West Virginia-Rutgers Football: Don't Be Fooled, Game Has Meaning for Rutgers

Double G SportsCorrespondent IMarch 29, 2017

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Sure, for the first time in seven years, the Rutgers University football team has no chance of making a bowl game. While no bowl game is within reach, Rutgers still has some things to play for.


It’s been a very tough and devastating season for Rutgers. Their high hopes of competing for a Big East title disappeared quickly.

Will they quit? I know many of you will say this team quit a long time ago and that is hard to argue. I will say this is a team with many distractions and many things on its mind other than football, but they won’t quit.

Head coach Greg Schiano will not allow them to quit.

The devastating, life-changing injury to defensive standout Eric LeGrand was the final straw in a long line of issues on and off the field this season. Schiano made it public earlier this week that many of his players lost parents throughout the season.

How can a young man give all his focus to football when a teammate is laying in a hospital bed, or a parent has passed away?

Nobody wants to say losing is okay. It is, however, just a game.

With that said, Rutgers will be trying to end a couple of losing streaks. When Rutgers steps onto the field in Morgantown, West Virginia for the noon kickoff, they will attempt to stop a five-game losing streak.

All five losses were to Big East opponents.

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