The first Big Ten team on our list of previews is also, along with Maryland, the newest member of the Big Ten Conference. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights join the Big Ten after being a member of the American Athletic Conference last year and the Big East prior to that.
Rutgers is coming off of a mediocre season in which they compiled a record of 6-7 (3-5 AAC). They started off the 2013 season strong with a 4-1 record, but then finished the season by losing six of their final eight games, including a 29-16 loss to Notre Dame in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Penn State and Rutgers were scheduled to play even before the Scarlet Knights joined the Big Ten. The game between the two schools will take place on September 13th and will be Rutgers’ first ever Big Ten contest.
The New Jersey school is 2-22 all-time vs. the Nittany Lions and there will certainly be a huge contingent of Penn State supporters in Piscataway when the two East division foes square off.