Russell Athletic Bowl
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 9-3 vs Virginia Tech Hokies 6-6
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Overall record: 9 – 3
Conference record: 5 – 2
Finished 3rd in the Big East behind Louisville and Cincinnati.
Rutgers lost only 3 games and still finished 3rd in the Big East. The top two teams, Louisville and Cincinnati both won 10 games. The Scarlet Knights lost to Louisville 20 – 17 in the last game of the regular season.
Virginia Tech Hokies
Overall record: 6 – 6
Conference record: 4 – 4
Finished 4th in the Coastal division of the ACC
Virginia Tech has the 7th best record in the conference. The Hokies needed overtime wins against Georgia Tech and Boston College to save their season. They lost to Pitt, Cincy, UNC, Clemson, Miami, and Florida State. Not a very good season for the Hokies, who were expecting to do a lot better with Junior quarterback Logan Thomas now with a year as a starter under his belt.
Player Swag: A $420 shopping trip to Best Buy, Timely watch.
Rutgers 31 – Virginia Tech 24