Can Rutgers Scarlet Knights Go Bowling With B1G Schedule?

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Since he took over in 2012, Kyle Flood has continued the success with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights that Greg Schiano spent so many years building.

Now he’s got to take a step Schiano never had to: win in a major BCS conference. The former Big East doesn’t count.

With so many returning starters, it would appear inevitable that Rutgers will be better this year. But can it handle such a difficult schedule that’s not just a Big Ten schedule, but a Big Ten East schedule? This is by far the toughest division in the conference, and the Scarlet Knights are unfortunately stuck there.

Sep 21, 2013; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Kyle Flood cheers on sideline during the second half against the Arkansas Razorbacks at High Points Solutions Stadium. Rutgers Scarlet Knights defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Like Maryland, one winning season in the Big Ten would do wonders for Rutgers recruiting, especially when you consider that it is the only school in such a major football conference that has connections to the northeast.

Even if the ACC is better right now, and it might be, the Scarlet Knights come from the AAC, and the aura of winning in the Big Ten will make a difference. Whether or not they can do it depends on just how good the talent is. Continue to Next Slide for Offense

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