PISCATAWAY, NJ – An opportunity to make a statement after playing weaker competition in the first two games and facing a team that had several players suspended sounded enticing.
Unfortunately, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-1, 0-0) were unable to capitalize when it counted most and ended the day losing 17-13 to a North Carolina (1-2, 0-1) team that was there for the taking.
The inability to capitalize at the most opportune times—two late drives in the fourth quarter—and mental mistakes—two interceptions, a lost fumble and 11 penalties—allowed a vulnerable Tar Heel team to leave New Jersey victorious.
“It’s tough. You turn the ball over…we turned it over twice in the red zone, we miss a