It’s been a long time since Rutgers has scored.
As of halftime against Illinois, the last time the Scarlet Knights put up points was with 12:45 remaining against Iowa. Since then, Rutgers was blanked and embarrassed by both Ohio State and Michigan and then turned the ball over three times against Illinois in the first half. The Illini led 7-0 after 30 minutes.
Halftime: Illinois 7, Rutgers 0
Scarlet Knights are w/o a point since 12:45 to play against Iowa, a span of 162 minutes, 45 seconds.
— Josh Newman (@Joshua_Newman) October 15, 2016
The 10 quarter scoreless streak ties for the worst among Power 5 teams in the last 10 seasons.
Rutgers has not scored a point in 10 straight quarters, tied for longest such streak among Power 5 teams in last 10 years (Wash St., 2008). pic.twitter.com/O5rTXZJBgo
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 15, 2016
The streak may best be summarized from a Rutgers fourth-down conversion attempt on Saturday that resulted in the snap bouncing off the facemask of quarterback Chris Laviano.
Rutgers goes for it on 4th and 2. https://t.co/qMSiuPpp3f
— Farmer Jones (@thefarmerjones) October 15, 2016