Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rutgers home opener is big for Chris Ash, regardless of opponent -- Howard Bison

PISCATAWAY, New Jersey -- Rutgers (0-1) heads into this weekend looking forward to its home opener. The Scarlet Knights have a new head coach, Chris Ash, and they’re trying to bounce back from a tough 48-13 loss against a ranked Washington squad.

The fact that the home opener is against Howard, an 0-1 MEAC team, doesn’t seem to bother Ash at all.

“Excited to play our home opener. I’ve said this many times, as a visiting coach, the experience that I had here at High Point Solutions Stadium has been a great one,” Ash told the media on Monday. “It’s been a great environment, and I hope to see that environment firsthand as a Rutgers football coach here this Saturday. Looking forward to having the students show up and support our football team and experience gameday here with us.”

It’s a new era of Rutgers football, and though the team couldn’t come up with a big upset win in Week 1, Ash will certainly take any positive momentum he can get in Week 2. That’s not to discredit the Bison of Howard, but this is a game the Scarlet Knights should win.


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