Dave Wannstedt predicts a Rutgers win at Temple: ‘They’re going to get it’

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Rutgers football has the chance to make a pretty significant statement this week against Temple. With a 3-0 start to the season within their grasp, the Scarlet Knights would be halfway towards bowl eligibility with a win over the weekend.

On Tuesday, the Big Ten Network broke down the upcoming game at Temple. Joshua Perry, a former linebacker at Ohio State, underscored the importance of the game with a grueling Big Ten schedule ahead.

The Big Ten Network crew also mentioned how a win on Saturday at Temple would make Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano the winningest coach in program history. That led former coach Dave Wannstedt, who coached against Schiano in the Big East, to make a prediction about Rutgers on Sunday.

“They’re going to get it,” Wannstedt said.

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It projects to be a heavy turnout on Saturday for Rutgers fans. With central New Jersey – yes it does exist…sort of…- just 90 minutes away from Philadelphia, there figures to be a heavy turnout of Scarlet Knights supporters.

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Wannstedt, who experienced the old Big East with its geographic proximity, likes what Schiano was doing ahead of the Temple game. On Monday, Schiano talked about a strong showing from his program’s fanbase at Lincoln Financial Field.

The last time Rutgers played at Temple in 2013, the Scarlet Knights had roughly half of the 35,000 fans in attendance.

“I love Greg Schiano, he’s my guy, you know?” Wannstedt said. “We got busses going down, tailgate, I’m buying pizzas. We’re going to have Rutgers in full force.”

Schiano said that between 14-20 busses of students were expected at the game. That doesn’t include alumni and Rutgers fans who will be driving or taking the train as well.

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Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire