Rutgers’ football program has seen better days.
And that’s putting it mildly, as Michigan dominated the Scarlet Knights in every sense of the word Saturday night. The fourth-ranked Wolverines scored 43 first-half points and limited the Rutgers offense to an embarrassing total. Rutgers didn’t gain a first down until the fourth quarter.
Things got so grim at High Point Solutions Stadium that the Rutgers band was playing the Michigan fight song during the latter stages of the game.
— Brett Sosnik (@BrettSoz) October 9, 2016
Rutgers band director Tim Smith told NJ Advance Media on Sunday that it is common practice in the Big Ten for bands to play the opposing team’s fight song. It’s a regular occurrence for the Rutgers band.
“It is not something we started,” Smith told Ryan Dunleavy from NJ Advance Media. “We picked this up when we visited other schools in the Big Ten. We travel with a small group of kids to several (road) games every year and it happened at Wisconsin, where members of their band came over to our fan section and played our fight song. It happened at Ohio State, Indiana.”