Watch: Rutgers’ Kyle Monangai runs 45 yards on a trick play, converts fourth-and-short against Ohio State

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The bye week was good to Rutgers football, who used a trick play and a long run from Kyle Monangai to set-up their first points of the game against No. 1 Ohio State.

On 4th-and-1 from their own 43-yard line, Rutgers ran a trick play. In their short yardage set-up, quarterback Gavin Wimsatt was under center and took the snap. He appeared to botch it, but instead snapped it back to Kyle Monangai.

With that, Monangai was off, running 45 yards down to the Ohio State 12-yard line.

Four plays later, Jai Patel kicked a 22-yard field goal to cut into the Ohio State lead and make it a 10-3 game.


Monangai finished the first half with 91 rushing yards.

Rutgers came into this game against Ohio State off a bye week. Two weeks ago, they improved to 6-2 (3-2 Big Ten) with a win at Indiana.

With the win, they became bowl-eligible for the first time since 2014.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire