A massive storm on Wednesday pounded the Mid-Atlantic, causing severe flooding throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. That flooding has forced one Big Ten college football game to be rescheduled.
The Rutgers-Temple game was originally scheduled for tonight. But the area around SHI Stadium in Piscataway is currently a mess due to last night’s storm.
It’s a double shame for Rutgers as they had sold out tickets for the game. Fans were looking forward to seeing head coach Greg Schiano coach in front of their crowd for the first time in a decade.
OFFICIAL: Rutgers-Temple is being moved to Saturday. Time TBD.
— Chris Iseman (@ChrisIseman) September 2, 2021
Rutgers might be the most high-profile football program forced to reschedule a game, but they probably won’t be the only one. The flood damage in the Tri-State area has wreaked havoc on the roads and hundreds of homes.
High schools and smaller colleges may be hard-pressed to have their fields ready for games by tomorrow or Saturday.
As for Rutgers, they’re hoping to secure their first home win since October 2019. They have just nine home wins in the last five years.
2020 showed signs of significant growth under Schiano. Expectations are already much higher for 2021.
We can only hope that Rutgers-Temple is able to go off without a hitch now that the storm has passed.