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Rutgers uses the wildcat formation more than anyone the Bulls have faced this season — sophomore WR Mohamed Sanu is the team's leading rusher, mostly out of that formation, though freshman WR Jeremy Deering, right, a Leto grad, has seen time with Sanu limited by a leg injury. The spotlight is on USF's pass rush, facing a Rutgers offensive line that's allowing 4.71 sacks per game. USF's team single-game record is seven, set three times, most recently against Syracuse in 2006. USF last played on a Wednesday six years ago today, beating UAB 45-20.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer
Rutgers (4-3, 1-1 Big East) has won the past two meetings by a combined score of 80-16, including a 31-0 shutout last season, but the Bulls are favored at home, with momentum after a 38-30 win at Cincinnati 11 days ago. USF (4-3, 1-2) will wear a circular red decal with No. 52 on helmets in tribute to Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down after an injury on a tackle last month. Rutgers will start freshman QB Chas Dodd, right, though he struggled in a loss to Pittsburgh, with 62 passing yards but minus-54 rushing yards thanks to six sacks. Sophomore Tom Savage, who led the Rutgers win last season, could also play.
USF vs. Rutgers, 7 p.m., ESPN2, 970-AM