NCAA Football

Illinois (FB) (V) vs. Rutgers (FB) (H)

HighPoint.com Stadium
Piscataway


Saturday Oct 06,2018 12:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for Rutgers (FB)

 

Post Game Analysis Report

Overall Team Grades
Overall Team Grade
Overall Team Grade
F  
 
Overall Offense Grade
D  
 
Overall Defense Grade
F  
 
My Player of the Game
Jon Hilliman  
 
Game Notes
With games against Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin coming up, the Illinois game might just be the last winnable game Rutgers had on its schedule. However, after bad losses to Ohio State, Kansas, Buffalo and a more respectable loss to Indiana, This was the nail in the coffin on the Scarlet Knights season! Not that Illinois is a terrible team, but this was one Rutgers fans thought the team could compete in. Instead, they made Illinois look completely dominant! 330 yards rushing is what a FCS team gives up against a powerful FBS team - not what you give up to a conference rival! True freshman QB Sitkowski continues to struggle with bad decisions still with three more interceptions. There are not many encouraging signs from the performance.
Coaching Grades
Game Plan
F  
 
Execution
F  
 
Game Management
F  
 
Key Decisions
F  
 
Play-Calling
F  
 
Creativity
F  
 
Comments on Coaching
The Chris Ash ouster watch has started in Piscataway! Rightfully so - Rutgers has continued to get worse and worse. They managed to evaporate their fan base by the first weekend of October!
Team Performance
Offense
Run Offense (Overall)
C+  
 
Passing Offense (Overall)
F  
 
Moving the Chains
D  
 
Protection
C  
 
Big Plays
F  
 
Mistakes
F  
 
Overall QB Play
F  
 
Game Notes on Offense
Rutgers Offense is just terrible. There is no production from their WRs or TEs. That places a lot of pressure on a freshman QB and he has lived up to the misery. The running back in this one was no help either.
Quarterback
F  
 
Running Backs
C+  
 
Protection & Blocking
C-  
 
Receiving
F  
 
Analysis Notes
 
 
Defense
Passing Game Defense
C+  
 
Stopping the Run
F  
 
Controlling the Line of Scrimmage
F  
 
Forcing Turnovers
F  
 
Big Plays
F  
 
Mistakes
F  
 
Game Notes on Defense
Only reason the passing defense looked halfway decent is that the run defense was just so much worse. Terrible overall performance.
Defensive Line
F  
 
Linebackers
F  
 
Defensive Backs
D  
 
Notes
 
 
SPECIAL Teams
Special Teams Comments
 
 
Play of the Game
Halftime was awesome!
Player Grades
Player
Pos
Grade
Artur Sitkowski (8)
QB 
At this point, he has 5 games under his belt. So while still a freshman, giving up three INTs against Illinois is just not acceptable.
Bo Melton (18)
WR 
Isaih Pacheco (10)
RB 
B- 
Jerome Washington (88)
TE 
Jon Hilliman (23)
RB 
C+