2015 NCAA Football: Ranking Big Ten Week One Games

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14. NORFOLK ST. @ RUTGERS (Sept. 5, 11 a.m. CT) ESPNEWS

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

I really have no idea where to start here. The Norfolk State Spartans play in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) of Division 1 FCS. The Spartans went just 4-8 overall last season, 4-4 in conference and finished sixth out of 11 teams in the MEAC. Norfolk State’s highlight (more like low light) of the 2014 season was in finale against South Carolina State when in the fourth quarter an all-out brawl broke out. Stemming from that 21 players, 11 from Norfolk State and 10 from SC State, were suspended for the opening week of this season.

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Rutgers is coming off their first season in the Big Ten with an 8-5 overall record, 3-5 in the Big Ten East which put them fourth in that division. Gary Nova is no longer with the team, meaning head coach Kyle Flood will have to make a decision between redshirt sophomore Chris Laviano or LSU transfer Hayden Rettig. I expect Rettig to get the nod, but we will see come September 5th.

The Scarlet Knights had their biggest win last season against Michigan. They also beat a good Maryland team in a contest against the two newest members of the conference to finish out the regular season. Rutgers finished the season winning three of their final four games, including a 40-21 win in the Quick Lane Bowl against North Carolina.

I expect Rutgers to win this game easily to start off the 2015 season on the right foot.

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