Oct 10, 2015; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Michigan State Spartans wide receiver Aaron Burbridge (16) gets around Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive back Blessuan Austin (10) during the first quarter at High Points Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
2. Rutgers Can’t Play Defense
Rutgers is bad at defense. Like, really bad at defense. There’s 127 FBS teams, and the Scarlet Knights are ranked 105th in the country, allowing 447.3 yards per game.
What’s this mean for the Buckeyes?
There won’t be anyone questioning Urban Meyer’s decision to go with J.T. Barrett as the starter. Run, pass, it doesn’t matter. Barrett should find success against a team that allows 6.58 yard per play.
The fact that Rutgers would probably have a tough time stopping the 1954 Buckeyes’ national championship team in the present day also favors Ezekiel Elliott, who is a virtual lock to rush for over 100 yards in his 13th straight game.
Elliott rushed for 153 yards against Penn State, and has tallied 988 yards this season on 148 attempts–good enough for a 6.7 yards per game average. Zeke’s averaged at least 5.0 yards per carry throughout his last four contests.
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