True freshman Sitkowski starts for Rutgers against Texas St.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Chris Ash enters his third season, trying to rebuild a downtrodden program. He's hoping true freshman Artur Sitkowski quarterback can provide an instant spark as starting quarterback.
Sitkowski beat out senior captain Gio Rescigno and sophomore Jonathan Lewis to start against Texas State on Saturday. A native of nearby Old Bridge, New Jersey, Sitkowski is a big-arm talent with prototypical size at 6-foot-5, 224 pounds.
Ash chooses true freshman Sitkowski as Rutgers quarterback
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers is going to have a true freshman at quarterback for the season opener for the first time in almost two decades.
Coach Chris Ash announced Friday Artur Sitkowski will start at quarterback against Texas State next weekend.
The last true freshman to start a season opener for the Scarlet Knights was Ryan Cubit in 2001. The last true freshman to start any game behind center for Rutgers was Gary Nova in 2011.
Ash facing tough task at Rutgers heading into third season
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash heads into his third season as football coach trying to make Rutgers more than an also-ran in the Big Ten Conference while the shadow of a credit card scandal involving several of his players looms over the program.
It's an annoyance for a team that has enough problems on the field.
The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 4-8 season that included a 3-6 mark in the Big Ten. While that isn't impressive, it was an improvement from the 2-10, 0-9 mark in his first year.