Oct 12, 2019; Bloomington, IN, USA;Rutgers Scarlet Knights running back Isaih Pacheo gets tackled during the first quarter of the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights may have fired Chris Ash but their miserable 2019 season is far from over. There are a lot of low points to choose from, but Saturday’s 35-0 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers might be right up there (or down there).

Indiana (4-2) isn’t exactly a worldbeater but you don’t have to be when you play Rutgers these days. The Scarlet Knights came into the game with one win over lowly UMass and a collection of butt-whopping losses that include 30-0 to Iowa, 52-0 to Michigan, and 48-7 to Maryland. Adding today’s loss to Indiana, Rutgers is now 165-7 against Big Ten opponents on the season.

Really driving home how bad things are would be the passing numbers for Rutgers. Quarterback Johnny Langan has a really, really, really bad day.

How does a quarterback garner one yard on five completions? Aaron Young led the team with four yards on three receptions but two other Rutgers wideouts had negative yards on their completions, -2 and -1, respectively.

Don’t just take out word for it that Rutgers is one of the worst teams in the nation. Take it from the people who follow them for a living.

Things do not get any easier from here for interim coach Nunzio Campanile as he still has to send his team out there against the likes of Ohio State, Penn State, and undefeated Minnesota. Honestly, if they can at least put 50 passing yards on the stat sheet in either of those games, Rutgers should just consider that their win.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.