Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Spotlight: Rutgers thought it had a chance against a stumbling Michigan State team. It didn't.

Spotlight: Rutgers thought it had a chance against a stumbling Michigan State team. It didn't.

Of all teams to have it so rough, Rutgers is the only team in the nation that has played three teams ranked in the top five of the College Football Playoff rankings.

As you might guess, those games did not go so well for the Scarlet Knights. They lost to No. 2 Michigan, 78-0; No. 4 Washington, 48-13; and No. 5 Ohio State, 58-0.

So imagine the excitement Rutgers must have felt Saturday about facing a similarly downtrodden team, Michigan State. Rutgers had lost six consecutive games, but the Spartans had dropped seven in a row. A chance for Scarlet Knights!

Yeah, that didn’t go so well, either. Michigan State won, 49-0, meaning that teams from the Great Lakes...

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