Top Rutgers CB Blessuan Austin inactive for Week 2 against Ohio State
Rutgers football has a successful Week 1.
The Scarlet Knights opened with Texas State and came away with a 35-7 victory. True freshman QB Artur Sitkowski got the start and was deemed the face of Rutgers football earlier this week.
Week 2 will be much more difficult for Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights have to travel and play No. 4 Ohio State. The Buckeyes are certainly a bigger challenge than Texas State.
And, life won’t be any easier on Saturday thanks to a knee injury:
Rutgers star cornerback Blessuan Austin 'inactive' vs. Ohio State https://t.co/yUp3nWC5Ra #rutgers
— Keith Sargeant (@KSargeantNJ) September 6, 2018
Austin was taken off the field and removed from the game against Texas State due to a knee issue. He appeared to have gotten the injury during an interception he made in the second quarter.
Thanks to Austin’s interception and play in general, he earned a spot on Pro Football Focus’ Week 1 Big Ten defensive Team of the Week.
The Rutgers-Ohio State game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The game will be televised on BTN.