This season hasn’t been a kind one to Rutgers football.

A year ago, the Scarlet Knights finished 4-8 overall and 3-6 in Big Ten play — exactly the same as Nebraska. This is a whole new year, though.

Not much has gone Rutgers’ way — even field goal attempts. The Scarlet Knights haven’t been perfect when trying for three points this season and on Saturday against Illinois, nothing seems to have changed.

Illinois led 24-14 at Rutgers in the third quarter when the Scarlet Knights were ready to try a 47-yard FG attempt. From 47 yards out, it’s not an impossible kick, but in college, that distance can be a bit challenging.

Rutgers kicker Gavin Haggerty — who hasn’t attempted a FG since high school — was filling in for Justin Davidovicz, who hurt himself before the game started. Apparently, Rutgers may want to re-think its kicking opportunities against Illinois:

The setup for the kick went swimmingly, and the ball didn’t even get touched by a defender. Regardless, it ended up short of not just the uprights, but the end-zone itself. The ball wasn’t exactly on target, either.