The Scarlet Knights enter this game with a 1-3 (0-2) record. Their lone win came over UMass, with losses to Iowa, Boston College, and Michigan. They were shut out in the games against the Hawkeyes and Wolverines.
Rutgers fired both head coach Chris Ash and offensive coordinator John McNulty earlier today. Tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile will be the team's interim head coach and offensive coordinator for the remainder of the season. This is just his second year as a collegiate coach after spending the past 17 years at the high school level in the state of New Jersey.
Former Maryland defensive coordinator Andy Buh is in his first season as the Scarlet Knights' defensive coordinator.