The Rutgers Scarlet Knights play the Boston College Eagles on Saturday in the season opener, and if you’re wondering how you can watch the action live, you’ve come to the right place.
This is a northeast battle between former Big East conference mates. Historically, the Eagles have owned The Scarlet Knights. However, Rutgers is 9-4 in season openers under head coach Greg Schiano, including victories the past two years over Michigan State and Temple. The team is 79-64-9 all-time in openers.
Rutgers is going to have a much tougher time getting off to a hot start this season, however, as Boston College is not a cookie-cutter opener you might see to get a team rolling. This is a Power Five school that finished with a record of 6-6 and earned their way into a bowl game outright last season. Despite being in the midst of a rebuild, Rutgers did lose some key players from last season where they finished 5-8. With uncertainty at the quarterback position and a rotation in the back field, Rutgers will look to find some consistency in this one while trying to improve Schiano’s record in Week 1.
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Two teams still rebuilding in tough conferences should lead to a lot of trying new things and figuring out what works. But with both teams having strong conference schedules, it will be a fight to see who gets the very important first victory.
Here’s when you should tune in to see the game:
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ACC Network
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)
Rutgers at Boston College injury report:
RB Aaron Young – Questionable (Undisclosed), DL Mohamed Toure – Out for season (knee), LB Moses Walker – Out for season (knee)
TE Joey Luchetti – Out for season (Undisclosed), OL Christian Mahongany – Out for season (knee)
Players to watch:
Gavin Wimsatt (Rutgers – QB): One of the top rated recruits in program history, Wimsatt is undoubtedly the future at the position for the Knights. However, incumbent Noah Vedral is a veteran who was named as a team captain for the second straight season. Schiano has been non-committal to a starter. Expect to see both during the game, but also expect Wimsatt to outshine the competition.
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Pat Garwo III (Boston College – RB): Garwo was a 1,000 yard rusher as a sophomore last season, averaging 5.1 yards per carry. Knowing that he will has the lion’s share of the carries again this season and after a full offseason of training, Garwo will look to make a lot of noise. And the opportunity may present itself against a young, smaller Rutgers defensive line. This matchup may be the difference maker in the game.