Rutgers has won two straight Big Ten games for the first time since entering the conference in 2014. The Scarlet Knights have not won three consecutive conference games since winning five in a row as a Big East program in 2012.
"They're excited and they're eager to keep getting better," Rutgers second-year coach Chris Ash said. "It's a pretty positive mood. They know we're getting better."
TRYING TO TUNE IT OUT: Michigan, which rose to No. 7 after a 4-0 start, fell out of The Associated Press poll this week for the first time in two-plus years. A 42-13 loss at No. 2 Penn State, an overtime win at Indiana and a four-point loss to previously unranked Michigan State will do that. The stretch , which has included a lot of problems on offense, has led to questions about and criticism of the Harbaugh-led program. >> Read more