Watch: Rutgers wide receiver JaQuae Jackson holds on for an acrobatic touchdown catch against Ohio State

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — JaQuae Jackson said he picked Rutgers football this offseason to play in big games, on the big stage. The senior wide receiver got just that in Saturday’s game, emerging with a big fourth-quarter touchdown catch to pull Rutgers within five points.of No. 1 Ohio State.

In what would be a 35-16 loss, Jackson finished with three catches for 41 yards and that fourth-quarter touchdown.

Jackson, who got held earlier in the touchdown play, won a contested catch with Ohio State defensive back Davison Igbinosun to finish the scoring play. The touchdown made it a 21-16 lead for Ohio State early in the fourth quarter.

An addition out of the transfer portal, Jackson has been quite the solid grab for Rutgers.


The touchdown was a glimmer of second half hope for Rutgers, who took a 9-7 lead into halftime. The Scarlet Knights played well in the game, pushing an Ohio State team that was named the top team in the nation in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire