Several key players who didn’t play against UNLV should be available against Rutgers on Saturday, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. But a backup defensive tackle has been lost for the year. Meyer said that running back Mike Weber has been cleared medically and will play against the Scarlet Knights. Weber was in uniform on Saturday but did not play. Meyer said there was no need to risk aggravating the hamstring injury that has lingered since before training camp. Meyer also said that middle linebacker Chris Worley and defensive tackle Robert Landers are probable against the Scarlet Knights. The news was not as good for reserve tackle Malik Barrow, who suffered a torn knee ligament in the second
In its first road trip during conference play, the Rutgers women's soccer team remained unbeaten with a scoreless draw against Northwestern and a dramatic win in overtime against Illinois. On Friday night, Rutgers took on Northwestern (5-4-2; 2-1-1), a team that was picked to finish second in the Big Ten in the preseason coaches poll, one spot ahead of the Scarlet Knights. Goalkeeper Casey Murphy made five saves in the match, including this difficult stop late in the game in the 77th minute to keep the contest scoreless. On Sunday, Rutgers found themselves in another scoreless battle, this time against Illinois (3-9-0; 0-4-0) before senior forward Colby Ciarrocca delivered with her team best sixth goal of the season.
Rutgers dropped to 1-3 on the season after a 27-17 loss to Nebraska on Saturday, although there were several signs of improvement. In Rutgers’ past two losses to Nebraska since joining the Big Ten, the Scarlet Knights were defeated by a combined score of 73-38. On Saturday, Rutgers held a 17-14 lead in the third quarter, but the Husker offense found a rhythm and dominated the time of possession in the second half.