Ohio State has outscored Rutgers 219-24 since Rutgers joined the Big Ten

Rutgers’ first touchdown on Saturday against Ohio State was going to be the Scarlet Knights’ first score on the Buckeyes since 2015. The Buckeyes won last year’s matchup 58-0, and Rutgers scored once in a 49-7 loss the year before that. But that touchdown never came, and Ohio State won this year’s game 56-0.

Ohio State’s win was assured at halftime when the game was 35-0. This wasn’t close, which means it was exactly like every other game Ohio State and Rutgers have played recently.

Ohio State has outscored Rutgers 219-24 in four games since the Scarlet Knights joined the Big Ten. This hasn’t been a fair fight, plain and simple.

2014: Ohio State 56, Rutgers 17

2015: Ohio State 49, Rutgers 7

2016: Ohio State 58, Rutgers 0

Here are a few other outrageous Ohio State-Rutgers stats just from these last two games:

Total yards: Ohio State: 56, Rutgers: 22

First downs: Ohio State: 1,297, Rutgers: 325

These blowouts haven’t just come against Ohio State. Rutgers was a Big Ten East doormat last season.

Rutgers got hit hard when it played ranked teams last season. The Scarlet Knights fell by a margin of 288-40 to Big Ten East foes in 2016, and while 2017 started off promisingly with a close game against Playoff contender Washington, things haven’t been good for Rutgers since. After losing to Washington, Rutgers gave Eastern Michigan its first-ever win over an FBS school, beat FCS Morgan State 65-0 and lost to Nebraska in a close-enough 27-17 game. The rest of the Big Ten East is coming, and that spells trouble for the Scarlet Knights. Here’s how Rutgers fared against Big Ten East teams last season, game-by-game:

Oct. 1: Ohio State 58, Rutgers 0

Oct. 8: Michigan 78, Rutgers o

Nov. 5: Indiana 33, Rutgers 27

Nov. 12: Michigan State 49, Rutgers 0

Nov. 19: Penn State 39, Rutgers 0

Nov. 26: Maryland 31, Rutgers 13

Losing to Ohio State by a margin similar to last season doesn’t paint a happy picture for the Scarlet Knights going forward.

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