The Rutgers Scarlet Knights went on to hammer the cupcakes known as the Norfolk State Spartans despite dealing with major distractions.

By Robby Sabo

It stands to reason that the only good times for the Rutgers football program enjoyed over the last several weeks occurred on Saturday as they played one of their cupcake games of 2015.

This is due to the ongoing academic investigation involving head coach Kyle Flood and the dismissal of five arrested players.

The final score was also academic, 63-13. Wide receiver Leonte Carroo caught three touchdown passes in the game despite sitting out the first-half due to suspension.

Via ESPN New York:

“It’s been fine because everyone’s been focused on the game,” Carroo said. “That’s all we were focused on today. Just being 1-0 each and every week and now that we got this win we’re just going to celebrate the win.”

An interesting situation might be developing at the quarterback position. Hayden Rettig received the start thanks to incumbent starter Chris Laviano’s suspension (curfew violation just like Carroo). Both QBs played well.


Flood said he’ll evaluate the game tape before naming a starter for Week 2 against Washington State.

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