Rutgers Vs. Cincinnati: Scarlet Knights Try To Reclaim Spot Atop Big East Standings

The Rutgers University football program hosts its biggest game of the season Saturday as the University of Cincinnati travels to High Point Solutions Stadium (noon on ESPNU). SB Nation New York's Jared Smith previews the Big East Conference contest that could help decided who wins the league title. -- SB Nation's blog On The Banks has everything Rutgers Scarlet Knights. -- Check out, Down The Drive for information on the Cincinnati Bearcats.

The Rutgers University football program will host its most important game of the season Saturday as the Scarlet Knights host the University of Cincinnati in a Big East Conference contest at High Point Solutions Stadium (noon on ESPNU). Rutgers (7-3, 3-2 Big East), which trails the Bearcats (7-2, 3-1) by a half game in the Big East standings, needs a victory to keep its chances at a league title and its Bowl Championship Series bowl berth alive. A loss to Cincinnati would basically eliminate any shot at the Big East championship, a goal head coach Greg Schiano has never won.

The Scarlet Knights face a program that it hasn't beaten in its last five tries. Last season, the Bearcats defeated the Scarlet Knights, 69-39, in the league's high-scoring football game ever (107 total points). Cincinnati compiled 661 total yards of offense, while Rutgers totaled minus-nine rushing yards.

SB Nation New York will continue to update this Rutgers vs. Cincinnati StoryStream throughout the week. Be sure to check back for a full scouting report on the Cincinnati Bearcats and more pre-game articles.




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