Rutgers At Cincinnati Preview: Kickoff Time, TV Schedule, Streaming, Injuries And More

It's really up to them now.

Rutgers, that is.

The No. 22 Scarlet Knights (4-0, 8-1) are in the metaphorical driver's seat going into this afternoon's matchup against Big East rival Cincinnati (3-1, 7-2).

With only two more games left after this week, Rutgers can pratically clinch a league championship today and, by extension, control their own destiny when it comes to a berth in a BCS bowl game.

The only possible bump in the road in today's noon kickoff? Sophomore running back Jawan Jamison, who currently ranks 24th nationally and second in the BIG EAST, is still questionable for today's crucial league matchup.

As of Thursday, coach Kyle Flood said Jamison was at least 75 percent ready for today's game, but there is still the question of his ankle strength and even if he can play, how many carries he'll be able to rack up.

Jamison currently has 214 carries to his name this season, more than double of the rest of the team's caries combined.

If Jamison can't go today - or can't go completely - the crux of the rushing game is going to fall straight into the lap, or feet, of Savon Huggins, who boasts just 52 carries, 165 yards and two touchdowns this season.

"I would be very confident that Savon could take the bulk of the carries and do a good job with us," Flood said earlier this week of his other sophomore back.

While Jamison will most likely be a game-time decision, there are also a few players who will definitely be sidelined in today's Big East faceoff.

Freshman kicker Kyle Federico will most likely miss his fifth straight game today after not practicing all week. Nick Borgese, who has taken over for Federico since he first sustained an injury over a month ago, will once again take over kicking duties for the Scarlet Knights.

Right guard Andre Civil also missed practice this week and was inactive in Thursday's go-through on the field. If Civil is unable to go today, sophomore Taj Alexander would take the starting spot.

On the Cincinnati side, the question of who will start under center for the Bearcats is still very much up in the air. Brendon Kay made his first start against Temple last week, throwing for 244 yards and two touchdowns, but whether or not he'll have the same opportunities against the Scarlet Knights this week is yet to be seen.

As of Friday afternoon, the Bearcats were the slim favorite with a six-point edge over Rutgers. Today's game will be broadcast nationally from Cincinnati on the Big East Network and locally SNY. It will also be streamed on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.com.

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