio to tie the game as time expired.
In overtime, it was once again Valentino Ambrosio that was called on for a field goal. He nailed it before Maryland’s offense took the field for their overtime possession.
The Scarlet Knights forced them backwards off a penalty and a sack, leading the Terrapins to try a field goal from 50 yards with the game on the line.
The kick never had a chance:
.@RFootball prevails in OT.
The Scarlet Knights hold on for the 27-24 win. pic.twitter.com/CwVC9cfo45
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 12, 2020
The win gives Rutgers three victories, all on the road, in Greg Schiano’s first season back with the team. Along with that, it is another bright spot that the Scarlet Knights were able to complete all eight games on their regular-season schedule.
Now, Schiano and company will wait and see what Champions Week has in store.