Who is starting for Scarlet Knights vs. OSU? Rutgers football roster, depth chart vs. Ohio State

Greg Schiano returned to Rutgers in December 2019 and began the process of rebuilding the Scarlet Knights for the second time.

So far, the progress is showing. In his first season during the pandemic-shortened Big Ten schedule, Rutgers went 3-6. The Scarlet Knights improved to 5-8 in 2021 and are off a 3-1 start this season. But the lone loss came against Iowa, 27-10, in Week 4.

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Rutgers beat Boston College on Sept. 3 22-21 and Temple 16-14. In between those games, the Scarlet Knights beat FCS Wagner 66-7. Despite the winning record, Ohio State is favored by more than 40 points in the Week 5 game.

Who will play for Rutgers this week?

Here’s a quick look at the Rutgers roster depth chart vs. Ohio State

Coach: Greg Schiano

  • 14th season, 79-82

Projected Rutgers depth chart: offense

Source:scarletknights.com/sports/football/

Coordinator: Sean Gleeson

POS;NO.;PLAYER;HT;WT;YR

  • QB;0;Noah Vedral;6-1;200;Sr.

  • ;3;Evan Simon;6-3;205;So.

  • 2;Gavin Wimsatt;6-3;220;So.

  • RB;Aaron Young;5-10;200;Jr.

  • ;23;Kyle Monangai;5-9;205;So.

  • WR;1;Aron Cruickshank;5-10;170;Sr.

  • ;5;Sean Ryan;6-2;200;Sr.

  • WR;12;Joshua Youngblood;5-10;185;Jr.

  • ;6;Christian Dremel;5-9;185;Jr.

  • WR;7;Shameen Jones;6-2;185;Sr.

  • ;9;Chris Long;6-0;175;So.

  • TE;21;Johnny Langan;6-3;235-Sr.

  • 10;Matt Alaimo;6-5;250;Sr.

  • 89;Victor Konopka;6-7;250;So.

  • T;72;Hollin Pierce;6-7;330;So.

  • ;58;David Nwaogwugwu;6-5;305;Sr.

  • ;56;Tyler Needham;6-4;300;So.

  • T;77;Willie Tyler III;6-6;320;Sr.

  • ;50;CJ Hanson;6-5;310;Jr.

  • ;71;Kamar Missouri;6-5;295;So.

  • G;55;J.D. DiRenzo;6-6;315;Sr.

  • ;65;Bryan Felter;6-3;305;So.

  • G;51;Curtis Dunlap Jr.;6-5;335;Sr.

  • ;53;Mike Ciaffoni;6-3;300;Jr.

  • C;57;Ireland Brown;6-3;300;Jr.

  • ;59;Gus Zilinskas;6-2;295;So.

Projected Rutgers depth chart: defense

Coordinator: Joe Harasymiak

POS;NO.;PLAYER;HT;WT;YR

  • DL;Wesley Bailey;6-5;250;So.

  • ;14;Jordan Thompson;6-2;250;So.

  • DL;Aaron Lewis;6-5;250;So.

  • ;90;Rene Konga;6-4;285;So.

  • DL;92;Mayah Ahanotu;6-4;290;Sr.

  • ;88;Ifeanyi Maijeh;6-2;290;Sr.

  • DL;Kyonte Hamilton;6-4;270;So.

  • ;51;Troy Rainey;6-4;285;So.

  • LB;17;Deion Jennings;6-1;230;Sr.

  • ;33;Andrew Vince;6-4;230;So.

  • ;8;Jamier Wright-Collins;6-1;215;So.

  • LB;22;Tyreem Powell;6-5;235;So.

  • ;38;Austin Dean;6-2;225;So.

  • DB;16;Max Melton;6-0;190;So.

  • ;6;Christian Braswell;5-11;185;Sr.

  • DB;5;Kessawn Abraham;5-10;190;Sr.

  • ;7;Robert Longerbeam;5-11;170;So.

  • DB;2;Avery Young;6-1;205;Sr.

  • ;37;Joe Lusardi;5-11;190;So.

  • DB;4;Desmond Igbinosun;6-3;205;So.

  • ;20;Elijuwan Mack;5-11;185;So.

  • DB;0;Christian Izien;5-10;200;Sr.

  • ;25;Shaquan Loyal;6-0;200;So.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights special teams

POS;NO.;PLAYER;HT;WT;YR

  • K;93;Jude McAtamney;6-2;200;Jr.

  • ;96;Guy Fava;6-0;195;Jr.

  • P;94;Adam Korsak;6-2;185-Sr.

  • ;95;Flynn Appleby;6-2;195;Fr.

  • LS;Ed Rogowski;6-1;225;Sr.

  • ;49;Zack Taylor;5-11;215;So.

Rutgers football stats

SCORING;1;2;3;4;OT

Rutgers;34;23;26;31

Opponents;21;24;14;10

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Rutgers total: 114 / Avg.: 28.5

Opp total: 69 / Avg.: 17.3

PER-GAME AVERAGES

Rushing 185.8

Passing 181.5

vs. rush 56.5

vs. pass 193.0

FIRST DOWNS

Rushing: 46

Passing: 32

Penalty: 4

vs. rush: 17

vs. pass: 34

vs. penalty: 5

CONVERSIONS

3rd down: 21-57 (36.8 pct)

4th down: 4-6 (66.7 pct)

vs. 3rd down: 14-53 (26.4 pct)

vs. 4th down: 3-8 (37.5 pct)

PENALTIES

Rutgers: 30-257 (64.3 avg/g)

OPP: 25-192 (48.0 avg/g)

RED ZONE PCT

Scores: 11-16 (68.8 pct)

Touchdowns: 7-16 (43.8 pct)

OPP scores: 6-6 (100.0 pct)

OPP TDs: 5-6 (83.3 pct)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing: Kyle Monangai, 42-157 (3.7 avg) 2 TD; Samuel Brown V, 27-131 (4.9 avg) 2 TD; Al-Shadee Salaam, 25-145 (5.8 avg) 2 TD; Johnny Langan, 19-120 (6.3 avg)

Passing: Evan Simon, 55 of 89 (61.8 pct) 566 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT; Gavin Wimsatt, 10 of 23 (43.5 pct) 117 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT

Receiving: Aron Cruickshank, 18 rec, 156 yds (8.7 avg) 2 TD; Shameen Jones, 8 rec, 101 yds (12.6 avg); Johnny Langan, 8 rec, 86 yds (10.8 avg) 1 TD; Joshua Youngblood, 6 rec, 74 yds (12.3 avg)

Kick scoring: Jude McAtamney, 12-13 XP, 6-8 FG, 30 pts

Tackles: Christian Izien, 33 (17 solo); Deion Jennings, 29 (15); Tyreem Powell, 23 (10); Aaron Lewis, 17 (6); Desmond Igbinosun, 15 (13); Avery Young, 14 (7); Robert Longerbeam, 14 (11); Shaquan Loyal, 14 (5)

Interceptions-yds: Robert Longerbeam, 2-5; Shaquan Loyal, 1-43; Max Melton, 1-0; Christian Braswell, 1-0

Sacks-yds: Wesley Bailey, 2.5-21; Tyreem Powell, 2-5; Christian Izien, 1.5-13; Robert Longerbeam, 1-10; Kyonte Hamilton, 1-10; Rene Konga, 1-8

Punting: Adam Korsak, 16-673 (42.1 avg)

Kick returns: Joshua Youngblood, 5-113 (22.6 avg); Aron Cruickshank, 3-55 (18.3 avg)

Punt returns: Aron Cruickshank, 3-19 (6.3 avg)

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