Rutgers Football 2022

Rutgers Football 2022

Rutgers Football 2022

Chris Long with a one-handed touchdown catch vs. Wagner. Rutgers won 66-7, September 10, 2022. Photo: Rutgers Athletics.


The Rutgers Scarlet Knights delivered a huge statement in front of 47,000 plus rapid Rutgers fans by demolishing the Wagner Seahawks 66-7 in the home opener, improving to 2-0 on the season.

With Rutgers imploring a quarterback rotation, Evan Simon, Gavin Wimsatt each threw touchdown passes. Even tight end Johnny Langan tossed a touchdown pass on the afternoon.

The competitive outlook of the game was all but determined in the first quarter as Rutgers built a 28-0 lead thanks in major part to three long touchdown passes. One from 40 yards by Evan Simon to Aaron Cruickshank to make it 14-0; another of 41 yards from Gavin Wimsatt to Chris Long. And finally a 43-yard strike from Johnny Langan to Isaiah Washington.

Langan would later catch a 10-yard score from Simon that put up 38-7 at the break.

According to the Rutgers Athletics Media Department, “the 66 points scored were the most for the Scarlet Knights in a game under head coach Greg Schiano and the most for the team since posting 68 on Sept. 4, 1993, against Colgate at Giants Stadium. It was the seventh time under Schiano totaling 50 or more points and third time topping 60.”

The three different touchdown passers in one game was a first for Rutgers since Sept. 20, 1997 against Boston College.

Rutgers also picked up 313 rushing yards and 262 passing yards to top 250 in both categories in the same game for the first time since the 2008 International Bowl versus Ball State (303 passing, 292 rushing).

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