Eric LeGrand on Rutgers dominating win at Indiana: ‘The best is yet to come’

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Rutgers football got an impressive win at Indiana this past weekend, with the ability of the program to bounce back not lost on legendary defensive lineman Eric LeGrand.

Two weeks ago, Rutgers suffered a bad home loss to Wisconsin, the type of score line that had many in the media and within the fanbase thinking that the Scarlet Knights season was six feet under. But Rutgers responded this past Saturday with a rather emphatic 38-3 win at Indiana, putting Rutgers (5-5, 2-5 Big Ten) in position for a bowl game if they can get one more win.

LeGrand spoke about this resilience on the latest episode of ‘CHOP Weekly.’

“You get beat by a really good Wisconsin team that is hitting on all cylinders right now, is letting up seven points in their last four or five games. That was a tough one,” LeGrand said on the show.

“Then you adjust, you make the adjustments and have a weekend like that – that goes to show you the maturity of the team, the leadership of that team – not giving up. Able to flush that game and start looking forward to the next game that was in front of them and the task at hand that was in Indiana.”

Winners of two of their last three games, Rutgers now faces a strong Penn State team (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) that is coming off a tight home loss to Michigan over the weekend.

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The Scarlet Knights created six turnovers this past weekend in keying the win, their constant defensive pressure and ability to limit big plays keeping a solid Indiana offense in check. The offense, while not always pretty, was able to limit mistakes and didn’t turn the ball over.

In all five of Rutgers wins this year, they didn’t turn the ball over once. LeGrand was fired up about the performance, seemingly having downed some LeGrand Coffee just moments before ‘CHOP Weekly’ went on the air.

“That’s the performance you want to see,” LeGrand said.

“Six turnovers. I love seeing a defense flying around and having that swagger. It’s a team that you can see that is building and it’s going to be even better. The best is yet to come.”